Think you’ve got what it takes to be part of the Hot Docs Breakthrough Program? Submit your application to this intensive workshop that has been a game-changer for many emerging documentary filmmakers!

What does the Breakthrough Program have to offer?

  • Participants will receive weekly group and one-on-one mentorship from peers and renowned industry decision makers, funders, broadcasters, and distributors for the two months leading up to Hot Docs
  • They’ll receive an All-Access Pass to the 2016 Hot Docs Film Festival and Forum, where they have the opportunity to attend industry sessions, network with key industry professionals, set up meetings to sell their projects and connect and collaborate with peers
  • Participants also receive free training at regular DOC Institute events throughout the program’s duration and direct access to the Breakthrough Alumni network

Prepare to pitch and sell your project at the prestigious Hot Docs International Documentary Festival where eight emerging producers will be chosen for this rigorous and intimate market-preparation course.

Hot Docs Breakthrough runs for eight weeks on Wednesday evenings, starting March 9.

The application deadline is February 10, 2016, so get cracking! Click here for application guidelines and to apply.