The Images Festival in Toronto is now accepting film and video submissions for consideration for the 24th Festival, which is set to run from March 13 to April, 9 2011. The early deadline is October 29 (postmarked) and the final deadline is November 12.
The Yorkton Film Festival is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Golden Sheaf Awards, May 26 to 29. The deadline for entry is January 31.
Canadian productions 60 minutes and under will be accepted. A Canadian production is defined as any production which would qualify as a certified production under current regulations applied by CAVCO. International co-productions are eligible only if the director is Canadian.
All entries must have been completed in the period between February 1, 2010 and January 31, 2011 and not have been entered in a previous Golden Sheaf Awards competition.
DOC launched the start of its Fairdealing Roadshow last week during the Gimme Some Truth Documentary in Forum in Winnipeg. The Roadshow is a series of panel discussions held across the country that will focus on conversations about Fairdealing policy and practices in relationship to documentary film and production.
The second panel is being held in Montreal on November 12 during the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire (RIDM). This panels will provide fascinating and invaluable information to documentary filmmakers trying to navigate the waters of copyright and fairdealing policies. DOCspace will soon post details regarding the time and location of the second panel.
The first annual Doc North Film Festival has extended the festival's film submissions until January 7, 2011. Doc North takes place in North Bay, Ontario from April 15 to 16, 2011 and will showcase documentary works of established filmmakers from across Canada with a focus on Northern specific story-telling.
The festival accepts films by mail and through withoutabox. New submission forms will be available online at www.docnorthfestival.ca
Following November 26, submissions should be sent to:
The imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) are looking for proposals from Canadian Aboriginal artists for audacious, innovative and socially relevant digital media works.
The selection of documentaries for the 23rd edition of the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) has been announced and can be seen online from now. The program contains some 280 titles (selected from 3,200 submissions), 84 of which are documentaries that will have their world première at the festival.
The Planet in Focus Film Festival handed out awards this weekend in Toronto after five days full of environmental film screenings.Water on the Table, a documentary directed by Toronto-based filmmaker Liz Marshall, won the Best Canadian Feature Film Award and doc Sweet Crude, directed by SandiCioffi (USA/Niger
Submissions for the 2011 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival are now open, with a submission deadline set for February 4, 2011. The Worldwide Short Film Festival will run from May 31 to June 5, 2011 in Toronto.
Applications for the second round of the Canwest-Hot Docs Fund 2010 disbursements are now being accepted, with a deadline of Wednesday, October 27. Applications for the first round of 2011 disbursements will be accepted beginning in late winter / early spring, with a deadline of Wednesday, May 25.