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Another Successful Joint Venture – CFC Media Lab at Hot Docs Film Festival

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CFC Media Lab is pleased to support this year’s Hot Docs Industry Workshops series on May 1st & 2nd, 2014. From creating a business model to raising capital through private investment and bringing films to market, these workshops offered crucial insights to assist content producers in making the shift to content entrepreneurs. This 3-part series included sessions on:

  • ASTOUND Business Model Canvas (BMC): In continued partnership with the ASTOUND Initiative, CFC Media Lab and Hot Docs present the ASTOUND BMC workshop, a highly interactive session on using techniques and tools to identify their unique business model. Canadian Film Centre facilitators, Orla Garriques and Aaron Williamson, walked documentary producers through the creation of a “business model canvas” using the Alexander Osterwalder method, evolved by CFC Media Lab, for the creative content industry.
  • Seeking Private Investment? A Workshop on the Essentials for Doc Filmmakers: In today’s market, private investment is becoming an increasingly important component of any funding strategy. This workshop, led by advisor Anne Marie Maduri (Maduri + Associates), provides a strategic approach to raising capital. Participants were guided on the key elements required to build a compelling investment story that will help convince investors to support their project or business.
  • Theatrical On Demand®: Led by Scott Glosserman, Founder/CEO of Gathr, a new hybrid exhibitor /distributor company, this session helped participants develop strategies for a theatrical-on-demand distribution plan, and best practices for activating communities and engaging audiences. Theatrical-on-demand is becoming a viable strategy for an innovative and integrated distribution.

Congratulations to the Hot Docs team on an incredible showcase of documentaries, talent and speakers. For festival highlights visit: http://www.hotdocs.ca.

For more workshops, resources and key entrepreneurial presentations stay tuned to StableTalk.

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You Gotta Be There: CFC Media Lab Hits the WSFF Symposium

POWER HOUR: CFC Media Lab

Join Leonardo Dell’Anno, Operations and Special Projects Manager, CFC Media Lab; Joyce Wong, Technology and Production Manager, CFC Media Lab; and Andrea Mallozzi, Digital Operations and Social Media Coordinator for a discussion about the future of the CFC Media Lab.

The CFC Media Lab has a 15-year track record of success at building collaborative environments for creative transformation in interactive media. The next evolution of the CFC Media Lab is to focus on sustainability, innovation and the global footprint. Sit down with the CFC Media Lab for an amazing power hour that gives you an exclusive look at their new initiatives, launch dates and how you can be involved in their programs. You won’t want to miss this discussion as you get the inside scoop on the future of innovation in digital media in Canada.

Details…

Where: VICU 211 (Victoria College)
When: Wed. June 6, 2012  10:45 AM – 11:45 AM
More Info: http://worldwideshortfilmfest.com/symposium/symposium-2012/#medialab

The Power of Pennies: Film Funding & Crowd Sourcing

Crowd Sourcing is proving that every penny counts when funding your film! With platforms like Indie GoGo and the newly launched Hot Docs Ignite, crowd sourcing is an innovative way to connect with collaborators and collect cash for your next big project. But is finding funding through the internet really that simple? A panel of industry experts and filmmakers weigh the pros and cons, sharing their tales of triumph and woe from this new frontier in film financing.

Moderator:
Leonardo Dell’Anno, Operations Manager and Special Projects, CFC Media Lab

Panelists:
Adam Chapnick, Principle Business Development, Indie GoGo
Jonas Diamond, CEO, Smiley Guy Studios
Elizabeth Radshaw, Forum and Market Director, Hot Docs, Doc Ignite

Details…

Where: VICU 215 (Victoria College)
When: Wed. June 6th, 2012 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
More Info: http://worldwideshortfilmfest.com/symposium/symposium-2012/#medialab

Doc Talks: Presented by the NFB and Hot Docs!

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Hot Docs in Toronto announced participants for Doc Talks; a new free series of conversations with international directors.  In this first edition of Doc Talks, innovative and influential filmmakers will discuss the impact of documentaries on the real world in three separate hour long conversations detailed below.

DOCS MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Can one film really change the world?
May 3, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Documentaries have a long tradition of being a catalyst for change. Meet three directors who have sought to create films that help pave the way for social transformation.

Featuring:

Terence Macartney-Filgate – Up Against the System, The Back-breaking Leaf
Shannon Walsh - H2Oil and St-Henri, the 26th of August
Lee Hirsch - The Bully Project

Moderator: Katerina Cizek – Director, HIGHRISE/Out My Window, Filmmaker-in-Residence.

DOCS MODIFYING MINDS

Do documentaries change the way we see our world?
May 4, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Constant access to information can lead us to think we know the whole story. But docs like Mighty Jerome (Charles Officer), Hot Coffee (Susan Saladoff) and You’ve Been Trumped (Anthony Baxter) take us deeper than the nightly news. Prepare to be surprised by stories you’ve never heard, and transformed by the ones you thought you knew.

Featuring:

Charles Officer - Mighty Jerome
Susan Saladoff - Hot Coffee
Anthony Baxter - You’ve Been Trumped

Moderator: Sarah Spring – Producer (Parabola Films), St-Henri, the 26th of August

DOCS FUELLING DEBATE

Documentary films: Igniting dispute or dialogue?
May 5, 5:30–6:30 p.m.

Documentaries can be controversial; films such as Wiebo’s War (David York) and Blood in the Mobile (Frank Piasecki Poulsen) delve into religion, politics and ethical dilemmas. Attend this session and add your voice to a spirited debate on covering and creating controversy.

Featuring:

David York - Wiebo’s War
Frank Piasecki Poulsen - Blood in the Mobile

Moderator: Katerina Cizek – Director, HIGHRISE/Out My Window, Filmmaker-in-Residence.

For More Details…

Doc Talks – Docs Making A Difference (May 3): http://on.fb.me/ioOhqS
Doc Talks – Docs Modifying Minds (May 4): http://on.fb.me/iY5BsK
Doc Talks – Docs Fuelling Debate (May 5): http://on.fb.me/jcWMZV

PRESENTED BY THE NFB AND HOT DOCS in collaboration with the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund.

docSHIFT Institute: Documentary Proposals DUE MONDAY!

You haven’t forgotten about this, have you?

All Proposals are due after the weekend! December 6th!

docSHIFT Institute Calls for Documentary Proposals

WANTED: Canada’s next award-winning digital documentary!

Do you have a digital documentary idea? One that can attract a large community, win critical success on the world stage, or innovate with a successful business or creative approach? The docSHIFT Institute will support up to four experienced creators with innovative digital documentary project ideas. selected participants will receive mentorship, professional consultation and some financial support to complete their project or create a prototype.

docSHIFT is presented in partnership with Ryerson University, Hot Docs, CFC Media Lab and the National Film Board.

www.doctoronto.ca/docshift-institute

Proposal Deets!

NEW DEADLINE! Monday, December 6th, 9am
CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION FORM

ELIGIBILITY:

  • A strong digital documentary concept that has been well-researched and is clearly described.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS:

  • You have a proven track record of success either in documentary or interactive production.
  • You are open and willing to participate in a group learning and mentorship process as part of advancing your own project.

docSHIFT is made possible with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Culture.

REMINDER! CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party with 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox

This is a reminder for the CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party @ Hot Docs celebrating 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox with their release of KENK, a 304-page journalistic comic book in bookstores this May. The entire creative team will be on hand to celebrate the release and do a special short presentation as well as display original artwork, animation and more.

WHEN: Thurs. May 6, 7pm ‘til late

WHERE: Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St W)

ADMISSION: Free!

Presented by Pop Sandbox, TCAF, Hot Docs, The CFC Media Lab, TCHAD Magazine, NOW Magazine & Steam Whistle. KENK includes a robust interactive on-line component produced with the support of the CFC Media Lab and an animated film treatment in development.
Visit: www.kenk.ca.

LISTEN TO AN INTERVIEW ABOUT THE RELEASE OF KENK ON “Q”, CBC RADIO

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CFC Media Lab Fellows @ Hot Docs

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Make connections this year at Hot Docs!

We have a slew of past and present CFC Media Lab Fellows floating around Hot Docs this year!
Why not take this opportunity to chat them up if you see them?

Anthony Saad
Dorothy Engelman
Michael Schaus
David Oppenheim
Mark Jones
Joan Prowse
Amit Breuer
Lisa Santonato
Andreas Ua’Siaghail
Katie Macguire
David Hartman

The festival runs until May 9, 2010. For a full schedule of screenings and events, click HERE.

Happy Doc-ing!

Hot Docs Industry Event: Poetics of Online Documentary

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Be sure to check out Hot Doc’s Industry Event: Poetics of Online Documentary moderated by CFC Media Lab Director, Ana Serrano.

Maybe you’ve heard of the Internet and how everybody is going to be watching documentaries online in, well, soon. But will they look like documentaries as we know them? Panelists will present samples of online works and discuss the emergence of new doc forms.

PANELISTS:

Annette Bradford, Interactive Producer, CBC (Canada)
Kat Cizek
, Director/Coordinator, HIGHRISE (Canada)
David Oppenheim
, CFC Media Lab Alumnus, and Head of Development/Interactive Producer, Kensington Communications Inc. (Canada)

New interactive activities made possible with special support from the Ontario Media Development Corporation, Telefilm, Canada Media Fund, the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund, Next Media and the Canadian Film Center.

WHEN: Thursday, May 6 from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.

WHERE: Rogers Industry Centre (Victoria College), 93 Charles Street West, 2nd Floor, Toronto

See the rest of the Hot Docs Industry Events Schedule HERE.

CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party with 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox

The CFC Media Lab would like to invite you all to come out and support the CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party @ Hot Docs celebrating 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox with their release of KENK, a 304-page journalistic comic book in bookstores this May. The entire creative team will be on hand to celebrate the release and do a special short presentation as well as display original artwork, animation and more.

WHEN: Thurs. May 6, 7pm ‘til late

WHERE: Cadillac Lounge (1296 Queen St W)

ADMISSION: Free!

Presented by Pop Sandbox, TCAF, Hot Docs, The CFC Media Lab, TCHAD Magazine, NOW Magazine & Steam Whistle. KENK includes a robust interactive on-line component produced with the support of the CFC Media Lab and an animated film treatment in development.
Visit: www.kenk.ca.

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You Gotta Be There: CFC Media Lab Hits the WSFF Symposium

POWER HOUR: CFC Media Lab Join Leonardo Dell’Anno, Operations and Special Projects Manager, CFC Media Lab; Joyce Wong, Technology and Production Manager, CFC Media Lab; and Andrea Mallozzi, Digital Operations and Social Media Coordinator for a discussion about the future of the CFC Media Lab. The CFC Media Lab has a 15-year track record of […]

Doc Talks: Presented by the NFB and Hot Docs!

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) and the Hot Docs in Toronto announced participants for Doc Talks; a new free series of conversations with international directors.  In this first edition of Doc Talks, innovative and influential filmmakers will discuss the impact of documentaries on the real world in three separate hour long conversations detailed […]

docSHIFT Institute: Documentary Proposals DUE MONDAY!

You haven’t forgotten about this, have you? All Proposals are due after the weekend! December 6th! Details Here… stabletalk.cfccreates.com/2010/11/18/docshift-institute-calls-for-documentary-proposals

docSHIFT Institute Calls for Documentary Proposals

WANTED: Canada’s next award-winning digital documentary! Do you have a digital documentary idea? One that can attract a large community, win critical success on the world stage, or innovate with a successful business or creative approach? The docSHIFT Institute will support up to four experienced creators with innovative digital documentary project ideas. selected participants will […]

REMINDER! CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party with 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox

This is a reminder for the CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party @ Hot Docs celebrating 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox with their release of KENK, a 304-page journalistic comic book in bookstores this May. The entire creative team will be on hand to celebrate the release and do a special short presentation as well as […]

CFC Media Lab Fellows @ Hot Docs

Make connections this year at Hot Docs! We have a slew of past and present CFC Media Lab Fellows floating around Hot Docs this year! Why not take this opportunity to chat them up if you see them? Anthony Saad Dorothy Engelman Michael Schaus David Oppenheim Mark Jones Joan Prowse Amit Breuer Lisa Santonato Andreas […]

Hot Docs Industry Event: Poetics of Online Documentary

Be sure to check out Hot Doc’s Industry Event: Poetics of Online Documentary moderated by CFC Media Lab Director, Ana Serrano. Maybe you’ve heard of the Internet and how everybody is going to be watching documentaries online in, well, soon. But will they look like documentaries as we know them? Panelists will present samples of […]

CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party with 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox

The CFC Media Lab would like to invite you all to come out and support the CFC Media Lab’s Inaugural Vanguard Party @ Hot Docs celebrating 2010 Honoree: Pop Sandbox with their release of KENK, a 304-page journalistic comic book in bookstores this May. The entire creative team will be on hand to celebrate the […]

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