This Wednesday, DOC Toronto has organized another exciting event for filmmakers:
An Honest & Candid Conversation about Financing
In the wake of several sobering analyses on the state of documentary, having a candid conversation around the realities of filmmaking has never felt so timely. Despite the current challenges, Canadian documentary makers are still in fact creating groundbreaking content, gaining momentum and achieving international renown. But how are they really funding their projects and how are they paying rent in the process?
We’ve invited three trailblazing filmmakers, Chelsea McMullan, Matt Johnson and Amar Wala for an honest conversation about the reality behind their films and careers: Are they going outside the traditional system? How often are they cutting corners? Have they ever done anything illegal to get their films made? How are they making a living?
The event will include an interactive dialogue, where we’ll not only explore today’s challenges, but also creative approaches to funding and innovative models of business and sustainability. So bring your own experiences and ideas along with your toughest questions for this unscripted and honest conversation about financing.
Date: Wednesday, October 26
Location: Centre for Social Innovation – Annex, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Price: $35 for DOC and LIFT members, $40 for non-members, $30 for students with valid ID.