Thursday 19 March 2009

IFB at Hot Docs

Bord Scannán na hÉireann/the Irish Film Board (IFB) announced it will be attending Hot Docs, the documentary film festival which takes place in Toronto from April 30th to May 7th.

The IFB are hosting an Irish delegation and are offering a small number of bursaries to assist with travel and accommodation costs.

Irish delegation members will have the chance to:
  • attend the Toronto Documentary Forum (TDF), a unique presentation forum that assists independent documentary producers and their market partners to raise co-financing from the international marketplace. TDF is applauded as the most effective international market in North America for those working in the social, political and cultural documentary genres.
  • participate in the International Co-Production Day which includes an information session on financing and production in Ireland, a private networking session with other international documentary professionals and a luncheon.
They are also eligible to avail of a host of promotional opportunities and discounts (hotels, passes, entry in Docs for Sale). Discounted passes (half price) will allow admission to the TDF as an observer and to every film in the festival.

It is an excellent opportunity to meet key co-production partners and financiers from North America and around the world.

If you are planning on attending the festival and would like to be part of the Irish delegation please get in touch with Suzanne Murray before close of business on Friday 20th March.

To make an application for one of the bursaries, please download and complete the Application Form from the web site and email it along with an up-to-date CV to Sarah Dillon before close of business on Friday 20th March.

As the IFB is currently prioritizing the funding of feature documentaries with cinematic potential, these projects will be given priority for the bursary award.

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