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iW NEWS | CFC and NFB Launch Doc Development Program

iW NEWS | CFC and NFB Launch Doc Development Program

The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) and the National Film Board (NFB) have joined forces to create Canada’s first program to develop theatrical documentaries. The CFC NFB Feature Documentary Program, announced Tuesday at a Hot Docs event in Toronto, will launch in January 2009 with the goal of developing “successful original feature documentaries for international cinema audiences.” The six-month program is designed to help directors develop cinematic documentaries that will combine weeks of residency at the CFC with project-specific mentorship from documentary talents.”From ‘Manufactured Landscapes‘ to the most recent critically acclaimed ‘Up The Yangtze,’ Canadian feature documentaries continue to dazzle audiences worldwide with their cinematic vision and masterful storytelling,” said Slawko Klymkiw, CFC Executive Director, in a statement. “s CFC commences our 20th year of leadership in training content creators, we are proud to launch this new program with the NFB.” The submission deadline is August 28, 2008. [Peter Knegt]

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