On Screen Manitoba with support from partners: Film Training Manitoba, DOC Winnipeg, RBC, Integro, CBC and Discovery Canada will facilitate the development of up to five science or natural history projects in preparation for the 2017 World Congress of Science & Factual Producers in San Francisco November 29-December 1. Through a competitive juried process, participants will have access to development and market preparedness support along with feedback from CBC The Nature of Things and Discovery Canada.
In order to be considered for the accelerator, candidates must take part in a 2-day workshop June 6 and 7, 2017 and be members of On Screen Manitoba in good standing. While the session is part of the Science and Natural History Accelerator, workshop content will address storytelling, fact-checking, planning and execution of documentaries and series more generally, also. The cost is $100 + GST (includes a networking event and one-on-one meetings with instructors).
Following the workshop, participants will have until June 30 to submit final project concepts. A jury including broadcasters, development consultants and funders will select 3-5 projects. Selected projects will have access to about two days of work with development consultant Marie Natanson as well as additional market preparedness support for the 2017 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers.
Watch for further updates on the Science and Natural History Accelerator as dates for a CBC Nature of Things and Discovery Canada presentation in Winnipeg later in June along with a series of parallel workshops to be offered later this year.
Those wishing to apply for the accelerator must register for the workshop below providing a project idea (max. half a page in length) and a filmography by 5:00 pm May 31, 2017. Please contact Maryam Decter for more information and to register.
The Art of Writing & Directing Science and Nature Films