Giving Voice doc apprenticeship accepting submissions

Two of the program's 2012 projects, The Ghosts in Our Machine and The Defector: Escape from North Korea (pictured) will screen at this year's Hot Docs.
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Documentary apprenticeship program Giving Voice: Filmmakers working with Filmmakers, is now accepting submissions.

The partnership between CBC’s digital documentary channel and the Documentary Organization of Canada supports up to seven emerging filmmakers who will be mentored by accomplished doc filmmakers for up to five months. The program, launched in 2011, gives emerging filmmakers the opportunity to work in-field and gain first-hand practical experience and receive feedback.

“Documentary channel’s strategic investment has helped build professional capacity in the documentary sector. This program goes beyond what formal training can provide and addresses a gap that can’t be entirely filled by the professional milieu,” said DOC exec director Lisa Fitzgibbons in a statement.

Two projects from the 2012 edition will screen at this year’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto.

The Ghosts in Our Machine, which matched Noah Bingham as cross-media project manager and outreach assistant with director/producer Liz Marshall and producer Nina Beveridge, will have its world premiere at the festival. And The Defector: Escape from North Korea, which matched Erica Leendertse with Fathom Film Group filmmaker Ann Shin, will have its Canadian premiere.

This year’s Giving Voice application deadline is May 24. More information is available here.