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DOC Announces Timely Report's Findings on Philanthropic Funding

at TIFF Doc Conference

September 16 2015

Toronto, ON (September 16, 2015) - Today, at TIFF's Doc Conference, the Documentary Organization of Canada released the results of their new research study "PHILANTHROPIC FUNDING FOR DOCUMENTARIES IN CANADA: TOWARDS AN INDUSTRY-WIDE STRATEGY." The report indicates that the philanthropic sector has some interest in documentaries that are based on a wide variety of social issues.

The full report is now available for download from DOC's web site: Full Report

The report was made possible thanks to the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), the Canada Media Fund (CMF), Telefilm Canada, the Ontario Arts Council (OAC), and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

The study examines innovative initiatives that have been successfully introduced in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States to engage the philanthropic sector to support the production and dissemination of documentaries. Initiatives examined in the report include BRITDOC, the Documentary Australia Foundation (DAF), The Fledgling Fund, JustFilms, the Chicago Media Project, the International Documentary Association's Fiscal Sponsorship program, and Impact Partners.