In the one-year Advanced Documentary Program, you will develop a pitch package for several factual projects including a feature long-form documentary, a doc series, and a lifestyle series. Of these major projects, you will have the opportunity to produce at least one. You will:
- Produce a 10-minute, short-form documentary that has the potential to be expanded
- Develop a documentary series including demo and pitch package
- Conceptualize a lifestyle series including sizzle reel and pitch package
- Pitch, shoot, and package your graduation project, either a long-form feature doc or a television series pilot.
Refine your storytelling skills, develop multiple projects, and perfect your business and presentation acumen. After three terms you will have multiple industry-ready pitch packages for your projects and a full toolbox of skills, experience, and knowledge. Pitch your ideas to a panel of high-level documentary producers and studio representatives. Network with broadcasters and industry professionals to advance your career in the fast-moving world of film and television content production.
You’ll have the opportunity to network with and pitch your ideas to some of Canada’s top documentary producers and entertainment professionals. The instructors and industry mentors you meet will be your best references as you launch your professional career after graduation. In addition, training in grant writing and distribution will ensure you have the knowledge to successfully deliver your projects to an audience. These factors are why many InFocus alumni win awards, receive grants, and make the selection of prestigious festivals right out of school.
Employment opportunities for Documentary Program graduates may include Director, Producer, Writer, Camera Operator, Audio Technician, Editor, and a host of other positions within the world of documentary filmmaking. Students will also receive instruction on how to start their own production businesses should they choose a more entrepreneurial path.