The Summer Institute of Canadian Film and Television ran a brilliant programme for 29 years—until the Conservative government cut its funding. A summing-up by its founder Tom Shoebridge.
There is a handful of proper film schools in Ontario and Manitoba and, given the proximity to the industry and many other mitigating factors, it should come as no surprise that many
Intrepid journalist Nancy Lanthier uncovers some hot topics in her peek at some of the top film schools in Canada’s farthest west provinces as part of POV's annual education survey.
When you think of film schools east of Ontario, the names Concordia and NSCAD spring to mind. Both schools boast reputable programmes, but residing in their shadows are some surprises.
Leading doc festivals IDFA, Hot Docs and One World in Schools (OWiS) are leading the way in teaching young students how to make and understand non-fiction films.
Everyone, including the CBC, always pledges that they’ll negotiate in good faith to create them, but ’casters are so powerful that nothing can really compel them to come the table and stay
It’s hard to believe, but a quarter-century has passed since Nik Sheehan made the first Canadian documentary response to the AIDS epidemic, No Sad Songs.
Highlights from the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) include Frederick Wiseman, Morgan Spurlock, Davis Guggenheim, and Kim Longinotto.
An essay on travelling through European film festivals and seeing the world through the lens of contemporary documentary.
Building critical, creative knowledge communities around both—seeing and knowing—will strengthen documentary and improve education.