FREE online workshop

Documentary Pitch Training

6:30pm – 8:30pm MST, Thursday, January 13, 2022
Presenter: Stephanie McArthur, Senior Industry Programs Manager, Hot Docs


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From the Hot Docs Forum table, to the offices of funders or over cocktails at the next festival, pitching your film is an inescapable aspect of our industry. Hot Docs documentary pitch training workshop will teach you the ropes to successfully create and perform a portfolio of different pitches for your film.

Stephanie McArthur is a thirteen-year veteran of industry programming at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America’s largest documentary festival and market. In her role as Senior Industry Programs Manager, Stephanie oversees many of Hot Docs’ initiatives for emerging creators including emerging filmmaker program Doc Accelerator, Hot Docs’ Podcast Development Lab, and Hot Docs’ Doc Ignite workshops. She also manages Hot Docs’ International Delegation program which welcomes hundreds of international industry to the festival each year. Previously she worked in Singapore as Associate Producer of the Asia Factual Forum (2007); was Head of Programming for the inaugural DocFest Stratford (2008); and served a four-year term on the Toronto Fringe Festival Best of the Fest Jury beginning in 2007.

This Doc Ignite workshop is presented by Hot Docs, in collaboration with the Reel Shorts Film Festival, and is generously supported by Netflix.