NFB-TVO DOCUMENTARY CALLING CARD PROGRAM
NFB-TVO CALLING CARD PROGRAM: AN OPPORTUNITY FOR DOC CREATORS IN ONTARIO TO MAKE A NEW MEDIA OR BROADCAST DOCUMENTARY
The Calling Card Program provides an opportunity for emerging filmmakers and new-media teams from Ontario to work with the NFB and TVO to create documentaries for new-media platforms and television broadcast. 2009 marks the first year that the Calling Card Program has been expanded to feature an interactive new media category.
Documentaries must be original, character-driven narratives with a focus on social, political and cultural issues. The submission deadline is August 31, 2009. The winning team in each category (new media and television broadcast) will be awarded $45,000 and receive mentorship from members of the film and new-media community to take their doc from concept to television premiere or online launch.
The winning 30-minute TV documentary will have its premiere broadcast on TVO's flagship Canadian documentary series The View From Here. The winning on-line interactive documentary will be launched and hosted at both nfb.ca and tvo.org.