Producer Mission - DOC NYC 2023

Application deadline: August 23!

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Screen Nova Scotia is now accepting applications from mid-to-senior level Atlantic Canadian documentary and factual producers to join a Pan-Atlantic producer mission to New York from November 9th to 13th, 2023 during the DOC NYC Documentary Festival.

The 5-7 Atlantic producers selected, along with a representative from Screen Nova Scotia, will attend DOC NYC, the largest documentary festival in the United States. For more information, click HERE.


Application Process: To be considered for the DOC NYC mission, producers must submit all support materials by end of day (5 p.m. AST) on Wednesday, August 23, 2023. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Participants will be selected based on specific criteria, and through a competitive application process. Members of an independent selection committee (composed of experienced and respected members of the national screen industry) will review applications and select the participants. SNS will notify all applicants of the status of their application by email following the jury meeting.

Mandatory Support Documents: The following documents must be submitted electronically as individual .PDF files in order for your application to be considered by the jury.

  • Personal resume including relevant film, television & new media production credits;
  • Company and personal biography;
  • A synopsis of your film, television or new media project, including a summary of the project’s status to date;
  • Project treatment and/or series bible;
  • Statement of all relevant attachments including co-producers, writers, directors, broadcasters (one-page maximum).

Non-Mandatory Additional Package Elements (if available): Applicants are invited to include any of the following additional package elements.

  • Bios of any currently attached key creative positions;
  • Marketing and distribution plan and any existing marketing materials;
  • Budget top sheets or proposed budget and finance scenario;
  • Statement of all additional attachments including pre-sales, development funding, confirmed cast (one-page maximum).

Producer Criteria:

  • Must apply as a representative of a company registered in Nova Scotia under the Registry of Joint Stocks. 
  • Must have a minimum of two full producer credits on completed productions within the last five (5) years of the following nature:
    • Television one-off production with a minimum broadcast length of 30 minutes
    • Television series production
    • Feature film that a) received financing from Telefilm Canada or NSBI or the equivalent in New Brunswick, P.E.I and Newfoundland and Labrador or b) had a budget of $500K or greater.
    • Digital media production that a) received funding from the Province of Nova Scotia, Canada Media Fund, Bell Fund, Independent Production Fund, or NSBI or the equivalent in New Brunswick, P.E.I and Newfoundland and Labrador b) had significant marketplace exposure and/or reputable market partners
  • Must have at least one documentary or factual project in development;
  • Nova Scotia applicants must be a Screen Nova Scotia Producer Member in good standing (for information on membership, click HERE).

Please note: Screen Nova Scotia strives to ensure that 25 per cent of program placements will be filled by underrepresented community members. If you are a member of an equity-seeking or sovereignty-seeking community who does not meet all of the eligibility criteria but can fulfill the application requirements, please self-identify in your application email. If you have any questions about this process, contact Melanie Solomon, Industry Services & Locations Manager: / 902-229-1499.

Please forward your complete application package to Danya Knowles, Industry Services Coordinator ( with the email title “DOC NYC Producer Trade Mission”. There is no fee to apply to the mission.