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30 September 2010

2010 World Congress of Science and Factual producers

EMERGING MARKETS BURSARY PROGRAM
Dresden, Germany • November 30-December 3, 2010

The World Congress of Science and Factual Producers (WCSFP) is pleased to announce the launch of a pilot program that provides attendance support for documentary producers from regions beyond those of the event’s traditional delegate base. The WCSFP recognizes that regional infrastructure and production capacity limitations can prevent many producers from attending the Congress. The Emerging Markets Bursary Program aims to provide these producers with access to the event’s industry intelligence, professional development opportunities, and international community, thus assisting them in expanding their projects into new territories.

The Bursary offers established producers no-cost accreditation, travel and accommodation for the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in Dresden, Germany, from November 30 to December 3, with the additional benefits of guaranteed meetings and networking opportunities with the top producers and commissioning editors in the industry.

Bursary Benefits
• Full registration for the 2010 World Congress of Science and Factual Producers in Dresden
• Travel and accommodation
• Formal introduction at the Congress’ opening plenary
• Guaranteed one-on-one meetings with commissioning editors at Speed Dating sessions
• Pre-arranged meetings with seasoned producers to help facilitate the most effective WCSFP experience

2010 Eligibility and Guidelines
• Applicants must be working in a country outside those of the WCSFP’s traditional delegate base (i.e. outside of Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, UK, USA)
• Applicants must be established producers working on science, history or other factual genres in their home territories who are looking to expand into multiple international markets

To apply for the program, candidates must send an email with the following documents to mfong@hotdocs.ca no later than October 15, 2010:
• A CV and short bio that indicates how long the applicant has been a professional producer
• One page application statement detailing the applicant’s involvement in science and/or factual production, including a description of his/her most recent project and his/her goals for attending Congress
• An electronic clip reel of recent projects (no longer than two minutes, and no larger than 300MB)
• A letter of support from a broadcaster in the applicant’s region

Applications deemed complete and eligible will be submitted to a Selection Committee made up of one member of the WCSFP Steering Committee, one member of the Board of Directors

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