DocSalon Toolbox Programme


Themba Bhebhe & Nadja Tennstedt

The DocSalon Toolbox Programme is a pilot initiative jointly developed between EFM DocSalon and EFM Diversity & Inclusion

Aimed at entry-to-mid level feature-length documentary film producers or producing filmmakers from the documentary sector, the DocSalon Toolbox Programme is designed specifically to endow documentary creatives from marginalized and underrepresented groups with market intelligence, business tools and connections. Comprising access to networking and matchmaking events and additional business modules (tailor-made workshops as well as one-on-one meetings and consultations), the programme provides a kit of transferable business know-how and connections under the guidance of a consultant and a coordinator. In 2021, this initiative will be entirely online.

The DocSalon Toolbox Programme is supported by:

Organisation internationale de la Francophonie
Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)
Creative BC
DMZ International Documentary Film Festival
Documentary Africa (DocA)
Firelight Media

HessenFilm und Medien
IFP Gotham Awards
International Media Support (IMS)
International Sámi Film Institute (ISFI)
Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC)
Société de développement des entreprises culturelles Québec (SODEC)
Sundance Institute
Telefilm Canada