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April 23, 2020
As part of the Hot Docs 2020 industry market, the WCSFP and Hot Docs will co-present a panel discussion:

Surviving and Thriving in the Age of COVID
Filmmakers around the world are united in one concern: the impact of COVID-19 on their livelihoods. They are seeking out opportunities to carry them forward and into this new paradigm. Hot Docs and the World Congress of Science and Factual Producers are bringing together our diverse documentary community to share experiences and learn from each other about strategies for survival and inspiration to thrive.


  • Julie Goldman, Producer, Motto Pictures (USA)


  • Rebecca Barry, Co-Founder, Media Stockade (Australia)
  • Ric Esther Bienstock, Filmmaker, Good Soup Productions (Canada)
  • Alex Hryniewicz, Head of Owned Channels, Little Dot Studios (UK)
  • Michèle Stephenson, Filmmaker, Rada Film Group (USA)

Register for Hot Docs to see it live on May 4, at 10 a.m. ET.

The session will also be made available exclusively to Congress '19 attendees on May 7.

February 12, 2020
The WCSFP is a member-led organization, which means that you have a say in shaping the content of the annual event. We need your knowledge, experience, expertise and creativity.

We're looking for session producers, moderators, panelist and ideas for session content for Congress '20 in Strasbourg. Your participation is a chance to engage with Congress members on topics that matter, raise your or your company's profile, and make new business contacts. Let us know how you can help!

December 5, 2019
Congress '19 in Tokyo officially came to a close after four days of cutting-edge sessions and rewarding networking opportunities. Thank you to our host sponsor NHK, as well as all the partners, session producers, speakers, volunteers and staff who made the event a monumental success.

Check out highlights on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Congress ‘20 will be held December 7 to 10, in Strasbourg, France, through the support of host sponsor ARTE G.E.I.E. and additional host partners Eurométropole de Strasbourg, Strasbourg Convention Bureau and Région Grand Est. The host venue will be announced January 2020. Stay tuned!