"This study from the Documentary Network provides a portrait of an ecosystem in transformation.
We have tried to give a snapshot of the creation, production, and distribution of documentaries in a rapidly-changing digital environment. An analysis of the situation is an opportunity to think about the future, with enthusiasm and caution at the same time.
(...) The main objectives underlying this new study are:
• To identify the most innovative ways to integrate digital platforms into the phases of development, direction, promotion, and distribution of documentaries.
• To identify new forms of writing and innovative means of financing, new models of distribution and marketing on digital platforms.
• To try to measure in each of the above cases the potential and limitations of these new models.
Our intention is to support the creators, producers, and distributors of Canadian documentary who are faced with new challenges"