BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Paul De Decker- President
Vacant - Vice President Lloyd Salomone - Secretary-Treasurer
Dr. Sue O'Donnell
Brennan Morill Sisk Katie Beers
Recent Past Members Tim Fox, Genevieve Coates, Scott Preston
Lloyd Salomone, Marie Maltais, Troy Moore
(2013 & 2014)
DOCTalks Festival & Symposium Inc. is a not-for-profit organization, provincially incorporated in New Brunswick, Canada. Since 2013, DOCTalks has fostered and facilitated the creation and mobilization of knowledge-based documentary media for social, cultural, educational and economic purposes.
To that end, DOCTalks seeks to promote cross-sector collaborations between - documentary producers, academic researchers, charities, governments, foundations, broadcasters - to produce, fund and distribute knowledge-based documentary media projects. This includes showcasing projects that involve knowledge mobilization and the dissemination of applied research using various documentary media content.
Creating knowledge-based documentary media content involves multiple cross-sector partners collaborating with each other to produce, fund and mobilize feature & short documentary films, podcasts, immersive learning technologies (virtual & augmented reality, apps, games), interactive websites and social media activities. The underlying narratives of knowledge-based documentary media are – real stories, about real people, living in real communities, addressing real issues, and creating real change in society.
DOCTalks primary activities include:
DOCTalks Festival & Symposium - an event to showcase cross-sector collaborations.
Open Your Eyes - an initiative to promote social issues in local communities.
DOCTalks Presents - an initiative to broadcast knowledge-based documentary films on television.
DOCTalks Chapters - an initiative to establish DOCTalks chapters in communities where there’s interest.
DOCTalks Strategic Goals (2018 to 2022):
Goal 1) Develop a DOCTalks Handbook of Best Practices for Cross Sector Partnerships Goal 2) Establish DOCTalks Chapters in all four Atlantic Provinces (NB, NS, NL, PEI) Goal 3) Expand the DOCTalks Presents TV Series & Fund in Canada and the United States Goal 4) Establish Educational Television Channels in Atlantic Canada
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