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Deadline: Friday, October 11 @ 11:59 p.m.

The Hot Docs Podcast Festival is pleased to announce a call for submissions for emerging audio creators to participate in its inaugural Hot Docs Podcast Career Accelerator.

Submissions now open!
Application Deadline: Friday, October 11 @ 11:59 p.m.

The program is open to Canadian emerging audio creators who are 18-34 years old and wish to learn more about establishing a career in the podcast industry.

The Hot Docs Podcast Career Accelerator aims to support a diversity of perspectives, foster new voices from historically underrepresented communities, and equip a dynamic group of emerging creators with the tools they need to strengthen and sustain the burgeoning Canadian audio industry.

Information & Guidelines

Eligible applicants must be either:

  • Enrolled and actively working toward a degree or certificate in an audio or media arts program


  • Have 3 years or less experience independently creating audio content AND will not currently be employed by or have a show in production with a major broadcaster or digital platform.

Successful applicants will receive:

  • A free All-Access Pass to the 2019 Hot Docs Podcast Festival (November 6-11) and Creators Forum (November 6-8) where they will have the chance to learn about the art, craft, and business of audio storytelling while taking part in formal and informal networking opportunities with leading executives and other emerging and established audio creators.
  • An invitation to participate in a private pre-festival career accelerator and networking event where they will get invaluable insight which will help them successfully navigate the upcoming festival, meet their peers, and get firsthand off-the-record insight from notable audio professionals.

How to Apply

Tell us a bit about yourself by filling out our short application form. There is no fee to apply.

Application Deadline: Friday, October 11 @ 11:59 p.m.
Successful applicants will be notified by October 18.

Questions? E-mail


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