14 Weeks
Credential Awarded
Seneca Certificate of Standing

About the Program

This 14-week program equips you with the skills and knowledge crucial to producing professional documentary and non-fiction media. You will learn from award-winning filmmakers and industry experts how to shoot, edit, direct and produce meaningful, compelling content.

Throughout the program you will focus exclusively on the point of view of documentary format in which you will experience total immersion in the world of cinema. At the end of the program, you will have the opportunity to premiere your documentary at a gala held at the Toronto Hot Docs Theatre.


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Camera, sound and lighting
  • Editing
  • Story producing
  • Directing
  • Interview techniques
  • Industry networking and pitching
  • Proposal writing  

Your Career

As a graduate of this program, you may pursue future career options, such as:

  • Independent filmmaker
  • Videographer
  • Editor
  • Content producer

Student Works and Experiences

Film Vault

Check out some of the productions created by our DFI students.

Hot Docs

Browse through our gallery of student work and behind-the-scenes photos. You can also learn about current industry professionals who got their start at Seneca’s Documentary Filmmaking Institute.


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