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Title:Documentary Film Consultant / Executive Producer
Name:Bruce William Cowley


Bruce has been in the television and documentary film business for 30 years and brings a depth of experience to the independent film community in Canada and abroad.
In October 2017, Bruce left the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation to pursue opportunities as an independent film consultant and executive producer. Over the 10 years he spent at CBC, Bruce served as Senior Director of documentary Channel where he commissioned and oversaw the creative and production management of more than 130 long-form documentary films – many of which earned prestigious awards and accolades in Canada and around the globe. As the senior programmer of documentary Channel, Bruce also acquired top-notch documentary and factual programming from Canada and around the world and has built a network of relationships with international distributors in the factual and documentary genres.
In 2012, Bruce was the commissioning editor and executive producer of the critically acclaimed theatrical feature, Under Fire: Journalists in Combat that was short-listed for an Academy Award and went on to win the George Foster Peabody award for best feature documentary of that year. In 2016, Bruce won a Canadian Screen Award as executive producer of Daniel Cross’s I am The Blues (Best Canadian Feature-Length Documentary).
Bruce’s commissioned projects have screened at prestigious film festivals including Hot Docs, IDFA, Berlinale, Doc NY, tiff,  Austin Film Fest, Sundance, Guangzhou, The New York Film Festival, Sheffield, South X Southwest and many more.