pick some brains, if anyon's willing at all- I'd also love to
meet/speak with others who are no doubt far more able than I at
this, and just soak it all up!
This is a Public Topic geared towards first-time filmmakers. Professional members of The D-Word will come by and answer your questions about documentary filmmaking.
Steve- buy my book and the little digital video book by michael rubin. That should help you understand what to think about before you go spend thousands in US or Canadian dollars.
here's a link if you want to check it out.
MIPCOM is nice but don't settle for something because there's a
deadline. In fact, this distributor probably won't be able to
properly promote your film there if you sign at the last moment, so it
might not be helpful.