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Shaw Media/Hot Docs fund hands out coin

Shaw Media has handed out CDN$203,000 in grants and non-interest loans to eight promising indie documentary projects.
January 6, 2011

Shaw Media has handed out CDN$203,000 in grants and non-interest loans to eight promising Canadian indie documentary projects, including the latest works by Michael McNamara and Francine Pelletier.

The eight projects are the latest to tap the $4 million Shaw Media-Hot Docs Fund, with three docs receiving $146,000 in completion fund coin: Sherien Barsoum’s Colour Me, Julian Pinder’s Trouble in The Peace, and Jeremy Torrie’s When Dreams Take Flight.

Five additional projects are to divide another $61,000 in no-interest loans as part of a development fund: Michael McNamara’s The Borderless Sky; Francine Pelletier’s The Dark Side of the Moon; Dear Allan, by filmmakers Sarah Goodman and Sarah Zammit; Jean Fontaine’s The World According to Morgue and David Ridgen’s VeHEMenT,

As elsewhere in the indie sector, documentary producers are seizing on the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Fund as financing for theatrical and TV docs continues to tighten.

The doc fund’s first round of 2011 financing will open in April, with an application deadline of Wednesday, May 25. For more information, click here.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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