Eleven Canadian documentary projects have been named as recipients of the latest round of Shaw Media-Hot Docs Documentary Funds grants and no-interest loans.
The amounts received by the projects add up to CDN$242,000 (US$256,600) for this seventh round of disbursements. In total, 73 projects have received CDN$1.8 million in grants and no-interest loans from the Funds, which consist of a CDN$3 million completion fund and a CDN$1 million development fund.
“The selection committees were enticed by the range of engaging and innovative projects submitted by talented teams from across the country, and it is our pleasure to be able to provide support for films in the face of an increasingly challenged documentary marketplace,” said Elizabeth Radshaw, Hot Docs Forum and market director.
Six projects receiving $182,000 in completion grants are as follows:
Producers: Micheline Shoebridge, Najeeb Mirza
Executive Producers: Daniel Cross, Mila Aung-Thwin
Director: Najeeb Mirza
Production Company: Buzkashi Productions, Inc.
The Lost Highway
Producers and Directors: Derreck Roemer, Neil Graham
Production Company: Insurgent Project 1 Ltd.
Producer: Paul Scherzer
Director: Shawney Cohen
Production Company: Six Island Productions Inc.
Producer and Director: Alan Code
Production Company: Nah Ho! Productions Inc.
The Waiting Room
Producer: Yanick Létourneau, Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque
Executive Producer: Yanick Létourneau
Director: Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque
Production Company: Périphéria Productions Inc.
The World Before Her
Producer: Ed Barreveld, Cornelia Principe
Director: Nisha Pahuja
Production Company: Storyline Entertainment
Five no-interest loans totalling $60,000 were awarded to the following projects:
First Lady, Rebel War
Producers and Executive Producers: David Paperny, Cal Shumiatcher
Director: Jodie Martinson
Production Company: Paperny Films Development (2) Inc.
Hadwin’s Judgment – The Making of an Environmental Terrorist
Producer: Elizabeth Yake
Director: Sasha Snow
Production Company: True West Films
How to Build a Time Machine
Producers: Kristina McLaughlin, Kevin McMahon, Michael McMahon
Executive Producer: Michael McMahon
Director: Jay Cheel
Production Company: Primitive Entertainment
Producers: Deborah Parks, Nadine Pequeneza
Director: Nadine Pequeneza
Production Company: HitPlay Productions Inc.
Producer and Director: David York
Production Company: 52 Media Inc.
The Shaw Media-Hot Docs completion fund selection committee included Charlotte Engel, founder and president of Rock Yenta Productions; Sarah Jane Flynn, senior director factual content and Shaw Media; and Radshaw.
The development fund selection committee included Radshaw; Maria Farano, production executive for factual content at Shaw Media; and Justine Pimlott, producer and director at Red Queen Productions.
The application process for the second round of 2011 funding will open in September, with a deadline of October 26, 2011. For further information, visit hotdocs.ca/shawmedia.