“Synesthesia,” “Fred Heads” among BravoFACTUAL recipients

Bell Media's BravoFACT has named 11 recipients, including director Michelle Latimer (pictured), who will receive support from the inaugural BravoFACTUAL fund for the production of documentary shorts.
December 13, 2013

Canadian funder BravoFACT has named 11 documentary shorts that will receive support from its inaugural BravoFACTUAL fund.

The recipients were selected from 98 applications and will share CAD$490,000 (US$462,570) in production financing. The BravoFACTUAL jury held its inaugural meeting on Monday (December 9).

“Congratulations to all the inaugural BravoFACTUAL award recipients,” said Catherine MacLeod, senior VP of specialty channels at Bell Media. “We’re so pleased to be able to give these very talented filmmakers the opportunity to enrich the documentary format in Canada.”

The next BravoFACTUAL submission deadline is February 21, and for drama fund BravoFACT the next deadline is March 7.

The list of 2013 recipients follows below. Canadian network Bravo will have a first TV option on each project:

Where the Heart Is – Jason Arsenault (PEI)
Grandmothers – Tamara Dawit (Ontario)
Fred Heads – Aaron Floresco (Manitoba)
The Match – Fred Kroetsch (Alberta)
Deborah’s Oasis – Heidi Lasi (Ontario)
Forgotten: The Freedom Project – Michelle Latimer (Ontario, pictured above)
Friends with Mike – Dylan Reibling (Ontario)
IF:The Poet – Kim Saltarski (Ontario)
Saving the Enemy – Ann Shin (Ontario)
The Unsinkable Captain John – Rich Williamson (Ontario)
Synesthesia – Aisling Chin-Yee (Qu├ębec)

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