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Barry Avrich among BravoFACTUAL grantees

The Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story director (pictured) is among 11 Canadian filmmakers who will receive a total of CAD$473,000 from the Bell Media-backed fund.
April 16, 2014

Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story director Barry Avrich (pictured) is among 11 Canadian filmmakers to receive funding for short documentary projects from Bell Media’s BravoFACTUAL fund.

During an April 15 meeting, the BravoFACTUAL jury selected 11 projects from a pool of 126 applicants to receive a total of CAD$473,000 in financing.

The recipients are:

Kubo’s Crickets – Michael Allcock
Red Alert – Barry Avrich
Tennis – Tyson Caron
A.K.A. Batman – Karen Hawes
Prison Fight – Robert Pilichowski
One Wheel Revolution – Neil Rathbone
Word Play – Patrick Reed
Abandoned – David Ridgen
Synapse Dance – Karen Suzuki
Ron Taylor – Drew Taylor
A Lesson to You All – Charlie Tyrell

Meanwhile, BravoFACT will host a panel during the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival in Toronto on April 28 for aspiring docmakers interested in applying for funding. Consultants Richard Crouse and Bob Culbert will walk attendees through the process and offer tips for a successful proposal.

The next submission deadline for BravoFACTUAL is September 8.

 

 

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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