Canada’s BravoFACTUAL funds 10 short docs

The Hunted from Nimisha Mukerji (pictured) and Lindsay George was among 10 short docs to receive funding.
December 15, 2015

Bell Media’s BravoFACT has distributed CDN$434,165 across 10 projects through its short documentary funding stream BravoFACTUAL.

Narrowed down from 67 applicants in total, the 10-doc lineup includes Kacey Cox’s The Crown, which tells the story of Anastasia Lin in the aftermath of her 2015 Miss World Canada win, Christine Nielsen’s Peggy Su, the story of a new Canadian looking to make a life for herself in Toronto, and Louie Palu’s exploration of the front lines of the war in Ukraine, Road Through War.

Nimisha Mukerji (pictured) and Lindsay George’s hunting doc The Hunted; Nava Rastegar and Michele Hozer’s comic book-inspired The Barber of Augusta; Jono Nemethy and Scott Dobson’s Fix and Release, a look at fresh water turtles suffering from physical trauma; and Garry Tutte and Alan Poon’s Nests of Gold have also been selected to receive a share of the funding, which has seen the BravoFACT foundation distribute $2.3 million in 2015.

Rounding out the list are Graham Colby and Matthew Johnston’s Road to Kona: The Lionel Sanders Story, Ryan Noth and Tess Girard’s The Road to Webequie and George Flak and Caitlin Starowicz’s The Vikings.

BravoFACTUAL funding is capped at $50,000 per project.

In the previous round, announced last June, Nadine Pequeneza’s How to Recruit a Terrorist, David Ridgen’s Derby and Kevin Fraser’s Invading Giants were among the successful projects.

(From Playback Daily)

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