Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

Hot Docs: Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund

The $1-million Hot Docs-Blue Ice Documentary Fund helps enable more African #documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute, they have invested $2.35 million to enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their stories and contribute to the next generation of African documentary talent. To date, the Fund has awarded 60 projects from 20 countries.

The Fund provides development grants of up to 10,000 CAD and production grants of up to $40,000 CAD to four to ten projects annually. Each year, up to five funded projects are invited to participate in a year-long mentorship program, which includes private filmmaker labs at Hot Docs and the Durban FilmMart/Durban International Film Festival or other festivals and markets in Africa.

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The Fund also collaborates with The New York Times—Op-Docs to commission shorts from African filmmakers to showcased on The Times’s Emmy® Award–winning online forum.

Grant Deadline: 14 August

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