February 5, 2020
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Announcements

Josiane Blanc, Caroline Cox, and Lauren Grant among 2020 Hot Docs funding recipients

Hot Docs production funds provide Canadian and international documentary projects with development, production and completion grants, as well as valuable professional development opportunities.

Congrats to the following WIFT-T members!

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund

Established in 2016 with a gift from the Rogers Foundation, the $1-million fund provides financial support to Canadian documentary filmmakers.

Caroline Cox, director, Food For The Rest of Us (produced by Tiffany Ayalik, Jerri Thrasher, Stuart Henderson

Marginalized groups from across North America use farming and land-based living as a form of activism, fighting back against oppressive systems by writing their own rules for survival.

Read more: Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund Awards Four Projects

CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund

Established in 2018 with the support of Netflix, the CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund supports a diversity of voices and perspectives with the goal of building a more vibrant, representative and sustainable industry.

Lauren Grant, producer, OJIIBIKAAN: Food As Medicine (also produced by Lisa Jackson and directed by Rémy Huberdeau & Sean Stiller)

Follow five Anishinaabe change-makers whose life passions center on revitalizing relationships with local plants and animals in order to heal and strengthen community. This knowledge may be important for all of us in the face of climate change.

Josiane Blanc, director, Words Left Unspoken (produced by Dominic Desjardins)

After avoiding speaking at all cost for over two decades, Joze Piranian, a severe stutterer, decides to confront his fears.

Read More: CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund Awards $150,000 to 10 Canadian Projects

Nourish your spirit with more stories of WIFT-T and women in action:
Meet the Class of 2020: WIFT-T Media Leadership Program
14 media professionals selected for WIFT-T's biennial Media Leadership Program, supported by Bell Media. The 6-month program takes place at Schulich Executive Education Centre, York University.
Josiane Blanc, Caroline Cox, and Lauren Grant among 2020 Hot Docs funding recipients
Hot Docs production funds provide Canadian and international documentary projects with development, production and completion grants, as well as valuable professional development opportunities.
Alana Raymond awarded 2019 WIFT-T Deluxe Toronto Post-Production Mentorship
The Toronto-based filmmaker and sound editor is the 13th recipient of this mentorship opportunity at the post-production powerhouse.