In May, Hot Docs announced the new Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund. Through a gift of $450K from The Slaight Family Foundation, this new development and production fund is dedicated to supporting Canadian music docs.
The first of its kind in Canada, the fund is committed to filmmakers telling engaging, high-quality stories that embrace musical forms and artists and demonstrates Canadian music’s role in the world. The fund also welcomes international music stories told through the lenses of Canadian filmmakers.
Each year, the fund will support three to five documentary projects, both shorts and features, with amounts ranging from $15K to $60K CAD. Recipients will also receive creative and professional development support.
Deadline for applications is July 29.