Apply now: Hot Docs and Netflix It’s Funny Because It’s True initiative

It's Funny Because it's True

Rachel Young

Outreach and Engagement Lead

Applications are now open for a new initiative from Hot Docs and Netflix: It’s Funny Because It’s True.

Hot Docs and Netflix are looking to discover the next generation of filmmakers through their funniest non-fiction tales. The initiative is open to anyone in the world with a demonstrated commitment to filmmaking.

This initiative will financially support up to five documentary projects with a total budget of $20K USD each. Successful projects will receive mentorship from Netflix’s documentary team and other filmmaking professionals to help selected filmmakers expand their networks and advance their careers. Completed projects will launch in 2022 and premiere on Netflix’s social media channels.

To be eligible, applicants must be emerging/sophomore filmmakers with three or fewer professional directing credits. Projects must be non-fiction, five to seven minutes long and have a comedic and lighthearted tone.

Read more about how to apply. Deadline is November 3.

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