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Canwest-Hot Docs Fund submission deadlines

Applications for the second round of the Canwest-Hot Docs Fund 2010 disbursements are now being accepted, with a deadline of Wednesday, October 27. Applications for the first round of 2011 disbursements will be accepted beginning in late winter / early spring, with a deadline of Wednesday, May 25.

The Canwest-Hot Docs Funds aim to increase the quantity and quality of social, cultural and political one-off documentaries produced in Canada by Canadian-based production companies. The Canwest-Hot Docs Funds have supported 55 Canadian documentary projects with $1,010,000 in completion grants and $359,000 in no-interest loans.

Applicants must:
    •    Be a Canadian-controlled corporation based in Canada and unaffiliated with any licensed Canadian network or programming undertaking (broadcasters and broadcaster-affiliated production companies are ineligible);
    •    Have previously produced one of the following: a documentary or fiction film theatrically released in Canada; a documentary or fiction film and/or series broadcast on Canadian television. The Funds will occasionally consider eligible, an applicant that does not meet these requirements provided a senior producer is meaningfully attached to the project as confirmed in writing.

For full details and to apply visit www.hotdocs.ca/canwest/canwest-hot_docs_completion_fund.