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CrossCurrents Doc Fund

The CrossCurrents Doc Fund is an international production fund that fosters storytelling from within communities whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented or marginalized.

Initiated by the R&M Lang Foundation in 2014, the Fund promotes inclusion in the documentary space celebrating all doc forms and the diverse perspectives of storytellers. In particular, it focuses on emerging filmmakers who have a connection to or shared experience with their subject, as well as sharing stories with audiences within and outside the featured community.

Applications for the Interactive/Shorts stream are now open, with a final deadline of November 30, 2016.

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Interactive/Short Stream

Dedicated to short, interactive or experimental works, this stream awards one $10,000 CAD grant and Hot Docs fellowship to one applicant each year.

The R & M Lang Foundation generously established the CrossCurrents Doc Fund in 2014.

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Theatrical Stream

In 2016, the Panicaro Foundation introduce a stream to address the needs of filmmakers with feature projects. Every year, one or more projects will each receive a grant of up to $30,000 CAD.

The CrossCurrents Theatrical Stream is underwritten by the Panicaro Foundation.

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CrossCurrents Doc Fund Recipients

2016: When the Dust Settles (D: Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers)

2015: Circle (D: Jayisha Patel; One Eyed Turtle Films)


Thank you to our promotional partners The Indian Documentary Foundation, WorldView and Ambulante.

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Presenting Platinum Partner

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Presenting Partners

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Major Supporters

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