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CrossCurrents Doc Fund

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

Initiated by the R&M Lang Foundation in 2013, 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.

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Interactive/Short Stream

For short, interactive or experimental works, this stream awards one $10,000 CAD grant and Hot Docs fellowship for the Hot Docs Emerging Filmmakers Lab.

The R & M Lang Foundation established the CrossCurrents Doc Fund in 2013.

Land Of Fire

Theatrical Stream

In 2016, the Panicaro Foundation introduced a stream for feature doc projects. Every year, the Fund grants up to $30,000 CAD, and Hot Docs fellowships, to one or more projects.

The CrossCurrents Theatrical Stream is underwritten by the Panicaro Foundation.


CrossCurrents Doc Fund Recipients

2018 Interactive/Short Stream: The Wall (D: Mira Sidawi, Lebanon)

2018 Theatrical Stream: Midnight Traveler (D: Hassan Fazili, Afghanistan) and Two Gods (D: Zeshawn Ali, USA).


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

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