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Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds

Since their inception in 2008, the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds have supported 143 documentaries with more than $3.2-million, and have helped nurture Canadian talent and bring diverse perspectives to the screen.

The Funds consist of a $3-million Completion Fund and a $1-million Development Fund that aim to provide Canadian documentary filmmakers with much needed financial support at critical stages in their projects.

By offering financial support to filmmakers at critical stages in their projects, the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds is proud to nurture Canadian talent and give voice to diverse viewpoints.

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About the Completion Fund

The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Completion Fund is a grant program that will provide financial support of up to $100,000 for production companies to complete specific projects.

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About the Development Fund

The Shaw Media-Hot Docs Development Fund is grant program designed to help producers get specific projects developed, researched, written and/or packaged and ready for market.


Recipient Highlights

Shaw Media-Hot Docs Fund recipients have distinguished themselves at Hot Docs, TIFF, Sundance and other leading international festivals.

For a complete list of recipients, please visit our archives.


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Presenting Platinum Partner

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Presenting Partners

  • logo Bell-Media
  • logo documentary-Channel
  • logo Rogers

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
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