CROSSCURRENTS DOC FUND - INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

CROSSCURRENTS DOC FUND - INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS

If I am a recipient of the fund, does that mean I lose any film rights?

Fund recipients maintain complete control and ownership of their films.

How does the CrossCurrents Doc Fund define an underrepresented community?

We want you to tell us. It is important for us to understand from your perspective how the community you are telling the story from has been historically underrepresented.

What is considered as a professional credit?

Professional credits include any commercial (distributed theatrically, on broadcast, DVD or via viable/curated digital platforms like iTunes, Netflix, Hulu) or festival-run short, feature-length or series project (fiction or documentary) where you held the role as director.

What is the difference between development and production eligible costs?

A project in development is one that has not already begun filming. Eligible costs may include, but are not limited to: research, development of a script, consultation, working with communities, cultural investments, writing a story proposal, and production of a teaser, trailer or demo. Other eligible costs may include production of pitch and marketing materials, community engagement strategy research, as well as distribution, impact and marketing strategy research.

A project in production is one that has already begun principle photography. Eligible costs may include, but are not limited to: hiring crew, travel, character development, interviewing and filming. Other eligible costs may include marketing materials, community engagement strategy research, as well as distribution, impact and marketing strategy research.

What information should I include in my budget?

Please submit a detailed industry standard development or production budget for the project, including the top sheet. If you require a template for guidance, we recommend this one provided by Telefilm Canada.

What type of supporting footage do you accept?

In general, we accept teasers, trailers, and sample scenes. For projects in development, supporting footage can come in many different formats. It can be a trailer, a scene, photographs taken on set, or even a collage of image and sound. Whatever format you choose, ensure that the final product conveys the tone, the message or the style that you want your final project to be. You may also submit some past artistic work as an example.

I am in development and have not yet shot any footage that can be cut into a trailer. What kind of supporting footage should I submit?

If you have not entered production yet, we recommend cutting together a short audio-visual piece that conveys the tone, message, or style of your project.

When will I know if my application is successful?

All applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by our staff via email approximately four months after the application deadline, including those invited to the fellowship. A public announcement of all successful projects will be made shortly thereafter.

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