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CrossCurrents Doc Funds

Promoting inclusion in the documentary space, the CrossCurrents Doc Funds foster storytelling from within groups whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented. The filmmaker’s deep connections to the community will offer a unique perspective on the stories they share.

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There are two funding streams:

  • CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund supports short and feature-length documentaries from emerging and sophomore Canadian storytellers who are Indigenous, Francophone, Deaf and/or have a disability, racialized and/or persons of colour. Generously supported by Netflix.
  • CrossCurrents International Doc Fund supports interactive, short and feature-length doc projects by filmmakers from, and telling stories of, underrepresented and marginalized communities around the world. Short/interactive strand supported by the R&M Lang Foundation, which initiated the Fund in 2013; feature-length strand supported by Panicaro Foundation.

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CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund

Development and production grants of $10,000-$50,000 CAD for Canadian storytellers who are Indigenous, Francophone, Deaf and/or have a disability, racialized and/or persons of colour.

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CrossCurrents International Doc Fund

Development and production grants of $10,000-$30,000 CAD for interactive, short or feature-length films by emerging international storytellers whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented.

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CrossCurrents Doc Funds Recipients

2020 CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund, supported by Netflix, awarded $150,000 to 10 projects.

2020 Theatrical Strand awarded $30,000 to Children of the Mist (D: Hà Lệ Diễm, Vietnam) and WarPlay (D: Hemen Kurda, Sweden), courtesy of the Panicaro Foundation.

2020 Short/Interactive Strand awarded $10,000 to For Venida, For Kalief (D: Sisa Bueno, USA), courtesy of the R&M Lang Foundation.

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R&M Lang Foundation supports international short/interactive projects.

Panicaro Foundation supports international feature-length projects.

Netflix supports Canadian short and feature-length projects. With the participation of the Government of Canada | Avec la participation du gouvernement du Canada

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