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Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund

In May 2020, Hot Docs and the Slaight Family Foundation founded the Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund, the first of its kind in Canada.

This documentary fund is dedicated to filmmakers telling engaging, high-quality stories that embrace music artists in all its forms and demonstrate Canadian music’s role in the world. The Fund also welcomes international music stories told through the lens of Canadian filmmakers.

The Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund will financially support 3-5 documentary projects a year with amounts ranging from $15,000 - $60,000 CAD. Successful applicants will receive creative and professional development support.

Applications for 2020 are closed.

How to Apply

No-interest development loans and production grants for features, and production grants for shorts.


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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotia Wealth Management

Founding Partner

  • logo Rogers

Signature Partner

  • logo CBC Docs

Presenting Partners

  • Logo Crave 2019
  • logo Netflix

Major Supporters

  • logo telefilm
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