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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 that 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 each year with amounts ranging from $15,000 to $60,000 CAD. Successful applicants will receive creative and professional development support.

How to Apply

No-interest repayable advances for development, as well as production grants for features and shorts.


Past Recipients

In November 2020, six projects received a total of $117,500 in the first round of funding.


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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotia Wealth Management

Founding Partner

  • logo Rogers

Signature Partner

  • Logo Cbc Gem

Presenting Partners

  • logo Crave
  • logo Netflix

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate Ontario
  • logo telefilm