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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund Recipients

2019 | 2018 | 2017

2019 Recipients
In 2019, eight projects received funding from the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund.

Fall Funding

BLUE BOX
Director: Michal Weits
Production Company: Intuitive Pictures and Norma Productions
Blue Box is an intimate a portrait of Joseph Weits, one of the founders of the Jewish National Fund and the great-grandfather of this film’s director, Michal Weits. Through his 5,000-page diary, we come to understand his story.

LOVE, THE LAST CHAPTER
Director: Dominique Keller
Production Company: Keller Media Inc.
Love, The Last Chapter explores late-in-life romance of individuals living in a seniors’ home and the challenges that they face while managing that love.

ONE OF OURS
Director: Yasmine Mathurin
Production Company: Sienna Films Inc.
Josiah Wilson was born in Haiti and adopted into a Canadian Heiltsuk Nation family. Following a highly publicized moment of discrimination when Josiah is banned from the All Native Basketball Tournament for not having any Blood Quantum, the now 23-year-old Josiah is forced to reconnect with his inner and outer identities. One of Ours is a coming-of-age film about a boy shouldering the weight of his identity as Haitian-born Heiltsuk adoptee, when all he wants to do is play basketball.

SUBJECTS OF DESIRE
Director: Jennifer Holness
Production Company: Hungry Eyes Media Inc.
Examining the cultural shift in beauty standards towards Black aesthetics, Subjects of Desire is told from the point of view of Black women who embody our changing beauty practices, and deconstructs what we understand about race and the power behind beauty.


Spring Funding

FIRST WE EAT: FOOD SECURITY NORTH OF 60
Director/Producer: Suzanne Crocker
Production Company: Drift Productions Inc.
What happens when an ordinary family, living just south of the Arctic Circle, bans all grocery store food from their house? Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40 temperatures.

PAN & SHOOT
Director: Michael Del Monte
Production Company: M Films, Storystream Creative
Ray used to be a sailor, but now he lives on the streets of Toronto. For years, heroin has been more important than home, family or life itself. Ray dreams of getting back on the water and sailing away from it all.

THIS IS NOT A MOVIE
Director: Yung Chang
Production Company: TINAM Inc.
A critical look at modern-day journalism as Robert Fisk, 40 years a Middle East correspondent, upholds his uncompromising on-the-ground reporting of front lines and the suffering of war.

TITLE WITHHELD
Director: Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal
Production Company: Lost Time Media, Big Cedar Films
Description: Withheld

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Presenting Platinum Partner

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Founding Partner

  • logo Rogers

Signature Partner

  • logo CBC Docs

Presenting Partners

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  • logo Netflix

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  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
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