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November: Alumni Success Stories

CrossCurrents International Doc Fund recipient and Deal Maker alumnus The Art of Living in Danger (D: Mina Keshavarz; Iran, Germany), and Hot Docs Forum alumnus Showgirls of Pakistan (D: Saad Khan; Pakistan, USA) are official selections at IDFA.

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs grantee and Deal Maker alumnus Testament (D: Zippy Kimundu, Meena Nanji; Kenya), Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs grantee Witnesses from the Shadows (D: Ousmane Samassekou; France, Mali, South Africa) have been selected for the IDFA Forum.

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs grantee Witnesses from the Shadows (D: Ousmane Samassekou; France, Mali, South Africa), CrossCurrents International grant recipients and Hot Docs Forum alumni Cutting Through Rocks (D: Sara Khaki, Mohammad Reza Eyni; Iran) and WarPlay (D: Hemen Kurda, Sweden), and Hot Docs Forum alumnus An Act of Worship (D: Nausheen Dadabhoy, USA) are part of the latest cohort of Sundance Institute Documentary Fund Grantees.

At DOK Leipzig, Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund recipient and Deal Maker alumnus Downstream to Kinshasa (En route pour le milliard) (D: Dieudo Hamadi; The Democratic Republic of the Congo, France, Belgium) won the Golden Dove in the International Competition Long Documentary and Animated Film. Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund grantee Lift Like a Girl (Ash Ya Captain) (D: Mayye Zayed; Egypt, Germany, Denmark) won the Golden Dove for Best Film in the German Competition, Long Film category at DOK Leipzig.

CrossCurrents International Doc Fund recipient and Deal Maker alumnus The Art of Living in Danger (D: Mina Keshavarz; Iran, Germany) won the Mecenat Award at the Busan International Film Festival.

Hot Docs Forum alumnus DRIVER (D: Nesa Azimi), Deal Maker participant Razing Liberty Square (D: Katja Esson), Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund grantee and Deal Maker alumnus Testament (D: Zippy Kimundu, Meena Nanji; Kenya) received grants from the IDA Enterprise Documentary Fund. Hot Docs Forum alum Jialing Zhang (Untitled Chinese in Africa Project) is a Logan Elevate grantee.



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