CrossCurrents Doc Fund Theatrical Strand Awards $30,000 to The Art of Living in Danger

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the Panicaro Foundation are pleased to announce that The Art of Living in Danger (Mina Keshavarz; Iran, Germany) is the grant recipient for the CrossCurrents Doc Fund theatrical strand. Launched at the 2016 Festival, the fund allocates $30,000 CAD each year to one or more full-length feature projects in production by emerging filmmakers.

“We’re extremely pleased to be able to support this project with this fund,” said Caroline Birks, Board Member of the Panicaro Foundation. “Mina is an exceptional filmmaker who captures the essence of this compelling story with every frame, and we’re very proud to be able to contribute to her work and her professional development as a filmmaker.”

In addition to funding, grant recipients will participate in professional development activities at the Hot Docs Festival and throughout the year. They will receive travel, accommodation and accreditation support to attend Hot Docs, where they will participate in labs with access to direct mentorship from industry masters, a set curriculum of conference and workshop activities, access to the Hot Docs Forum, and access to networking opportunities.

Eligible projects were considered by the CrossCurrents Doc Fund Selection Committee, which included: Caroline Birks (Board Member, Panicaro Foundation), Nanfu Wang (filmmaker, Next Generation Production), Elizabeth Radshaw (Industry Programs Director, Hot Docs), Olena Decock (Industry Programmer: Funds & Conference, Hot Docs).

Director: Mina Keshavarz
Producer: Mina Keshavarz, Gerd Haag, Kerstin Krieg
Production Country: Iran, Germany
Description: Withheld

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