$10,000 CrossCurrents Doc Fund Grant Awarded to The Old Man

audience 2014 by john barduhn

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and the R & M Lang Foundation are pleased to announce that The Old Man (D: Tenzinsedon; Tibet, China) has been chosen to receive a $10,000 production grant from the CrossCurrents Doc Fund.

The Old Man is the story of an old man and his wife who, in the face of great changes to their hometown, struggle to defend their own small happiness. Looking back at the lives of the elderly, we see the ancient city of Lhasa in the midst of transformation.

In addition to the production grant, The Old Man director Tenzinsedon will receive a Hot Docs Fellowship, which includes travel, accommodation, and accreditation to the annual Hot Docs Festival and enrollment in the documentary Channel Doc Accelerator program and mentorship initiatives.

Established by the R & M Lang Foundation and is administered by Hot Docs the CrossCurrents Doc Fund is an international production fund aims to support short and mid-length documentaries from emerging filmmakers working within communities whose perspectives have been historically underrepresented or marginalized. Each year, the short/interactive strand provides one successful applicant with a grant of $10,000.

Selection committee: Robert Lang (Kensington Communications), Stephanie Brown (CBC Indigenous), Elizabeth Radshaw (Hot Docs) and Heidi Tao Yang (Hot Docs).

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