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Hot Docs Independent Cinema Fund Exceeds Goal, Raises $72,900

Announced prior to the opening of the 2021 Hot Docs Festival, the Hot Docs Independent Cinema Relief Fund was launched to provide financial relief to independent cinemas across the country forced to suspend operations during the pandemic.

Hot Docs audiences gave generously to the Fund in the lead up to and during Festival, and Hot Docs is pleased to announce the appeal raised $72,900 CDN, exceeding the target by over 240%.

Twenty-seven applications to the Fund have been submitted and a list of cinemas receiving grants will be announced later this month.

The Fund was developed and is administered in consultation with the Network of Independent Canadian Exhibitors (NICE).



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