Six Doc Projects Receive $103,000 from Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund


Hot Docs is pleased to announce the five 2018 projects and one 2017 project that have received $103,000 in funds from the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund. Established in 2016 with a gift from the Rogers Foundation, the $1-million fund provides financial support to Canadian documentary filmmakers.

“We’re delighted to announce that these projects have received funding from the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund,” said acting industry manager Ryan Harrington. “We’re extremely grateful to the Rogers Foundation for their generous contribution to documentary film. Because of this fund, we’re able to support Canadian talent and help the country’s documentarians share stories that affect Canadian culture and society.”

2018 films:

Director: Peter Mishara
Production Company: The Artists (Canada) Inc.
The stories of those creators who were at the forefront of the early video game revolution. This documentary feature explores the intersection of creativity and technology of a medium that would go on to redefine pop culture.

Director: Rama Rau
Production Company: Trinetra Productions
An exploration of India’s cultural preference for baby boys while following a fearless warrior-midwife who advocates for baby girls; meanwhile a lone man in the Village of Men goes on a quest to find a wife.

Director: Maureen Judge
Production Company: Makin’ Movies (GOTB) Inc.
This film that follows five smart and sassy teenage girls in their final year of high school; they’re reflective, over-anxious and constantly struggle with living in a male-centric world while balancing peer pressure, family expectations and personal dreams.

Director: Maya Gallus
Production Company: Alice B Productions Inc.
It takes a brazen personality to excel in the competitive sport of professional cooking, and a woman can only ascend the ranks if she can take the heat. In this film you’ll meet seven women chefs at the forefront of a “revolution.”

Director: Michèle Stephenson
Production Company: Hispaniola Productions Inc.
Combining magical realism and verité, Hispaniola follows families affected by the Dominican Republic Supreme Court ruling that stripped citizenship from Dominicans of Haitian descent, and reflects on how imposed borders, citizenship and racial identity define us and seal our fate.

2017 film:

Director: Nisha Pahuja
Production Company: Notice Pictures Inc. in co-production with the NFB
A look at the making of the modern Indian man told through the stories of a few men—difficult, violent, fearful men and the men who are trying to change them.

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