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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund Awards $45,000 to Four Projects

Hot Docs is pleased to announce four 2018 projects will receive a total of $45,000 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.


FIRST WE EAT: FOOD SECURITY NORTH OF 60
Director/Producer: Suzanne Crocker
Production Company: Drift Productions Inc.
What happens when an ordinary family, living just south of the Arctic Circle, bans all grocery store food from their house? Add three skeptical teenagers, one reluctant husband, no salt, no caffeine, no sugar and -40 temperatures.

PAN & SHOOT
Director: Michael Del Monte
Production Company: M Films, Storystream Creative
Ray used to be a sailor, but now he lives on the streets of Toronto. For years, heroin has been more important than home, family or life itself. Ray dreams of getting back on the water and sailing away from it all.

THIS IS NOT A MOVIE
Director: Yung Chang
Production Company: TINAM Inc.
A critical look at modern-day journalism as Robert Fisk, 40 years a Middle East correspondent, upholds his uncompromising on-the-ground reporting of front lines and the suffering of war.

TITLE WITHHELD
Director: Marc Serpa Francoeur, Robinder Uppal
Production Company: Lost Time Media, Big Cedar Films
Description: Withheld



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