“The Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund is a grant program providing financial support to African documentary filmmakers for development and production. Development grants of $3000 – $10,000 CAD and Production grants of $5000 – $40,000 CAD are awarded to approximately four to 10 projects annually.
The $1-million Fund was created to help enable more African documentary filmmakers to tell their own stories and contribute to a new generation of the African documentary community. Applications are open to professional filmmakers who are citizens and residents of continental Africa and are also living and working in the region. In addition to financing, the initiative also offers valuable resources to support production and professional development, and offers filmmakers opportunities to access the international documentary community. Through an accompanying peer-to-peer mentorship program, grantees may team up with international production partners to bring their projects to international markets, festivals, broadcast and online audiences. Additionally, grantees will have travel, accommodation and accreditation support to attend Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Filmmakers Lab.
To date, the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund has awarded a total of $501,000 to 32 projects. Learn more about the program.
Applications now open, with a final deadline of August 19, 2015.
Source : Hotdocs, August 11, 2015