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Hot Docs unveils $2M fund for Canadian, international doc makers

The new program, Hot Docs Partners, aims to connect financiers with feature-length projects, with Toronto’s Blue Ice Docs signing on as the lead investor.

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Hot Docs, Netflix partner on Canadian Storytellers Project

The five-year initiative aims to create funding and professional-development opportunities for under-represented documentary filmmakers.

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Bell Fund selects 33 projects to split $2M

Fresh TV, Shaftesbury and marblemedia are among the prodcos chosen to receive Slate Development coin.

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CMF program budget holds steady at $352 million

With a $15 million top-up from the feds to offset declining BDU revenues, the CMF says it’s found “more solid footing” to provide stable funding.

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In brief: Marielle Poupelin to head International Promotion at Telefilm

Plus: CMU appoints Mark Prashun as president, Canada/New Zealand copros receive coin, and more.

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Canadian copros score Eurimages coin

Elia Suleiman’s It Must be Heaven and Canada/France/Belgium copro Pompeii walked away with a portion of the funding.

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CMF and Wallonia renew digital media incentive

Riftworld: Chronicles spin-off mobile game Riftworld: Heroes previously received funding from the copro and codevelopment program in November 2015.

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CMF and Irish funder invest $225K across five projects

Sienna Films and Rezolution Pictures are two of the Canadian prodcos selected to receive coin.

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Manitoba maintains tax credit in 2018 budget

The province, which has seen a growth in production in recent years, will also form a working group to consider how to best develop the tax credit regime going forward.

The Future of Media: [Block] Chain reaction

Groupe Media TFO wants to reinvent the royalty model by using blockchain to provide more reliable real-time content consumption stats.

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Keshet launches $55M drama fund

The Israel-based global content producer/distributor is looking to support high-end film and TV for the international market.

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NFB close to gender parity: report

The funder saw 47% of its projects directed by women compared to men (38%) and a spike in the number of mixed teams for 2017 to 2018.