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BravoFACTUAL distributes $500K across 11 projects

Byron Hamel’s If I Go Missing and Kathryn Martin’s Hip Hop Speak are among the short documentaries to receive funding.

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BravoFACTUAL awards $422K to short docs

Kim Saltarski’s Andre the Anti-Giant and Dodie McKay’s Starry Nights are among nine projects to receive funding.

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BravoFact, Hot Docs renew doc pitch contest

The short documentary pitching contest, now in its second year, awards a total of $70,000 to the top three shorts.

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BravoFACTUAL awards $434K to short docs

The Hunted from Nimisha Mukerji and Lindsay George was among 10 short docs to receive funding.

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BravoFACT, DOC partner on Festival Concierge

The new program will aim to help filmmakers navigate the festival submission process by connecting them with industry professionals.

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BravoFACT mandates 50% of funds to female filmmakers

Starting in February, half of the funds awarded by BravoFACT and BravoFACTUAL will go to projects with a female director or producer. (Juror Amy Jo Johnson pictured.)

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BravoFACTUAL awards $360K across 8 projects

Rhonda Buckley’s Terranova Matadora: Carolyn Hayward is among eight documentary shorts to receive BravoFACTUAL funds from BravoFACT. (Pictured: Buckley)

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Barry Avrich among BravoFACTUAL grantees

The Filthy Gorgeous: The Bob Guccione Story director (pictured) is among 11 Canadian filmmakers who will receive a total of $473,000 from the Bell Media-backed fund.

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Lumanity North launches $10K incubator for Northern Ontario

The winning short film will receive a guaranteed premiere at the Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival.

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Synesthesia, Fred Heads among BravoFACTUAL recipients

Bell Media’s BravoFACT has named 11 Canadian filmmakers to receive funding from the new program to support documentary shorts. (Pictured: Michelle Latimer.)

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bravoFACT announces new $50K short-doc grant program

BravoFACTUAL will fund short documentaries of up to 15 minutes; Bob Culbert (pictured: far left) and Richard Crouse (far right) sign on to mentor filmmakers.

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Bell Media pre-gala party kicks off Toronto International Film Festival

The Roy Thomson Hall gathering this year was hosted by the media group after its takeover of long-time sponsor Astral Media (pictured: The Fifth Estate star Benedict Cumberbatch).