Telefilm, Rogers invest $1.1 million in 5 docs

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Telefilm and the Rogers Group of Funds have invested $1.1 million into five feature-length documentaries under the Theatrical Documentary Program.

While the Rogers Group of Funds did not provide a per-project breakdown of funding, the financier did confirm it contributed $500,000 across the five projects. The remaining financing came from Telefilm.

Black Code, from writer/director Nicolas de Pencier and Black Code Media, received $187,500 in financing from Telefilm. The documentary will be distributed by Mongrel Media.

Entre la paix et la guerre, from writer/director Garry Beitel and reFrame Films, received $125,000 in funding from Telefilm, with Diffusion Multi-Mode on board to distribute the project. La Paradoxe de la faim also received $125,000 of financing from Telefilm. The documentary is directed by Mathieu Roy and written by Benoit Aquin and Richard Brouillette, with Lowik Media producing. Fun Film will distribute La Paradoxe de la faim.

Larry Weinstein’s The Devil’s Horn and Michele Hozer’s One Sweet Film both received $96,250 from Telefilm. The Devil’s Horn is produced by Rhombus Media and will be distributed by Films We Like. One Sweet Film was written by Nathalie Bibeau and Roxana Spicer, with White Pine Pictures set to distribute the film.