Rogers doc fund invests $1.1M across 17 projects

EyeSteel Film's Tokyo Girls and White Pine Pictures' PTSD/Beyond Trauma were among the projects selected to receive coin in this latest round of funding.

The Rogers Documentary Fund has invested $1,100,000 across 17 English- and French-language television projects in its latest round of funding, including EyeSteel Film’s Tokyo Girls (Super Channel) and White Pine Pictures’ PTSD/Beyond Trauma (CBC).

The funding from this program is administered via the Rogers Group of Funds initiative, which aims to support Canadian independent producers via three funding streams. The Rogers Documentary Fund is focused on documentary films for TV, while the Rogers Telefund offers loans to Canadian independent producers.  The Rogers Cable Fund acts as an equity investor in Canadian programs with a first play on a Canadian television channel.

Other projects selected to receive funding from the Rogers Documentary Fund in this latest round include Bountiful Films’ Addiction (CBC, Documentary Channel), Lowik Media 2008′s Ce mal de vivre (Radio-Canada), Markham Street Films and Loosehorse’s Celtic Soul (Super Channel), Le Groupe Spotlight’s En français S.V.P. (TV5), Intuitive Pictures’ Gift (Super Channel), Giraffes – The Forgotten Giants produced by Forgotten Giants Inc. (CBC), Eureka Productions’ Le droit de savoir (Radio-Canada, RDI) and Macumba Films’ Mariages Forcés (Tele-Quebec, RDI).

Also selected were: Fathom Film Group’s My Enemy, My Brother (Super Channel, Bravo), Groupe ECP’s Saisir L’invisible (TV5), Josh Freed Productions’ The End of the Line (Documentary Channel, Canal D), Triplex Films International’s The Theatre of Life (Super Channel), Productions Planete en rotation’s Vieillir dans la nature (TV5, ARTE), LH Productions’ Where the Universe Sings: The Spiritual Journey of Lawren Harris (TVO, Documentary Channel) and Compass Media’s Wolverines: Phantoms of the Northern Forest (CBC).

The next application deadline for the Rogers Documentary Fund is Aug. 12.

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