Telefilm, Rogers invest $1.6M across six docs

Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky Anthropocene
Anthropocene (pictured) from Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky was among the projects to receive funding through the Theatrical Documentary Program.

Telefilm Canada and the Rogers Group of Funds have invested $1.6 million across six docs through the Theatrical Documentary Program.

The latest feature-length docs to receive funding support through the stream are Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky’s Anthropocene ($600,000); Brigitte Berman’s The Gordon Pinsent Documentary ($75,000); Ann Shin’s My Enemy, My Brother ($141,810); Mark Achbar’s The New Corporation ($600,000); Julie Lambert’s Flying Sisters ($70,000); and Raymond St-Jean’s Movements – Louise Lecavalier ($110,000).

Telefilm contributed more than $1.08M across all six projects while Rogers contributed $508,405 towards three of them. Anthropocene and The New Corporation both received $400,000 from Telefilm and $200,000 from Rogers, while My Enemy, My Brother received $108,405 through Rogers and $33,405 through Telefilm.

The other three projects, Movements – Louise LecavalierThe Gordon Pinsent Documentary and Flying Sisters, were funded solely through Telefilm.

Since the fund’s inception, it has supported a total of 61 documentaries to the tune of $12 million.