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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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Proper Rights sends Don’t Drive Here, Survivorman abroad

Proper Rights has inked 20 deals with networks in Asia, Latin America, Europe and North America.

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D360, RTR Media pen lifestyle-focused first-look deal

Distribution360 has inked a first-look deal with RTR Media that will give D360 access to the latter’s development slate for digital and lifestyle properties. (Income Property pictured)

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Monsoon, Dark Side to book-end Planet in Focus

Sturla Gunnarsson’s India-set documentary (pictured) will open Toronto’s Planet in Focus Film Festival next month.

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Lion TV preps copro on Franklin ship expedition

The international copro, which will include a yet-to-be-named Canadian broadcaster, will be based on the famed discovery of the lost Franklin expedition ships.

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TIFF ’14: Michael Moore presents 13-point doc manifesto

In his keynote at TIFF’s Doc Conference on Tuesday, Michael Moore (pictured) said more documentaries need to be made for theaters, rather than television, and that these films need to entertain audiences instead of lecture them.

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TIFF ’14: Revisiting history with Trick or Treaty?

Alanis Obomsawin talks to Playback‘s sister publication realscreen about her latest TIFF doc and her experiences revisiting a century-old document.

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TIFF ’14: Animating the absurd with The Wanted 18

Directors Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan on their doc The Wanted 18, which uses animation to tell an absurd tale of fugitive cows amid the Israel/Palestine conflict.

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TIFF ’14: Gunnarsson meditates on the elements in Monsoon

Four years after Force of Nature won TIFF’s People’s Choice Documentary Award, director Sturla Gunnarsson returns to the festival with Monsoon.

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TIFF ’14: Blue Ice brings Scorsese’s ‘Argument’ to Canada

Blue Ice Docs has acquired the Canadian rights to Martin Scorsese and David Tedeschi’s The 50 Year Argument (pictured), which it will release next spring. (via Realscreen.)

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Reed Midem sets November launch for MIP Cancun

MIPTV and MIPCOM organizer Reed Midem has set its sights on Mexico for the inaugural MIP Cancun, a Latin American television buyers’ summit, set to launch this November.


Mukerji, Latimer docs among Shaw Media-Hot Docs grantees

Michelle Latimer’s Forgotten: The Freedom Project is among the seven projects supported in the latest round of financing from the fund. (Latimer pictured)