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Canadian projects land world debuts at SXSW

Shudder docuseries Cursed Films from Toronto’s First Love Films and director Malcolm Ingram’s Clerk are among the select few headed to the Texas festival.

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TIFF ’16: Weirdos, Below Her Mouth get world bows

Other Canadian films to world-premiere at the festival include We Can’t Make the Same Mistake Twice, Boundaries and Nelly.

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Shaw Media-Hot Docs invests $120K across 5 projects

Five docs, including Nisha Pahuja’s Send Us Your Brother and Jay Cheel’s How to Build a Time Machine, have received a total of $120,000 in grants from the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds.

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Doc Ignite kindles launch with time travel doc

The new crowd-funding service from Hot Docs will support documentary projects in development, the first of which is director Jay Cheel’s How To Build a Time Machine.

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Hot Docs pumps up the star power

Hot Docs programming chief Sean Farnel said the star wattage is one element of a 2011 festival that aims to lift Hot Docs from being a big regional documentary festival to a big international film festival.