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In brief: Helga Stephenson, Divya Shahani to co-chair POV

Plus: Hot Docs has launched a new short pitch competition with Al Jazeera and two Canadian docs receive a grant from Sundance Institute.

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Vanessa Matsui selected for Sundance Institute program

Matsui’s Ghost BFF webseries (pictured) is among 10 titles chosen for the mentorship lab focused on digital short-form projects.

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Women directors face entrenched film industry bias: study

The number of women moving from directing indie movies to major studio tentpoles is rare. The results of a three-year study by the Sundance Institute helps explain why.

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Leone Stars receives Sundance grant

The doc, which follows the Sierra Leone Single-Leg Amputee Sports Club, was the winner of TIFF’s Pitch This! competition earlier this year.

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CBC’s documentary channel joins The Team at Hot Docs

The White Pines Pictures doc shot without a Canadian broadcaster on board has snagged a domestic TV deal on the eve of its Hot Docs date.