CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund to Date

$700,000 CAD

Funded Projects

Filmmakers in a field with camera

About the Fund

The CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund supports diverse voices and perspectives with the goal of building a more vibrant, representative and sustainable documentary industry. It fosters original storytelling from creators with unique vantage points. The fund is open to emerging and sophomore filmmakers who are Indigenous, Francophone, Deaf and/or have a disability, racialized and/or persons of colour.

Filmmakers networking

At the 2022 Hot Docs Festival

All CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund directors were offered accreditation for Hot Docs 2022 and two—Gabriel Badego and Miru Yogarajah—participated in Doc Accelerator. All filmmakers were provided with bespoke schedules of sessions, meetings, and film recommendations.

At this year’s Festival, 2020 Doc Accelerator alum and 2019 CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund grantee Fazila Amiri had the world premiere of her film And Still I Sing.

Raquel Cepeda during a lab session

Year-Round Mentorship

Each project supported by the CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund receives ongoing mentorship from the Hot Docs Industry team. This includes year-round access to personalized advice and detailed feedback about their works-in-progress.