Meet the Funder: Hot Docs

Wednesday, November 7

Meet the Funder events connect you with current industry decision-makers, buyers, and private investors!

Join us for Meet the Funder with Hot Docs Film Funds

Hot Docs Film Funds provides funding for the development, production and completion of Canadian and international documentary projects. Join us on November 7 for this in-person session to get the inside scoop on what they’re looking for and which funding stream is right for your project! Special attention will be given to Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund and the upcoming deadline on November 14. After the Meet the Funder, participants and panelists will convene across the street at Ocho for drinks.

The Hot Docs Industry Programs has raised over $10 million dollars in a portfolio of film funds; the Hot Docs Rogers Documentary Fund for Canadian documentaries; theCrossCurrents Doc Fund (international and Canadian) for emerging doc makers from historically underrepresented communities; the Hot Docs Partner equity fund; and the Hot Docs Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund for filmmakers living and working in Africa.


Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
Time: 7
:00 – 8:30 p.m. (EST)
Centre for Social Innovation – 192 Spadina Avenue
$5.00 for DOC Members | $15.00 for non-members



Elizabeth Radshaw was appointed director of industry programs in 2009. She executive produced the first documentary compilation commissioned by Hot Docs and Hot Docs Industry, the award-winning feature compilation of short films IN THE NAME OF ALL CANADIANS. With over 15 years of experience in the industry Elizabeth was the Head of Acquisitions at TVF International, joining from the National Film Board of Canada, and has a history of dramatic and factual production of film and TV in North America.



Sherien Barsoum is a Toronto-based filmmaker and impact producer who is inspired by people and issues making the world a better place. Sherien was the story consultant on the Oscar shortlisted “Frame 394” (Hot Docs 2016) and co – produced “House of Z” (2016), the first feature film bought and distributed by Condé Nast ad now on Netflix.

Her first feature, “Colour Me” (2011), was a bold exploration of black identity narratives. Sherien is the former Director of Programming for the Reelworld Film Festival and serves as a mentor with DOC.

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