Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund - 2020 Applications

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Application deadline is Wednesday July 29, 2020, 11:59pm EDT

The application must be submitted in English. All financing & budgeting answers to be submitted in Canadian currency. 

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Be sure to save your progress as you complete the application.

Please direct any questions to funds@hotdocs.ca
APPLICANT DETAILS











PROJECT DETAILS







Indicate runtime in minutes only. Do not use decimals.






Provide a brief, catchy summary of your story.

Give an overview of your story, introducing the main characters and potential plot points. Describe the anticipated story structure and narrative trajectory, or potential character arcs for your project.

Why is this topic important, timely, or relevant? Explain the cultural or social relevance and context for the topic, and why this project is timely or urgent. Detail the topics, issues, challenges, stakes, or questions that your project will cover.

How are you going to tell this story? Describe your creative vision for the finished project – its visual look and feel. Explain your intended use of cinematic language or any particular artistic approach that informs the storytelling. If applicable, mention any creative elements and assets, interactive elements, new technologies or non-traditional mediums that you intend to utilize. Explain how these elements will enhance the experience and interaction between viewers and the world of the story.  

Explain the current status of the project. Outline the projected production timeline from the project's current state to the anticipated completion date. Your timeline should cover both the creative and production processes and should detail major project activities, production schedules, and anticipated post-production and release dates. Please also include information on rights, access to interview subjects, etc.

Describe the anticipated audience for your project, including any under-served audiences. How do you plan to reach your target audience?
Hint: if you have an impact plan for your film, you can also answer it here.

CO-PRODUCTION STATUS


Please add contact information for an applicable co-production partner.






Please include country code, if outside Canada.





MARKET PARTNER
Applications require a primary market partner for consideration. 
The primary market partner is a broadcaster, theatrical distributor or new media partner which will broadcast/distribute the film to the audience. The commitment should demonstrate financial commitment. If there is more than one broadcast partner please list the largest or initial partner. 


Market Partner Primary Contact:




Please include country code, if outside Canada.
BUDGET & FINANCING
Requests from the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund grants up to 20% of the total production costs to a maximum of $20,000. 

Do not use commas; use only whole numbers.
Do not use commas or decimals; use only whole numbers.

*Field will read "error" if no amounts are entered above.
FINANCING PARTNER
Please list all funding sources to date that are committed, and the amount sought from other pending sources including the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund to fulfill your budget. Add more funding sources by clicking on "Add Funding Source" below this section.

Do not use commas; use only whole numbers (rounding up to the nearest dollar)
For example $52,321.47 should be listed as 52321




If not applicable, put 0.

If not applicable, put 0.

If not applicable, put 0.


Calculated based on amount from this financing source divided by total budget amount provided above. *Field will read "error" if no proposed total budget amount is entered.

Calculated based on total financing listed above from financing partners

Calculated based on Total Financing divided by Total Budget as provided above. *Field will read "error" if no proposed total budget amount is entered.
PRODUCTION TEAM & CREDITS
Please provide the names and roles of your key production team members. Provide as much information as possible.
PRODUCER







Please provide information for the last 3 projects completed by the Producer.
PROJECT #1





This is the way the project will appear in Hot Docs records.
PROJECT #2





This is the way the project will appear in Hot Docs records.
PROJECT #3





PRODUCER 2







Please provide information for the last 3 projects completed by the Producer.
PROJECT #1




PROJECT #2




PROJECT #3




DIRECTOR (if different than above)







Please provide information about the last 3 projects completed by the Director.
PROJECT #1




PROJECT #2




PROJECT #3





DIRECTOR 2







Please provide information about the last 3 projects completed by the Director.
PROJECT #1




PROJECT #2




PROJECT #3




WRITER







Please provide information about the last 3 projects completed by the Writer.
PROJECT #1




PROJECT #2




PROJECT #3





WRITER 2







Please provide information about the last 3 projects completed by the Writer.
PROJECT #1




PROJECT #2




PROJECT #3




ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBER







Please provide information about the last 3 projects completed by each Additional Team Member. Please include film title, distributor/broadcaster, release/air date, role on project and url to project for each credit.


ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBER







Please provide information about the last 3 projects completed by each Additional Team Member. Please include film title, distributor/broadcaster, release/air date, role on project and url to project for each credit. Use the "Add Another Project" button to add additional team members.


ADDITIONAL TEAM MEMBER







Please provide information about the last 3 projects completed by each Additional Team Member. Please include film title, distributor/broadcaster, release/air date, role on project and url to project for each credit. Use the "Add Another Project" button to add additional team members.

TRAILERS/FOOTAGE
A maximum of 10 minutes of footage or demos should be submitted using up to two separate links. English subtitles required for areas the language(s) spoken is not in English.

Teasers, demos, trailers, and sample stills or footage must be hosted on a streaming site such as Vimeo and submitted via a link. Trailers can be password protected, but must remain live until October 2020.

Please ensure that your password does not change during this time. We will not follow up with applicants regarding broken links or expired passwords.
SUPPORTING FOOTAGE #1



Please ensure that your password does not change until July 2020.

SUPPORTING FOOTAGE #2



Please ensure that your password does not change until July 2020.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS
All documents must be submitted in English or with an accompanying translation.

To complete your application, you must prepare and upload all required documents, as described in the guidelines. All supporting files must adhere to the filenaming instructions provided in the guidelines and below. You may be asked to re-submit otherwise. Hot Docs reserves the right to request additional information.

INSTRUCTIONS: Please send all documents as a single pdf file with the filename as instructed below. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTile" to reflect the name of your film.

The application form will not accept individual files larger than 25MB. Please check your file size before uploading. All attachments must have a combined file size of less than 2,000MB. If your files exceed these limits, please email funds@hotdocs.ca.  

Supporting Documents
I am enclosing the following required supporting documents.



Please append this document as a single pdf file with the following filename: TRF-ProjectTitle-Appendix1.pdf. Please insert a consistent project file name where it reads "ProjectTitle".



Please append this document as a single pdf file with the following filename: TRF-ProjectTitle-Appendix2.pdf. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTitle". For additional files, please use the number formats "Appendix2a", "Appendix2b", etc. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTitle".


Please append this document as a single pdf file with the following filename: TRF-ProjectTitle-Appendix3.pdf. For additional files, please use the number formats "Appendix3a", "Appendix3b", etc. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTitle". Files may include option agreements, writer's agreement, etc.



Please append this document as a single pdf file with the following filename: TRF-ProjectTitle-Appendix4.pdf. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTitle".




Please append this document as a single pdf file with the following filename: TRF-ProjectTitle-Appendix5.pdf. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTitle".

If the CAVCO A application is not available at the time of application, we will also accept a signed letter by the producer attesting that the project is a Canadian production that follows the CAVCO/CRTC criteria. Please outline the key creative personnel along with their points.              


Please append this document as a single pdf file with the following filename: TRF-ProjectTitle-Appendix6.pdf. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTitle".



Please append this document as a single pdf file with the following filename: TRF-ProjectTitle-Appendix7.pdf. For additional files, please use the number formats "Appendix7a", "Appendix7b", etc. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTitle".



Please append this document as a single pdf file with the following filename: TRF-ProjectTitle-Appendix8.pdf. For additional files, please use the number formats "Appendix8a", "Appendix8b", etc. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTitle".



Please append this document as a single pdf file with the following filename: TRF-ProjectTitle-Appendix9.pdf. For additional files, please use the number formats "Appendix9a", "Appendix9b", etc. Please use a consistent project file name in all files where it reads "ProjectTitle".
CONFIRMATION

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