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TORONTO (March 25, 2014) – Bell Media’s BravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) announced the 10 award recipients from the March 24 jury meeting. With 90 applications considered, a total of $371,000 was awarded to Canadian filmmakers from across the country for the production of short films.
Since its inception in 1995, BravoFACT-supported films have enjoyed success both at home and abroad. Most recently, BravoFACT-funded shorts Stage to Screen: The Archivist, Stage to Screen: Wakening, and Lost in Motion II, were nominated at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards, with Stage to Screen: The Archivist winning the “Best Dramatic Short Cinematography” award. BravoFACT-funded shorts were also featured at The 2014 Canadian Film Fest including Bastards, which screened before the opening night feature film Patch Town, based on the 2010 BravoFACT-funded short of the same name, and seven BravoFACT-funded shorts will be featured at the ReelWorld Film Festival including Momsters Playground; 100 Musicians; Incident at Elysian Fields Gaysian; Requiem For Romance; Stage to Screen: Wakening; and Yellow Sticky Notes: Canadian Anijam.
For aspiring filmmakers looking to land a grant to produce a short documentary, BravoFACT is hosting a panel at Toronto’s Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Monday, April 28 at 1 p.m. ET. In this insiders panel, hosted by pop-culture guru and BravoFACT consultant Richard Crouse, Canadian documentary veteran and BravoFACTUAL consultant, Bob Culbert, offers young aspiring documentary filmmakers invaluable insights about the fund and tips for putting together a successful BravoFACTUAL proposal.
BravoFACT fund recipients from the March 24, 2014 jury meeting are:
Remains of the Day – Christian Kelley
The Orchard – Darcy Van Poelgeest
Vox – Clark Johnson
Sing For Me – Rebecca Davey
Emily – Joshua Demers
Duty Calls – Jackie English
Dust – J. Adam Brown
The Voice – David Uloth
Hedge – Matthew Johnson
Crow – Robin McKenna
The next submission deadline for BravoFACT is June 6, 2014.
For information about program requirements and application guidelines visit, http://bravofact.com/
Bell Media's bravoFACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) was established in 1995 by the national specialty channel Bravo. The foundation is the largest funder of short films in Canada having supported over 1,500 short-form projects across the country. bravoFACT is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about bravoFACT can be found at www.bravofact.com.
Bravo delivers compelling stories through clever and immersive programming to viewers across Canada. From high-profile dramas to blockbuster feature films, Bravo is home to award-winning entertainment. Bravo is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company. More information about Bravo is available at www.bravo.ca.
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