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New Hot Docs fund to nurture African filmmaking

from CBC News.

Organizers of Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival will administer a $1-million documentary production fund geared toward nurturing emerging African filmmakers.

Hot Docs executive director Chris McDonald announced the new fund, backed by Toronto-based Blue Ice Film, on Wednesday.

“We’re seeing so many films that are set in Africa, but we’re not seeing many that are made by Africans,” he told CBC News. “We’re trying to address that.”

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