We’ve teamed up with Netflix to discover the next generation of filmmakers through their funniest non-fiction tales! The initiative, IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE IT’S TRUE, will provide five filmmakers from around the world with:

  •  $20,000 USD to make a short doc
  •  Mentorship from Netflix’s documentary team & other film professionals
  •  A world premiere in 2022 on @NetflixFilm, Netflix’s social channels dedicated to all things film (in front of 7 million international movie lovers!)

Applications are NOW OPEN and will close on November 3 (or sooner based on the number of submissions received).

More information can be found here: https://hotdocs.ca/i/netflix-short-cuts

Social media handles for IT’S FUNNY BECAUSE IT’S TRUE:

  • Facebook: @hotdocsfestival
  • Twitter: @hotdocs
  • Instagram: @hotdocs_