Chelsea Library

Bringing in authors and illustrators to educate all elementary students in Chelsea at the local library.

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Hot Docs first look is a curated access program for philanthropic supporters of and investors in documentary film that grants behind-the-scenes access to the world of documentary. Prizes are underwritten and awarded by participating first look partners. The Leacross Foundation is proud to be a participant/supporter of Hot Docs – first look.

2020 First Look

1st prize of $30,000: Children of the Mist [D: Hà Lệ Diễm; P: Phuong Thao Tran, Swann Dubus; Varan Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)]
2nd prize of $15,000: Just a Band [D: Anjali Nayar, Mbithi Masya; P: Wanuri Kahiu, Caryn Capotosto, Katie Doering, Anjali Nayar, Roger Ross Williams; Ink & Pepper Productions, Ltd., (Canada), Afrobubblegum (Kenya)]

An Honourable mention, including a $2,000 stipend, was awarded to Masha [D: Giedrė Žickytė; P: Giedrė Žickytė, Uldis Cekulis, Christine Le Goff; ZED SAS (France), Vides filmu studija, SIA (Latvia), VšĮ Moonmakers (Lithuania)]


Funding towards young writers conference, senior creative programming and engaging artists with students in schools.

Wakefield Documentary Film Festival

Assisting to honour the winning documentary film by providing funds for the audience’s choice to the director/producer.