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)]