Risk Factor Initiative has Launched
Bruce Cockburn People’s Voice Award
We’re excited to have launched the Risk Factor Initiative yesterday with a sold-out film premiere and mobile app release in Canmore, Alberta. We thought Canmore would be a great location for the launch as the city is home to outdoor adventure athlete, Will Gadd, and risk specialist with Parks Canada, Grant Statham, both of whom collaborated with […]
$33.6 Million awarded to the Sayisi Dene People
Bruce Cockburn People’s Voice Award Bruce Cockburn People’s Voice Award – Bruce Cockburn is a multi-platinum Canadian recording artist, whose 4-decade long career in music has shed light on social, indigenous and environmental issues around the world. Kensington has produced 3 one-hour documentaries over the years with Bruce. For his hard-work, dedication and creativity over […]
Update: The Equalizer’s Sarah Hammer makes cycling history
What Happened to the Sayisi Dene People? In 1956, a tragic ordeal nearly destroyed an entire community, and left many deceased and more lives in turmoil. The Sayisi Dene people of Tadoule Lake, in northern Manitoba, were forcibly uprooted from their homes and way of life by the federal government. They were relocated to numerous remote […]
Happy 80th birthday David Suzuki
Last week, Sarah Hammer’s cycling coach and husband Andy Sparks sent us an update:
Without the fundamental safeguards to protect Canadian producers, will they survive?
For over 50 years, Canadians can say they better understand science and environmental issues thanks to David Suzuki. Tomorrow night, a one-hour doc on his life Suzuki@80 will air on The Nature of Things.
Doc funding available through CrossCurrents Fund/Hot Docs
“Independent producers stand to lose a lot” – Michael Hennessy, CMPA
Presenting the 2015 Oscars ‘Best Documentary’ longlist
Each year, one successful applicant to the CrossCurrents Doc Fund receives $10,000 to make their documentary.
If you’re a fan of documentaries, check this list to see if your recent fave made the Oscar longlist. The Academy said last Friday that 134 documentaries were submitted for consideration.