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Hot Docs Forum

“The buzz that pitching at the Hot Docs Forum generates for your project is invaluable —it’s the equivalent of premiering at an A-list festival for a project that’s in development.”
- Sarah McCarthy, Director, THE DARK MATTER OF LOVE

Regarded as the most effective international documentary market in North America, the Hot Docs Forum (formerly the Toronto Documentary Forum) is a dynamic pitching event that stimulates international co-production financing for projects at various levels of completion.

The Hot Docs Forum is a two-day, limited-seating event. Focused around a slate of pre-selected international project presentations showcased in front of a round table of commissioning editors, programming executives and delegates from around the globe, the Hot Docs Forum’s intimate and intense format has proven extremely successful in building international partnerships and raising additional financing for both presenting and observing producers.

Hot Docs Forum 2014

April 30 & May 1, 2014

View the 2014 Hot Docs Forum Decision Makers List

Project Submissions
2014 Submissions Now Closed

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The Hot Docs Forum is presented in partnership with presenting partner Rogers Group of Funds and founding partner Telefilm Canada.


Additional support is provided by the Ontario Media Development Corporation, C21 Media, Blue Ice Group, Realscreen Magazine, Bell Fund, Gardiner Roberts LLP, NHK, Indiewire, A&E, Entertainment One, Getty Images, CNN Films, Shutterstock and HBO.

Deadlines & Reminders

  • April 23 - May 3, 2015
    Hot Docs Festival, Conference and Market
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Getty Images
Oscillate Design
Dowling Pictures
The Chang School, Ryerson University
Documentary Organization of Canada
Nahmias Law
Cineflix
IndieWire
RealScreen
MIJO

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