“A perfect balance between a great festival that supports great filmmakers and a marketplace for finding new projects with a global reach.”
- Mark Edwards, ARTE France
May 2 - May 6, 2016
From keynote speeches by industry visionaries to hands-on workshops with the latest technologies, Hot Docs Industry Conference offers essential education, networking and business intelligence for all levels of filmmakers and film professionals.
We offer a variety of in-depth workshops to help filmmakers of all levels develop new skills.
Official delegations from around the world are featured guests in this day-long program of panels, tailored meetings and networking opportunities aimed at sparking international co-productions.
- International Co-Production Day Producer-to-Producer Meetings: Target one-on-one meetings with international colleagues based on genre or country at this tailored speed-meeting event.
Bell Media Kickstart Sessions
Bell Media Kickstart is a half-day long series of dynamic sessions that provide the essentials for emerging and mid-career doc-makers.
In intimate and informal eight-person groups, connect with industry experts and senior producers to learn from their expertise.
Micro-meetings are intimate sessions that offer industry intelligence from broadcasters, funders and those on the cutting edge of technology.
The Hot Docs and BravoFACT are pleased to offer the Short Film Pitch competition, which will give six Canadian filmmaking teams the opportunity to pitch their short documentary project to a live audience and panel of judges.
The Doc Summit is an annual town-hall gathering of the Canadian industry and policy-makers.
Each year Hot Docs recognizes a Doc Mogul, an individual who, over the course of their career, has made an essential contribution to the creative vitality of the documentary industry in both his/her home country and abroad.