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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.


In-depth workshops with industry leaders help filmmakers of all levels develop new skills.

International Co-Production Day

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.

Kickstart Sessions

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.

Doc Summit

The Doc Summit is an annual town-hall gathering of the Canadian industry and policy-makers.

Doc Mogul Award Luncheon

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.

Hot Docs Garden Games

Network over a game of croquet or bocce on the lawns of Victoria College – it’s a fun way to connect with fellow delegates.

The Industry Conference is presented in partnership with Canada Media Fund.

Deadlines & Reminders

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Nahmias Law
Documentary Organization of Canada
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