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Industry Registration

Industry registration will open in January 2016.

Click on the links below for information on our industry passes.


The Hot Docs Conference Pass offers access to valuable industry intelligence, professional development opportunities, and an overview of the art, craft and business of documentary.

Hot Docs Conference Pass holders will have access to:

  • All Festival screenings
  • All Conference sessions, workshops, and Rent-an-Expert meetings
  • All services offered by the Rogers Industry Centre (93 Charles Street West)
  • Access to the Hot Docs Online Community for one year
  • One Hot Docs Program Guide and delegate bag


The Hot Docs Conference and Networking Pass provides the opportunity to fully immerse yourself into the Hot Docs industry experience, while gaining insight into the latest industry trends and developments.

Hot Docs Conference and Networking Pass holders will have access to:


Get the best access to decision makers and networking and market events with the All-Access Pass. With access to the Hot Docs Forum, this pass provides a unique opportunity to observe international independent producers as they present their projects live to a panel of the world’s key documentary decision makers.

The Hot Docs Forum is a limited-seating event for 450 delegates. This pass option will often sell out well in advance of the event and those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase their All-Access Pass as soon as possible.

All-Access Pass holders will have access to:

  • All listed features in Conference and Networking Pass option above, plus:
  • All Hot Docs Forum events
  • Hot Docs Deal Maker pitch meeting applications
  • All Close Up With… sessions
  • All services provided by the Hot Docs Forum Support Services Desk, including meetings with consultants
  • Hot Docs Forum parties, receptions and lunches
  • One complimentary submission to The Doc Shop Online (filmmaker and producers only)
  • One copy of the Hot Docs Forum Buyer’s Guide


Take part in Hot Docs’ popular half-day networking and educational event for emerging and mid-career filmmakers.

  • Access to all three Bell Media Kickstart sessions

Deadlines & Reminders

  • April 28 - May 8, 2016
    Hot Docs Festival, Conference and Market
The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Hall Webber LLP
Documentary Organization of Canada

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