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Market and Hot Docs Forum


Hot Docs Forum

Pass Level Required: All-Access Pass
Regarded as the most effective international documentary market in North America, the Hot Docs Forum is a dynamic pitching event that stimulates international co-production financing for projects at various levels of completion.


Distribution Rendezvous

Pass Level Required: Conference and Networking Pass, All-Access Pass
Finished and rough cut films can solidify their future in these pre-arranged one-on-one meetings with distributors, sales agents and festival programmers. Continue the conversation during an exclusive mingle for participating delegates and decision makers.


Hot Docs Deal Maker

Pass Level Required: All-Access Pass
Coming to Hot Docs with a project in development or production? Apply for this pitch-meeting program for works-in-progress and put your project in front of leading international decision makers. The Hot Docs selection committee will choose the most original projects submitted to receive valuable one-on-one meetings with commissioning editors and other film financers, as well as online profile and promotion.


Hot Docs Close Up With… Sessions

Pass Level Required: All-Access Pass
Commissioners and key funders reveal their programming strategies, commissioning structures and what they really want from producers in these intimate, round table presentations and discussions.

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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