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Don Haig Award

Throughout his life, Don Haig gave generously to filmmakers he believed in. He contributed his time, knowledge and resources to helping filmmakers nurture their talents.

The Don Haig Award will be presented by the Hot Docs Board of Directors to an outstanding Canadian independent producer with a feature-length film in the Festival. The Award recognizes creative vision and entrepreneurship, as reflected in their body of work and their film in the Festival, as well as a track record of the mentoring emerging Canadian filmmakers.

The Don Haig Award is presented annually as part of the Hot Docs Awards Presentation.

Past Recipients

  • 2017: Montreal-based producer Daniel Cross
  • 2016: Toronto-based producer Ed Barreveld
  • 2015: Toronto-based producer Anne Pick
  • 2014: Toronto-based producer Michael McNamara
  • 2013: Winnipeg-based producer Merit Jensen Carr

Past Recipients (Emerging Filmmakers)

  • 2012: Director Mia Donovan, Inside Lara Roxx
  • 2011: Director Rama Rau, The Market
  • 2010: Co-directors Philip Lyall and Nimisha Mukerji, 65_Redroses
  • 2009: Filmmaker Brett Gaylor
  • 2008: Director Yung Chang, Up the Yangtze
  • 2007: Director Hubert Davis, Hardwood

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Presenting Platinum Partner

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Presenting Partners

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  • logo Rogers

Major Supporters

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Official Airline Partner

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