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Hot Docs Awards Presentation

Each year, Hot Docs awards over $65,000 in cash and prizes to films in competition and to recognize emerging and established documentary filmmakers and professionals.

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Festival Awards & Juries

At the 2016 Festival, Hot Docs recognized Canadian and international feaure-length documentaries in official competition, as well as short and mid-length works.

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Don Haig Award

The Don Haig Award is presented to an outstanding Canadian independent producer with a feature-length film in the Festival in recognition of creative vision and entrepreneurship.

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Lindalee Tracey Award

The Lindalee Tracey Award honours an emerging Canadian filmmaker with a passionate point of view, a strong sense of social justice and a joie de vivre.

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