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Hot Docs Awards Presentation

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

Hd17 Awards Joseph Michael Howarth

Festival Awards & Juries

At the 2017 Festival, Hot Docs will recognize Canadian and international feaure-length documentaries in official competition, as well as short and mid-length works.

Hd17 Don Haig Joseph Michael Howarth

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.

Hd17 Lindalee Tracey Joseph Michael Howarth

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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