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Hot Docs Deal Maker

Hot Docs Deal Maker is a one-on-one pitch-meeting program for producers seeking financing from the international marketplace.

Fifty projects will be pre-selected for these valuable meetings with key decision makers, commissioning editors and other film financers.

Submissions Open: January 27, 2016
Deadline: March 4, 2016
Pass Level Required: All-Access Pass


Fifty projects will be selected to take part in a series of 15-minute pitch meetings.

Projects will be selected on the following criteria:

  • Exceptionally compelling, exclusive and illuminating material
  • Brilliant storytelling
  • Creative and exemplary craft
  • Commercial and international appeal
  • Suitability for decision makers’ mandates and key requirements, and relevance to broadcast channels and slots

Selected participants can request meetings, and Deal Maker will match projects with decision makers. Decision makers will review requests and accept those that are appropriate for their mandates.

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How to Submit

Any filmmaker with a project in development, production or post-production can apply.

All applicants must be registered with an All-Access Pass.

Submissions Open: January 27, 2016
Deadline: March 4, 2016


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Hot Docs Forum and Market Presenting Partner

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Presenting Platinum Partner

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Presenting Partners

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  • logo documentary-Channel
  • logo Rogers

Major Supporters

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