Hot Docs Forum
North America’s most effective international documentary market, the Hot Docs Forum is a dynamic pitching event that stimulates international co-production financing.
Taking place over two days, pre-selected international projects are presented to a round table of leading commissioning editors, film fund representatives, financiers, programming executives and delegates from around the globe.
Hot Docs Forum: May 1 & 2, 2017
Submissions Open: November 9, 2016
Submission Deadline: January 9, 2017
Pass Level Required: All-Access Pass
Check out our submissions guidelines, format and pitch prize information below. If you have additional questions, see our Forum FAQs or contact industry programmer and Hot Docs Forum producer Dorota Lech.
How to Submit
Any filmmaker with a feature, broadcast-length, series and cross-platform project can apply.LEARN MORE
The Hot Docs Forum wishes to thank founding sponsor Telefilm Canada, and Presenting Partner Rogers Group of Funds for their generous support.
Additional support is provided by A&E, Bell Fund, Bell Media, Blue Ice Group, C21 Media , City of Toronto, Entertainment One, Gardiner Roberts LLP, HBO Documentary Films, Indiegogo, indieWIRE, NHK, Ontario Media Development Corporation, Realscreen and Shutterstock.