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25 Years of Hot Docs: 112 WEDDINGS

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To celebrate 25 years, Hot Docs Jots explores the legacy of former Hot Docs Forum projects. In our first 25 Years of Hot Docs, we talk to Doug Block about pitching his crowd-pleasing 112 Weddings at the 2012 Hot Docs Forum and his personal film 51


imagineNATIVE's Daniel Northway-Frank on the Doc Summit and On-Screen Protocols and Pathways

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For the last 18 years, imagineNATIVE has been a touchstone for the Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities when discussions about of representation or lack of proper engagement with Indigenous people in film and media art arises. Reflections on


Publication: Budgeting For Emerging Filmmakers

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This new monthly series (Part 1 of 3) illuminates some of the mysteries associated with budgeting. This is not a step-by step guide, as each film and budget is unique and dependent on numerous variables, but rather, an overview that helps you


documentary Channel Doc Accelerator Alums on Being an Emerging Filmmaker in Canada

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Hot Docs Jots presents Emerging Voices, where our documentary Channel Doc Accelerator Program Alums from the last edition of Hot Docs contribute on issues salient to them regarding their filmmaking practice and the business of the industry as


The Art of the Business - The Role of a Visual Researcher with Elizabeth Klinck

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In our new series The Art of the Business, Hot Docs speaks to prolific visual researcher Elizabeth Klinck. Elizabeth has over 36 years of experience and has worked on over 200 projects as a visual and editorial researcher, a visual archive and


Industry Programs Manager Stephanie McArthur Attends CNEX Chinese Doc Forum

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This September, Hot Docs Industry Programs Manager Stephanie McArthur attended the CNEX Chinese Doc Forum (CCDF) in Taipei, Taiwan. A Perfect Storm Outside a Category 5 typhoon was raging, but inside a surprisingly robust audience sat transfixed


Min Sook Lee and Lisa Valencia-Svensson on the Exploitation of Foreign Workers and the Need for Diverse Perspectives in Doc Filmmaking

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Producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson and Director Min Sook Lee talk about the exploitation of temporary foreign workers in Canada in their new film Migrant Dreams, sharing their perspectives on the affect that lack of diversity in documentary


Thank You Hot Docs 2016

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It is with a pang of sadness that we say farewell for another year to all the delegates who joined us at Hot Docs 2016. It all went by too fast. Thank you for making this edition of Hot Docs our best


The Co-Production Dilemma: Co-Production From a Canadian Point of View

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This monthly series illuminates some of the mysteries associated with co-production. This is not a step-by step guide, as each co-production relationship is unique and dependent on numerous variables. Though there are often financial advantages to


Canadian Broadcast Platforms 2016: Bell Media and HBO

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Hot Docs Jots’ New Canadian Platforms monthly series highlights new opportunities for Canadian filmmakers in the Canadian broadcast landscape. This month we welcome Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production at Bell Media to discuss


The Co-Production Dilemma: Producer’s Tips and Tricks

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This monthly series illuminates some of the mysteries associated with co-production. This is not a step-by step guide, as each co-production relationship is unique and dependent on numerous variables. Though there are often financial advantages to


New Canadian Platforms 2016: CBC Docs Shorts

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This week #hotdocsjots speaks to Lesley Birchard - Executive in Charge of Production with CBC Unscripted, where she develops and oversees production on a number of television and digital specials and series. Lesley is currently overseeing a new


The Co-Production Dilemma: Getting Your Head in the Game

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This monthly series will illuminate some of the mysteries associated with co-production. This is not a step-by step guide, as each co-production relationship is unique and dependent on numerous variables. Though there are often financial


New Canadian Platforms 2016: VICELAND

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In the coming weeks VICE is set to launch VICELAND, a 24-hour Canadian channel and $100-million joint venture between Rogers and VICE Media. VICE is also currently in the process of launching a state-of-the-art multimedia production studio in


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