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Doc Ignite: Weengushk Film Institute Edition

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The Doc Ignite program exists to reach under-served filmmaking communities across Canada. During 2018, the Hot Docs industry team has crossed the country from Whitehorse, Yukon, to Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. Our latest workshop stayed closer to home


Welcome to the Hot Docs Forum 2019

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This year is the 20th edition of the Hot Docs Forum, a renowned financing event aimed at securing international co-productions and funds for feature-length documentaries. The Hot Docs Forum is the flagship industry event of the Hot Docs conference


Doc Ignite - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia Edition!

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Hot Docs industry programmer Madelaine Russo was in charming Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, last week to teach a day-long Doc Ignite workshop to 10 emerging and experienced filmmakers attending the 5th annual Lunenburg Doc Fest.  Doc Ignite offers


Catch Up With Hot Docs 2018 Industry Conference Videos

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Hot Docs Jots invites you to tune in to the great sessions held during Hot Docs 2018 industry conference! Highlights include: A keynote address by Jesse Wente on the importance of Indigenous Narrative Sovereignty

A masterclass with renowned


The Documentary Film Institute at Seneca College Celebrates 10 Years

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The international documentary community is comprised of a relatively small but very diverse population. A career in documentary can take many forms and the people who work in the industry often come from varied backgrounds and schooling, not


A Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Doc Fund Mentee shares what she learned at Hot Docs 2018

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Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Fund recipient Milisuthando “Mili” Bongela discusses her experience participating in the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group mentorship program at the 2018 Hot Docs Festival.  Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary


Hot Docs Industry 2018 - How to Hot Docs!

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Dear Hot Docs Filmmakers and Delegates,  On the eve of the Festival, as you arrive in Toronto or travel across town to the Industry Centre, we offer a very heartfelt welcome to Hot Docs 2018. We encourage you to check back here throughout the


CALL HER GANDA at Hot Docs 2018

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On the eve of Hot Docs 2018, director PJ Raval and producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson discuss their film Call Her Ganda, which is screening at the 2018 Hot Docs Festival and pitched at the 2017 Hot Docs Forum. They join us to discuss how the violent


25 Years of Hot Docs: New Directions in Documentary with 306 HOLLYWOOD

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To celebrate 25 years, Hot Docs Jots explores the legacy of former Hot Docs Forum projects. Doc-making brother and sister team Jonathan and Elan Bogarín reflect on the role family plays in personal politics, the winding path of being a career


25 Years of Hot Docs: Academy Award Winner INOCENTE

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To celebrate 25 years, Hot Docs Jots explores the legacy of former Hot Docs Forum projects. We catch up with Yael Melamede, producer of Academy Award–winning short Inocente, which pitched at the 2009 Hot Docs Forum. She joins us to discuss coming


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