Hot Docs offers several studies and publication to help filmmakers gain insight into the industry.
Hot Docs Pitching Tool
Find out tips and tricks for pitching your film to broadcasters, financiers and industry experts in any scenario, from formal pitch events to cocktail parties.DOWNLOAD NOW
Hot Docs Guide to Co-Production
Learn the ins and outs of co-production, including the types of relationships, the various benefits, best practices and mistakes to avoid.DOWNLOAD NOW
Learning From Documentary Audiences
This study surveyed viewing habits across Canada, drawing from thousands of completed questionnaires and a five-city focus-group tour.LEARN MORE
Expanding on the Docs Change People. People Change the World session at Hot Docs 2014, this study examines how documentaries can drive social and cultural change.
Created with support from lead partner Inspirit Foundation and Panicaro Foundation.DOWNLOAD NOW
This guide to strategic self-initiated digital and DVD documentary film distribution examines the current industry, and provides tools, information and support to help filmmaker create marketing strategies.DOWNLOAD NOW
In-depth interviews reveal filmmakers’ personal insights surrounding both the art and business of the craft.
Created with the support of The Ministry of Training, Universities and Colleges.DOWNLOAD NOW