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With a variety of exceptional professional development, networking, and business opportunities, the Hot Docs conference and market is perfect for filmmakers and industry professionals at all levels of experience.

Registration for the 2017 Hot Docs Festival will open at 10:00 a.m. ET on January 31.

Questions? Please check out our registration FAQs or contact us at [email protected].


The Hot Docs Conference Pass offers unparalleled professional development opportunities—from hands-on workshops to keynote addresses from industry leaders—covering all aspects of the art and business of documentary.

Hot Docs Conference Pass holders will have access to:

  • All Festival screenings
  • All Conference sessions and workshops
  • All services offered by the Rogers Industry Centre (93 Charles Street West)
  • Access to the Hot Docs Online Community for one year
  • One Hot Docs Program Guide and delegate bag
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The Hot Docs Conference and Networking Pass combines professional development with a full range of valuable networking opportunities—parties, receptions and more—to best connect and do business with colleagues.

Hot Docs Conference and Networking Pass holders will have access to all listed features in Conference Pass option above, plus:

  • One ticket to the Hot Docs Opening Night Gala
  • One ticket to each Happy Hour afternoon cocktail
  • One ticket to regular evening receptions and parties
  • One ticket to the annual Hot Docs Award Presentation
  • International Co-Production Day Producer-to-Producer meetings
  • The Festival Doc Shop with over 1800 titles available for viewing
  • Distribution Rendezvous pitch session applications
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The Hot Docs All-Access Pass offers professional development and networking plus invaluable access to premium market programs and events. Get the latest market intelligence at the renowned Hot Docs Forum, and pitch leading decision-makers one-on-one at Hot Docs Deal Maker and Distribution Rendezvous.

All-Access Pass holders will have access to:

  • All listed features in Conference and Networking Pass option above, plus:
  • All Hot Docs Forum events
  • Hot Docs Deal Maker pitch meeting applications
  • All Close Up With… sessions
  • All services provided by the Hot Docs Forum Support Services Desk, including meetings with consultants
  • Hot Docs Forum parties, receptions and lunches
  • One complimentary submission to The Doc Shop Online (filmmaker and producers only)
  • One copy of the Hot Docs Forum Buyer’s Guide

Note: A limited number of All-Access Passes are available, and they typically sell out in advance of the event. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Take part in Hot Docs’ popular half-day networking and educational event for emerging and mid-career filmmakers.

  • Access to all three Bell Media Kickstart sessions


First 50 Early-Bird (Until Feb 28) Regular (Mar 1 - Apr 21) Last Minute (after Apr 21)

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