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This year’s online industry offering will provide all the valuable market events and services the Festival is known for, and will connect top decision makers from around the world with talented filmmakers.

All industry passes will be streamlined into a new All-Access Online Pass.

The Doc Shop, our secure viewing room, will be this year’s hub for industry content. The content will be accessible from April 30 to May 31, and includes:

  • Hot Docs Forum: Video-captured pitches and feedback from the industry’s leading decision makers.
  • Professional Development Sessions: Close Up With… sessions, Micro-Meetings, and a selection of COVID-19 and industry-focused sessions will be available, along with resources on emergency funding and mental health.
  • 2020 Festival Films: Discover and enjoy a curated collection of this year’s official selections.
  • Upload a film to The Doc Shop: One upload of your finished or rough-cut film to The Doc Shop, where buyers and decision makers can access it and connect with you directly about sales opportunities. Capacity limited

Delegates will also have access to the Online Community, which includes:

  • Search registered delegates: Find and connect with other industry representatives attending Hot Docs
  • NEW! Online Guide to Decision Makers: A digital guide to the companies and decision makers participating in this year’s market programs.

In addition, Hot Docs Deal Maker and Distribution Rendezvous will proceed as planned, with Hot Docs facilitating these curated pitch meetings between participants.*

All-Access Online Pass



For questions, please check out our registration FAQs or contact us at [email protected].

* Pass holders must apply for the opportunity to participate in Hot Docs Deal Maker and Distribution Rendezvous meetings. Applications for these programs are now closed.

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Founding Partner

  • logo Rogers

Signature Partner

  • logo CBC Docs

Presenting Partners

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  • logo Netflix

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