Forum Panorama2015 Bnr By Joseph Michael Howarth

Selected Projects

Each year projects find the financing they need at Hot Docs’ market events. The project listed below have been selected to pitch at the 2016 editions of the Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker.


Hot Docs Forum

This year’s projects represent 16 different countries and were selected from over 200 submissions. The Hot Docs Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4.

THE ACCIDENTAL KING
Production Company: Made in Copenhagen (Denmark)
Directors: Emil Langballe, Lukasz Konopa

AMERICAN MONSTER
Production Company: Yellowbelly Films, LLC (USA)
Director: Patricia E. Gillespie

BILLY Production Companies: Parabola Films, Little By Little Films (Canada, UK)
Director: Lindsey Dryden

DISASTER CAPITALISM
Production Company: Media Stockade Pty Ltd (Australia)
Director: Thor Neureiter

DOLPHIN MAN
Production Companies: Anemon Productions, Storyline Entertainment, Les Films du Balibari (Greece, Canada, France)
Director: Lefteris Charitos

DOZHD’, IT’S RAINING ON MOSCOW
Production Company: Petit à Petit Production (France)
Director: Alexandra Sollogoub

EATING UP EASTER
Production Companies: Mara Films, LLC, Kartemquin Films (USA, Chile)
Director: Sergio Rapu

FAMILY IN THE BUBBLE
Production Companies: Documoon, Shangma Pictures, napafilms ltd. (South Korea, Finland)
Director: Minji Ma

HAPPY WINTER
Production Companies: Indyca, Zenit Arti Audiovisive (Italy)
Director: Giovanni Totaro

THE JUDGE
Production Company: Idle Wild Films, Inc. (USA)
Director: Erika Cohn

THE LAST ANIMALS
Production Company: Atlas Films (USA)
Director: Kate Brooks

MUDFLOW
Production Company: Cynthia Wade Productions, Inc. (USA)
Directors: Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander

OBJECTIVE: CHANGE THE WORLD
Production Company: Structure Films (USA)
Directors: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg

OVER THE LIMIT
Production Companies: Telemark, Ventana-Film GmbH. (Poland, Germany)
Director: Marta Prus

THE PATRIOT
Production Companies: T.T.V Productions Ltd., One Man Show (Israel)
Directors: Daniel Sivan, Alon Sahar

PROJECT LOVE - Working Title
Production Company: Pulse Films (UK)
Director: Tim Travers-Hawkins

RULES TO LIVE BY
Production Company: Little Darkroom Films, LLC (USA)
Director: Hope Litoff

SHOWGIRLS OF PAKISTAN
Production Company: Nomad Films Inc. (Canada, Pakistan)
Director: Saad Khan

YOGHURT UTOPIA
Production Companies: Chimerica Media, Massa D’or Produccions (UK, Spain)
Directors: David Baksh, Anna Thomson


Hot Docs Deal Maker

This year’s projects were selected from over 230 submissions. Hot Docs Deal Maker will take place from Tuesday, May 3 to Thursday, May 5.

  • ¡NO SOY PUTA! [I Am Not a Whore], Reel Thing Films (USA)
  • ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES, Kartemquin Films, Helios Digital (USA)
  • ALPHA, Parabola Films (Canada)
  • AMAL, Artkhana, Detail Film, Abbout Production (Egypt, Germany, Lebanon)
  • BIG FUR, Wedge Films, LLC (USA)
  • BLUE CODE OF SILENCE, Spætt Film AS (Norway/USA)
  • THE BORDER FOX, Film House Inc. (Canada)
  • BUT FOR NOW: THE MUSIC & MOJO OF BOB DOROUGH, Mabooshi Film Company (Canada)
  • CHANGE THE GAME, Upon A Time Films (Canada)
  • CHASING THE AURORA/AURORA LOVE, Sagafish Media Inc. (Canada)
  • CHIYO, Verity Creative Inc. (Canada)
  • DEATH OF A CHILD, Final Cut for Real (Denmark, Sweden)
  • DREAM EMPIRE, House of Real (Denmark, USA)
  • DYING TO DIVORCE, Sideways Film (UK)
  • FLUSH REVOLUTION, Latrine Dreams LLC (USA)
  • GRAPHENE WARS, Films Grain de Sable (France)
  • GRIMM TALES, Proximity Films (Canada)
  • iDANCE ALONE, Susan MacKinnon (Australia)
  • INVISIBLE ESSENCE: THE LITTLE PRINCE, 90th Parallel Productions, Groupe FairPlay (Canada)
  • THE KILLER AND THE BUTTERFLY, Indyca (Italy)
  • THE KINGDOM OF FUNGI, Smith&Nasht (Australia)
  • LAILA AT THE BRIDGE, Aynaku Media Inc, Intuitive Pictures, Laila At The Bridge LLC (USA)
  • THE LAND OF FIRE, Los Olivos Cinema (Chile)
  • LEA TSEMEL, ADVOCATE., HomeMade Docs (Israel, Canada, France)
  • MEMENTO MORI - RECYCLED LIVES, ID Productions Inc, NFB (Canada)
  • MEMORIES IN 1/12, Telecom Staff Inc. (Japan)
  • MISSION RUBBERMAN, Smith&Nasht (Australia)
  • MONKEY BUSINESS: THE ADVENTURES OF GEORGE’S CURIOUS CREATORS, Busy Monkey LLC (USA)
  • MOUNTAINEER, BIBLITASHA (Geogia)
  • MY LEFT ARM, MC2 Communication Media (Canada, Brazil)
  • MY MOTHER’S LOST CHILDREN, Unicorn Films (Australia)
  • NIGHT, DAY, NIGHT, Zapruder Films (Canada)
  • NOMAD MEETS THE CITY (USA, Mongolia)
  • PRE CRIME, Kloos & Co. Median (Germany)
  • PURSUING GIRAFFE: THE ANNE INNIS DAGG ADVENTURE, Free Spirit Films Inc. (Canada)
  • QUEST: THE FURY AND THE SOUND, Quest Fury Sound LLC (USA)
  • QUIPU, Chaka Films, Mucha Media (Peru, Chile)
  • RANGOON, Filmselskapet/Rangoon Film (Norway)
  • SAUDI UNITED, Cinéfort Media Inc., NFB, Saudi United (Canada, UK)
  • SEND US YOUR BROTHER, Notice Pictures Inc. (Canada)
  • SERVED LIKE A GIRL, Pop Smoke Productions (USA)
  • THE SHADOW OF GOLD, Kensington Communications (Canada)
  • SILENT FORESTS, House Tiger Productions (USA)
  • SMART DRUGS, Fathom Films (Canada, Australia)
  • STASI FC, Fine Point Films Ltd (UK, Northern Ireland)
  • THULI MADONSELA: WHISPERING TRUTH TO POWER, Fireworx Media, Undercurrent Film & TV (South Africa)
  • TRÁFICO ILÍCITO, Glaciar Films (Chile)
  • TROPHY HUNTERS, Sideways Film, Alleycats (UK)
  • THE WAKE, Deep Lullaby Productions (Australia)
  • WITHIN THE MOSSAD, Zygote Films, Gebrueder Beetz Filmproduktion (Israel, Germany)
  • THE WRIGHT RISK, JOTZ Productions/Divana Films co-production (Australia)

Thank you to the 2016 Hot Docs Deal Maker Reading Committee:

  • Cynthia Kane, Senior Producer, gbgg productions
  • Jill Burkhart, Director, Documentary Programming, EPIX
  • Julia Rosenberg, President, January Films
  • Kathryn Bonnici, Head of Acquisitions & Development, Java Films
  • Nolan Gallagher, Founder and CEO, Gravitas Ventures
  • Ryan Harrington, Director of Acquisitions, Discovery Communications

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