Forum Panorama2015 Bnr By Joseph Michael Howarth

Selected Projects

Each year projects find the financing they need at Hot Docs’ market events. The projects listed below have been selected to pitch at the 2017 editions of the Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker.


Hot Docs Forum

This year’s projects represent 18 different countries and were selected from over 200 submissions. The Hot Docs Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 2 and Wednesday, May 3.

306 HOLLYWOOD
Production Companies: El Tigre Productions LLC (USA), Laokoon Filmgroup (Hungary), Preferred Content (USA)
Directors: Elan Bogarín, Jonathan Bogarín

93QUEEN
Production Company: Malka Films LLC (USA)
Director: Paula Eiselt

AFTER A REVOLUTION
Production Companies: Met Film Production Company (UK), Huna Productions (Libya), EiE s.r.l (Italy)
Director: Giovanni Buccomino

BISBEE ‘17
Production Company: 4th Row Films (USA)
Director: Robert Greene

BLUE BOX
Production Companies: Norma Productions Ltd. (Israel), Intuitive Pictures (Canada), Breakthrough Films (Canada)
Director: Michal Weits

CHOPPED
Production Companies: Idioms Film (Palestine), HB PeÅ Holmqvist Film (Sweden)
Directors: Karam Ali, Casey Asprooth-Jackson

FATIMA
Production Companies: Old Friend, LLC (USA), Filou Films (Pakistan)
Director: Fazeelat Aslam

I’M A CODA
Production Company: TEMJIN Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Director: Itaru Matsui

JACINTA
Production Companies: Endeavor Pictures LLC (USA), Shotglass Productions Inc. (Canada)
Director: Jessica Earnshaw

NAHANNI: RIVER OF FORGIVENESS
Production Companies: 90th Parallel Productions Ltd. (Canada), Elan Productions Ltd. (Canada)
Director: Geoff Bowie

RAJADA DALKA/NATION’S HOPE
Production Companies: Radio Film Ltd. (UK), Radio Film Ltd (USA), Inzo ya Bizizi (Republic of the Congo), Laika Film & Television AB (Sweden)
Director: Hana Mire

LADY OF THE HARBOUR
Production Company: Muyi Film (The Netherlands)
Director: Sean Wang

THE FEELING OF BEING WATCHED
Production Companies: Multitude Films, LLC (USA), Watched Film, LLC (USA), Naked Edge Films Inc. (USA)
Director: Assia Boundaoui

THE INFILTRATORS
Production Companies: Pueblo Sight & Sound (USA), Naked Edge Films Inc. (USA)
Directors: Cristina Ibarra, Alex Rivera

THE QUEST FOR TONEWOOD
Production Company: Norsk Fjernsyn AS (Norway)
Director: Hans Lukas Hansen

THE REAL THING
Production Companies: Artline Films (France), Golden Girls (Austria)
Director: Benoit Felici

WAR WATCHERS
Production Companies: Drygas Production (Poland), Braidmade Films Ltd. (UK), Bekke Films (Belgium), MiroGraph LLC (Ukraine)
Director: Vita Drygas

THE WATCHMEN
Production Companies: Little Big Story (France), Stenola Production Sprl (Belgium), GraffitiDoc (Italy)
Director: Madeleine Leroyer

UNTITLED JENNIFER LAUDE DOCUMENTARY
Production Companies: Storytellers International (Philippines), Unraval Pictures (USA), Aynaku Media (Canada)
Director: PJ Raval


Hot Docs Deal Maker

Hot Docs Deal Maker will take place from Tuesday, May 2 to Thursday, May 4.

AARON: THE TRIAL OF HENRY FORD, Michael Rose Productions Inc (USA)
ALMOST ALMOST FAMOUS, Almost Almost Famous Productions Inc. (Canada)
AURORA LOVE, Sagafish Media (Canada)
BABE, I HATE TO GO, Taza Media Inc. (Canada)
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS, ESAV Prod (Morocco, Germany, France)
BETRAYAL, Ferocious Films (Canada)
THE BRAIN BODY CONNECTION (WORKING TITLE), Brain Body Productions Inc. (a subsidary of Chalkboard Media Prods Inc.) (Canada)
BUT FOR NOW: THE MUSIC & MOJO OF BOB DOROUGH, mabooshi film company inc (Canada)
THE CHILDREN OF PENTCHO, Sonne film (Italy, UK)
DREAM OF THE SUPER BRIDGE Muyi Film (The Netherlands, China)
ELECTRIC MALADY, Aconite Productions (UK, Finland, Belgium)
ESCAPE FROM SAN QUENTIN, Erica Starling Productions (Northern Ireland)
THE FUTURE IS SH*T, Fathom Film Group (Canada)
GARRY WINOGRAND: ALL THINGS ARE PHOTOGRAPHABLE, Pieshake Pictures (USA)
THE HUNT FOR DARK MONEY, Curved Sky Pictures (Canada)
INKING A LAST MASTERPIECE, PAONETWORK Inc. (Japan)
LETTER FROM MASANJIA, Flying Cloud Productions & Lofty Sky Pictures (Canada)
LIFT LIKE A GIRL (WORKING TITLE) Rufy’s Films (Egypt/Germany)
LOVE GILDA, 3 Faces Films (USA)
THE MAN WHO BUILT CAMBODIA, littleBig Films (Cambodia)
MEET THE UNGERS, Upon A Time Films (USA/Canada)
OMER’S ODYSSEY, Groupe PVP (Canada)
OUT IN THE COLD, Erica Starling Productions (Northern Ireland)
THE PACT, Ronin Films (UK)
PARA TODOS POR TODOS, Friki Films G.P. (Canada, USA)
PC594: THE ART OF REBELLION, Bluprint Films (USA)
PIPE DREAMS, H2L Productions (Canada)
PLANETARY DEFENDERS: THE ASTEROID PARADOX, Markham Street Films (Canada)
RAMEN HEADS THE SERIES, Generation Eleven Pictures Inc. (Japan)
A ROAD OF PRAYER, Tenzinsedon film studio (China)
THE ROSSELINIS, B&B Film (Italy)
SEND US YOUR BROTHER, Notice Pictures Inc. (Canada)
STAGE, Butternut Productions (Canada)
STORY OF B - THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MY MOTHER, Nanof (Italy, United Kingdom)
THE SUPERFOOD EFFECT, Fathom Film Group (Canada)
SURF GIRLS OF COX’S BAZAR, In Sync Media (Canada)
TAKE LIGHT, Compy Films Inc. (Canada)
TIME FOR ILHAN, Flying Pieces Productions (USA)
UNDER THIN ICE, MARIO CYR PRODUCTIONS INC.(Canada)
[UNTITLED], film information withheld
YEAR ZERO36, Rogan Productions (UK, USA)


Thank you to the 2017 Hot Docs Deal Maker Reading Committee:

  • Lindsay Cowan Dotichson, Director of Programming, Discovery Channel Canada
  • Mélanie Lê Phan, Development, Unscripted Content, CBC
  • Daniel Pynnönen, Commissioning Editor for K Special, SVT
  • Ralf Rueckauer, Vice President, ZDF Enterprises GmbH
  • Mark Slone, Executive VP Theatrical Distribution, eOne Distribution

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