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HOT DOCS BY NUMBERS: QUICK FACTS ON THE 2010 FESTIVAL

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Toronto, March 23, 2010 –

Hot Docs received a total of 2088 film submissions.

Hot Docs 2010 will present 166 documentaries in the following 10 programs:

  • Special Presentations (21);
  • Canadian Spectrum (23);
  • Focus On Tahani Rached (3);
  • International Spectrum (32);
  • World Showcase (26);
  • Made In South America (12);
  • Next (19);
  • Small Acts (10);
  • Ripping Reality (10);
  • Outstanding Achievement Award Retrospective honouring Kim Longinotto (10).

Hot Docs will present 48 films by first-time filmmakers.

Hot Docs will present a total of:

  • 20 world premieres;
  • 30 international premieres;
  • 26 North American premieres;
  • 48 Canadian premieres;
  • 16 Toronto premieres.

Hot Docs selections are drawn from 41 countries. Documentaries were produced and/or co-produced by the following countries:

  • 47 from the USA;
  • 30 from Canada;
  • 20 from the United Kingdom;
  • 10 from Germany;
  • seven from Brazil;
  • six from Netherlands;
  • five from Finland, France, and Israel;
  • four from Sweden;
  • three from Argentina, Denmark, Iceland, Poland, and Switzerland;
  • two from Belgium, Columbia, Egypt, Iran, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Peru, Slovakia, and Spain;
  • one from Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Italy, Mexico, Norway, Palestine, Republic of Cameroon, Romania, South Africa, South Korea, and Yemin.
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