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Hot Docs Honours John Walker with 2018 Focus On Retrospective

Hot Docs will pay tribute to filmmaker John Walker with this year’s Focus On retrospective, an annual program showcasing the work of a significant Canadian filmmaker. Hot Docs will screen a…

John Walker is one of Canada’s most prolific and respected documentary filmmakers. His films, which are personal, lyrical and express a deep understanding of the human condition, have won…


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Barbara Kopple Named Hot Docs 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

The Hot Docs Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has chosen two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple as the recipient of its 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award. As part of the…

A respected director and producer of documentaries, narrative film and commercials spots, Barbara Kopple’s remarkable career has led her to receive two Academy Awards for Best Documentary…


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Hot Docs Alumni Nominated for 2018 Canadian Screen Awards

Congratulations to the Hot Docs alumni nominated for Canadian screen awards:

  • Hot Docs 2017 official selections Unarmed Verses and Resurrecting Hassan nominated in the Ted Rogers Best…


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Hot Docs Alumni Make Oscar Shortlists

Congratulations to Hot Docs official selections City of Ghosts (D: Matthew Heineman), Last Men in Aleppo (D: Firas Fayyad), Long Strange Trip (D: Amir Bar-Lev), Strong Island (D: Yance Ford)…


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Hot Docs Heads to Bogotá

Hot Docs is thrilled to partner with Cinemateca Distrital on Hot Docs Bogotá, taking place in Bogotá, Colombia, from November 9 to 14.

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Hot Docs Alumni Success Stories

Congratulations to our Hot Docs Alumni.

Hot Docs 2017 Forum and Deal Maker participants 93QUEEN, The Feeling of Being Watched, Untitled Jennifer Laude Documentary and Hot Docs 2016 Deal…


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Hot Docs and Bertha DocHouse Bring Doc Series to London, UK

Hot Docs and Bertha DocHouse in London, UK, are pleased to bring you Hot Docs London, a special screening series featuring acclaimed docs from the 2017 Festival. The series will feature 10 titles,…


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Hot Docs Alumni Success Stories

Congratulations to Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund recipients Behind Closed Doors (D: Yakout Elhababi), Testament (D: Zippy Kimundu, Meena Nanji), Dream Away (D: Marouan Omara, Johanna…


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