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Hd16 Forum Full By Joseph Michael Howarth

2016 Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker Wrap With Over $10,000 in Cash Prizes

After two days of pitching, networking and deal making, the Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker have wrapped. At the Hot Docs Forum, 20 projects—with 12 female directors and 27 female producers…


Hd16 Short Pitch Winners By Taku Kumabe

Second Annual Hot Docs Short Pitch Awards $75,000 to Winning Projects

On May 3, six Canadian filmmaking teams were given the opportunity to pitch their short doc to a live audience and panel of judges at the second annual Hot Docs Short Pitch. A total of $75,000,…


Apology By Christian Pena

New CrossCurrents Doc Fund Strand for Theatrical-Length Docs

On May 2, Hot Docs announced a new partnership with the Panicaro Foundation to launch a strand within the highly successful CrossCurrents Doc Fund to…


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Hot Docs and Blue Ice Group Announce New Collaboration with The New York Times Op-Docs

On May 2, Hot Docs and the Blue Ice Group announced an exciting new collaboration with The New York Times Op-Docs to commission short documentary films from African filmmakers that will be…


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Toronto-Based Producer Ed Barreveld Named 2016 Don Haig Award Recipient

On May 2, Hot Docs announced Ed Barreveld as the recipient of the 2016 Don Haig Award, recognizing creative vision and entrepreneurship, as well as a track record of mentoring emerging Canadian…


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Top 20 Audience Picks - May 5

Voted on by audience ballot, here are the top 20 films in the running for the Vimeo On Demand Audience Award. The winner will be announced on May 9.

*Last updated at 10:00 a.m. on May 5…


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2016 Festival Welcomes Over 200 Filmmakers & Special Guests

Hot Docs is honoured to welcome a number of special guests to the 2016 Festival, including former Los Angeles District Attorney Gil Garcetti, American sports journalist Robert Lipsyte, activist Gil…


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Hot Docs Hits IFF Panama

Hot Docs president Chris McDonald will be in attendance at the IFF Panama, April 7 to 13. While there Chris will be moderating a panel on documentary funding (Panel de…


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