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Top 20 Audience Picks - May 1

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 10:30 a.m. on May 1…

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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…


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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INPUT Calgary 2016

INPUT is the biggest and most prestigious Public Television conference in the world. For 35 years this event has been hosted all over the globe and this May it comes to Calgary, Alberta. Aside from…

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Introducing Closed Captioning and Described Sound for Select Screenings

Hot Docs is pleased to offer closed captioning and/or described sound (audio description) for select feature film screenings at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, TIFF Bell Lightbox and Scotiabank Theatre…

Hot Docs House 2016

Free Pre-Festival Events at Hot Docs House

As we count down to the Festival, we invite you to join us at the bustling Hot Docs House (610 Markham Street) for a series for free events.

*Filmmakers of some of this year’s…

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Scotiabank Big Ideas Series Returns to 2016 Festival

This year’s edition of the Scotiabank Big Ideas Series offers audiences the opportunity to experience six thought-provoking documentaries.

Following the screening hear, first-hand, from the…

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Forum Projects Announced and 100+ Decision Makers Confirmed

We’ve announced the 19 projects that will participate in this year’s Forum, North America’s premier international doc market, taking place on May 3 and 4. This year’s projects represent 16…

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