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Marmato Opens Doc Soup This Week - Last Chance to Subscribe


Doc Soup’s 2014-15 season opens with the Toronto premiere of MARMATO, winner of the 2014 Candescent Award presented at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. It is the vivid story of the residents of Marmato, a historic Colombian mining town, who must confront the Canadian mining company that wants the $20 billion in gold beneath their homes.

MARMATO will screen at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema on Wednesday, October 1, at 6:30 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., and Thursday, October 2, at 6:45 p.m. The 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. screenings have gone rush; tickets for 9:15 p.m. and subscriptions for all times are still available. Director Mark Grieco will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions following the screenings.

On November 5 and 6, Doc Soup will present Rory Kennedy’s LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM, a stunning look at the final days of the Vietnam War and the heroic efforts of Americans who took matters into their own hands to help evacuate 135,000 South Vietnamese.

Get your Doc Soup subscription now—it’s the only way to guarantee your tickets to MARMATO and LAST DAYS IN VIETNAM.


   Posted: Mon, September 29, 2014 - 2:00 | #

Free Volunteer in Culture Fair on October 4

Interested in new and exciting volunteer opportunities in Toronto? Join us on Saturday, October 4, to learn about volunteer opportunities in the culture sector. Participating organizations include Hot Docs, imagineNATIVE, Tafelmusik, Toronto 2015 Pan Am & Parapan American Games and more!


   Posted: Mon, September 29, 2014 - 1:55 | #

Best of Hot Docs Winnipeg Returns October 3-5

Hot Docs and partners the National Screen Institute, On Screen Manitoba and DOC Winnipeg are pleased to announce the return of the Best of Hot Docs, Friday, October 3, to Sunday, October 5, at the Winnipeg Film Group’s Cinematheque. The Best of Hot Docs celebrates the Winnipeg premiere of five unforgettable Hot Docs hits. Passes are $30, ticket 4-Packs are $27 and individual tickets are $9.

Find films and buy passes and tickets today!

   Posted: Mon, September 29, 2014 - 1:50 | #

Submit a Film to Hot Docs 2015 Festival

Hot Docs is now accepting submissions for the 2015 Festival! Newly revised submission guidelines and FAQs are available online.

Early-Bird Deadline: November 19, 2014
Deadline: December 10, 2014


   Posted: Mon, September 29, 2014 - 1:45 | #

Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds Applications Now Open

Applications for the second round of 2014 Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds disbursements are now open. The Funds offer completion grants and no-interest development loans with an aim to increase the quantity and quality of social, cultural and political one-off documentaries produced in Canada by Canadian-based production companies.

Deadline: October 22, 2014

   Posted: Mon, September 29, 2014 - 1:35 | #

Hot Docs Releases Learning from Documentary Audiences Study

Hot Docs is pleased to release Learning from Documentary Audiences: A Market Research Study, a major survey of documentary viewing habits in Canada supported by the Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC), Telefilm Canada, the National Film Board (NFB) and the Canada Media Fund (CMF).

Drawn from thousands of completed questionnaires and a five-city focus group tour, results of the study were presented at the 2014 TIFF Doc Conference by Hot Docs industry programs director Elizabeth Radshaw.


   Posted: Mon, September 29, 2014 - 1:30 | #

Films Announced for Hot Docs Showcase 2014-15 Season

Hot Docs is pleased to announce the 2014-15 season of Hot Docs Showcase, a program that offers independent cinemas, film societies, student associations, museums, libraries and other non-traditional screening venues across Ontario access to a catalogue of recent, high-quality Canadian and international documentary films. The 18 films specially selected by Hot Docs offer audiences unique viewing experiences through engaging and provocative true-life stories from around the globe.


   Posted: Mon, September 29, 2014 - 1:25 | #

Hot Docs Hits VIFF

Hot Docs senior Canadian programmer Lynne Fernie will be in attendance at the Vancouver International Film Festival, September 25 - October 10. While there she will serve as a member of the Impact Award jury.

   Posted: Wed, September 24, 2014 - 10:00 | #

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   Posted: Tue, September 23, 2014 - 11:41 | #

Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds Applications Open September 24

The second round of 2014 funding will open on September 24, with a final deadline on October 22, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Revised application guidelines and FAQs are available online.

   Posted: Wed, September 17, 2014 - 3:41 | #

Congratulations to Hot Docs Forum Alumni Premiering at TIFF

Congratulations to the recent Hot Docs Forum projects screening at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, September 4-14.

THE PRICE WE PAY (D: Harold Crooks)
THE WANTED 18 (D: Amer Shomali, Paul Cowan)

   Posted: Tue, August 26, 2014 - 6:39 | #

Hot Docs Hits TIFF 2014 – Meet Staff at This Year’s Fest

A number of Hot Docs staff, including executive director Brett Hendrie, president Chris McDonald, director of programming Charlotte Cook, and industry programs director Elizabeth Radshaw, will be in attendance at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, taking place September 4 to 14.

   Posted: Tue, August 26, 2014 - 12:59 | #

Hot Docs Releases New Documentary Impact Report

Hot Docs, Inspirit Foundation and Panicaro Foundation are pleased to release Documentary Impact: Social Change through Storytelling. The report examines the ways documentary film can drive social and cultural change, further elaborating on the ideas expressed during Docs Change People. People Change the World., a free public talk on the value of social impact documentaries held during the 2014 Hot Docs Festival.


   Posted: Wed, August 13, 2014 - 3:10 | #

Subscribe to Doc Soup 2014-15 Season

Subscriptions for the 2014-15 Doc Soup season are now on sale. From October through April, Hot Docs’ monthly screening series brings seven of the world’s hottest documentaries to the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema (506 Bloor Street West), with special guests at every screening. Subscribers also receive tickets for the 2015 Hot Docs Festival. Get yours today!

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   Posted: Tue, July 08, 2014 - 2:40 | #

The Globe and Mail Foreign Dispatches Returns to the Bloor

On July 16, The Globe and Mail Foreign Dispatches returns with MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE. An unsettling look at the banking industry, MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE explores the economic crisis and reveals a world of extreme income and merciless pressure. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with special guest Paul Waldie, the Report On Business editor for The Globe and Mail.


   Posted: Tue, July 08, 2014 - 2:33 | #

Thanks for Making Best of Hot Docs Vancouver a Success

With packed screenings and some fascinating Q&As, the Best of Hot Docs weekend in Vancouver was a success! Thank you to our presenting partner City, sponsor Rogers Group of Funds, media sponsor The Georgia Straight and everyone who came out to support the event. We hope to see you again in 2015.

   Posted: Tue, July 08, 2014 - 2:28 | #

Hot Docs Hits Sunny Side

Hot Docs industry programmer Chloe Sosa-Sims will be in attendance at Sunny Side of the Doc, June 23 to 26.

   Posted: Wed, June 18, 2014 - 12:12 | #

BravoFACTUAL Applications Open for Short Docs

BravoFACTUAL’s last application deadline of 2014 for short documentary projects is fast approaching. Since its inception less than a year ago, 22 short documentary projects from across Canada have been awarded production funding. These short docs reflect a wide range of styles,themes and subject matter. Don’t miss out on this amazing funding opportunity and apply by September 8, 2014.

Find out more at:

   Posted: Mon, June 16, 2014 - 8:19 | #

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