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Hot Docs President Chris McDonald Receives Rogers-DOC Luminary Award

On December 1 at the DOC Institute Honours, Hot Docs president Chris McDonald received the Rogers-DOC Luminary Award. Chris was recognized for his pivotal role in support of Canada’s documentary…

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Meet Hot Docs Programming Team

Hot Docs is pleased to welcome Alex Rogalski as senior Canadian programmer. Alex is joined on the 2017 Canadian programming team by programmer Aisha Jamal, associate programmer Mariam Zaidi and…


Hot Docs Welcomes New Board Member

Hot Docs is pleased to welcome producer Isabelle Couture (Catbird Productions) to the organization’s Board of Directors.

The entire Board also extends their heartfelt thanks to departing board…

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Hot Docs Hits WCSFP in Stockholm

Hot Docs executive director Brett Hendrie, communications director Jonathan Da Silva, director of sponsorship marketing Jenn Shah and a number of Hot Docs staff will be in attendance at the World…

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Hot Docs Heads to IDFA and More

Hot Docs director of programming Shane Smith, associate director of programming Sarafina DiFelice, and industry programmers Dorota Lech and Heidi Tao Yang will attend the [International Documentary…

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Two Hot Docs Alumni Make 2017 Oscars Shortlist

Congratulations to Hot Docs 2016 official selections Joe’s Violin (D: Kahane Corn) and Frame 394 (D: Rich Williamson) on being shortlisted in the Documentary Short Subject category for the 89th…

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Hot Docs Industry Cross-Canada Tour

This year, Hot Docs’ industry team is travelling across the country to participate in a variety of Doc Ignite workshops, one-on-one meetings and round-table discussions.

Hot Docs’ Doc Ignite…


Hot Docs Hits Mumbai and Bogota

Hot Docs president Chris McDonald will attend the Mumbai Film Festival from October 20 to 27, where he will serve on the international competition jury. Industry…

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