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Hot Docs Alumni Nominated for Oscars

Congratulations to Hot Docs official selections American Factory (D: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert), The Edge of Democracy (D: Petra Costa), For Sama (D: Waad al-Kateab, Edward…


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Hot Docs Alumni at Sundance

Three Hot Docs Partners projects will premiere at Sundance (https://www.sundance.org/2020-sundance-film-festival-program-guide) including Softie (D: Sam Soko), also a Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group…


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Hot Docs Alumni Make Oscars Shortlist

Congratulations to Hot Docs Forum alumnus, first look prize winner and 2019 official selection One Child Nation (D: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang), Hot Docs Deal Maker alumni and 2019 official…


Ontario Emerging Talent Program: Berlinale/European Film Market

To increase international discoverability and opportunities for emerging Ontario documentary filmmakers, Hot Docs will host a delegation of four filmmakers at the European Film Market in Berlin,…


Alumni Success Stories from July 2019

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Fund alumnus Buddha in Africa won Best South African Documentary and Hot Docs 2019 official selection For Sama won Best Documentary at [Durban International Film…


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Hot Docs Wraps 26th Anniversary Edition With Record-Breaking Audiences of 228,000

Hot Docs has wrapped its 26th edition with record-breaking audience numbers reaching an estimated 228,000. The 11-day event featured 451 public screenings of 234 films on 14 screens across Toronto,…


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Hot Docs 2019 Audience Awards

The winner of the Hot Docs Audience Award is Maxima (D: Claudia Sparrow, USA), the story of Máxima Acuña, an Indigenous Peruvian farmer who refuses to cower to a multi-billion-dollar…

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Prey Wins $50,000 Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary

On May 5, the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary was awarded to Prey. As part of the award, director Matt Gallagher received a $50,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Rogers Group of…


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