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Hot Docs Festival

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.

The 2017 Hot Docs Festival will run April 27 to May 7.

Festival passes and packages go on sale November 2016.

Industry registration opens January 2017.

Festival film submissions open September 21, 2016.

“When you can capture a Hot Docs audience’s heart, then you’ve done good work.”

Jessica Edwards, director of Mavis!

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Presenting Platinum Partner

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Presenting Partners

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  • logo documentary-Channel
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Major Supporters

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