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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 2016 Hot Docs Festival will run April 28 to May 8.

Tickets, passes and packages are on sale now.

Industry registration is now open.

“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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FULL FILM SCHEDULE

Browse this year's incredible selection of 232 films from 51 countries

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BROWSE BY SUBJECT

Search our outstanding selection of titles by subject.

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OPENING NIGHT GALA TICKETS

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Hot Docs with our opening night festivities.

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PLAN YOUR HOT DOCS VISIT

Discover the Festival with exclusive discounts on tickets, passes and packages. 


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VENUES & ACCESSIBILITY

Find screening venues and learn about accessibility at our cinemas. 

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PDF SCREENING SCHEDULE

Download a PDF of the 2016 Hot Docs screening schedule. 

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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotiabank

Presenting Partners

  • logo Bell-Media
  • logo documentary-Channel
  • logo Rogers

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
  • logo telefilm