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2017 Hot Docs Short Film Pitch Participants

On May 2, 2017, the following filmmaking teams participated in the third Hot Docs Short Pitch event.

$75,000 in production funding was awarded at the event. Prize money courtesy of BravoFACT.


1st Place - RIDE FOR PROMISE
Pitched by Sherien Barsoum
A young black man overcomes personal, social and familial struggles to cross Canada in a journey inspiring new narratives on race, privilege and poverty.

2nd Place - BOKO HARAM: BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL
Pitched by Stuart Coxe, Laurie Few, Colette Vosberg
Nigerian school girls who are survivors of the Boko Haram kidnapping come to terms with their experiences and rebuilding their lives in these stories of empowerment and equality, but also about rage, fear, acceptance and inspiration.

3rd Place - 36 HITCHIN ROAD
Pitched by Lorna Kirk
The moving story of a dying elderly woman and her unlikely caregiver brought to life through animated charcoal drawings and footage spanning a decade.

EXPOSURE
Pitched by Kyoko Yokoma
“Radiation should not remain invisible this time.” That’s what Tokyo-based photographer Masamichi Kagaya thought as he started his autoradiograph project in 2012, one year after the nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant.

MARK AND CARLOS DO BURLESQUE
Pitched by Cat Mills
Mark and Carlos are air guitarists with a lust for life. Searching for a new challenge they turn their eyes to burlesque with a desire to perform, but is this a space where they belong, and can men be sexy in the same way that women are?

TOKYO-KAPUSKASING
Pitched by Qais Pasha
Follow a trio of poor, eccentric and talented Japanese immigrant math rockers who gave up their lives in Tokyo to busk across Canada.

Host

  • Sarah Lash, Conde Nast Entertainment

Jury

  • Bob Culbert, Culbert Productions and Consulting
  • Craig Jackson, Filmmaker
  • Olena Decock, Hot Docs


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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotia Wealth Management

Signature Partner

  • logo CBC Docs

Presenting Partners

  • Logo Crave 2019
  • logo Netflix
  • logo Rogers

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
  • logo telefilm

Official Airline Partner

  • logo Delta Web