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2020 Hot Docs Forum Project Selections

At the 2020 Festival, 22 Hot Docs Forum projects represent 19 different countries and were selected from over 463 submissions.

AN ACT OF WORSHIP
Production Company: Capital K Pictures LLC (USA)
Director: Nausheen Dadabhoy

ALIEN ISLAND
Production Company: Glacier Films SpA (Chile)
Director: Cristóbal Valenzuela Berríos

AMERICAN SAINT
Production Company: Satellite Pictures, Inc. (USA)
Director: Allison Berg

BELLA
Production Companies: 4th Row Films Inc. (USA); Field of Vision (USA)
Directors: Bella Graves, Adam Dietrich

CHILDREN OF THE MIST
Production Company: Varan Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Vietnam)
Director: Hà Lệ Diễm

COMMUTED
Production Company: Commuted Film, LLC (USA)
Director: Nailah Jefferson

THE CURRENT
Production Company: Koi Studio LTD (Poland)
Director: Rafał Skalski

CUTTING THROUGH ROCKS
Production Companies: Gandom Production, LLC (Iran); inselfilm produktion UG (Germany)
Directors: Sara Khaki, Mohammad Reza Eyni

DREAMING WALLS
Production Companies: Clin d’oeil films SRL (Belgium); Media International SA (Belgium); Basalt Film BV (The Netherlands); Les films de l’oeil sauvage SARL (France); Momento Film AB (Sweden); Hard Working Movies Inc. (USA)
Director: Amélie van Elmbt

DRIVER
Production Companies: Goldfish Films, Inc. (USA); Hedgehog Films (USA)
Director: Nesa Azimi

ENERGYLANDIA
Production Company: Catbird Productions Inc. (Canada)
Director: Kinga Michalska

JUST A BAND
Production Companies: Ink & Pepper Productions, Ltd. (Canada); Afrobubblegum (Kenya)
Directors: Anjali Nayar, Mbithi Masya

IN THE SHADE OF LIGHT
Production Company: Dos Be Producciones Ltda. (Chile)
Directors: Ignacia Merino Bustos, Isabel Reyes

MASHA
Production Companies: ZED SAS (France); Vides filmu studija, SIA (Latvia); VšĮ Moonmakers (Lithuania)
Director: Giedrė Žickytė

THE NEW GREATNESS
Production Companies: Ethnofund NPO (Russia); Nukleus film d.o.o. (Croatia); Roast Beef Productions Limited (Great Britain)
Director: Anna Shishova-Bogolyubova

OJIIBIKAAN
Production Companies: Door Number 3 Productions Inc. (Canada); Clique Pictures Inc. (Canada); Earth City Films Inc. (Canada); NFB (Canada)
Directors: Rémy Huberdeau, Sean Stiller

THE ROULETTE PROJECT
Production Companies: Danish Documentary Production Aps. (Denmark); Motto Pictures Inc. (USA)
Director: Pernille Rose Grønkjær

SPEAK NO EVIL
Production Companies: Osaka Sunset Pictures Inc. (Canada); Submarine Entertainment (USA)
Director: Jason Lapeyre

Untitled Jialing Zhang Film
Production Companies: CineMia LLC (USA); Little Lantern Company, LLC (USA)
Director: Jialing Zhang

Untitled Kristi Jacobson Film
Production Companies: McGee Media, LLC (USA); Moss Creative, LLC (USA); Catalyst Films, Inc. (USA)
Director: Kristi Jacobson

Untitled Petra Costa Film
Production Company: Busca Vida Filmes e Produções Eireli (Brazil)
Director: Petra Costa

WARPLAY
Production Company: Tangram Film EA (Sweden)
Director: Hemen Kurda


Hot Docs Forum thanks founding partner Telefilm Canada. Additional support by A&E, Al Jazeera, Blue Ice Pictures, C21 Media, Canada Council for the Arts, Canada Media Fund, CMPA, Creative BC, Department of Canadian Heritage, DGC, DGC Ontario, Gardiner Roberts LLP, National Film Board of Canada, Ontario Arts Council, Ontario Creates, Realscreen, SODEC, City of Toronto, Toronto Arts Council, and TVO.



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