2014 awards1 blbd by Joseph Michael Howarth

Hot Docs Awards Presentation

Each year, Hot Docs awards films in competition and recognizes emerging and established documentary filmmakers and professionals.

Hd18 Awards Taku Kumabe

Festival Awards & Juries

At the Festival, Hot Docs recognizes Canadian and international feaure-length documentaries in official competition, as well as short and mid-length works.


Don Haig Award

The Don Haig Award is presented to an outstanding Canadian independent producer with a feature-length film in the Festival in recognition of creative vision and entrepreneurship.

Hd18 Lindalee Winners Taku Kumabe

Lindalee Tracey Award

The Lindalee Tracey Award honours an emerging Canadian filmmaker with a passionate point of view, a strong sense of social justice and a joie de vivre.


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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotia Wealth Management

Founding Partner

  • logo Rogers

Signature Partner

  • logo CBC Docs

Presenting Partners

  • Logo Crave 2019
  • logo Netflix

Major Supporter

  • logo telefilm