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Hot Docs Industry Cross-Canada Tour

Each year, Hot Docs’ industry team travels across Canada to participate in Doc Ignite workshops, meetings and round-table discussions.

Hot Docs’ Doc Ignite workshops provide filmmakers with the tools they need to launch their film in the international market place, with a specific focus on audience engagement, marketing and direct distribution.


November 12-15, 2017
Montreal International Documentary Festival - RIDM (Montreal, QC)
Industry programs manager Stephanie McArthur and senior Canadian programmer Alexander Rogalski will participate in Doc Circuit, taking one-on-one project meetings. Stephanie will also present the Hot Docs prize at the Cuban Hat Pitch. In partnership with RIDM and Cuban Hat.

February 2018
Vancouver, BC
Details TBA

February 2018
Available Light Film Festival (Whitehorse, YT)
Details TBA


September 21-24, 2017: Lunenburg Film Festival (Lunenburg, NS)
Industry Programmer Madelaine Russo presented a Doc Ignite Workshop on September 23 to a small group of 8-10 filmmakers, hosted two round-table sessions for six filmmaker companies, and participated in one-on-one project meetings through the Doc Market. In partnership with Lunenburg Doc Fest.

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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 Ontario150
  • logo telefilm

Official Airline Partner

  • logo Delta Web