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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.


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.

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.

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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotiabank

Presenting Partners

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

  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
  • logo telefilm

Official Airline Partner

  • logo Delta Web