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The Documentary Film Institute at Seneca College Celebrates 10 Years


The international documentary community is comprised of a relatively small but very diverse population. A career in documentary can take many forms and the people who work in the industry often come from varied backgrounds and schooling, not

A Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Doc Fund Mentee shares what she learned at Hot Docs 2018


Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Fund recipient Milisuthando “Mili” Bongela discusses her experience participating in the Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group mentorship program at the 2018 Hot Docs Festival.  Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary

Hot Docs Industry 2018 - How to Hot Docs!


Dear Hot Docs Filmmakers and Delegates,  On the eve of the Festival, as you arrive in Toronto or travel across town to the Industry Centre, we offer a very heartfelt welcome to Hot Docs 2018. We encourage you to check back here throughout the

CALL HER GANDA at Hot Docs 2018


On the eve of Hot Docs 2018, director PJ Raval and producer Lisa Valencia-Svensson discuss their film Call Her Ganda, which is screening at the 2018 Hot Docs Festival and pitched at the 2017 Hot Docs Forum. They join us to discuss how the violent

25 Years of Hot Docs: New Directions in Documentary with 306 HOLLYWOOD


To celebrate 25 years, Hot Docs Jots explores the legacy of former Hot Docs Forum projects. Doc-making brother and sister team Jonathan and Elan Bogarín reflect on the role family plays in personal politics, the winding path of being a career

25 Years of Hot Docs: Academy Award Winner INOCENTE


To celebrate 25 years, Hot Docs Jots explores the legacy of former Hot Docs Forum projects. We catch up with Yael Melamede, producer of Academy Award–winning short Inocente, which pitched at the 2009 Hot Docs Forum. She joins us to discuss coming

25 Years of Hot Docs: 112 WEDDINGS


To celebrate 25 years, Hot Docs Jots explores the legacy of former Hot Docs Forum projects. In our first 25 Years of Hot Docs, we talk to Doug Block about pitching his crowd-pleasing 112 Weddings at the 2012 Hot Docs Forum and his personal film 51

Connect with Decision Makers at Deal Maker 2018


What is Hot Docs Deal Maker? Hot Docs Deal Maker arranges over 700 one-on-one meetings between 40 selected projects and top decision makers from over 65 international broadcasters or funders at Hot Docs Festival. Deal Maker looks for projects of all

Tokyo Docs 2017


November 5 to 8, 2017, Hot Docs industry funds manager Heidi Tao Yang attended Tokyo Docs in Japan.  Held annually, Tokyo Docs is an international documentary event with the aim of providing a platform for Japanese and Asian documentary filmmakers

Welcome to the Hot Docs Forum 2018


We’re heading into our 19th edition of the Hot Docs Forum, a renowned international financing event aimed at securing co-productions and funds for feature length documentaries. The Forum is the flagship industry event of Hot Docs

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