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Spotlight on the 2016 Industry Conference

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This year the Hot Docs Industry Conference will focus on diversity when it comes to race and gender behind the camera, building career paths, accessing alternative funding and distribution models, and the ways we envision the future


Before Beyoncé There Was Tempest Storm: A Filmmaker Interview

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This week we speak to director/producer Nimisha Mukerji and producer Kaitlyn Regehr about 2016 Hot Docs official selection Tempest Storm (Shot Glass Productions) and the film’s namesake: America’s oldest living sex


The Co-Production Dilemma: Co-Production From a Canadian Point of View

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This monthly series illuminates some of the mysteries associated with co-production. This is not a step-by step guide, as each co-production relationship is unique and dependent on numerous variables. Though there are often financial


Heidi Goes to Qumra

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From the moment I arrived in Doha, Qatar, I was impressed by the beautiful architecture, warm hospitality and, of course, delicious food—I was instantly addicted to the chapati and karak. (Does anyone know where to find this in


Canadian Broadcast Platforms 2016: Bell Media and HBO

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Hot Docs Jots’ New Canadian Platforms monthly series highlights new opportunities for Canadian filmmakers in the Canadian broadcast landscape. This month we welcome Corrie Coe, Senior Vice-President, Independent Production at Bell Media to


Living With Giants: The Filmmaker Interview

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This week Hot Docs Jots is joined by the three person team behind the stark and beautiful Living With Giants, a portrait of an Inuk teenager named Paulusie who yearns for his independence while faltering along the way. We speak to


The Co-Production Dilemma: Producer’s Tips and Tricks

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This monthly series illuminates some of the mysteries associated with co-production. This is not a step-by step guide, as each co-production relationship is unique and dependent on numerous variables. Though there are often financial


New Canadian Platforms 2016: CBC Docs Shorts

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This week #hotdocsjots speaks to Lesley Birchard - Executive in Charge of Production with CBC Unscripted, where she develops and oversees production on a number of television and digital specials and series. Lesley is currently overseeing a


Elevating Story with Archive

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This week at Hot Docs Jots we talk to career editor and filmmaker Manfred Becker, Manfred is a long-time collaborator with Canadian filmmaker Sturla Gunnarsson and has won Gemini, Genie and International Emmy awards. He


Spectres of Shortwave: An Interview with Amanda Dawn Christie

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Amanda Dawn Christie is an interdisciplinary artist working in film, video, performance, photography and electro-acoustic sound design. In 2014, she received Shaw Media-Hot Docs funding for her first feature documentary Spectres of


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