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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 Toronto?) No less


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 discuss


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 co-directors 


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 advantages to


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 new


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 has edited several


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 Shortwave, an


The Co-Production Dilemma: Getting Your Head in the Game

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This monthly series will illuminate 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


The Art of Radio Documentary at Hot Docs

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This week at #HotDocsJots we chat with independent producer and fellow lover of all things radio Veronica Simmonds. Veronica is the creator and host of a weird and wonderful program called Bradio—radio storytelling with a beauty school


An Industry First Timer: Rebecca Goes to IDFA

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Even though it was my first time attending IDFA, something about it felt like home. Of course Amsterdam is unlike Toronto in many ways. I wish we had peaceful canals surrounded by elegant Dutch architecture, and more Dutch pastries, please. But


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