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The Art of Radio Documentary at Hot Docs


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


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

New Canadian Platforms 2016: VICELAND


In the coming weeks VICE is set to launch VICELAND, a 24-hour Canadian channel and $100-million joint venture between Rogers and VICE Media. VICE is also currently in the process of launching a state-of-the-art multimedia production studio in

Mainstreaming the Margins: Shane Smith's Notes from CPH:DOX


Copenhagen has got it together. From the cheap and easy train ride from the airport to the city centre, to the city-wide bike lanes and rental bikes equipped with iPads for easy access and route mapping, to the effortlessly cool design aesthetic,

MY ENEMY, MY BROTHER Short Documentary Makes Oscar Shortlist


This week, we’re joined by the team behind My Enemy, My Brother, shortlisted for an Academy Award in the Documentary Short Subject category. Director Ann Shin, executive producer Melanie Horkan and production manager Hannah Donegan walk us through

Welcome to Hot Docs Jots!


We are thrilled to welcome you to Hot Docs Jots, the brand new Hot Docs industry blog, a living resource and editorial platform where dynamic voices within the industry will share their expertise, advice and opinions each and every week. The next

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