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Publications

Hot Docs offers several studies and publication to help filmmakers gain insight into the industry.

HDF 2015 by Joseph Michael Howarth

Hot Docs Pitching Tool

Find out tips and tricks for pitching your film to broadcasters, financiers and industry experts in any scenario, from formal pitch events to cocktail parties.

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copro1 2014 by-Joseph-Michael-Howarth

Hot Docs Guide to Co-Production

Learn the ins and outs of co-production, including the types of relationships, the various benefits, best practices and mistakes to avoid.

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Bloor-Audience2015 by-Chrisitan-Pena

Learning From Documentary Audiences

This study surveyed viewing habits across Canada, drawing from thousands of completed questionnaires and a five-city focus-group tour.

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Documentary Impact

Expanding on the Docs Change People. People Change the World session at Hot Docs 2014, this study examines how documentaries can drive social and cultural change.

Created with support from lead partner Inspirit Foundation and Panicaro Foundation.

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copro2 by-Joseph-Michael-Howarth

Distribution Forward

This guide to strategic self-initiated digital and DVD documentary film distribution examines the current industry, and provides tools, information and support to help filmmaker create marketing strategies.

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Ind-Session2013 by Joseph Michael Howarth

Doc Speak

In-depth interviews reveal filmmakers’ personal insights surrounding both the art and business of the craft.

Created with the support of The Ministry of Training, Universities and Colleges.

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