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This year’s online industry offering will provide all the valuable market events and services the Festival is known for, and will connect top decision makers from around the world with talented filmmakers.

All industry passes have been streamlined into a new All-Access Online Pass.

There are two key hubs for Hot Docs Industry All-Access Online: The Doc Shop, our secure viewing room, and the Online Community.

In The Doc Shop

  • Professional Development Sessions: Close Up With… sessions, Micro-Meetings, and this year’s keynote and panel discussion about working within the rapidly changing documentary landscape.
  • Hot Docs Forum and Hot Docs Al Jazeera Short Pitch: Video-captured pitches and decision maker feedback from these pitch sessions.
  • 2020 Festival Films: Discover and enjoy some of this year’s official selections.
  • Upload a film: One upload of your finished or rough-cut film to The Doc Shop, where buyers and decision makers can access it and connect with you directly about sales opportunities. Capacity limited

In the Online Community

  • Contact information for fellow delegates
  • Guide to Decision Makers: A digital guide to the companies and decision makers participating in the 2020 market program.
  • Industry Resources: A collection of informational, mental health and professional development resources for filmmakers.
  • Project Catalogues: Downloadable PDF guides for Hot Docs Forum and Hot Docs Deal Maker.

All-Access Online Pass



Please note: Registrations are processed manually and it may take up to 8 hours for you to receive your login info for the Online Community and the Doc Shop.

Questions? Please check out our FAQs or contact [email protected]. For questions about The Doc Shop, please contact [email protected].

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