Forum Panorama2015 Bnr By Joseph Michael Howarth

Selected Projects

Each year projects find the financing they need at Hot Docs’ market events. The projects listed below have been selected to pitch at the 2018 editions of the Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker.


Hot Docs Forum

The Hot Docs Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 1 and Wednesday, May 2. This year’s projects represent 21 different countries and were selected from over 250 submissions. All projects are eligible for the first look Pitch Prizes, which will award three projects with a total of $140K; the $10K Hot Docs Corus Pitch Prize; and the Cuban Hat Award.

AGENTS OF INFLUENCE
Production Companies: EyeSteelFilm Inc.(Canada), Fireworx Media Pty (South Africa), Chronicle Productions Pty (South Africa)
Directors: Richard Poplak, Diana Neille

BALLOON WARS
Production Companies: House of Real Aps (Denmark)
Director: Sissel Morell Dargis

BORN IN CHINA
Production Companies: Motto Pictures Inc. (USA), Pumpernickel Films (France), Next Generation Production, LLC (USA)
Directors: Nanfu Wang, Lynn Zhang

CASE 993
Production Company: KTF Films (USA)
Director: Shareef Nasir

CRISTIAN AND YIMARLY: REBEL LOVE
Production Companies: Lulo Films Incorporated (Canada), Lulo Films SAS (Colombia)
Director: Alejandro Bernal

CUBAN DANCER
Production Companies: INDYCA s.n.c. (Italy), MICRODOCUMENTARIES, LLC (USA), Valdivia Film (Chile)
Director: Roberto Salinas

THE FUTURE OF FOREVER
Production Company: Ana Brzezińska Sp. z o.o. (Poland), Alphapanda (UK)
Director: Ana Brzezińska

THE HOTTEST AUGUST
Production Companies: Oh Ratface Films Inc. (Canada), Walking Productions, LLC (USA)
Director: Brett Story

JOYCE CAROL OATES: I’LL TAKE YOU THERE
Production Companies: Mantaray Film AB (Sweden), East Village Entertainment, LLC (USA)
Director: Stig Björkman

THE LAST YEAR OF CONGO MIRADOR
Production Companies: Sancocho Publico A.C. (Venezuela), Spiraleye Productions Ltd. (UK), Pacto Audiovisual Prod. Assoc. (Brazil)
Director: Anabel Rodriguez

MEAT THE FUTURE
Production Companies: Meat the Future Inc. (Canada)
Director: Liz Marshall

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL
Production Companies: DOCDAYS Productions GmbH (Germany), CNEX Foundation Limited (China)
Director: Sascha Schöberl

NOBODY LOVES ME
Production Company: NLM Movie LLC (USA)
Directors: Farihah Zaman, Jeff Reichert

THE RASHOMON EFFECT
Production Companies: Stories Seldom Seen Films, LLC (USA), Multitude Films, LLC (USA)
Director: Lyric R. Cabral

REUNITED
Production Company: Moving Documentary ApS (Denmark)
Director: Mira Jargil

THE QUEEN’S MAN
Production Company: Abstract LLC (USA)
Directors: Daniel Claridge, Andrew Coffman

SOFTIE
Production Companies: Lightbox Ltd. (Kenya), We are not the Machine Ltd. (Kenya), DUOfilm AS (Norway)
Director: Sam Soko

ULURU & THE MAGICIAN
Production Companies: Brindle Films Pty Ltd. (Australia), The Doc Book Co. (Australia), The Finch Company Pty Ltd. (Australia)
Director: Anna Broinowski

WISHING ON A STAR
Production Companies: Videomante soc. coop. (Italy), Mischief Films & Co KG (Austria), Artcam Films, s.r.o. (Czech Republic), Peter Kerekes s.r.o. (Slovak Republic)
Director: Peter Kerekes

YOU WON’T KILL ME
Production Company: Alpha Bear Productions Ltd. (UK)
Director: Leslie Lee


Hot Docs Deal Maker

Hot Docs Deal Maker will take place from Tuesday, May 1 to Thursday, May 3.

ADEYEMI MICHAEL PROJECT
ADIL AND THE SPY, Mantaray Film (Sweden)
ANGELS OF SINJAR. YAZIDIS - 21ST CENTURY GENOCIDE, Hanna Polak Films (Poland/Germany/US)
BIO3.8, AIUE Produtora e Editora Ltda. (Brazil)
BLACK ZOMBIE, Third Culture (Canada)
BORN TO BE SECOND, Walking Iris Media (China)
CHOCAGEDDON, Media Stockade (Australia)
CIVILIZATION, Glaciar Films Spa (Chile/Argentina/Colombia/Austria)
THE CORPORATE COUP D’ÉTAT, White Pine Pictures (Canada)
CROSSING KASAYA, Lost and Found Film Studio (China/ Japan)
EMINENT MONSTER, Hopscotch Films (UK)
FIFTY ONE, (Iran)
FLINT, Montrose Pictures (UK)
HWANGSA (YELLOW DUST), Tortuga Films (Canada)
INSIDE LEHMAN BROTHERS, KM, Intuitive Pictures (France, Canada)
THE INTERROGATION OF SADDAM HUSSEIN, Met Film Production (UK)
JOHNNY TIGER, Radar Nine Films (Canada)
MARTHA, Projector Films (Australia/US)
MICHELLE REMEMBERS, Gina Film (Australia/US)
MIDNIGHT FAMILY, No Ficcion, Family Ambulance Film LLC (Mexico/US)
MISHA’S STORY, Met FIlm Production, Bright Yellow Films, Arts Alliance Productions (UK)
MOZART’S SISTER, Media Stockade (Australia, UK)
MURDERS THAT MATTER, Hiptruth Productions (US)
NOMOLE - OUR BROTHERS ACROSS THE RIVER, DOCDAYS Productions GmbH (Germany)
ONCE AURORA, Flimmer Film (Norway)
PUSH, WG Films/Cave 7 Productions (Canada/Sweden)
RAGING ROOK, Box Cut Projects (US)
RUTH AND MARGARET, Question Why Films (US)
SEARCHING FOR KIKHIA, Desert Power LLC (US/Canada)
THE SHERIFF, Below the Radar (UK)
SINGING IN THE WILDERNESS, Tail Bite Tail LLC (China)
THE SMOG DIRECTOR, DuGood Productions (China)
SOCIETY MUST BE DEFENDED, a_BAHN (France/Luxembourg/US)
SOUTHERN GOTHIC, OBSERVATORY (UK/US)
SQIZO. THE INVISIBLE WOLFSON, FilmAffair (Italy/US/France)
THE TELEVISION EVENT, Common Room Productions (US/Australia)
THIS IS REALITY (Australia)
TRAUMA, Multitude Films (US)
TWO GODS, Homegrown Homies (US)
UNTITLED REFUGEE DOCUMENTARY (WORKING TITLE), Cabin Creek Films (US)
VIKINGS VS. WOLVES ON WALL STREET, NordicStoriesAS (Norway)
THE WAY WE WERE, Flare Film (Germany)
WE ARE HERE, Loaded Pictures (Canada)
WHEN KABUL SINGS, AfghanistanDocHouse (Afghanistan/Germany)
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO AMAZON, LITTLE BIG STORY (France, Canada)



Thank you to the 2018 Hot Docs Deal Maker Reading Committee:

  • Claire Aguilar, Director of Programming and Policy, International Documentary Association
  • Malu Carneiro Campos, Executive Director, Televisión America Latina
  • Kristen Fitzpatrick, Director of Acquisition & Exhibition, Women Make Movies
  • Scott Hooker, Media Consultant
  • Paul Lewis, President, Great Pacific Media
  • Matt Perkins, Senior Sales and Acquisitions Executive, TVF International

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