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 2019 editions of the Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker.


Hot Docs Forum

The Hot Docs Forum will take place on Tuesday, April 30 and Wednesday, May 1. This year’s projects represent 18 different countries and were selected from over 325 submissions. All projects are eligible for the first look Pitch Prize, which awards top projects a total of $100K, the $10K Corus-Hot Docs Forum Pitch Prize, and the Cuban Hat Award.

1001 NIGHTS APART
Production Companies: Filmpunkt GmbH (Germany); Louise Rosen Ltd. (USA); Century Films Ltd. (UK); Rabison Art Production (Iran)
Director: Sarvnaz Alambeigi

ALVIN AILEY
Production Companies: Insignia Films Inc. (USA); PBS American Masters (USA)
Director: Jamila Wignot

ANOTHER BRICK ON THE WALL
Production Companies: Pango Pictures Co., Ltd (China); Arrow Factory Production (China)
Director: Nan Zhang

THE BONES
Production Companies: Intuitive Pictures Inc. (Canada); Cabula6 (USA)
Director: Jeremy Xido

COLOUR OF THE WIND
Production Companies: Tortuga Films Inc. (Canada); Alias film und sprachtransfer GmbH (Germany); Mouka Filmi Oy (Finland)
Director: Claire Sanford

DISAPPEARING VILLAGE
Production Companies: Sweet Take Ltd. (UK); Twofour Group Ltd. (UK)
Director: Megumi Inman

HIDDEN LETTERS
Production Companies: Ten Thousand Images AS (Norway); Fish + Bear Pictures (China)
Directors: Violet Du Feng, Zhao Qing

INSTANT LIFE
Production Companies: Meteor Films (USA); Hecho A Mano Films LLC (USA)
Directors: Mark Becker, Aaron Schock

THE KUNG FU NUNS
Production Companies: Stray Dog productions AS (Norway); Stray Dog productions ApS (Denmark)
Director: Line Hatland

LIGHT DARKNESS LIGHT
Production Companies: The Documentary Group (USA); Transient Pictures LLC (USA)
Director: Landon Van Soest

MAYA
Production Company: Banyak Films Ltd. (UK)
Directors: Anson Hartford, Jamshid Mojaddadi

MIDWIVES
Production Companies: EyeSteelFilm Inc (Canada); AMA FILM GmbH (Germany); Snow Film (Myanmar)
Director: Hnin Ei Hlaing

MISSION SEX-ED
Production Companies: Tondowski Films GbR (Germany); BWP (Spain)
Director: Cosima Dannoritzer

MONGUEN (LIFE)
Production Companies: Lemuntu Producciones E.I.R.L. (Chile); NETLAB S.A. DE C.V. (Mexico)
Director: Antonio Caro Berezin

PLAN C FOR CIVILIZATION
Production Company: Mangrove Media, LLC (USA)
Directors: Ben Kalina, Jen Schneider

THE QUEEN OF THE DEUCE
Production Company: Exile Films Ltd. (Greece)
Director: Valerie Kontakos

SOCKS ON FIRE: UNCLE JOHN AND THE COPPER HEADED WATER RATTLERS
Production Company: Hitbird Productions LLC (USA)
Director: Bo McGuire

TRAFFICKING JAM
Production Company: Media Stockade Pty. Ltd. (Australia)
Director: Catherine Scott

TWICE COLONIZED
Production Companies: Ánorâk Film (Greenland); Ánorâk Film Denmark (Denmark); Unikkaat Studios (Canada)
Director: Lin Alluna

ZINDER
Production Companies: Les films du balibari (France); Tabous production (Niger); CORSO Film (Germany)
Director: Aicha Macky


Hot Docs Deal Maker

Hot Docs Deal Maker projects will be announced early April 2019.

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