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, 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

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

This year’s projects represent 25 different countries and were selected from over 170 submissions.

THE ART OF LIVING IN DANGER
Production Company: MinDoc Film Production (Iran, Germany)
Director: Mina Keshavarz

BASTILLE!
Producation Company: Zoot Pictures Inc. (Canada, France)
Director: Leif Kaldor

THE BIG CHIEF (working title)
Production Company: Kijora Film sp.z o.o. (Poland, France)
Director: Tomasz Wolski

BIRTH OF A MIDWIFE
Production Company: Loaded Pictures (Canada)
Directors: Nance Ackerman, Ariel Nasr

BLACK HARMONY
Production Company: MEDIA NAMU (Korea)
Director: Gwanjo Jeong

CAJAMARCA
Production Company: Gato Negro Media (UK)
Director: Susy Peña

FACES: POWER OF THE PORTRAIT
Production Company: Cedar Island Films Inc. (Canada)
Director: Dennis Mohr

FASHION REIMAGINED: A SUSTAINABLE ODYSSEY
Production Company: DUCK Productions (UK)
Director: Becky Hutner

GABI
Production Company: House of Real (Sweden, Finland, USA, France)
Director: Engeli Broberg

HAPPINESS FOR RENT
Production Companies: NHK Enterprises, Inc., Intuitive Pictures Inc. (Japan, Canada)
Director: Mayu Nakamura

THE HAPPY WORKER - OR HOW BULLSHIT TOOK OVER THE WORKPLACE
Production Company: Yellow Film & TV (Finland)
Director: John Webster

HEADSHOTS – ANJA NIEDRINGHAUS, PHOTOGRAPHER
Production Company: ZIEGLER FILM GmbH & Co. KG (Germany)
Director: Sonya Winterberg

I’M IN LOVE WITH PIPPA BACCA
Production Company: NACNE SAS (Italy)
Director: Simone Manetti

I’M SARAH, WITH AN H
Production Company: Victoria Films (UK)
Directors: Daniel Druhora, Charly W. Feldman

INSIDE THE EURO
Production Company: AGITPROP (Bulgaria)
Directors: Boris Missirkov, Georgi Bogdanov

THE KENO CITY (THE GOLD RUSH OF WEIRDNESS) (working title)
Production Company: Rough Studios AB (Sweden, Canada)
Director: Jonny Von Wallström

LIGHT OF THE SETTING SUN
Production Company: Meerkat Media (USA)
Director: Vicky Du

THE LONGEST GOODBYE
Production Company: Motherlode Films (USA, Israel)
Director: Ido Mizrahy

THE LOST LEONARDO
Production Company: Elk Film (Denmark, France, Sweden)
Director: Andreas Kofoed

THE MONK, THE PREGNANT AND THE CHILDREN
Production Company: Tencent News (China)
Director: Runze Yu
Co-Director: Yicen Che

THE NEW ARABS
Production Company: Noble Television Inc. (Canada)
Director: Nabil Mehchi

THE NIGHTS STILL SMELL OF GUNPOWDER
Production Company: 16mms Films, IDA IDA, Kaske Film, Momento! Films (Mozambique, France, Germany, Portugal)
Director: Inadelso Cossa

NOMOLE - OUR BROTHERS ACROSS THE RIVER
Production Company: DOCDAYS Productions GmbH (Germany)
Director: Carl Gierstorfer

OFFICE 39
Production Company: a & o buero filmproduktion gmbh (Germany)
Directors: Carl Gierstorfer, Sebastian Weis

ON THE WAY TO THE BILLION
Production Compnay: Kiripifilms (DRCongo)
Director: Dieudo Hamadi

“Project X”
Production Company: iKandy Films
Director: Janine Hosking

PROMISED LAND
Production Company: Feever Films (Brazil)
Directors: Fernanda Abreu, Fernanda Dibo

SIRENS
Production Company: Endless Eye (USA)
Director: Rita Baghdadi

SONGS SHE SINGS IN SHADOWS
Production Company: Songs She Sings in Shadows Inc. (Canada)
Director: Fazila Amiri

THE SUBJECTS OF DESIRE
Production Company: Hungry Eyes Media Inc. (Canada)
Director: Jennifer Holness

TESTAMENT
Production Company: AfroFilms International (Kenya)
Directors: Zippy Kimundu, Meena Nanji

TONY DRIVER, A BACKWARD DEPORTEE
Production Company: DUGONG FILMS (Italy, Mexico)
Director: Ascanio Petrini

TRANSITION
Production Company: Ziyara Films LLC (Egypt, USA)
Director: Jehan Selim Harney

WHAT WILL THE TITLE BE?
Production Company: Makabor Studio (Hungary)
Director: Kata Oláh

WILDFIRE
Production Company: Catbird Productions (Canada, France)
Director: Zahra Moloo

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM (working title)
Production Company: gebrueder beetz filmproduktion GmbH & Co KG (Germany, Switzerland)
Director: Marcus Vetter

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