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SONY ACQUIRES HOT DOCS PARTNERS FILM

Sony Pictures Classics has acquired world rights (excluding UK, France and Germany) to The Lost Leonardo, which is a Hot Docs Partners project.

Directed by Andreas Koefoed, The Lost Leonardo is the story of the Salvator Mundi, the most expensive painting ever sold and presumed long-lost masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci.


17 ALUMNI NOMINATED FOR CANADIAN SCREEN AWARDS

Hot Docs Forum alumnus, Hot Docs Partners project and 2020 official selection Influence (D: Diana Neille, Richard Poplak; P: Bob Moore, Neil Brandt) is nominated for Best Cinematography in a Feature Length Documentary.

Corus-Hot Docs Fund recipient and 2020 official selection The Forbidden Reel (D: Ariel Nasr; P: Sergeo Kirby, Kat Baulu), and 2020 official selections Stateless (D: Michèle Stephenson; P: Jennifer Holness, Michèle Stephenson, Lea Marin), A Woman, My Mother (D&P: Claude Demers), and The World Is Bright (D: Ying Wang; P: Jian Ping Su, Jordan Paterson) are nominated for Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary.

Hot Dos 2020 official selection êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines (D: Theola Ross; P: Alex Bailey) is nominated for Best Short Documentary.

A Woman, My Mother and The World Is Bright are also nominated for Best Editing in a Feature Length Documentary.

Hot Docs 2019 official selection Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind (D&P: Joan Tosoni, Martha Kehoe) is nominated for the Barbara Sears Award for Best Visual Research.

CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund recipient and 2020 official selection There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace (D: Lulu Wei; P: Ali Weinstein) is nominated for Best Direction, Documentary Series.

2019 official selection Assholes: A Theory (D: John Walker; P: Ann Bernier, John Walker, Annette Clarke), Hot Docs Forum alumnus and 2020 official selection Meat the Future (D&P Liz Marshall), and 2020 official selections 9/11 Kids (D: Elizabeth St. Philip; P: Steve Gamester) The Walrus and the Whistleblower (D: Nathalie Bibeau; P: Nathalie Bibeau, Frederic Bohbot) are nominated for the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary Program.

2019 official selections There Are No Fakes (D: Jamie Kastner; P: Jamie Kastner, Laura Baron Kastner) and Toxic Beauty (D: Phyllis Ellis; P: Peter Raymont, Barri Cohen), along with 9/11 Kids and The Walrus and the Whistleblower, are nominated for Best Direction, Documentary Program.

Assholes: A Theory, There Are No Fakes, There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace, and Toxic Beauty are also nominated for Best Writing, Documentary.

There Are No Fakes, Toxic Beauty, and Walrus and the Whistleblower are also nominated for the Barbara Sears Award for Best Editorial Research.

9/11 Kids and There Are No Fakes are also nominated for Best Photography, Documentary or Factual.

Assholes: A Theory and There Are No Fakes are also nominated for Best Picture Editing, Documentary.

Meat the Future is also nomiated for Best Sound, Non-Fiction, and Toxic Beauty is also nominated for Best Original Music, Non-Fiction.

2013 Deal Maker alumnus and 2020 official selection Finding Sally and official selection They Call Me Dr. Miami are nominated for Best Documentary Program.

Official selection The Holy City is nominated for Best Immersive Experience.



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