Top 20 & Rogers Audience Award Winners

We are thrilled to announce the top five Canadian features in this year’s audience polled will share the $50,000 CAD Rogers Audience Award, courtesy of Rogers Group of Funds, as well as the overall Hot Docs Audience winners for features, mid-length, shorts and each program.

This year’s Festival streamed over 140 films with 69 virtual Q&As, hosted three live Q&As with the NFB and presented five Big Ideas live events presented by Scotia Welath Management.

While Hot Docs Festival Online ran from May 28 to June 6, over 120 films are stil available to stream until June 24.

Rogers Audience Award Winners

During a special virtual presentation ceremony on the evening of Sunday, June 7, we announced the winners of the $50,000 CAD Rogers Audience Award. Each winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 CAD.

You can watch the announcement on YouTube.

The winners are:

  1. The Walrus and the Whistleblower
  2. 9/11 Kids
  3. The Forbidden Reel
  4. First We Eat
  5. There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace

Top 20

1.) The Walrus and the Whistleblower
2.) 9/11 Kids
3.) Welcome to Chechnya
4.) The Forbidden Reel
5.) The 8th
6.) Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story
7.) Breaking the Silence
8.) Transhood
9.) Coded Bias
10.) Green Blood
11.) If It Were Love (tie)
11.) Love and Fury (tie)
13.) First We Eat
14.) Sanmao. The Desert Bride
15.) There’s No Place Like This Place, Anyplace
16.) The Reason I Jump
17.) Mein Vietnam
18.) Softie
19.) The Last Archer
20.) Dope Is Death

Top 5 Short Films

  1. Nancy’s Workshop
  2. Gun Killers
  3. The Lost Astronaut
  4. êmîcêtôcêt: Many Bloodlines
  5. Welcome Strangers

Top Mid-Length Films

  1. Keyboard Fantasies: The Beverly Glenn-Copeland Story
  2. The Song of the Butterflies
  3. Dark City Beneath the Beat
  4. Mother-Child
  5. Daddy

Top Film by Program

Artscapes: The Forbidden Reel

Canadian Spectrum: The Walrus and the Whistleblower

Deep Dive: Green Blood

International Spectrum: All That I Am

Made In Northern Ireland: The Dakota Entrapment Tapes

Markers: If It Were Love

Nightvision: LEAP OF FAITH: William Friedkin on The Exorcist

Persister: The 8th

Revisionaries: Finding Sally

Special Presentations: Welcome to Chechnya

The Changing Face of Europe: Reunited

To Conserve & Protect: First We Eat

World Showcase: 9/11 Kids

All >

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Signature Partner

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Presenting Partners

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