Rogers Audience Award to Be Presented at 2021 Hot Docs Festival Online

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that the Rogers Audience Award and accompanying cash prizes totaling $50,000 CDN, courtesy of Rogers Group of Funds, will be presented at the 2021 Hot Docs Festival, streaming nationwide April 29 to May 9.

This year, the Award will honour the top five Canadian documentaries in the audience poll and will present each director with a cash prize of $10,000 CDN.

Feature-length documentaries screening as part of Hot Docs Festival that have a Canadian director and are CAVCO certified will be eligible for the Rogers Audience Award.

Online voting will take place during the Festival, and will close at 11:59 p.m. on May 8. Votes will be tallied and the winning five films with the highest average scores will be announced at an online live event on Sunday, May 9.

Eligible films:

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