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2019 Made In Progam to Highlight Docs from Italy

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that the 2019 Festival will showcase recent works from Italy in its Made In program.

Film titles for the program will be announced in March.

“Recent years have seen a surge of in the quality and range of stories being told in Italian documentary,” said Shane Smith, director of programming for Hot Docs. “Italian filmmakers are taking advantage of the hidden histories and unique perspectives the country holds and are crafting local stories that offer a global perspective—that speak to not only what’s happening in their country, but how these subjects relate and resonate with society at large.”

Past Made In programs have focused on films from Mexico (2018), Japan (2017), Australia (2016), India (2015), Denmark (2014), Poland (2013), Southeastern Europe (2012), Italy (2011), South America (2010), South Korea (2009), Mexico (2008), Brazil (2007), Japan (2006), South Africa (2004) and Taiwan (2003).


This event has been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund a program of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation. This program is supported by the Italian Trade Commission and Istituto Luce-Cinecittà.



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