Alumni Success Stories from July 2019

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Fund alumnus Buddha in Africa won Best South African Documentary and Hot Docs 2019 official selection For Sama won Best Documentary at [Durban International Film…

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Hot Docs Wraps 26th Anniversary Edition With Record-Breaking Audiences of 228,000

Hot Docs has wrapped its 26th edition with record-breaking audience numbers reaching an estimated 228,000. The 11-day event featured 451 public screenings of 234 films on 14 screens across Toronto,…

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Hot Docs 2019 Audience Awards

The winner of the Hot Docs Audience Award is Maxima (D: Claudia Sparrow, USA), the story of Máxima Acuña, an Indigenous Peruvian farmer who refuses to cower to a multi-billion-dollar…

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Animal Magnetism: Kifaru
Artscapes: There Are No Fakes
Canadian Spectrum: Prey
International Spectrum: For Sama
Made In Italy:…

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Prey Wins $50,000 Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary

On May 5, the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary was awarded to Prey. As part of the award, director Matt Gallagher received a $50,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Rogers Group of…

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Hot Docs 2019 Award Winners Announced

At the Hot Docs Awards Presentation, hosted by Garvia Bailey, co-founder and host/producer of, 14 awards and $75,000 in cash and prizes were presented to Canadian…

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First Projects Co-Financed Through Hot Docs Partners Announced

Hot Docs is pleased to announce the first two projects to receive co-financing through the Hot Docs Partners initiative. Launched at the 2018 Hot Docs…

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Hot Docs Forum & Deal Maker Wrap with Over $83,000 in Cash Prizes Awarded

The Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs’ key international co-financing market event, and Hot Docs Deal Maker, Hot Docs’ curated one-on-one pitch meeting program, have wrapped after two days of brisk…

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Peter Raymont Named 2019 Don Haig Award Recipient

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that Peter Raymont, President and Co-Founder of Toronto’s White Pine Pictures, has been named this year’s Don Haig Award recipient. A filmmaker, journalist,…

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