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Three-Time Oscar Nominee Julia Reichert Named 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

The Hot Docs Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has chosen three-time Academy Award nominee Julia Reichert as the recipient of its 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award. As part of the…

“Julia Reichert’s exceptional career has spanned almost 50 years, and we’re thrilled to be recognizing her with Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award this year,” says Shane Smith, director of…


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Hot Docs 2019 to Honour Canadian Fimmaker Julia Ivanova in Focus On Program

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that it will pay tribute to award-winning Canadian filmmaker Julia Ivanova with this year’s Focus On program, an annual showcase of the work of a significant…

“Julia Ivanova is a bright light in the Canadian documentary world,” says Shane Smith, director of programming at Hot Docs. “Her adventurousness and passion as a filmmaker, coupled with her acute…


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…


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Hot Docs at the Canadian War Museum 2019 Screenings

The Canadian War Museum has partnered with Hot Docs to present cutting-edge films from across Canada and around the world. Each screening will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A with a…


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Three Hot Docs Alumni Nominated for Oscars

Minding the Gap and Of Fathers and Sons are nominated in the Documentary Feature category for the 2019 Academy Awards®. Black Sheep is nominated in the Documentary Short Subject category.


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Award-Winning Filmmaker Lalita Krishna Succeeds Long-Time Board Co-Chair Michael McMahon

At Hot Docs’ annual general meeting on Monday, November 19, the Board of Directors appointed multiple-award-winning filmmaker Lalita Krishna to succeed…


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Hot Docs & Bertha DocHouse Partner for Second Edition of Hot Docs London

Hot Docs and Bertha DocHouse are excited to partner for a second year to present another edition of Hot Docs London, a special screening series showcasing critically acclaimed documentaries from this…


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Transformer Wins 2018 Hot Docs Audience Award & $50,000 Rogers Audience Award

The votes are in! The Hot Docs Audience Award winner is Transformer (D: Michael Del Monte; Canada), which tells the story of a father, ex-marine and world-record powerlifter facing a singular…


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