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Hot Docs Independent Cinema Fund Exceeds Goal, Raises $72,900

Announced prior to the opening of the 2021 Hot Docs Festival, the Hot Docs Independent Cinema Relief Fund was launched to provide financial relief to independent cinemas across the country forced to…

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Hot Docs 2021 Award Winners Announced

Hot Docs is pleased to announce the winning films in this year’s official competition and the recipients of additional awards honouring Canadian filmmakers. Eleven awards and $67,000 CDN in…

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Hot Docs Forum Wraps - $10K Canadian Forum Pitch Prize Awarded to Wilfred Buck

The Hot Docs Forum, our key international co-financing market event, has wrapped after two successful days of pitching. The Forum saw a total of 20 projects representing 16 countries, with women…

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Three New Music Docs Added to Festival Lineup

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that it has added three additional titles to its 2021 Festival lineup.

Making its Canadian premiere in the Special Presentations program will be the Sundance Grand…

Hot Docs-Blue Ice Docs Fund Renewed with $1M & New Recipients Announced

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival and Blue Ice Docs are pleased to announce that eight African film projects have been chosen to receive a total of $120,000 CAD in development and…

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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,…

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March 2021: Alumni Success Stories


Sony Pictures Classics has acquired world rights (excluding UK, France and Germany) to The Lost Leonardo, which is a **[Hot Docs…

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Toronto Filmmakers Features in 2021 Hot Docs Festival

A bustling metropolis that breeds creativity, ingenuity and a passion for art, Toronto is rife with filmmaking talent.

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival is pleased to present 11 feature films and six…

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