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Award-Winning Filmmaker Stanley Nelson Named 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

The Hot Docs Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has chosen multi-award-winning director and producer Stanley Nelson as the recipient of its 2020 Outstanding Achievement Award. As part…

With a dense catalogue of thought-provoking documentaries chronicling the African American experience, Stanley Nelson is a celebrated filmmaker many times over. A MacArthur “Genius” Fellow, he…


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Hot Docs Honours Raymonde Provencher with 2020 Focus On Retrospective

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that it will pay tribute to award-winning Canadian filmmaker Raymonde Provencher with this year’s Focus On retrospective, an annual program showcasing the work of…

With a passion for international affairs that has spanned her decades-long career, RAymonde Provencher has been celebrated for her bold and honest approach to filmmaking. As a journalist and…


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2020 Made In Program to Highlight Docs from Northern Ireland

The 2020 Hot Docs Festival will showcase recent works from Northern Ireland in our Made In program. The program is presented in partnership with Northern Ireland Screen.

“We’re excited to…

Past Made In programs have focused on films from Italy (2019), Mexico (2018), Japan (2017), Australia (2016), India (2015), Denmark (2014), Poland (2013), Southeastern Europe (2012), Italy (2011),…


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Hot Docs Alumni Nominated for Oscars

Congratulations to Hot Docs official selections American Factory (D: Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert), The Edge of Democracy (D: Petra Costa), For Sama (D: Waad al-Kateab, Edward…


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Hot Docs Partners & Alumni Films at Sundance

Hot Docs Partners is honoured and delighted to support three incredible films that will premiere at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. Hot Docs Partners is a $2.6-million CAD financing initiative that…


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Hot Docs Alumni Make Oscars Shortlist

Congratulations to Hot Docs Forum alumnus, first look prize winner and 2019 official selection One Child Nation (D: Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang), Hot Docs Deal Maker alumni and 2019 official…


Ontario Emerging Talent Program: Berlinale/European Film Market

To increase international discoverability and opportunities for emerging Ontario documentary filmmakers, Hot Docs will host a delegation of four filmmakers at the European Film Market in Berlin,…


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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