Hot Docs Hits Mumbai and Bogota

Hot Docs president Chris McDonald will attend the Mumbai Film Festival from October 20 to 27, where he will serve on the international competition jury. Industry…


Hot Docs Alumni Win Emmys

Congratulation to Hot Docs official selection What Happened, Miss Simone? on winning in Outstanding Doc or Nonfiction Special category at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards, and to official selection…

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Hot Docs Hits TIFF, Lunenburg Doc Fest and CCDF

A number of Hot Docs staff, including executive director Brett Hendrie, president Chris McDonald, director of programming Shane Smith, industry programs director Elizabeth Radshaw and associate…

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Two Hot Docs Alumni Premiere at TIFF 2016

Congratulations to Corus-Hot Docs Funds recipient and Hot Docs 2014 Forum project The Skyjacker’s Tale (D: Jamie Kastner) and Hot Docs 2015 Forum project *[An…


Hot Docs Welcomes New Advisory Board Members

Hot Docs is pleased to welcome Charmain Emerson, Karim Karsan and Elina Lawrie to the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Advisory Board. We also extend our deep and heartfelt thanks to departing member…

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Thank You Lynne Fernie

At the Hot Docs 2016 Awards Presentation we announced that Senior Canadian Programmer Lynne Fernie would be stepping down after 14 years with the organization. This month, POV Magazine published a…

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Doc Accelerator Alumnus Heads to Venice

Congratulations to Hot Docs 2014 Doc Accelerator participant Jorge Thielen Armand. His feature La Soledad is an official selection at the Venice International Film Festival, August 31 to September…

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Justice Prevails: Hot Docs Hit Wins in Court

Days before its world premiere at Hot Docs, The Opposition received an injunction prohibiting the use of footage of one of the film’s main subjects. Recently, the…

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