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Hot Docs 2017 Short Film Pitch Winner Announced

On Tuesday, May 2, Hot Docs and BravoFACT presented the Hot Docs Short Film Pitch last night, giving six Canadian filmmaking teams the opportunity to pitch their short documentary projects to a live…


Montreal-Based Producer Daniel Cross Named 2017 Don Haig Award Recipient

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that Montreal-based producer Daniel Cross has been named this year’s recipient of the Don Haig Award. The Award, now in its twelfth year, is presented by the Hot…


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2017 Festival Welcomes Special Guests & Filmmakers

Hot Docs is honoured to welcome a number of special guests, including fashion designer Zac Posen, actor and comedian Gilbert Gottfried, scientist and activist Bill Nye, Buddhist monk and human rights…


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$50,000 Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary at 2017 Hot Docs Festival

We’re thrilled to announce the addition of the Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary to the slate of awards that will be presented at the upcoming Hot Docs Festival. Generously…


Tony Palmer Receives 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award

The Hot Docs Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has chosen Tony Palmer as the recipient of its 2017 Outstanding Achievement Award. As part of the honour, Hot Docs will screen a…


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2017 Focus On Retrospective Honours Maya Gallus

Hot Docs will pay tribute to Gemini Award-winning director and producer Maya Gallus with this year’s Focus On retrospective, an annual program showcasing the work of a mid-career Canadian filmmaker…


2017 Made In Program Highlights Japan

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that the 2017 Festival will showcase recent works from Japan in its Made In program, and film titles will be announced in March.

“Japan is a country that…


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Hot Docs Commissions Doc Project IN THE NAME OF ALL CANADIANS

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that it will commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation with the commissioning of In the Name of All Canadians, a compilation of six short documentaries…


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