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Hot Docs Independent Cinema Relief Fund Raises $72.9K & 29 Canadian Cinemas Receive Funding

We’re thrilled to announce that the Independent Cinema Relief Fund surpassed its goal by 240 per cent to raise a total of $72.9K, enabling Hot Docs to provide financial relief to more Canadian…


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Hot Docs Wraps 2021 Edition, $244K Awarded to Festival Films & Projects

Hot Docs has wrapped its 28th annual Festival, which was presented online from April 29 to May 9 to audiences across Canada. The 11-day event streamed 222 films from 66 countries, 129 recorded…


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Top 20 & Rogers Audience Award Winners

During the 2021 Festival, public audiences were able to vote for their favourite films.

The votes are in and we are thrilled to announce the 2021 Hot Doc audience award winners, as well as the…


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2021 Industry Week Wraps with $110K first look Pitch Prizes Awarded

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


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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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