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Docs For Schools Festival

Docs For Schools offers free programs in conjunction with the Hot Docs Festival (April 25- May 5 2019) each year:

  • In-Cinema screenings
  • In-School screenings
  • Free education package with each film

Questions? Contact Lesley Sparks.

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In-Cinema Screenings

Free screenings of Hot Docs 2019 official selections for teachers and students during the school day at Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto.

Films and booking info available Tuesday, March 19.

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In-School Screenings

Create your own in-school festival during Hot Docs! Select from a curated selection of documentaries. Available in Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario.

Films and booking info available February 2019.


Lead Partner

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Founding Partner

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Exclusive Education Partner

  • Exclusive Education Partner

Supported by

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Additional support is provided by The S. M. Blair Family Foundation, Hal Jackman Foundation, Patrick & Barbara Keenan Foundation, Pitblado Family Foundation, and through contributions by individual donors.

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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotia Wealth Management

Signature Partner

  • logo documentary-Channel

Presenting Partners

  • logo Bell-Media
  • logo Netflix
  • logo Rogers
  • Logo Samsung

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
  • logo telefilm

Official Airline Partner

  • logo Delta Web