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Docs For Schools Festival

Share the eye-opening excitement of the Hot Docs Festival with students at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema or right in the classroom.

The Docs For Schools Festival program is available only during the Hot Docs Festival, April 27 – May 7, 2017.

  • FREE for grades 7-12 in Ontario
  • In-school and in-theatre screening options available
  • Includes education packages with creative lesson plans and links to curriculum

"We love this festival—makes connection to diverse issues of justice we’ve been discussing into visual narratives. Very powerful and captivate our imagination and hearts."

Michelle Munk, City View Alt Sr. School (Toronto)

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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Screenings

Official selections from this year's Hot Docs are offered exclusively for students at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema during the Festival.

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In-School Screenings

Create your own in-school festival! Select from a curated selection of past Hot Docs titles. DVDs are couriered to you in advance to preview.


Lead Sponsor

  • Lead Sponsor

Exclusive Education Partner

  • Exclusive Education Partner

Supported by

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Additional support is provided by The Andy and Beth Burgess Family Foundation, Hal Jackman Foundation, Artscape Foundation, CineSend and through contributions by individual donors.

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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotiabank

Presenting Partners

  • logo Bell-Media
  • logo documentary-Channel
  • logo Rogers

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
  • Logo Ontario150
  • logo telefilm

Official Airline Partner

  • logo Delta Web