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Docs For Schools Festival

The Docs For Schools Festival program is available during the Hot Docs Festival, April 26 – May 6, 2018.

Programs are free and available to Grades 7–12 in Ontario. An education package, tied to the Ontario School Curriculum, is created for each film offered.

Questions or to be added to the Docs For Schools mailing list contact: Lesley Sparks

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Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Screenings

Official selections from the Hot Docs Festival are offered exclusively for students at the cinema.

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In-School Screenings

Create your own in-school festival during Hot Docs! Select from a curated selection of films.

You must be on the Docs For Schools email list to receive details and updates. To join the list, contact Lesley Sparks.


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 Hal Jackman Foundation, The S. M. Blair Family 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