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Docs For Schools Festival

Docs For Schools offers free programs in conjunction with the Hot Docs Festival each year:

Questions? Contact Lesley Sparks.

In-Cinema Screenings

Free screenings of Hot Docs 2020 official selections for teachers and students during the school day at Hot Docs Cinema in Toronto.

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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.


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Additional support is provided by The S. M. Blair Family Foundation, Patrick and Barbara Keenan Foundation, Pitblado Family Foundation, Flavelle Family Foundation, The McLean Foundation, OTIP, and through contributions by individual donors.

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