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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.

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.

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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.


Lead Partner

  • Lead Partner

Founding Partner

  • Founding Partner

Exclusive Education Partner

  • Exclusive Education Partner

Supported by

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

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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotia Wealth Management

Signature Partner

  • logo CBC Docs

Presenting Partners

  • Logo Crave 2019
  • logo Netflix
  • logo Rogers

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
  • logo telefilm

Official Airline Partner

  • logo Delta Web