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Hot Docs Independent Cinemas Relief Fund: Canadian communities need independent cinemas to survive and thrive

For over a year, the pandemic has shuttered independent cinemas across the country, and many are fighting for survival. Hot Docs wants to ensure these cinemas continue to survive as a place where powerful documentaries can open hearts and minds, ignite conversations and forge community bonds.

From March 23 to May 9, 100% of donations collected for the Hot Docs Independent Cinemas Relief Fund, in association with Network of Independent Canadian Exhibitors (NICE) to provide independent cinemas with urgent financial relief. When these cinemas can reopen, we want them to have the funds they need to showcase documentaries again—and to do so safely.

Hot Docs is a registered charity (895921880-RR0001), and issues full tax receipts for donations of $20 and over. Thank you so much for your support.

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