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Founders Circle

Become a part of the passionate group of supporters who help Hot Docs advance the art of documentary and present outspoken docs with the power to challenge, inspire and transform.

From $1,500 to $10,000 (Monthly donation option also available starting at $125/month)
includes tax receipt

All Founders Circle memberships include access to Founders Circle at Home, the exclusive Founders Circle streaming platform, which includes:

  • All content streaming on Hot Docs at Home including films and special events
  • Access to exclusive films and Q&As
  • All Curious Minds Speakers Series lectures

For Hot Docs Festival Online, Founders Circle enjoy:

  • Advance Sneak Peek of a Festival film
  • Premium access to Festival films
  • Personalized streaming support
  • Exclusive Q&A discussions and virtual experiences
  • and more!

Already a Founders Circle patron? You can log in now to watch programming in the Founders Circle at Home streaming portal.


For more information about Founders Circle and an opportunity to access a limited-time trial of exclusive programming, contact Nisreen Shammout at [email protected] to join the Founders Circle.

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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotia Wealth Management

Founding Partner

  • logo Rogers

Signature Partner

  • Logo Cbc Gem

Presenting Partners

  • logo Crave
  • logo Netflix

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate Ontario
  • logo telefilm