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Opening Night Gala

Join us as we celebrate the launch of the Hot Docs Festival with our opening night festivities in support of Docs For Schools, a program that provides free screenings and curriculum materials for teachers and their students in grades 7-12 across Ontario!

The night kicks off with a VIP cocktail reception at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, followed by the opening night screening of Bee Nation. The celebration continues at the Royal Ontario Museum with cocktails, canapés and the celebration of documentary storytelling.

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Thursday, April 27

5:00 PM: COCKTAIL RECEPTION
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)
Join our opening night guest filmmaker, special guests and media as we raise a glass and toast the opening of Hot Docs 2017.

7:00 PM: OPENING NIGHT SCREENING
Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West)
Enjoy the world premiere of Bee Nation at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

9:00 PM: OPENING NIGHT PARTY
Royal Ontario Museum (Bloor Street Entrance)
The celebration continues at one of Toronto’s most beautiful landmarks with cocktails and canapés.

Individual tickets provide access for one to the cocktail reception, the opening night screening and the opening night party. A tax receipt for $100 will be issued for each ticket purchased. Tax receipts will be sent after the festival.

Tickets are not sold at the Hot Docs Box Office.

Additional support provided by Entertainment One, Mill Street Brewing, Absolut Vodka and Fresh Wines.

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Presenting Platinum Partner

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Presenting Partners

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Major Supporters

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Official Airline Partner

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