Hot Docs

Jennifer Baichwal and Edward Burtynsky Anthropocene

Canadian doc, three coproductions among Sundance 2019 lineup

Anthropocene will screen in Sundance’s Spotlight sidebar and the other two copros are set to screen in the World Cinema Documentary competition.

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Canadian docs in demand, but discoverability still an issue: report

A new Hot Docs study finds 91% of Canadian doc audiences would watch even more documentaries if they knew where to find them.

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Bringing Indigenous voices to the forefront

In his keynote address at the Hot Docs Film Festival, Indigenous Screen Office director Jesse Wente laid out his goals for the newly launched office.

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Hot Docs unveils $2M fund for Canadian, international doc makers

The new program, Hot Docs Partners, aims to connect financiers with feature-length projects, with Toronto’s Blue Ice Docs signing on as the lead investor.

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Hot Docs, Netflix partner on Canadian Storytellers Project

The five-year initiative aims to create funding and professional-development opportunities for under-represented documentary filmmakers.

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Hot Docs’ march toward gender parity

The festival’s team digs into hitting the milestone and pushing the #TimesUp conversation with its programming.

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In brief: HGF, Creative BC launch shorts program

Plus: The CMF’s Encore+ YouTube channel will now offer a Hot Docs Collection, plus more news.

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Maya Gallus’ The Heat to open Hot Docs 2018

The NFB also has 21 projects participating in the festival, which this year sees 50% of its titles led by women filmmakers.

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In brief: My Dead Dad’s and New Romantic win at SXSW

Plus: A portrait of Maudie‘s economic impact and eOne heads to the beach with a new format.

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Agents of Influence among Hot Docs Forum picks

EyeSteelFilm’s copro with South Africa’s Fireworx Media and Chronicle Productions is one of 20 projects selected for the annual pitch event.

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Hot Docs ’18: Playing Hard to world premiere

EyeSteelFilm’s Anote’s Ark (pictured) and Israel-Canada copro The Oslo Diaries have also been selected for the fest’s Special Presentations program.

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Six Canadian docs to share $103K from Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund

Peter Mishara’s The Artists and Rama Rau’s The Daughter Tree are among the projects selected.