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Weekly roundup: Festival news, nominations and TV premieres

Among other news this week, Sarah Polley’s Stories We Tell (pictured) got into New York’s New Directors/New Films Festival, GLAAD handed nominations to Degrassi and The L.A. Complex and Hot Docs launches a new Doc Ignite campaign.

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Hot Docs sets sail with Floating Polar Film Festival

The fest has partnered with travel co Quark Expeditions to launch the Floating Polar Film Festival, which will see a curated selection of docs playing aboard a luxury arctic cruise ship (pictured).


Hot Docs preview pt.2: Working the crowd

Elizabeth Radshaw, Hot Docs Forum and market director, talks about the festival’s audience-centric initiatives and cultivating crowd-funding in Canada.


Doc Ignite kindles launch with time travel doc

The new crowd-funding service from Hot Docs will support documentary projects in development, the first of which is director Jay Cheel’s How To Build a Time Machine.