Hot Docs 2013

Canadian money

Hot Docs reports $29.9M economic impact for Ontario

As part of its first-ever economic impact study, the organization behind the festival and Toronto cinema also reported $16 million in Canadian business deals attributed to its industry activities.

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Hot Docs 2013: The complete festival wrap

With North America’s largest documentary festival having yesterday drawn to a close – and now firmly in its twenties – realscreen‘s Adam Benzine recaps all the key news from the past 11 days in Toronto.


Hot Docs 2013: When I Walk, Dragon Girls, scoop prizes

Jason DaSilva’s When I Walk (pictured) and Inigo Westmeier’s Dragon Girls were among the feature doc winners at the 2013 Hot Docs Awards, which were handed out on May 3.


Hot Docs ’13: Ondi Timoner talks art and entrepreneurship

During a keynote address at the Toronto festival’s industry conference, the Dig! and We Live In Public director (pictured) urged fellow documentarians to adopt a tech entrepreneur’s mindset.


Indiecan takes Canadian rights to Oil Sands Karaoke

The feature-length documentary directed by Charles Wilkinson (pictured) about five Northern Alberta oil patch workers vying to win a karaoke contest had its world premiere at Hot Docs last week.

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Merit Jensen Carr named Don Haig Award winner

The Winnipeg-based producer (pictured) of Special Ed, which world premieres at Hot Docs Apr. 29, is recognized for her creative vision and body of work, and receives a $10,000 cash prize.

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Still Hot after 20 years

As North America’s biggest documentary festival celebrates its 20th anniversary, the team behind Hot Docs – which kicks off today in Toronto – talk about the Canadian event’s growth and the secrets of its success.

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Hot Docs to open with Cohen’s Manor

The Manor (pictured), the debut documentary from Canadian filmmaker Shawney Cohen, will have its world premiere as the opening night film at this year’s Hot Docs festival in Toronto.


Hot Docs to highlight “rule breakers and innovators”

Organizers of the upcoming Toronto doc conference and fest will spotlight tech-savvy filmmakers such as keynote Ondi Timoner (pictured) and will introduce a transmedia pitching contest, Connect the Docs.


Official delegations from China, Germany to attend Hot Docs

The Canadian international documentary festival will also host delegations from Japan, Nigeria, the Nordic Region, Poland, South Africa and the U.S.