Hot Docs 2019

the Daughter Tree

TVF International nabs The Daughter Tree

The doc from Toronto-based filmmaker Rama Rau recently made its world premiere at Hot Docs ’19.


Gallagher’s Prey wins Rogers Audience Award as Hot Docs wraps

Plus, Tasha Hubbard, Emily Gan and Tenzin Sedon pick up awards from the annual documentary fest.

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Hot Docs Partners backs We Are Here, Influence

The initiative was launched last May to connect investors with feature-length doc productions seeking financing.

There Are No Fakes

Mongrel Media swoops on Jamie Kastner documentary

The indie distributor has acquired domestic rights to the art-fraud film, which made its world bow at Hot Docs last night.

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Peter Raymont wins the Don Haig Award

The White Pine Pictures president and co-founder will be presented with a $10,000 cash prize at the 2019 Hot Docs Awards later this week.


Hot Docs ’19: Ingrid Veninger on taking a leap of faith

Self-funding The World or Nothing, her first documentary feature film, was both a daunting and liberating experience says the indie director.

Tasha Hubbard

Hot Docs ’19: Tasha Hubbard’s unexpected journey

The filmmaker discusses why she decided to take on nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up and how she approached the doc’s sensitive subject matter.

Pipe Dreams

Northern Banner, ro*co films acquire rights to Pipe Dreams

Set to make its world premiere at Hot Docs 2019, the project follows five young organists as they take part in the Canadian International Organ Competition.

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Tasha Hubbard’s ‘We Will Stand Up’ to open Hot Docs 2019

Hubbard leads a contingent of women directors that make up 54% of the work featured in the 26th edition of the festival.

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Canadian copros selected for Hot Docs Forum

Projects from Montreal’s EyeSteelFilm and Intuitive Pictures are among the 20 selected to compete in the festival’s annual market.

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CBC, Insight’s Gordon Lightfoot doc to world premiere at Hot Docs

Directed by Joan Tosoni and Martha Kehoe, the project follows the career of the legendary Canadian singer-songwriter from his early years to his stadium tours.


Killing Patient Zero, Toxic Beauty to world premiere at Hot Docs ’19

The projects from directors Laurie Lynd and Phyllis Ellis are among the Special Presentations lineup, while Sundance films Advocate and Gaza make their Canadian premieres.