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CBC, Hot Docs team for ‘festival-at-home’ experience

Hot Docs at Home on CBC will bring Canadian films that would have premiered at the documentary festival to domestic TV audiences. (Unlocked)

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Four Canadian projects selected for online Hot Docs Forum

Documentaries from Canadian prodcos Catbird and Clique Pictures are among the 21 projects selected for the revamped digital forum.

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Quebec cinemas close in response to COVID-19 pandemic

Meanwhile, TIFF and Hot Docs temporarily close their venues, while theatre chains Cineplex and Landmark Cinema reduce their seating capacity by 50%.

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Hot Docs postponed

Plans are underway to deliver the event’s pitch presentations and one-on-one meetings in an online environment.

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Hot Docs unveils documentary grant recipients

Four Canadian docs were selected for the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund, while 10 projects picked up financing from the CrossCurrents Canada Doc Fund.

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In brief: Helga Stephenson, Divya Shahani to co-chair POV

Plus: Hot Docs has launched a new short pitch competition with Al Jazeera and two Canadian docs receive a grant from Sundance Institute.

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Hot Docs to Focus On the work of Raymonde Provencher

The award-winning filmmaker’s work will be featured during the 2020 doc fest, with the full programming lineup set to be announced in March.

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In Brief: VIFF taps Egoyan’s Guest of Honour as 2019 Opening Gala

Plus, the Ontario Arts Council’s board of directors names its new CEO and Hot Docs reveals this year’s Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund recipients.

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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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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.

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Hot Docs introduces first CrossCurrents fund recipients

The inaugural fund was part of an overall investment of $360,000 between 20 projects.