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Hot Docs ’20: Children of the Mist, Ojiibikaan take forum prizes

Canadian doc Ojiibikaan was awarded the Corus-Hot Docs Forum Pitch Prize at the virtual Hot Docs Forum, which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.

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In brief: CFF, Super Channel unveil 2020 industry series

Plus, NSI names Manitoba Content Creators Development Accelerator participants, Band Ladies rock out with Highball.TV and more.

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Hot Docs, Slaight Foundation look to amplify Canadian music docs

The newly unveiled, $450,000 Hot Docs-Slaight Family Fund will support development and production for music-focused domestic documentaries.

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Twenty-three Canadian titles among Hot Docs virtual lineup

Of the 226 originally selected projects, more than 130 will screen in the virtual edition, including titles from Lulu Wei, Mia Donovan and Barry Avrich.

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EyeSteelFilm’s Bob Moore wins Hot Docs’ Don Haig Award

The Montreal-based producer is the 15th recipient of the award and has four films set for Hot Docs, including the festival’s opening film Softie.

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UPDATED: Events and productions impacted by COVID-19

With the situation rapidly evolving, Playback will be updating this post with information on what productions and events have been affected.

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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.