Hot Docs

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In brief: HGF, Creative BC launch shorts program

Plus: The CMF’s Encore+ YouTube channel will now offer a Hot Docs Collection, plus more news.

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Maya Gallus’ The Heat to open Hot Docs 2018

The NFB also has 21 projects participating in the festival, which this year sees 50% of its titles led by women filmmakers.

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In brief: My Dead Dad’s and New Romantic win at SXSW

Plus: A portrait of Maudie‘s economic impact and eOne heads to the beach with a new format.

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Agents of Influence among Hot Docs Forum picks

EyeSteelFilm’s copro with South Africa’s Fireworx Media and Chronicle Productions is one of 20 projects selected for the annual pitch event.

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Hot Docs ’18: Playing Hard to world premiere

EyeSteelFilm’s Anote’s Ark (pictured) and Israel-Canada copro The Oslo Diaries have also been selected for the fest’s Special Presentations program.

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Six Canadian docs to share $103K from Hot Docs Ted Rogers Fund

Peter Mishara’s The Artists and Rama Rau’s The Daughter Tree are among the projects selected.

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Hot Docs launches Changing Face of Europe program

The Toronto documentary festival has also announced its Made In program will highlight works from Mexico.

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Hot Docs to honour Montreal filmmaker John Walker

The Quebec, My Country Mon Pays director will be recognized with a “Focus On” retrospective, while Barbara Kopple will receive the Outstanding Achievement award.

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Deals: Minds Eye, Blue Ant, Distribution360, CBC

Blue Ant and Distribution360 unveil a number of pre-MIPCOM acquisitions, CBC nabs domestic rights to a U.K. thriller, plus more deals of the week.

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Hot Docs’ Sarafina DiFelice jumps to Netflix

The former festival programmer joins the global streamer as an acquisitions exec.

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In Brief: Canadian projects selected for New York TV fest

Plus: The Ontario government is investing in culture sector training and Hot Docs is partnering on a London, U.K. screening series.

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Rezolution’s Rumble wins Hot Docs audience award

Check out the other Canadian documentaries and doc-makers that picked up prizes at the festival this weekend.