Hot Docs

Daniel Cross

Daniel Cross receives Don Haig Award

The founder of Montreal’s EyeSteelFilm will be presented with the $10,000 prize at the Hot Docs Awards on Friday.


EyeSteelFilm heads to Hot Docs with largest-ever slate

With five films at this year’s festival, the Montreal prodco talks about the challenges of managing long-haul projects.

Bee Nation

Lana Slezic’s Bee Nation to open Hot Docs ’17

Other Canadian titles world premiering at the festival include Attiya Khan and Lawrence Jackman’s A Better Man and Marie Clements’ The Road Forward.

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Nahanni: River of Forgiveness among Hot Docs Forum picks

Four Canadian projects will be presented before a host of international commissioners at this year’s event.

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Hot Docs adds new $50K award

The Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Feature will be presented to the highest-rated film.

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Hot Docs commissions first film

In the Name of All Canadians will explore the Charter of Rights and Freedoms in six shorts by various directors, including Karen Chapman and Patrick Reed.

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Hot Docs to honour Maya Gallus

For her work challenging female and LGBTQ stereotypes, the filmmaker will be recognized with a “Focus On” retrospective at the 2017 festival.

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Hot Docs receives major donations from Rogers Foundation

The organization has received donations to purchase Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and launch a production fund.

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Angry Inuk wins Hot Docs audience award

Three Canadian films, including Angry Inuk (pictured), The Apology and Spirit Unforgettable, topped the Hot Docs audience-voted favourites list.


Koneline, Prison in Twelve Landscapes win at Hot Docs

Nettie Wild’s Koneline: our land beautiful (pictured) took home Best Canadian Feature Doc from the festival.

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Hot Docs, Blue Ice, NYT Op-Docs team on African doc shorts fund

The fund will support a series of doc shorts from African filmmakers that will be showcased on the NYT’s Emmy-awarded digital forum. (Pictured: Rama Thiaw’s Whose Country?)

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Ed Barreveld to receive 2016 Hot Docs’ Don Haig Award

The Toronto-based, Emmy-nominated producer (pictured) will receive a $10,000 cash prize.