Hot Docs - Canadian International Documentary Festival

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America

29 Apr, 2021 - 10 May, 2021

Academy Award ® Qualifying

Keywords

film market, online submission, free-based, dosumentary, pitch

Category

Feature, Short

Genre

Documentary

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Hot Docs - Canadian International Documentary Festival

Toronto, Ontario, Canada, North America

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General Information

founded

1993

edition

29th

organizer

Chris McDonald

President

Contact details

Contact details

506 Bloor Street West

TorontoOntario, Canada M5S 1Y3 Canada

boxoffice@hotdocs.ca

416.637.3123

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About the festival

North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents an outstanding selection of more than 150 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe. Through its industry programs,  including The Doc Shop and the renowned Hot Docs Forum, an  international market event for buyers and sellers, Hot Docs provides a full range of professional development, up-to-the-second market intelligence and networking opportunities for documentary professionals, working in the social, cultural and political documentary genres.

Program

  • Canadian Spectrum competitive programme,
  • International Spectrum competitive programme,
  • several non-competitive programmes.

Mission

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival mission is to advance and celebrate the art of documentary, and to showcase the work of and create production opportunities for documentary filmmakers.

About

North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents an outstanding selection of more than 150 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe. Through its industry programs,  including The Doc Shop and the renowned Hot Docs Forum, an  international market event for buyers and sellers, Hot Docs provides a full range of professional development, up-to-the-second market intelligence and networking opportunities for documentary professionals, working in the social, cultural and political documentary genres.

Program

  • Canadian Spectrum competitive programme,
  • International Spectrum competitive programme,
  • several non-competitive programmes.
Mission

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival mission is to advance and celebrate the art of documentary, and to showcase the work of and create production opportunities for documentary filmmakers.

Gallery

Awards & Winners

2021

Rogers Audience Award (Winner)

Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy (2021) - Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Director(s): Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Winner(s): Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

Don Haig Award (Winner)

Lindalee Tracey Award (Winner)

Best International Short Documentary Award (Winner)

Emerging International Filmmaker Award (Winner)

Special Jury Prize – International Feature Documentary (Winner)

Best International Feature Documentary Award (Winner)

Ostrov – Lost Island (2021) - Laurent Stoop Director(s): Laurent Stoop Svetlana Rodina Winner(s): Laurent Stoop

Best International Feature Documentary Award (Winner)

Ostrov – Lost Island (2021) - Svetlana Rodina Director(s): Laurent Stoop Svetlana Rodina Winner(s): Svetlana Rodina

Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award (Winner)

Kímmapiiyipitssini: The Meaning of Empathy (2021) - Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Director(s): Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers Winner(s): Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers

Special Jury Prize – Canadian Feature Documentary (Winner)

Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award (Winner)

2020

Betty Youson Award for Best Canadian Short Documentary (Winner)

Best Mid-Length Documentary Award (Winner)

Silent Voice (2020) - Reka Valerik Director(s): Reka Valerik Winner(s): Reka Valerik

2019

Best Canadian Documentary (Winner)

Docs for Schools Award (Winner)

Lindalee Tracey Award (Nominated)

Best Canadian Documentary (Winner)

Prey (2019)  Director(s): Matt Gallagher

World Showcase (Nominated)

Best Canadian Documentary (Nominated)

Terms and rules

  • Film must have been completed after January 1, 2019,
  • Film must be at minimum Toronto premieres. 
  • Film must not be available online in any form (this includes DVDs for purchase in any region)
  • Subtitles language: English

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • complete and submit festival's online submission form;
  • at the end of the form pay the submission fee using a credit card;
  • send two DVD screeners clearly labeled with the film title to the festival's address OR Put the link and password in the online submission form under the section titled «Screener Information».

Premiere Requirements

City premiere required.

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