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Documentary Audience Research

How is the rapidly changing marketplace and digital landscape influencing documentary audiences?

In 2014, Hot Docs launched Learning from Documentary Audiences: A Market Research Study, which surveyed viewing habits across Canada. Four years later, Hot Docs conducted a second survey with the aim to (a) understand the current viewing habits of the documentary audience in Canada, and (b) show how these viewing habits have evolved since the previous survey. This new document continues the story of documentary viewing in Canada and provides more insight into our understanding of the Canadian audience.

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Hot Docs wishes to thank the funders of this study

  • Hot Docs wishes to thank the funders of this study
  • Hot Docs wishes to thank the funders of this study
  • Hot Docs wishes to thank the funders of this study

Hot Docs also thanks the following outreach partners for their assistance with the promotion of the national online survey: ArtsLink NB, Atlantic International Film Festival, Available Light Film Festival, Belleville Downtown DocFest, BC Alliance for Arts + Culture, Calgary International Film Festival, Creative BC, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, The Harvard Seal Documentary Film Club, imagineNATIVE Film Festival, Inside Out, Knowledge Network, Lunenburg Doc Fest, National Film Board of Canada, National Screen Institute, NorthwestFest, Nunavut Film Development Corporation, Reel Asian International Film Festival, Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal, TVO, Vancouver International Film Festival, and Yorkton Film Festival.

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Presenting Platinum Partner

  • logo Scotia Wealth Management

Signature Partner

  • logo documentary-Channel

Presenting Partners

  • logo Bell-Media
  • logo Netflix
  • logo Rogers
  • Logo Samsung

Major Supporters

  • logo Celebrate-Ontario
  • logo telefilm