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2019 Big Ideas Presented by Scotia Wealth Management

This year’s edition of the Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management offers audiences the opportunity to experience five thought-provoking documentaries.

Following the screening hear,…


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Hot Docs Alumni Nominated for 2019 Canadian Screen Awards

Congratulations to the Hot Docs alumni nominated for Canadian Screen Awards:

  • Hot Docs official selections Letter from Masanjia (D: Leon Lee) and *What…


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Three-Time Oscar Nominee Julia Reichert Named 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

The Hot Docs Board of Directors is pleased to announce it has chosen three-time Academy Award nominee Julia Reichert as the recipient of its 2019 Outstanding Achievement Award. As part of the…

“Julia Reichert’s exceptional career has spanned almost 50 years, and we’re thrilled to be recognizing her with Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award this year,” says Shane Smith, director of…


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Hot Docs 2019 to Honour Canadian Fimmaker Julia Ivanova in Focus On Program

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that it will pay tribute to award-winning Canadian filmmaker Julia Ivanova with this year’s Focus On program, an annual showcase of the work of a significant…

“Julia Ivanova is a bright light in the Canadian documentary world,” says Shane Smith, director of programming at Hot Docs. “Her adventurousness and passion as a filmmaker, coupled with her acute…


2019 Made In Progam to Highlight Docs from Italy

Hot Docs is pleased to announce that the 2019 Festival will showcase recent works from Italy in its Made In program.

Film titles for the program will be announced in March.

“Recent years have seen a surge of in the quality and range of stories being told in Italian documentary,” said Shane Smith, director of programming for Hot Docs. “Italian filmmakers are taking…


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