What we do Inspiring change through storytelling Our mission is to celebrate and advance the art of documentary by bringing outstanding films to our audiences and providing essential programs and opportunities for filmmakers. Watch Documentaries Industry Programs Docs For Schools Watch Documentaries Discover the best documentary content from around the world at our Cinema, festivals, special events, screening series and more. Read More Hot Docs Cinema We've reopened our historic cinema for doc screenings and special events. Read More Hot Docs at Home Stream the latest docs, classics, special events and more from the comfort of home. Read More Hot Docs Podcast Festival Our annual celebration of audio storytelling returns January 25-28, 2022. Read More Hot Docs Festival The Festival returns April 28 to May 8. Packages on sale now! Read More Curious Minds Speaker Series Our popular six-week courses delivered by acclaimed lecturers are available to stream worldwide. Industry Programs Explore how Hot Docs helps get film made—from grants for projects in development and production to connecting filmmakers with leading industry experts. Read More Submit a Film Discover which funds and programs are currently accepting submissions. Read More Conference & Market Attend North America’s essential event for the international documentary industry. Read More Pitch Programs Connect with international decision makers at Hot Docs industry market. Read More Film Funds Our $12M portfolio of funds provides grants to international documentary projects. Read More Professional Development Find innovative training programs and resources to help boost your film career. Read More Doc Ignite Attend professional development courses across Canada lead by our industry team. Read More Doc Accelerator Develop your career with real-world training and labs for emerging filmmakers. Docs For Schools Providing in-school and cinema screening opportunities for students and teachers, as well as training for emerging documentary filmmakers. Read More Citizen Minutes Eight short docs that highlight ordinary Canadians doing extraordinary things. Read More Focus Program Five stories about young climate activists fighting for a better future. Read More Secret Path Week We're thrilled to be part of the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Schools Secret Path Week. Read More Docs For Schools Today Free online content with connections to urgent social and cultural issues. Read More In-Schools Screenings Bring docs into the classroom with free screenings for grades 7-12. Read More Cinema Screenings A selection of free screenings at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema for grades 7-12.