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 Festival Over 200 documentaries from around the world. Read More Curious Minds Speaker Series Our popular courses delivered by acclaimed lecturers are available in-cinema or online 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 Film Funds Our $13M portfolio of funds provides grants to international documentary projects. Read More Submit a Film Discover which funds and programs are currently accepting submissions. Read More Professional Development Find innovative training programs and resources to help boost your film career. Read More Festival Conference Join us each spring for this essential doc event. Read More Pitch Programs Connect with international decision makers at Hot Docs industry market. Read More Doc Accelerator Develop your career with real-world training and labs for emerging filmmakers. Read More Doc Ignite Attend professional development courses across Canada lead by our industry team. Read More Citizen Minutes Commissioning short docs about ordinary Canadians doing extraordinary things. Docs For Schools Providing in-school and cinema screening opportunities for students and teachers, as well as training for emerging documentary filmmakers. Read More Focus Program Five stories about young climate activists fighting for a better future. Read More Secret Path Week 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 Citizen Minutes Eight short docs that highlight ordinary Canadians doing extraordinary things. Read More Intersection Four docs looking at the overlap of identities in the Canadian context. Read More Teacher Conference Our annual February conference for teachers. Read More Festival Programs Offering two FREE programs during the Hot Docs Festival.