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Every year during the Hot Docs Festival, Docs For Schools offers free screenings of Festival films, just for Docs For Schools audiences. This is an exciting program, with opportunities to talk to filmmakers and subjects, and catch some of the most talked-about docs from the fest!
  • Like all Docs For Schools programming, these screenings are FREE to attend and are restricted to school groups only.
  • There are a limited number of seats for each event. When reserving your spaces, please be as accurate as possible with the number of seats you need, as these events are very popular and do fill up and have waitlists.
  • If you booked for your class to attend a screening and can no longer come or if the number of seats you require changes, please contact Docs For Schools Sr. Coordinator Elspeth Arbow at [email protected].
  • All screenings will take place at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema (506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON).
  • Due to the nature of these events, teachers will not be able to preview films in advance.

2024 Films


April 26, 10:00am // The Sharp Edge of Peace

April 26, 10:00am // The Sharp Edge of Peace

  • D: Roya Sadat
  • Afghanistan, Belgium, Qatar, USA
  • Dari, Pashto, English w/ English subtitles
  • 2024
  • 95 min
  • International Premiere
  • World Premiere
Recommended for Grades 9–12
April 26, 1:00pm // Chasing Time + Extended Q&A

April 26, 1:00pm // Chasing Time + Extended Q&A

  • D: Jeff Orlowski-Yang, Sarah Keo
  • Iceland, USA
  • English
  • 2024
  • 39 min
  • World Premiere
Recommended for Grades 7–12

This event is now fully booked. To join the waitlist, please email Elspeth Arbow at [email protected] with how many seats you would like to reserve.
April 29, 10:00am // Love Machina

April 29, 10:00am // Love Machina

  • D: Pete Sillen
  • USA
  • English
  • Captioned
  • 2024
  • 97 min
  • Canadian Premiere
Recommended for Grades 9–12
April 29, 1:00pm // Drawing a Line

April 29, 1:00pm // Drawing a Line

  • D: Sama Pana
  • Belgium, Luxembourg
  • English w/ Subtitles
  • 2024
  • 73 min
  • ​North American Premiere
Recommended for Grades 7–12
April 30, 10:00am // The Strike

April 30, 10:00am // The Strike

  • D: JoeBill Muñoz, Lucas Guilkey
  • USA
  • English w/ English subtitles
  • 2024
  • 86 min
  • World Premiere
Recommended for Grades 9–12
April 30, 1:00pm // Curl Power

April 30, 1:00pm // Curl Power

  • D: Josephine Anderson
  • Canada
  • English
  • Captioned
  • 2023
  • 85 min
  • World Premiere
Recommended for Grades 7–12
May 1, 10:00am // Billy and Molly: An Otter Love Story

May 1, 10:00am // Billy and Molly: An Otter Love Story

  • D: Charlie Hamilton James
  • UK
  • English
  • Captioned
  • 2023
  • 77 min
  • Canadian Premiere
Recommended for Grades 5–12

This event is now fully booked. To join the waitlist, please email Elspeth Arbow at [email protected] with how many seats you would like to reserve.
May 1, 1:00pm // Flying Hands

May 1, 1:00pm // Flying Hands

  • D: Marta Gómez, Paula Iglesias
  • Spain
  • Urdu, Balti, Pakistani Sign Language, American Sign Language w/ English subtitles
  • 2024
  • 78 min
  • World Premiere
Recommended for Grades 7–12
May 2, 10:30am // Red Fever

May 2, 10:30am // Red Fever

  • D: Neil Diamond, Catherine Bainbridge
  • Canada
  • English, Cree w/ English subtitles
  • 2024
  • 104 min
  • World Premiere
Recommended for Grades 7–12

This event is now fully booked. To join the waitlist, please email Elspeth Arbow at [email protected] with how many seats you would like to reserve.


Questions? CONTACT Elspeth Arbow


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