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Compelling voices. Captivating stories. Creative conversations. Hot Docs' annual celebration of audio storytelling returned online from January 25-28.Available to stream worldwide, this year's edition featured exclusive live conversations and recordings with Samantha Bee, Ira Glass, NPR's Invisibilia and more alongside the Creators Forum—three days of inspiring daytime panels and masterclasses exploring the art and craft of audio storytelling.

The entire library of Festival session recordings is available until February 28. Buy a Festival pass to get access.


Presented in partnership with               
CBC Podcasts                             
Major Partners
Acast   RBC Foundation

Creators Forum

The Festival’s industry conference offers intimate and inspiring daytime sessions exploring the art and craft of podcasting with those shaping the world of audio.

The 2022 conference welcomed execs and creative luminaries from Amazon Studios, CBC Podcasts, CANADALAND, Gimlet Media, NPR, Pineapple Street Studios, Pushkin Industries, Serial Productions, Stitcher, and WNYC.


Hot Docs Podcast Career Accelerator

For a third year, we were delighted to welcome a cohort of 70 emerging audio storytellers from across the country to expand their skills at our Festival. Supported by RBC Foundation.

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Opening Act

Explore the slate of great Canadian podcasts selected from submissions across the country to play before live shows at our 2022 edition. Sponsored by The Walrus Lab


Contact Us

For ticketing or streaming inquiries, please contact us here or visit our FAQs.

For media requests and accreditation, please contact Suzanne Cheriton at RedEye Media 

For all other Festival questions, click here.

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