How It Works
Selected projects will participate in a series of 20-minute pitch meetings with the decision makers with whom they have matched.
Selected participants will request meetings with participating decision makers. Decision makers will review requests and accept those that are appropriate for their mandates. The Hot Docs industry team will also provide some curated matchmaking.
During the 2023 edition of Hot Docs Deal Maker, 35 projects representing 25 countries pitched in 900+ pre-arranged meetings with over 120 decision makers. Of the 35 projects, 21 directors were BIPOC and 20 projects were directed or co-directed by women. Twelve projects were directed by first-time filmmakers.
Since its inception, 469 projects and 637 filmmakers have pitched in almost 5000 Deal Maker meetings.