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Hot Docs' market platform for documentaries seeking sales, acquisitions, and festival programming opportunities.

Questions? ContacT The doc shop 


Hot Docs accepts submissions of creative documentaries of all lengths and subject matters for inclusion in The Doc Shop. Projects with international appeal that would suit theatrical, broadcast, VOD or educational audiences are welcome.

We accept:

  • Films in the English language or with English subtitles
  • Rough-cut, fine-cut, or completed films

Entry Fees

Doc Shop submissions are available to industry pass holders only.

The fee for each film submission is: $75

Discounted rates are available for bulk submissions. If you are interested in submitting 5 films or more films, please contact [email protected].

Films will be available online from April 28, 2022 to April 1, 2023, or until removed at the rightsholders' request.

Entry Procedures

Step 1: Register with a Industry pass

Step 2: Submission Form & Payment
After completing your registration, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to The Doc Shop submission form.

Step 3: Upload Screener
You will be contacted with instructions on how to upload your screener by April 1, 2023.

Hot Docs reserves the right to rule on all issues not expressly covered in these guidelines. Submission guidelines for Hot Docs are subject to change.

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