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Catch up on sessions, keynotes, masterclasses and more from past Hot Docs Festivals, featuring some of the industry's biggest names.
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Publications

Hot Docs has several studies and publications to help filmmakers gain insight into the industry.

2018 DOCUMENTARY AUDIENCE RESEARCH
In this follow-up to our 2014 study, discover how the rapidly changing marketplace and digital landscape is influencing documentary audiences?
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BUDGETING FOR FILMMAKERS
Every doc project is different, and this overview will help you maintain a budget over the lifecycle of your next project.
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HOT DOCS PITCHING TOOL
Find out tips and tricks for pitching your film to broadcasters, financiers and industry experts in any scenario, from formal pitch events to cocktail parties.
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HOT DOCS GUIDE TO CO-PRODUCTION
Learn the ins and outs of co-production, including the types of relationships, the various benefits, best practices and mistakes to avoid.
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LEARNING FROM DOCUMENTARY AUDIENCES
This study surveyed viewing habits across Canada, drawing from thousands of completed questionnaires and a five-city focus-group tour.
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DOCUMENTARY IMPACT
Expanding on the Docs Change People. People Change the World session at Hot Docs 2014, this study examines how documentaries can drive social and cultural change. Created with support from lead partner Inspirit Foundation and Panicaro Foundation.
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DISTRIBUTION FORWARD
This guide to strategic self-initiated digital and DVD documentary film distribution examines the current industry, and provides tools, information and support to help filmmaker create marketing strategies.
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DOC SPEAK
In-depth interviews reveal filmmakers’ personal insights surrounding both the art and business of the craft. Created with the support of The Ministry of Training, Universities and Colleges.
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