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Top 20 & Rogers Audience Award Winners

The Rogers Audience Award for Best Canadian Documentary, which recognizes the top Canadian feature as determined by audience poll and awards cash prizes totaling $50,000, courtesy of Rogers Group of Funds, to the top three Canadian features in that poll, was announced on May 8 at a special free encore screening at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema. First place received ​the top prize of $25,000 CDN; second place received a $15,000 CDN prize; and third place was awarded $10,000 CDN.
  1. Eternal Spring
  2. Okay! (The ASD Band Film)
  3. Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Children
Hot Docs Audience Awards
At the close of the Festival, it was determined that Eternal Spring also placed first in the overall audience poll, also winning the Hot Docs Audience Award. The top mid-length film in the audience poll was Sexual Healing and the top short film was Dad Can Dance
  1. Eternal Spring
  2. Okay! (The ASD Band Film)
  3. Unloved: Huronia’s Forgotten Children
  4. Beautiful Scars
  5. Smell of Money
  6. Navalny
  7. Handle with Care: The Legend of the Notic Streetball Crew
  8. Hunting in Packs
  9. The Kids in the Hall: Comedy Punks
  10. Batata
  11. Returning Home
  12. The Quiet Epidemic
  13. Category: Woman
  14. In the Eye of the Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis
  15. How Saba Kept Singing
  16. The Unsolved Murder of Beverly Lynn Smith
  17. Dad Can Dance
  18. Who We Will Have Been
  19. Alis
  20. Relative
Top Films by Program

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