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World Records brings together the voices of scholars, critics, makers and curators who offer new and complex perspectives on documentary to challenge and extend its margins. Hot Docs invites audiences to three free study sessions with World Records that ask: What are Independents independent of?

This session...
Only a handful of major nonfiction film festival across North America offer direct compensation to the filmmakers whose work festivals rely on. What festivals do offer is promotional value and industry exposure. Is that enough? This session gathers filmmakers, critics, and programmers to explore the taboo topics of filmmaker compensation, revenue sharing, festival submission fees, and alternative distribution models.

Session participants include Eli Horwatt, Nataleah Hunter-Young, Brett Story, and Scott Miller Berry, plus special guests.


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