Hot Docs 17 – WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME

Hot Docs 17 – WHITNEY: CAN I BE ME

Remaining Screenings: Sat, May 6 @ 12:45pm (only Rush Tkts), Sun, May 7 @ 9:15pm One of the most awarded and best-selling performers of all time, Whitney Houston was a beloved recording artist with an unforgettable voice. A normal girl who grew up in a tough neighbourhood in Newark, New Jersey, Houston struggled to carve […]

Hot Docs 17 – DEVIL’S FREEDOM

Hot Docs 17 – DEVIL’S FREEDOM

Screening Times: Sat, Apr 29 @ 12:30pm, Fri, May 5 @ 6pm Mexico’s ongoing drug wars have already claimed the lives of an estimated 100,000 people. If you include victims who are still alive, the number of those affected is closer to 400,000. In one of the most powerful and honest looks at this crisis, […]

Over $100,000 Awarded @ Hot Docs Forum & Deal Maker For 2017

Over $100,000 Awarded @ Hot Docs Forum & Deal Maker For 2017

TORONTO – The Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs’ key international co-financing market event, and Hot Docs Deal Maker, Hot Docs’ curated one-on-one pitch meeting program, wrapped after two days of brisk pitching, networking and deal-making. At the Hot Docs Forum, 20 projects – with 10 female directors and 25 female producers attached – representing 20 […]

Hot Docs Short Film Pitch Wraps Successful Event For 2017

Hot Docs Short Film Pitch Wraps Successful Event For 2017

$75,000 IN CASH PRIZES AWARDED TORONTO – As part of the 2017 Hot Docs Festival, Hot Docs and BravoFACT presented the Hot Docs Short Film Pitch on May 2, giving six Canadian filmmaking teams the opportunity to pitch their short documentary projects to a live audience and a panel of judges to win cash prizes […]

Hot Docs 17 – RAMEN HEADS

Hot Docs 17 – RAMEN HEADS

Screening Times: Thu, May 4 @ 5:45pm, Fri, May 5, 10:15am, Sat, May 6 @ 10:45am, Sun, May 7 @ 12pm (first 3 screenings are Rush Tkts only) Considered an edible embrace, comforting ephemera and an art form by master chefs and legions of fans, ramen—the perfectly slurpable combination of broth and noodles—inspires umami poetry. […]

$100,000 First Look Pitch Prizes Announced @ Hot Docs Forum

$100,000 First Look Pitch Prizes Announced @ Hot Docs Forum

TORONTO – At the opening of the Hot Docs Forum this morning it was announced that new pitch prizes totalling $100,000 CDN will be awarded to two participating projects as part of Hot Docs first look, a new curated access program for philanthropic supporters of and investors in documentary film that grants behind-the-scenes access to […]

Hot Docs 17 – RUMBLE: THE INDIANS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD

Hot Docs 17 – RUMBLE: THE INDIANS THAT ROCKED THE WORLD

Screening Times: Sun, Apr 30 @ 8:45pm, Tue, May 2 @ 1:45pm More than the Who, the Rolling Stones or Elvis Presley, it was Link Wray’s distorted guitar that forever changed the sound of rock ‘n’ roll. His 1958 track “Rumble” was described by Bob Dylan as “the best instrumental ever”—yet it was banned by […]