Watch trailer for documentaries Finding Sally; First We Eat; and Meat the Future premiering at the 2020 Hot Docs Festival Online, which starts May 28.
NAME OF FESTIVAL: Hot Docs
WHERE: Toronto, Canada
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Hot Docs (www.hotdocs.ca), North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market.
Watch trailer for Things We Dare Not Do (Cosas que no hacemos), documentary by Mexican director Bruno Santamaría world premiering at the 2020 Hot Docs.
The coronavirus is having a devastating impact on film festivals. San Francisco and RiverRun International Film Festivals have canceled.
Willie follows the amazing story of Willie O’Ree, the first black player in the NHL, and his family from his great, great-grandfather’s escape from slavery in 1779 to Willie’s induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
The documentary Buddha in Africa by South African filmmaker, Nicole Schafer, will World Premiere at the 2019 Hot Docs Canadian International Festival.
Ganda [gʌn-daː] – meaning “beauty” in Tagalog On October 11, 2014, Jennifer Laude was last seen with a United States Marine and later found dead in a motel bathroom.
The 2018 Hot Docs film festival wraps today and last night at the Hot Docs Awards Presentation, 13 awards and $85,000 in cash and prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers.
After world premiering at the Berlinale in February, where it won both the Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary and the Berlinale Peace Prize, Emmy Award-winning filmmakers Almudena Carracedo and Robert Bahar’s new documentary, The Silence of Others,
First Look at Women Commandos Fighting Isis in Documentary ‘Commander Arian – A Story of Women, War and Freedom’ [VIDEO]
Here is a first look at Commander Arian – A Story of Women, War and Freedom, a dangerously intimate documentary directed by Alba Sotorra that follows a woman commando unit as it takes on ISIS.
210 documentaries from 44 countries will be featured at the upcoming 22nd edition of Hot Docs, taking place April 23 to May 3, 2015. The Festival will opens with the international premiere of directors Kristina Goolsby and Ashley York’s TIG (USA, 2014, 95 min), described as a testament to comedian Tig Notaro’s defiant spirit and incredible humor in the face of adversity. This year’s Scotiabank Big Ideas Series will welcome such notable subjects as: Grammy-nominated […]
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced its full film line-up for the upcoming 21st edition, taking place April 24 to May 4, 2014. From 2,435 film submissions, this year’s slate will present 197 titles from 43 countries in 12 screening programs.
In addition to the opening night international premiere of Brian Knappenberger’s THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ, an inspiring and emotional portrait of a young Internet visionary, other notable films in the Special Presentations program include: Pavel Loparev and Askold Kurov’s CHILDREN 404, a firsthand account of LGBT youth in Russia; Anthony Baxter’s A DANGEROUS GAME, an explosive tale of everyday heroes battling against Donald Trump’s development plans; Chad Walker and Dave LaMattina’s I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY, a big-hearted tale of the man behind Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch; Jesse Moss’ THE OVERNIGHTERS, depicting a local pastor risking everything to welcome the desperate men migrating to a small North Dakota community; Cynthia Hill’s PRIVATE VIOLENCE, a beautifully crafted story exploring the fact that the most dangerous place for a woman is her home; Igal Hecht’s THE SHEIK, a personal and emotional tale of Olympic wrestler and pop culture icon the Iron Sheik; and Joe Berlinger’s WHITEY: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA V. JAMES J. BULGER, which strips away the myths surrounding infamous Boston gangster and FBI informant James “Whitey” Bulger.
The international premiere of director Brian Knappenberger’s THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY: THE STORY OF AARON SWARTZ (USA, 2014, 105 min) will open the 2014 Hot Docs Festival on Thursday, April 24. Director Brian Knappenberger will be in attendance to introduce the film and participate in post-screening audience discussions.
Hot Docs Announced 14 Documentary Features to Screen at 2014 Festival; Incl. Films about Donald Trump, Big Bird, Wrestler Iron Sheik
Hot Docs announced 14 documentary features that will be part of the Special Presentations program at the 2014 Hot Docs Festival, taking place April 24 to May 4. Packed full of premieres, festival award winners, works by master filmmakers or featuring star subjects, films on the lineup include the World Premiere of the anti-Donald Trump film, A DANGEROUS GAME; I AM BIG BIRD: THE CAROLL SPINNEY STORY about the creator of Big Bird; and THE SHEIK about Olympic wrestler to American pop culture icon, Iron Sheik .
DRAGON GIRLS directed by Inigo Westmeier took the big prize – the Best International Feature Documentary Award at the 2013 Canadian International Documentary Festval aka Hot Docs. Dragon Girls follows three young female students studying and living at the Shaolin Tagu Kung Fu school, home to over 20,000 students, far away from their homes and families. WHEN I WALK directed by Jason DaSilva received the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award. In WHEN I WALK, director Jason DaSilva, diagnosed with a severe form of multiple sclerosis at 25, turns the camera on himself to document a seven-year struggle with the disease that has no cure and a world filled with increasing obstacles.
Hot Docs ran April 25 – May 5, 2015 in Toronto, Canada.
The full list of winners
Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival announced its full film line-up for the upcoming 19th edition, April 26-May 6, 2012. In addition to the opening night Canadian premiere of Alison Klayman’s AI WEIWEI: NEVER SORRY, an up-close portrait at of the renowned Chinese activist and artist, other notable films in the Special Presentations program include: Bart Layton’s THE IMPOSTER, which depicts a lost and found boy who may not be who he claims; James Swirsky […]
‘Dragonslayer’ won Best International Feature and ‘Family Portrait in Black and White’ won Best Canadian Feature at the 2011 Hot Docs Film Festival. Nine awards and over $72,000 in cash prizes were presented to Canadian and international filmmakers, including awards for Festival films in competition and those recognizing emerging and established filmmakers. 2011 Hot Docs Film Festival Award Winners: Best Canadian Feature FAMILY PORTRAIT IN BLACK AND WHITE (D: Julia Ivanova; P: Boris Ivanov, Mike […]
Morgan Spurlock’s “POM Wonderful Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold” to Open 2011 Hot Docs + Lineup
The 2011 Hot Docs will open with the Canadian premiere of Morgan Spurlock’s POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD (USA, 90 min), a “doc-buster” financed entirely by product placement, marketing and advertising. The lineup includes the Special Presentations program, announced earlier, which includes 27 feature film selections. World premieres include Dani Menkin and Yonatan Nir’s DOLPHIN BOY (Israel, 70 min), the inspiring tale of a boy being healed by dolphin-assisted therapy; Dylan Nelson […]
Hot Docs announced the 26 documentary features that will be a part of this year’s Special Presentations program, a high-profile collection of world and international premieres, award-winners from the recent international festival circuit, and works by master filmmakers, and featuring some star subjects. These films will screen as part of the 2011 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, running April 28 to May 8 in Toronto. Star subjects featured as part of the Special Presentations […]