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Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Toronto

Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival
110 Spadina Avenue, Suite 333
M5V 2K4 Toronto, Ontario
Jersey
phone +1-416-203-2155
fax +1-416-203-0446
http://www.hotdocs.ca
email: info@hotdocs.ca

Director
Mr. Chris McDonald

Director of Programming
Mr. Shane Smith
ssmith@hotdocs.ca

Year of Foundation 1993

Event Date from 25 April 2019 till 05 May 2019

in Toronto, Canada

Sections International Spectrum; Canadian Spectrum; World Showcase; National Spotlight, Made in … ; RealKids, RealTeens

Terms of Entry Hot Docs accepts submissions of documentaries of all lengths and subject matters, documentaries must have been completed after 1 January 2017; must be Toronto premieres (i.e. must not have been screened or broadcast in Toronto before the festival)
Feature-Length: 60 minutes or longer, Mid-Length: 41 to 59 minutes, Short: under 40 minutes

Subtitles English subtitles necessary

Format 16 mm, 35 mm, Beta SP PAL, DigiBeta PAL, HDCAM

Registration Deadline Early Deadline: 14 November 2018
Regular Deadline: 5 December 2018
Late Deadline: 7 January 2019

Fees Early submission deadline: 25 $ CN (shorts), 55 $ CN (features); Regular submission deadline: 35 $ CN (shorts), 100 $ CN (features); Late Deadline: 55 $ CN (shorts), 150 $ CN (features)

Attendance Figures 200,000

Participants of the Film Industry over 2,000 industry delegates

Prizes/Awards Audience Award, International Feature Documentary Award ($10.000 cash prize); Special Jury Prize – International Feature Documentary ($5.000 cash prize); Best Mid-Length Documentary Award ($3.000 cash prize); Best Short Documentary Award ($3.000 cash prize); Emerging International Filmmaker Award

German Films

2019

World Showcase
DEAR BROTHER (BRUDERLIEBE) by Julia Horn (Corso Film)
GODS OF MOLENBEEK by Reetta Huhtanen (FI/BE/DE, Tondowski Films)
HI, A.I. by Isa Willinger (Kloos & Co. Medien)
SEARCHING EVA by Pia Hellenthal (Corso Film)

Special Presentations


GAZA by Garry Keane, Andrew McConnell (CA/IR/DE, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)THE REST by Ai Weiwei (AWW Germany)



The Changing Face of Europe
#FEMALE PLEASURE by Barbara Miller (CH/DE, INDI FILM)
LORD OF THE TOYS by Pablo Ben Yakov (Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)

Artscapes
BEAUTY AND DECAY (SCHÖNHEIT UND VERGÄNGLICHKEIT) by Annekatrin Hendel (IT WORKS! Medien)
BEYOND THE VISIBLE – HILMA AF KLINT by Halina Dyrschka (Ambrosia Film)

Shorts

RIOT NOT DIET by Julia Fuhr Mann (University of Television & Film Munich, WildBird Film)

Made in Italy
ISIS, TOMORROW. THE LOST SOULS OF MOSUL (VERLORENE SEELEN - DIE KINDER DER ISIS) by Francesca Mannocchi und Alessio Romenzi (IT/DE, Cala Filmproduktion)
UNA PRIMAVERA by Valentina Primavera (AT/DE/IT)

Making Believe
PROPAGANDA: THE ART OF SELLING LIES by Larry Weinstein (CA/DE, Taglicht Media)

Persister
BORN IN EVIN by Maryam Zaree (DE/AT, Tondowski Films)

DOCX
HOME AFTER WAR by Gayatri Parameswaran, Felix Gaedtke (US/DE/IQ)

Number of Films Shown over 200 films

Media Coverage substantial coverage in Canadian print and television outlets and important coverage in international publications including The Village Voice, Basler Zeitung and Freitag

Evaluation Hot Docs is North America's largest documentary festival and market and next to IDFA in Amsterdam of the world. It has earned an international reputation for programming excellence. Hot Docs also mounts a full roster of industry programmes, and is home to the internationally renowned Toronto Documentary Forum.

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