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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

2018


International Spectrum
COMMANDER ARIAN - A STORY OF WOMEN, WAR AND FREEDOM by Alba Sotorra (ES/DE, Boekamp&Kriegsheim)

World Showcase
FAITH HOPE LOVE by Katja Fedulova (Tondowski Films)
KOLYMA – ROAD OF BONES by Stanisław Mucha (TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion)
OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki (DE/SY, Basis Berlin, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)
OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus (PL/DE/FI, Ventana Film- und Fernsehproduktion)
THE TRIAL by Maria Augusta Ramos (BR/DE/NL, Autentika Films)
VICTORY DAY by Sergei Loznitsa (Imperativ Film)

Special Presentations
AMAL by Mohamed Siam (EG/LB/DE/FR/NO/DK/QA, Sara Bökemeyer Produktion)
THE CLEANERS by Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck (DE/BR, gebrueder beetz filmproduktion)
THE NIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS by Yasemin and Nesrin Samdereli (Fruitmarket, S2R Film, Rat Pack Filmproduktion)

The Changing Face of Europe
GLOBAL FAMILY by Melanie Andernach, Andreas Köhler (Made in Germany Filmproduktion)
THE STRANGE SOUND OF HAPPINESS by Diego Pascal Panarello (IT/DE, Kick Film)

Artscapes
THE ARTIST AND THE PERVERT by Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt (DE/US)

Shorts
CARLOTTA'S FACE by Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld (Fabian&Fred)
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel (UK/DE)
PIRATE BOYS by Pol Merchan

Made in Mexico
MAMACITA by José Pablo Estrasa Torrescano (MX/DE, Fruitmarket)

Nightvision
QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION by Yony Leyser (Desire Productions)

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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