Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival coming April 25

Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the festival presents a selection of approximately 200 documentaries from Canada and around the globe. This year, more than 200,000 audience members will get to enjoy entertaining, moving and educational documentary films from April 25-May 5.

The associated industry conference and market offers exceptional professional development, networking, and business opportunities to filmmakers and industry professionals at all levels of experience.

Launched in 2006, Docs For Schools presents free daytime screenings for educators and students at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema during the festival and throughout the school year. The program also provides opportunities to screen current documentaries in schools across Ontario.

Hot Docs is a national, charitable organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary, founded in 1993 by the Documentary Organization of Canada (formerly the Canadian Independent Film Caucus), a national association of independent documentary filmmakers. In 1996, Hot Docs became a separately incorporated organization with a mandate to showcase and support the work of Canadian and international documentary filmmakers, to promote excellence in documentary production and create production opportunities for documentary filmmakers.

Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema is located at 506 Bloor St West in Toronto. For more info on the festival go to


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