Hot Docs

Film

This Filmmaker Wants Us to Take Flat Earthers Seriously

Conspiracist respecter and ‘Behind the Curve’ creator Daniel J. Clark makes a case for empathy at Hot Docs April 30.
Frederick Blichert
4.26.18
Film

The Hottest Docs of Hot Docs 2017

From dashcam compilations to a filmmaker's own relationship, here are the best documentaries to keep an eye out for.
Corey Atad
5.11.17
documentaries

We May Already Be Living in the Terrifying World of 'Minority Report'

New doc Pre-Crime asks us to be skeptical of predictive databases used by police to identify "probable" risks to our security
Frederick Blichert
4.27.17
Film

I Discovered My Dad Was a Cult Leader and Met His Followers

Kalina Bertin saw filmmaking as her chance to understand herself and her family through a man who was impossible to know in life.
Kalina Bertin
4.19.17
News

​How One Inuit Woman Is Fighting Back Against the Animal Rights War on the Seal Hunt

A new film points out the irony of progressives attacking a long-standing Indigenous practice.
Jake Kivanc
5.9.16
Film

This Filmmaker Was Forced to Cast an Actress in Her Documentary After Legal Ruling

Filmmaker Holly Fifer's Hot Docs premiere is not the documentary she's spent the last four years making. After a legal injunction forced her to redact major portions of the film, she faces a dangerous legal precedent.
Amil Niazi
5.6.16
Culture

We Talked to a Director About the Cultural Obsession with Hot Murdered White Women

Dead, naked women on film are often exploited as stand-ins for communities.
Manisha Krishnan
5.2.16
Film

New Film Goes Inside Australia’s Refugee Detainment Camps

This is what 'The Pacific Solution' looks like.
Jake Kivanc
4.30.16
Culture

Hanging Out With the World’s Pinball Wizard, Who Just Wants to Level Up in Life

Fresh off his first world title victory, we caught up with Gagno and the filmmakers behind <i>Wizard Mode</i>, a documentary about his rise to the top.
Sarah Berman
4.26.16
Film

Even Super Serious Documentaries Deserve an Afterparty

We went to some fun afterparties for some very serious movies at Hot Docs.
Alan Jones
5.4.15
Film

​Selling a Film at Hot Docs is Like Trying to get Laid on Tinder

It's awkward, but there's probably someone out there for your doc.
Alan Jones
4.30.15
outer space

​The Very Serious Business of Figuring Out How Earth Will Handle First Contact with Aliens

If aliens landed in Central Park tomorrow, how would humankind respond? Would we point every tank and gun squarely on the spacecraft? Or would we offer a more neighbourly greeting?
Regan Reid
4.29.15
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