Hot Docs

New Yorker Acquires Israeli Documentary Shorts ‘Holy Holocaust,’ ‘Herd’ (EXCLUSIVE)

The New Yorker has acquired Israeli documentary shorts “Holy Holocaust” and “Herd.” Jerusalem-based sales agent Go2Films has secured a worldwide digital distribution deal with the publication for the…

‘Twice Colonized’ Picks Up Top Award for Docs-in-Progress at Cannes Docs Industry Sidebar

The top IEFTA (Intl. Film Talent Assn.) award for docs-in-progress at the Cannes Film Market’s documentary-focused industry sidebar Cannes Docs has gone to “Twice Colonized” by Lin Alluna.…

Sarajevo Film Festival Unveils Competition Jury

The 28th Sarajevo Film Festival has unveiled the jury of its feature film competition jury. Director and screenwriter Sebastian Meise will serve as jury president and fellow jurors…

Canada Selects Four Debut Feature Length Films for Cannes Docs-in-Progress Showcase

New voices were given center stage at the Canada Docs-in-Progress Showcase, part of the Cannes Festival’s Film Market, with four first feature-length docs in the final stages of…

‘Armageddon Time’ Producers, ‘Harka’ Director Team for Horror ‘Son’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Lotfy Nathan, the director of Un Certain Regard title “Harka,” is set to make an elevated horror feature with the producers of “Armageddon Time.” Following the Cannes premiere…

‘Blue Island,’ ‘Geographies of Solitude’ Win Top Jury Honors at Hot Docs

Chan Tze Woon’s “Blue Island,” a doc-narrative hybrid exploring Hong Kong’s recent protest movement and ensuing crackdown, won Hot Docs’ Best International Feature Documentary Award and a Cnd.…

‘Beautiful Scars’ Unpacks a Canadian Music Icon’s Discovery of his Indigenous Identity

In 2014, at age 53, Tom Wilson, a singer-songwriter from Hamilton, Ontario, with a stack of gold records and stories aplenty, found out quite accidentally that he had…

Dogwoof Drops Trailer for Gavin Fitzgerald’s Hot Docs Premiere ‘Million Dollar Pigeons’ (EXCLUSIVE)

“Million Dollar Pigeons,” which had its world premiere this week at Hot Docs, follows a colorful cast of pigeon masters from far and wide who compete in the…

Director Susanne Regina Meures Explores The Underside of Social Media Stardom With ‘Girl Gang’

“Girl Gang,” which screened in competition at CPH:DOX and has its North American premiere this week at Hot Docs, offers a behind-the-scenes look at an industry hardly known…

‘Zero Position’ Review: Ghostly Images From a Ukraine War Front

Canadian filmmaker and photographer Louie Palu’s “Zero Position” offers a stark snapshot of war’s devastation in Eastern Ukraine. Shot in 2016, well before the current invasion but at…

Mexico’s ‘The Queendom’ Nabs First Look Prize at Hot Docs Forum

“The Queendom,” one of 20 projects presented at Hot Docs’ marquee market event, the Forum, has won the First Look first prize of Can. $25,000 cash, one of…

Ukrainian Docmakers Don Flak Jackets, Keep Cameras Rolling During War

Last week Darya Bassel, the curator of Docudays UA’s industry platform, returned to her home in Kyiv and found herself smiling “like a crazy person” to be back…