Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival

  • Dates April/May 2016 (dates to be announced)
  • Location Various venues
  • Official site

Outspoken. Outstanding.

Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, presenting an outstanding selection of films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences and international delegates. Hot Docs also mounts a full roster of conference sessions and market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum and The Doc Shop. In partnership with Blue Ice Group, Hot Docs operates the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, a century-old landmark located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.

Doc Soup (October to April)

Enjoy the world’s hottest documentaries at Doc Soup, Hot Docs’ monthly screening series at Toronto’s Bloor Cinema, from October through April. At select Doc Soup screenings guest directors will be on hand to introduce their work and answer questions from the audience.

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Video: Hot Docs 2015 Programmers’ Picks

What are some of the films Hot Docs Programmers can’t stop talking about? Titles include: THE CULT OF JT LEROY, HADWIN’S JUDGEMENT, FINDER KEEPERS, MISSING PEOPLE, A WOMAN LIKE ME, and THE STRONGEST MAN.

To see the full schedule and purchase tickets visit