Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival

April 27 to May 7, 2017 at the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema and other locations. Visit the official website:

Outspoken. Outstanding.

Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, presenting an outstanding selection of films from around the world to audiences of 200,000+. Hot Docs also mounts a full roster of conference sessions, market events and services for documentary practitioners, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum and The Doc Shop. The festival takes place in a restored century-old landmark theatre–the Hot Docs Cinema–located in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, as well as TIFF Bell Lightbox and other theatres.

2016 Hot Docs passes and packages are on sale now! Packages help you save money and are ideal for sharing with friends and family. You can use as many tickets as you like per screening and can redeem them in advance. Individual ticket sales start March 22.

A few notable titles coming in 2016: Strike a Pose interviews the scene-stealing dancers from Madonna’s wildly popular concert doc Truth or Dare 25 years later; Unlocking the Cage is by legendary doc duo Hegedus and Pennebaker; and Weiner is the Sundance Award winner that captures the epic and riveting political meltdown of the titular disgraced ex-congressman.

Doc Soup (October to April)

Discover the eye-opening stories the world is talking about at the wildly popular Doc Soup series. Hot from the international festival circuit, Doc Soup premieres hit films monthly throughout the fall and winter in Toronto. 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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