Hot Docs 2017


Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival April 27-May 7 2017

Special Offer Exclusively for DOC Members:
Save on Hot Docs Industry Registration!

Secure your spot for the 2017 Hot Docs industry conference and market, taking place during the Festival from April 27 to May 7, in Toronto. This is your chance to pitch projects, connect with leading doc experts and catch up on the latest industry trends and developments. From beginner to expert, Hot Docs passes are tailored to help you maximize your experience.

The earlier you register the more you save!  Prices go UP on April 21st!

Hot Docs offers a special rate on registration to the first 50 delegates to sign up.
DOC members are entitled to a further discount on all industry passes and prices,
in addition to the first delegates rate.

Prior to registering with Hot Docs, contact DOC
to make sure your membership is up-to-date
and get your discount code.

DOC members can save $15 on the Kickstart Pass, $25 on the Conference Pass, $50 on the Conference & Networking Pass, and $75 on the All-Access Pass.

DOC Members $ave on Hot Docs 2017 Industry Pricing

To take advantage of these exclusive discounts, contact DOC to make sure your membership is up-to-date and to request your discount code.

Not currently a DOC member? Join or renew today to take advantage of this and many other member benefits.

For more information on Hot Docs industry registration, passes and benefits, please visit:

Want to know which DOC member films have been selected for this year's festival?

We've got the list here! Or, check out our handy calendar of dates and locations!


Hot Docs Industry Edition

On Wednesday, February 8th,  Festival Concierge hosted a webinar with Hot Docs Industry team members Madelaine Russo (Programmer, Deal Maker) and Heidi Tao Yang (Manager, Industry Funds). The one-hour presentation offered tips on how filmmakers can maximize networking opportunities and prepare compelling submissions when applying for meetings with key decision-makers, focusing on two of the Industry Conference’s more popular offerings: Deal Maker and Distribution Rendezvous. Access the webinar recording online here.

Here are a few highlights from the webinar:

  • The DEAL MAKER program gives 40-50 producers seeking international development and production financing the opportunity to meet one-on-one with commissioning editors, acquisitions execs, and fund managers. Applications are due by March 2, and applicants must be All-Access Pass holders.
  • DISTRIBUTION RENDEZVOUS offers producers with finished or rough cut projects a chance to meet with distributors, sales agents, and festival programmers. Registration closes on March 27, and applicants must be Conference and Networking or All-Access Pass holders.
  • Those hoping to pitch future projects to platforms like Independent Lens, New York Times Op-Docs, Discovery Channel, and the CBC can learn what kinds of projects each outlet is looking for at the CLOSE-UP WITH sessions on May 2 and 3, open to All-Access Pass holders who register on the morning of each session.

DOC's Annual General Meeting scheduled for Thursday, May 4, 2017 starting at 6pm. The DOC Fête begins at 8pm.  Haven't received your invitation yet? Send us a note!

The 2017 DOC Fête is generously sponsored by:

Front Row Insurance BrokersbravoFACTUALSelect WinesSteam Whistler Brewing






Bookmark this page and return often for updates on DOC at Hot Docs 2017.

Questions? Email DOC Communications + Outreach Director Danielle Couture or call 416.599.3844 ext 2 or toll-free 1 877.467.4485 ext.2.