Hot Docs

Canada’s Hot Docs rejigs senior team as Heather Conway departs

Canada’s factual event Hot Docs has had its top leadership team rejigged after Heather Conway revealed she would be stepping down as co-president & exec director after just six months in the job. Former CBC exec Conway joined Hot Docs in November to replace Brett Hendrie, who had left earlier in 2021, but she is to […]

Coronavirus hits more events as European producers call for support

Coronavirus continues to wreak havoc on the international TV industry with shows and events cancelled around the world, while unions and European producer organisations have called for more government support. Hot Docs joins growing list of cancelled events Canada’s factual-focused Hot Docs, due to run 30 April-10 May in Toronto, is among the latest events […]

Netflix teams with Canada’s Hot Docs for funding initiative

Netflix and Canada’s documentary festival and conference, Hot Docs, are unveiling a five-year funding and development initiative for Canadian filmmakers. The Hot Docs ‘Canadian Storytellers Project’ will invest in funding and professional development programs for Canadian documentarians who may be indigenous, French-speaking, deaf and/or have a disability, or that are persons of colour. This will […]