Hot Docs Festival


The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences across Canada to stream April 29 to May 9.

Hot Docs Festival is a globally recognized documentary film festival, conference, and market. Each year, the festival presents over 200 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the world. Hot Docs is a national, charitable organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary. Their mission is to advance and celebrate the art of documentary, and to showcase the work of and create production opportunities for documentary filmmakers.

About the 2021 Festival:

Discover the 2021 Festival Films

Hot Docs Passes & Packages

Conference & Market

With its lively mix of public and professional events, Hot Docs is the ideal North American meeting place for the international documentary industry.

Hot Docs Forum

During the Festival, Hot Docs also presents the renowned Hot Docs Forum, a dynamic pitching event that stimulates international co-production financing for projects at various levels of completion. With more than 200 broadcasters and distributors from around the world, it is a preeminent source of up-to-the-second market intelligence.

Docs For Schools

Launched in 2006, Docs For Schools presents free daytime screenings for educators and students at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema during the Festival and throughout the school year. The program also provides opportunities to screen current documentaries in schools across Ontario.


To learn more about Hot Docs please visit the official festival website