Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival – April 26 to May 6, 2018

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, will present its 25th edition from April 26 to May 6, 2018, presenting 247 films, 16 interdisciplinary projects from 56 countries in 14 screening programs, with work by female filmmakers representing 50 per cent of the 2018 program, while welcoming hundreds of international filmmakers and industry delegates to Toronto! The Bloor-Yorkville BIA is proud to be a Silver Sponsor and Community Partner of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, as the area is a significant hub for the event.

“Formidable filmmakers, in unrelenting pursuit of the truth are a hallmark of this year’s Hot Docs Festival programming, and Toronto audiences have the chance to explore stories from around the world, and engage with the people who tell them,” said Shane Smith, director of programming for Hot Docs. “As we celebrate 25 years of Hot Docs, it’s exciting to see that documentary storytelling is as outstanding and outspoken as ever, a vital cultural force in connecting us to our world and to each other.”

Screenings will be held at theatres including the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Isabel Bader Theatre, Hart House Theatre, and an Outdoor Screening close-by at Innis College.

Industry Conference and Media Centre: Rogers Industry Centre (Victoria College, 93 Charles Street West) where 2,000+ Industry Delegates visit to pick up registration, network, engage in professional development, and acts as “home base” for the business side of Hot Docs.

The Hot Doc Financing Forum will be held at Hart House, and Isabelle Bader Theatre will host the Hot Docs Awards. The Awards Reception will be at the Hot Docs Hub again this year.

Hot Docs ticket packages, passes and single tickets are on sale now!

Single tickets to screenings are $17 for regular screenings, premium event tickets are on sale for $19-24. Free tickets for all screenings before 5:00 p.m. are available for seniors (60+) and students with valid photo I.D. at the venue box offices on the day of the screening (subject to availability).

Passes, packages and tickets can be purchased in person or online at