Hot Docs Festival Live from Home

The Bloor-Yorkville BIA has been a long time supporter of Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival. As North America’s largest documentary festival, Hot Docs is dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentaries. Since 1994, this national, charitable organization has streamed nearly 200 docs per year, becoming a globally-recognized initiative. Given the ongoing pandemic, the festival is returning to a digital format for a second time, allowing audiences to stream films from home.

From April 29th – May 9th, viewers can log on and stream their documentaries of choice at any time throughout the festival. In addition to screenings, there will be a number of live events taking place, including Q&A’s, award presentations, and panel discussions. Tickets are available to Canadian residents only and include full festival passes, bundles of ticket packages, and individual tickets. Gift Certificates are also available, making for a thoughtful gift for any doc lover in your life. Gift cards are available as memberships, passes, or specific dollar amounts.

Live events include:

Opening Night Q&A:
Celebrate the opening of the 2021 Hot Docs Festival with a livestreamed Q&A featuring A.rtificial I.mmortality director Ann Shin and special guests—both real and virtual—to dicuss this year’s opening night film.

Big Ideas presented by Scotia Wealth Management
Hear from notable subjects and experts on issues featured in the film(s). After the live event, the recorded discussion will be available to stream with the film.

Hot Docs Awards Presentation:
Join us for a livestream of our annual Awards Presentation, where the winners of our competitive programs will be announced and we celebrate all the outstanding filmmakers in this year’s Festival. Over $70,000 in cash and prizes will be awarded.
Watch live on Friday, May 7, 7:00 PM

Rogers Audience Award Announcement

On the Festival’s final night, join us to celebrate our Canadian filmmakers and to announce the winners of this year’s Rogers Audience Award for the best Canadian documentaries. The top five films, as determined by audience poll, will split the $50,000 cash prize, courtesy of the Rogers Group of Funds.

For more information, please visit the official Hot Docs Live Event page.

For documentary tickets, please visit the Passes, Packages & Tickets page.