Category Archives: documentary

May 11

Over 10 days, the Hot Docs Film Festival introduced us to the world. The issues. The future. Culture. Activism. Science & Technology. Society. Music.

By Sally Warburton That’s a wrap!  Hot Docs Film Festival 2021 Over 10 days, the Hot Docs Film Festival introduced us to the world. The issues. The future. Culture. Activism. Science & Technology. Society. Music. A film on every topic possible. The last day of the festival May 9 ended with the announcement for the […]

May 08

Emmy-Nominated Director Michèle Stephenson Returns to the 2021 Edition of the Tribeca Film Festival With Her Latest Documentary, STATELESS, Which Will Have Its National Broadcast Premiere on POV on July 19

Emmy-Nominated Director Michèle StephensonReturns to the 2021 Edition of the Tribeca Film FestivalWith Her Latest Documentary, STATELESS, Which WillHave Its National Broadcast Premiere on POV on July 19 The Award-Winning Feature Film Examines theComplex Racial Histories and Contemporary Politicsof Haiti and the Dominican Republic ** Filmmaker and Protagonist Available for Interviews  ** After having had its planned world premiere […]

May 07

FANNY: The Right to Rock  directed by Bobbi Jo Hart is the story of female rock musicians exposed to racism and sexism

By Sally Warburton FANNY:  Live concert |Part of Hot Docs 2021 Film FestivalAdding to all the awesome documentary films in the biggest and best documentary film festival HOT DOCS 2021 in the world are live virtual talks and virtual concerts.  The documentary FANNY: The Right to Rock  directed by Bobbi Jo Hart is the story […]

May 02

Hot Docs Film Festival 2021  – April 28th to May 9th, 2021

Hot Docs Film Festival 2021  – April 28 to May 9 There are more than 219 documentaries over 10 days at the Hot Docs Film Festival on Hot Docs Home streaming platform. This is the 2nd year for the HDFF to be streamed online due to COVID-19. The biggest documentary film festival in North America […]

May 01

GO2Films documentary “High Maintenance”@HOT DOCS

By A.J.Lam GO2Films documentary “High Maintenance” showcases the passion of renowned Israeli artist, Dani Karavan, UNESCO Artist of Peace, who has over 70 world-wide  environmental art installations in Axe Majeur, France,  Nuremburg, Germany, and other significant localesWith “Nature is my boss” as his driving force and the belief that art and politics do belong together as […]

April 28

“FACELESS” – DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NGO TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE THIS WEEK STARTING APRIL 29, 2021 EXCLUSIVELY AT THE 2021 HOT DOCS

HONG KONG PROTESTERS ARE FEATURED FRONT AND CENTER IN NEW DOCUMENTARY “FACELESS” – DIRECTED BY JENNIFER NGO TO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE THIS WEEK STARTING APRIL 29, 2021 EXCLUSIVELY AT THE 2021 HOT DOCS CANADIAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN TORONTO CANADA TRAILER TEASER AND POSTER ARE UNVEILED TODAY April 27, 2021 – Los Angeles, CA – […]

April 23

Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s “ARCHIPELAGO”-North American premiere at Hot Docs

Félix Dufour-Laperrière’s ARCHIPELAGO North American premiere at Hot Docs La Distributrice de films and Embuscade Films are proud to announce that Archipelago, an animated documentary feature by Félix Dufour-Laperrière, will be presented as a North American premiere at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, taking placeonline from April 29 to May 9 and accessible throughout Canada. The film will be presented in […]

April 23

COURAGE by Belarus director Aliaksei Paluyan will celebrate its North American premiere being presented in competition at HOT DOCS Festival(April 29 – May 9)

COURAGE by Aliaksei Paluyan Germany 2021 | 90 Min. | Screening @ HOT DOCS  April 29, 10:00 am   World Sales: RISE AND SHINE WORLD SALES Living Pictures Production and Rise and Shine World Sales are happy to announce that COURAGE by Belarus director Aliaksei Paluyan will celebrate its North American premiere being presented in competition at HOT DOCS Festival(April 29 – May 9): Online Screening: April 29, […]

April 22

Starlight Media and Kartemquin Films’ WUHAN WUHAN will have its world premiere next week at Hot Docs Festival 2021 in the Special Presentation section. 

Starlight Media and Kartemquin Films’ WUHAN WUHAN will have its world premiere next week at Hot Docs Festival 2021 in the Special Presentation section.  The film will also screen at CAAMFest 2021 in May. This new documentary focuses on five stories in Wuhan, China during the COVID19 lock-down, revealing the emotions and resilience at the core of our shared humanity.  Directed by Ontario native, […]

April 21

Blue Ice Docs presents HIGH MAINTENANCE: The Life and Work of Dani Karavan A film by Barak Heymann&International Premiere Hot Docs 2021

Blue Ice Docs presentsHIGH MAINTENANCE: The Life and Work of Dani Karavan A film by Barak Heymann International Premiere Hot Docs 2021 Trailer As he approaches 90, Dani Karavan embarks on an emotional, political journey. En route, the complex and fascinating character of one of the greatest artists of our time is revealed. Israeli artist Dani Karavan […]

April 20

WOOD AND WATER, Featuring Music by Brian Eno, Premieres in NDNF’s 50th Anniversary Edition in Theaters and Online (April 28—May 8)

WOOD AND WATER, Featuring Music by Brian Eno, Premieres in NDNF’s 50th Anniversary Edition in Theaters and Online (April 28—May 8) Above: the filmmaker’s mother Anke Bak and Hong Kong protesters in WOOD AND WATER German director Jonas Bak’s cross-cultural, patiently perceptive debut feature WOOD AND WATER screens in this year’s 50th anniversary New Directors […]

April 20

SCHOOL OF HOPE Premieres In Hot Docs’ International Spectrum Competition

  SCHOOL OF HOPE Premieres In Hot Docs’ International Spectrum Competition (April 29—May 9) After spending three years with the Moroccan Oulad Boukais tribe, director Mohamed El Aboudi brings optimism to a locked-down world hungry for human connections. A poetic ode to the human spirit, SCHOOL OF HOPE has its international premiere in Hot Docs’ […]

April 20

DARK BLOSSOM is a startling look into the rarely seen world of Goth culture And Featured at HOT DOCS 2021.

Filled with immersive images and sound, DARK BLOSSOM is a startling look into the rarely seen world of Goth culture and three smart, creative young people looking to escape the prejudices of small town life. With exceptional skill, the film mines the timeless dilemmas of so many young, alienated people struggling to find friendship, love, and community […]

April 19

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences to stream from April 29 to May 9, 2021

The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences to stream from April 29 to May 9 Materials Composed entirely of videos uploaded to social media over the course of 2020, VIRAL tells the story of a rapidly changing world. Through the eyes of 7 protagonists in their early 20’s we follow a new generation, coming to age in […]

April 16

HOT DOCS-Any Given Day (Beti Films) Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (levelFILM) My Tree (Hawkeye Pictures)

Any Given Day (Beti Films)Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street (levelFILM)My Tree (Hawkeye Pictures) Any Given Day Hot Docs Premiere:April 29, 2021 Hot Docs Site Page Producers: Beti FilmsDirected by: Margaret Byrne Living with mental illness takes energy, and a lot is often wasted on managing the court system, substance abuse and poverty instead of basic […]