Category Archives: film

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 […]

April 16

The Illuminating and Intimate Campaign-Trail Portrait Documentary Follows María de Jesús Patricio, aka Marichuy, the First Indigenous Woman to Run for the Mexican Presidency

Luciana Kaplan’s THE SPOKESWOMAN Will Have its International Premiere at the 2021 Edition of Hot Docs The Illuminating and Intimate Campaign-Trail Portrait Documentary Follows María de Jesús Patricio, aka Marichuy, the First Indigenous Woman to Run for the Mexican Presidency cVeteran Mexican-Argentine filmmaker Luciana Kaplan (Eufrosina’s Revolution; Rush Hour) is set to return to Toronto’s Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival for […]

April 14

HOT DOCS ADDS THREE NEW MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES TO FESTIVAL LINEUP

HOT DOCS ADDS THREE NEW MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES TO FESTIVAL LINEUP Hot Docs is pleased to announce that it has added three additional titles to its 2021 Festival lineup. Making its Canadian premiere in the Special Presentations program will be the Sundance Grand Jury Prize-winning film Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), […]

April 14

The 22nd Annual imagineNATIVE will offer six days of online programming including the presentation of film, digital + interactive works, audio, exhibitions, special events, and more

The 22nd Annual imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival Announces Expanded Digital Presentation imagineNATIVE wishes to announce their 22nd Annual Film + Media Arts Festival will once again take place online from October 19 – 24, 2021. Building off the success of last year’s virtual Festival, imagineNATIVE will offer six days of online programming including the presentation of film, digital + […]

April 13

NALIP&THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF LATINO INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS-“THE MOLE AGENT” DIRECTED BY MAITE ALBERDIPRODUCED BY MARCELA SANTIBAÑEZ

  SYNOPSISSergio is a Chilean spy. Sort of. At least, he is offered the role of one after a casting session organized by Detective Romulo, a private investigator who needs a credible mole to infiltrate a retirement home. Romulo’s client, the concerned daughter of a resident, suspects her mother is being abused and hires him […]

April 06

The 6th Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival Returns Online May 19-31, 2021

The 6th Annual ReelAbilities Film FestivalReturns Online-May 19-31, 2021 ReelAbilities Film Festival Toronto (RAFF) is proud to announce their 6th Annual Festival will return online May 19 – 31, 2021. ReelAbilities Film Festival showcases Canadian and International shorts, features, and documentaries about Deaf and disability cultures and by filmmakers and actors with disabilities and/or who are Deaf. ReelAbilities Film Festival 2021 […]

April 02

CANNON ARM AND THE ARCADE QUEST**International Premiere** 2021 Hot Docs – NightVision International Documentary Festival **

CPH:DOX 2021 – NEXT:WAVE & POLITIKEN DANISH:DOX Competition Director:Mads HedegaardSynopsis: Kim Cannon Arm is not your average grandpa. With killer hand-eye coordination and a mean mullet, he’s a legendary fixture at Copenhagen’s Bip Bip Bar, and renowned for playing the 80s arcade game Gyruss for 49 hours straight on a single coin. With help from his […]

April 02

IT IS NOT OVER YET-**World Premiere** 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

IT IS NOT OVER YET**World Premiere** 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival  Director:Louise DetlefsenSynopsis:  IT IS NOT OVER YET is an immersive, life-affirming journey into the day-to-day rhythm of a controversial nursing home for people with dementia in Denmark. The founding nurse of Dagmarsminde, May Bjerre Eiby, has no interest in specific dementia diagnoses or medicine, […]

March 29

Academy Award® Nominated THE FATHER,Starring Olivia Colman And Anthony Hopkins,

Sony Pictures Classics ReleasesFlorian Zeller’s Academy Award® Nominated THE FATHER,Starring Olivia Colman And Anthony Hopkins, for PVOD on Eventive Sony Pictures Classics’ much-anticipated PVOD Release of Florian Zeller’s Academy Award® nominated THE FATHER is now available on Eventive, the leading platform in virtual cinema. The PVOD release comes on the heels of the film’s theatrical release […]

March 25

World Premiere**“LADY BUDS” Official Selection – 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

**World Premiere**“LADY BUDS”Official Selection – 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival LADY BUDS**World Premiere**Official Selection – 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival Director:Chris J. Russo  Synopsis:  Following the widely praised 2016 decision to legalize cannabis in California, six courageous women emerge from the shadows to enter the new commercial industry. As farmers, entrepreneurs and […]

March 19

“COLLECTIVE” The two-time Oscar nominee everyone is talking about.Director: Alexander Nanau

Collective The two-time Oscar nominee everyone is talking about.DI rector: Alexander Nanau | 109 min | 2019 | Romania, Luxembourg | Streaming on Hot Docs at Home Already purchased?Click “Watch Now” & view the film. Streaming until April 29th  WATCH NOWGET CINEMA TICKETS When a catastrophic fire at a Bucharest nightclub leads to the mysterious death of […]

March 18

Following the nomination of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist documentary DO NOT SPLIT, China will reportedly censor coverage of the Oscars®

NOMINATED FOR THE 93rd ACADEMY AWARDS® BEST DOCUMENTARY – SHORT SUBJECTDirected and Produced by Anders Hammer Produced by Charlotte Cook Following the nomination of Hong Kong pro-democracy activist documentary DO NOT SPLIT, China will reportedly censor coverage of the Oscars®Bloomberg as well as numerous local and international news outlets report the order came from the propaganda department of the Chinese Communist […]

March 08

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONVERSATIONABOUT NASRINSOTOUDEH AND HUMAN RIGHTS 

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL USA, THE GLOBAL JUSTICE CENTER, AND THE FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION PRESENT AP INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY CONVERSATIONABOUT NASRINSOTOUDEH AND HUMAN RIGHTS  Banned Iranian Filmmaker Jafar Panahi Will Present a Message During Panel “Nasrin Sotoudeh should win the Nobel Peace Prize. She is a hero of our time, bravelychallenging misogyny and dictatorship.”– Nicholas Kristof, The New YorkTimes RSVP:https://amnestyusa-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YupiS2O9TFOKuvWewnyJEw Monday, March 8, 2021 – New York, […]

March 07

Land of Big Numbers (Mariner, 2021), a collection of 10 short stories by Te-Ping Chen

In my junior year of college, I  had the chance to study abroad. I chose Rennes, France, because I wanted to live with a French family—I wanted to be forced to speak, think, dream in French. In the eight months leading up to the trip, I sweated and saved, packed and repacked, and conjugated verb […]

March 03

MUSEUM OF TOLERANCE and MTV DOCUMENTARY FILMS Presents-“76 DAYS”DIRECTED, PRODUCED & EDITED BY HAO WU PRODUCED BY JEAN TSIEN

76 DAYSDIRECTED, PRODUCED & EDITED BY HAO WUPRODUCED BY JEAN TSIENDIRECTOR, PRODUCER, EDITORHAO WU,PRODUCER JEAN TSIEN and DIRECTOR – DIVISION OF PULMONARY AND CRITICAL CARE ATCEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER PETER CHEN, M.D. ACADEMY AWARD® WINNING FILMMAKERFREIDA LEE MOCK 76 DAYS IS INCLUDED ON THE OSCAR® SHORTLIST OF FILMS NOW UNDER CONSIDERATIONFOR THIS YEAR’S ACADEMY AWARD® FOR BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE “RIVETING. ASTONISHINGLY […]