Category Archives: film

April 22

OBSCURED PICTURES HOTDOCS 2022 SLATE-MILLION DOLLAR PIGEONS

Million Dollar Pigeons is an uplifting and ever dramatic story about the world of international ‘money races’ and the rapidly growing industry that surrounds these athletes of the sky.Whether you keep pigeons in your back garden shed or a loft made for kings, the principals do not change. To win the Olympics of pigeon racing […]

April 22

AWARD-WINNING DIRECTOR SHALINI KANTAYYA RETURNS TO HOT DOCS WITH TIKTOK, BOOM.

CANADIAN PREMIERE ON MONDAY, MAY 2 New film continues filmmaker Shalini Kantayya‘s engagement in the space where technology meets, amplifies, and opposes our humanity; Follows her acclaimed documentary feature Coded Bias     SYNOPSIS – TIKTOK, BOOM. Dissecting one of the most influential platforms of the contemporary social media landscape, TikTok Boom examines the algorithmic, socio-political, economic, and cultural influences and impact of […]

April 22

THE QUIET EPIDEMIC, the provocative new documentary about Chronic Lyme and tick-borne disease 

TQE Trailerhttps://youtu.be/f8pBkzUwb88 “THE QUIET EPIDEMIC” RELEASES TRAILER IN ADVANCE OF PREMIERE ON MAY 2nd AT HOT DOCS FESTIVAL IN TORONTOTHE FILM INVESTIGATES REPEATED FAILURES BY THE CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) TO WARN THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE DANGERS OF LYME DISEASE, IMPROVE TESTING, AND PROVIDE EFFECTIVE TREATMENTLos Angeles, CA –The Quiet Epidemic, the provocative new documentary about Chronic Lyme and tick-borne disease, […]

April 22

MAKE PEOPLE BETTER A Film By Cody Sheehy A Documentary Thriller

In 2018, the Chinese scientist Dr. He Jiankui crossed a Rubicon in human evolution by altering the genetic structure of embryos to produce the world’s first genome-edited babies – this doc tells the story of the experiment and the whistleblower who revealed it all  **WORLD PREMIERE – SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS ** In 2018, Dr. He Jiankui made the first “designer babies.” How? […]

April 21

Hot Docs world premiere “How Saba Kept Singing” Exec. produced by Hillary and Chelsea Clinton, David Wisnia’s final journey documented in this must see film

A Retro Report and HiddenLight Productions presentation, in association with Burnt Umber Productions Directed, Written and Produced by Sara Taksler Executive Produced by Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton Run time: 78 minutes World Premiere Hot Docs screening  Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 2:30pm ET at TIFF Bell Lightbox 1 Additional festival screenings as follows: Friday, May 6, 2022 @ 11:00 am […]

April 21

Handle With Care: The Legend of the Notic Streetball Crew and For Real@ Hot Docs 2022

 HANDLE WITH CARE: THE LEGEND OF THE NOTIC STREETBALL CREW (Hidden Histories) is a feature documentary that follows the rise, fall, and rebirth of a diverse, youth streetball team who caught a lot of attention during an NBA-sponsored outdoor tournament in 2001. Driven by a twenty-year quest to finish their mixtape trilogy, this doc charts how the group of […]

April 21

MIDDAY BLACK MIDNIGHT BLUE Added to New American Cinema Category at SIFF 2022

“MIDDAY BLACK MIDNIGHT BLUE” NEWLY ADDED TO THE SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL’S NEW AMERICAN CINEMA CATEGORY STARRING MERRITT WEVER, CHRIS STACK, AND SAMANTHA SOULE, FEATURE FILM WORLD PREMIERES THURSDAY, APRIL 21ST  (Left to right) Merritt Wever stars in “Midday Black Midnight Blue.” Chris Stack and Samantha Soule star in “Midday Black Midnight Blue.”Photo Credits: Seal Tree LLC  MIDDAY […]

April 20

HAVE FAITH PRODUCTIONS Rolls out Sons 2 The Grave Movie

  HAVE FAITH PRODUCTIONS Rolls out“SONS 2 THE GRAVE”“THIS AIN’T NO FAIRY TALE …THIS IS HUDSON”Canadian production company, Have Faith Productions (HFP) has begun the roll out of its new film “Sons 2 The Grave” (S2TG) in association with FilmRise. and Incendo“Sons 2 The Grave” is currently screening on Amazon US and UK, on ROKU Canada, US, and UK & IMDBtv US & UK. The […]

April 20

STILL WORKING 9 TO 5 @ HOTDOCS 2022 Documentary Featuring Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin & Dabney Coleman.

Still Working 9 to 5 explores why workplace inequality is no laughing matter in the 40 years since the seminal comedy, 9 to 5, was released in 1980. Introducing New Duet of Original Theme Song 9 to 5 by Dolly Parton & Kelly Clarkson. The film 9 to 5 has taken its place in American […]

April 18

In The Eye Of The Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis

Premiering at Hot Docs on April 30th  In The Eye Of The Storm: The Political Odyssey of Yanis Varoufakis follows former Minister of Finance, Yanis Varoufakis and his personal journey from Academic to Politician to Whistleblower to Movement Builder. For a link to a 5-minute taste of the series or the entire series for editorial consideration, please […]

April 17

Director and Producer Karl Malakunas’s Documentary Feature DELIKADO

To have World Premiere at Hot Docs 2022 in International Spectrum Section Produced by two-time Emmy nominees Marty Syjuco and Michael Collins, and Kara Magsanoc-Alikpala Palawan appears to be an idyllic tropical island. Its powder-white beaches and lush forests have made it one of Asia’s hottest new tourist destinations. But for a tiny network of environmental […]

April 16

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD AND RACHAEL LEIGH COOK GET INTO “SPIRIT HALLOWEEN”

The Strike Back Studios, Hideout Pictures and Particular Crowd production,  described as the ultimate family/kids adventure film, is eyeing an October 2022 release. (Los Angeles, CA— Strike Back Studios and Hideout Pictures continue their busy production schedule in 2022 having wrapped principal photography of “Spirit Halloween.” When a new Spirit Halloween store appears in a deserted strip mall, three middle […]

April 12

HOT DOCS 2022 – ‘THE KILLING OF A JOURNALIST’ from director Matt Sarnecki and 4X Oscar nom producer Signe Byrge Sørensen to have World Premiere

From Director Matt Sarnecki, Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project, and 5-Time Oscar Nominated Production Company Final Cut for Real THE KILLING OF A JOURNALIST To Have World Premiere at Hot Docs 2022 in International Spectrum Section Produced by four-time Academy Award nominee Signe Byrge Sørensen (Flee, The Act of Killing, The Look of Silence); Edited by award-winner Janus Billeskov Jansen (Flee, Another Round, The Hunt, Pelle the Conqueror) A young […]

April 12

The 2022 Canadian Screen Awards on CBC and CBC Gem on Sunday, April 10, 2022

The selection of prominent categories and tributes to this year’s Special Award recipients, the 2022 Canadian Screen Awards on CBC and CBC Gem was a star-powered, creatively curated treat for fans of our homegrown entertainment, highlighting Canadian content and its notable moments that made us laugh, cry, and reflect over the past year. Featuring the […]

April 12

MIDWIVES a film written, directed and edited by Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing

Midwivesa film by Snow Hnin Ei Hlaing  Canadian Premiere at Hot DocsA still from the film MidwivesShowtimes at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival:Sunday, May 1 –  8:15pm – Isabel Bader Theatre, TorontoThursday May 5  –  11:45am  –  Varsity 8, TorontoCanada-wide Online Streaming – begins Monday May 5, 9AM – for 5 days Tickets and More Info Here Midwives […]