Category Archives: premiere

April 26

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 crusaders trying to protect its spectacular natural resources, it is more akin to […]

April 25

HOT DOCS 2022 – World premiere of ‘SAM NOW’ powerful documentary feature from director REED HARKNESS in INTERNATIONAL SPECTRUM SECTION

POWERFUL DOCUMENTARY FEATURE SAM NOWFROM DIRECTOR REED HARKNESSTO HAVE WORLD PREMIERE AT HOT DOCS 2022IN THE INTERNATIONAL SPECTRUM SECTION Told by his sibling over 25 years through home videos, Super 8 films and contemporary videos, SAM NOW is an emotional, vibrant portrait of a mother and son’s relationship after she leaves him at 14 years old to start a […]

April 25

Tolyatti Adrift, by Laura Sisteró,a documentary about rebellious and hopeless Russian youth 

 Tolyatti Adrift, by Laura Sisteró,a documentary about rebellious and hopeless Russian youth, will have its North American premiere at the Hot Docs International Film FestivalTolyatti Adrift, de Laura Sisteró,un documental sobre la juventud rusa rebelde y desesperanzada, tendrá su premiere norteamericana en el Festival de Cine Internacional Hot Docs The documentary Tolyatti Adrift, by Laura Sisteró, will have its North American […]

April 24

Generation Africa at Hot Docs 2022

Two Generation Africa films selected for Hot Docs 2022 African Moot by Shameela Seedat celebrates its world premiereTwo documentaries from Generation Africa, an initiative by STEPS in South Africa, have been selected at this year’s Hot Docs in Toronto, running April 28 – May 8. African Moot by Shameela Seedat, who won the Special Jury Pize at the festival in […]

April 24

ROJEK by Zaynê Akyol – Official Competition at Hot Docs

ROJEK by Zaynê Akyol Official Competition at Visions du réel and Hot Docs TRAILER PREMIERE Montréal, March 30, 2022 — Maison 4:3 and Metafilms are thrilled to present the documentary feature ROJEK, written and directed by Zaynê Akyol (Gulîstan, Land of Roses), produced by Audrey-Ann Dupuis-Pierre, Sylvain Corbeil and Zaynê Akyol. ROJEK features interviews with some of the most important members of the Islamic State (ISIS), […]

April 24

FRAMING AGNES – Hot Docs 2022

Click here to view the trailer.  The PREMIERE of FRAMING AGNES at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival on MAY 1, 2022Story: The film follows a young trans woman named Agnes in the late 1950s, who participated in Harold Garfinkel’s gender health research at UCLA, to gain access to the gender affirming care she so willfully sought out. Her story was considered […]

April 23

World premiere of BEAUTIFUL SCARS, Musician Tom Wilson’s quest to uncover his true identity as a Mohawk man

CREAM FILMS’ STRANGER-THAN-FICTION FILM BEAUTIFUL SCARS REVEALS THE HIDDEN INDIGENOUS IDENTITY THAT ROCKED MUSICIAN TOM WILSON’S WORLD From Métis Director Shane Belcourt, The Documentary Will Have Its World Premiere Screening at Hot Docs on May 2 Run time: 87 minutes Premiere: May 2 5:15 PM Bell Lightbox 2 2nd Public: May 5 11:15 AM Bell Lightbox 2 Available for interviews: Shane Belcourt, Tom […]

April 23

The Friends Open Mind Sneak Preview, “Gratitude Revealed”

TUESDAY, MAY 107:00PM – 9:00PM PThttps://host.nxt.blackbaud.com/registration-form/?formId=3061811b-ec0c-4728-b9c2-e184bdb18fa1&envId=p-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q&bbeml=tp-zCrdL4cOz0CZBvCOF9r06Q.j9jUKog4ktk2udz27h35xXg.rMI-wbysNk06azoPUrupukQ.l_0ukSf6m-kWfv8qQAfVG1wUCLA’s Friends of the Semel Institute for Neuroscience Human Behavior and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Board of Advisors in collaboration with the Jane and Terry Semel UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, is proud to present an in-person SNEAK PREVIEW of GRATITUDE REVEALED, the new feature film from award-winning cinematographer, director, and producer, Louie […]

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

Lucha VaVOOM’s two-night Cinco de Mayo engagement In L.A.

Special all-access/one price tickets for this 21+ event are on sale now for $75.00 at LuchaVaVOOM.com. Event Info: What: Lucha VaVOOM’s two-night Cinco de Mayo engagement Who: Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated action-packed variety show where electrifying Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide Date: Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6 Location: The Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.) Time: Doors for this 21+ event open at […]

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

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

Acclaimed Ukrainian Artist Mykola Zhuravel’s Exhibition Invasion Redux Makes its Canadian Debut at the CNE’s Withrow Common Gallery 

Photography By Sally Warburton & BKONTHESCENEThe Canadian National Exhibition Association (CNEA) is presenting the Canadian premiere of Invasion Redux, by renowned Ukrainian artist, Mykola Zhuravel, and his partner, photographer and filmmaker, Daria Tishchenko-Zhuravel, on display in the CNE’s Withrow Common Gallery in Toronto, Thursdays through Sundays from April 21 – May 29, 2022.  Net proceeds from all ticket sales will be donated […]

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 […]