Welcome to the 19th edition of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America’s largest celebration of non-fiction films. This year’s lineup boasts 189 features and shorts from 51 countries—the broadest slate of international selections since Hot Docs’ founding in 1993.
Venue-wise, this year’s festival also reaches far and wide. In addition to Hot Docs’ swanky new digs at Bathurst and Bloor, and a traditional cluster of Yorkville venues, organizers have once again teamed with rep houses across the city, as well as the TIFF Bell Lightbox. And, in a new venture this year, two docs will screen at Cineplex cinemas across Canada via Hot Docs Live!
It's a lot, and we are here to help you navigate it all. We've been watching screeners for weeks, focusing on the festival’s Special Presentations and Canadian Spectrum offerings; just click on any title in the drop-down list below to see what we thought of a film. Once the festival's underway we'll also have daily round-ups, filmmaker interviews, and even more reviews.