Hot Docs Festival

30-Apr-2020 To 10-May-2020

Ontario , Canada


All submissions:

* Must have been completed after January 1, 2019

* Features and mid-length films must be at minimum Ontario premieres (i.e. cannot have been screened publicly in Ontario prior to the 2020 Festival, including broadcast versions of any length or in any language)

* Short films must be at minimum Toronto premieres (i.e. cannot have been screened publicly in Toronto prior to the 2020 Festival. Short films available online are considered Toronto premieres.)

* Must not be available online in any form or VOD in any region (this includes DVDs for purchase in any region). Not applicable for short film submissions.

* Must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned (non-English language films may be submitted with an English transcript; however, if selected for Hot Docs, it must be subtitled or dubbed into English at the applicant’s expense)

* May not have submitted to the Festival previously in any stage of completion (i.e. films that were submitted as rough cuts will not be reconsidered)

Please note: It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to secure clearance from all copyright holders of materials included in the submitted film. Hot Docs will not be held responsible for the unauthorized inclusion of copyrighted materials within or relating to the submitted film. Hot Docs reserves the right to disqualify any film with unauthorized copyrighted materials.