Submissions open for the Hot Docs International Film Festival

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2020

Here's your chance to be a part of North America's largest documentary festival, conference and market! The 2021 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival will run April 29 - May 9, offering audiences online streaming as well as live screenings and special events in accordance with public health guidelines. Hot Docs Festival Film Submissions are open - click here for more information.

See the deadlines below:
Late Deadline: December 16, 2020
Late submissions accepted to January 7, 2021. Higher fees apply.

Hot Docs Forum Submissions
Pitch your film to over 200 leading industry decision makers at North America's most effective market event. Submission deadline 4 January, 2021.

Click here for Hot Docs Forum information

Hot Docs Dealmaker Submissions
One-on-one pitch meetings for filmmakers seeking international financing. Submission deadline 4 January, 2021.

Click here for Hot Docs Dealmaker information

* Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker are the same application process. When applying, you'll need to indicate the programme(s) for which you'd like your project to be considered.

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WIN Tickets to The Warrior Queen Of Jhansi

Posted Tuesday 24 Nov 2020


We have another fabulous give away for you, this time a tale of women's empowerment.
The Warrior Queen Of Jhansi tells the true story of Lakshmibai, the historic Queen of Jhansi who fiercely led her army against the British East India Company in the infamous mutiny of 1857. Directed by Swati Bhise, starring Jodhi May, Rupert Everett, Derek Jacobi, Ben Lamb.

In New Zealand cinemas 17 December, 2020.

To be in to win one of five double passes, click here to watch the trailer and answer the question below.

Fill in the missing words in the sentence below: "Do you really think you can train these women to fight like men?"

"No. I will train them to �

Send your answer in the subject line of an email to by 5pm Monday 30 November, 2020.

Winners only will be notified, by email.