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5 NFB Documentaries Headed to Hot Docs 2013


Toronto’s Hot Docs film festival, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, announced its lineup this morning. Held 25 April-5 May, 2013, the festival will once again feature many NFB productions as part of its Canadian Spectrum program. Check them out below: NCR: Not Criminally Responsible, by John Kastner NCR: Not Criminally Responsible (Trailer) by more »


3 Hot Docs filmmakers on their favourite film (and why you should see theirs)


Toronto’s Hot Docs Festival wrapped up this past Sunday. I hear it was a screaming success. In the spirit of “better late than never”, here are mini-interviews with 3 NFB filmmakers whose films were presented at the festival this year. I asked the 3 filmmakers the same 3 questions: 1. What is your favourite film more »


Toronto: 3 free panels about how documentaries can change the world presented during Hot Docs


The 2011 edition of Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival is in full sway. Amidst all the great things happening there until May 8th, I wanted to bring your attention to a great series of talks called Doc Talks. Presented in partnership with the NFB, Doc Talks are an invitation to come meet and interact with more »


6 NFB films selected for Hot Docs 2011


Hot Docs, America’s largest documentary festival, selected and announced the 2011 line-up last week. Some 200 films garnered the attention of the festival’s programmers and the NFB will make a strong showing with 6 films. World premieres Produced by Parabola Films with the NFB’s participation, St-Henri, the 26th of August / À St-Henri le 26 more »


The Astral Media Scholarship Program is giving money to emerging filmmakers – do you qualify?

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The Astral Media Scholarship Program has put out it’s call for applications. The program has 3 arms through which they support emerging-level filmmakers in Quebec and British Columbia: The Doc U Scholarship Program: 5 emerging filmmakers are provided with a week-long enrollment to the Doc U program, given a $1,000.00 travel stipend and an industry more »

Meet Namrata – the inspiration behind Deepa Mehta’s Heaven on Earth

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Namrata (Clip 1) by Shazia Javed, National Film Board of Canada Namrata Gill is one of the many real-life inspirations for Deepa Mehta’s film Heaven on Earth. After 6 years, she courageously left an abusive relationship and launched a surprising new career. This short film is her intensely personal story, told in her own words. more »

Meet Grace, Milly and Lucy… and learn the truth about child soldiers


Grace, Milly, Lucy… Child Soldiers (Trailer) by Raymonde Provencher, National Film Board of Canada Raymonde Provencher’s film Grace, Milly, Lucy… Child Soldiers will shock you. It exposes the little-known tragedy of child soldiers in Uganda, and explores how they can possibly live normal lives after being trained to become killing machines. The film screens at more »

The Socalled Movie: An interview with director Garry Beitel

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Meet Socalled, aka Josh Dolgin. He’s a multi-disciplinary musician and artist whose unique blend of klezmer, hip hop and funk is blasting through the boundaries that separate music of different cultures, eras and generations. The Socalled Movie will have its Canadian premiere at the Hot Docs Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday. A while back, more »

An inside look at A Drummer’s Dream, premiering at Hot Docs


A Drummer's Dream (Trailer) by John Walker, National Film Board of Canada Director John Walker’s latest documentary A Drummer’s Dream has its world premiere at this year’s Hot Docs Festival (April 29 – May 9). It’s an incredible film with lots of energy and 7 of the world’s greatest drummers. Here’s what John had to more »

Director John Kastner discusses Life With Murder, premiering at Hot Docs

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Life with Murder (Clip) byJohn Kastner, National Film Board of Canada Life With Murder, a documentary film by triple Emmy Award-winning director John Kastner tells a remarkable story about a murder in the family. The film is premiering at the Hot Docs Film Festival, which kicked off yesterday. The subject matter – a brother who more »

Hot Docs special: 3 questions with Flawed director Andrea Dorfman

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Flawed (Clip 1) by Andrea Dorfman, National Film Board of Canada Andrea Dorfman’s animated short Flawed will be screening at the 2010 Hot Docs Film Festival, which kicks off today. It’s a beautiful little film about a budding long distance romance… with a twist – it’s not about whether girl can get along with boy, more »

Flawed: A little film about big ideas


Flawed (Clip 1) by Andrea Dorfman, National Film Board of Canada We’ve got this brand new film from Andrea Dorfman that I’m really excited about called Flawed. It’s an animated short about a woman who meets a man who turns out to be a plastic surgeon which, in turn, leads our heroine to question her more »

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