Hot Docs Upcoming Deadlines
December 6, 2019
January 11, 2020

The 2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival will run April 30 – May 10, in the heart of Toronto! I’m reaching out on behalf of the Festival to let you know about some upcoming submission deadlines for our 27th edition:

Hot Docs Festival Film Submissions – NOW OPEN

  • Early-Bird Deadline: November 15, 2019
  • Deadline: December 11, 2019

Late submissions accepted to January 10, 2020. Higher fees apply.

Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker Submissions – NOW OPEN

  • Forum Deadline: January 6, 2020

Pitch your film to over 200 leading industry decision makers at North America’s most effective market event.

  • Deal Maker Deadline: January 20, 2020

One-on-one pitch meetings for filmmakers seeking international financing.

*New this year, Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker are the same application process. When applying, you will be asked to indicate the program(s) for which you’d like your project to be considered*

Hot Docs Industry Registration – NOW OPEN

  • Advance Deadline: January 10, 2020
  • Early Deadline: March 4, 2020
  • Deadline: April 24, 2020

With exceptional professional development, networking, and business opportunities, Hot Docs Industry Conference and Market is perfect for doc professionals at all career levels.

The 2020 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival will run April 30 – May 10, in the heart of Toronto! I’m reaching out on behalf of the Festival to let you know about some upcoming submission deadlines for our 27th edition:

Hot Docs Festival Film Submissions – NOW OPEN

  • Early-Bird Deadline: November 15, 2019
  • Deadline: December 11, 2019

Late submissions accepted to January 10, 2020. Higher fees apply.

Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker Submissions – NOW OPEN

  • Forum Deadline: January 6, 2020

Pitch your film to over 200 leading industry decision makers at North America’s most effective market event.

  • Deal Maker Deadline: January 20, 2020

One-on-one pitch meetings for filmmakers seeking international financing.

*New this year, Hot Docs Forum and Deal Maker are the same application process. When applying, you will be asked to indicate the program(s) for which you’d like your project to be considered*

Hot Docs Industry Registration – NOW OPEN

  • Advance Deadline: January 10, 2020
  • Early Deadline: March 4, 2020
  • Deadline: April 24, 2020

With exceptional professional development, networking, and business opportunities, Hot Docs Industry Conference and Market is perfect for doc professionals at all career levels.


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