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  • Five Hot Docs to Watch Out For

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    Five of our favourite docs on creativity and digital technologies from Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, which ran from April 26 to May 6 in Toronto.

  • ​CFC Alumni Win Big at HOT DOCS

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    Congratulations to Yung Chang ('09), Shelley Saywell ('09) and John Walker ('09) for their success at the 2010 Hot Docs Festival. All are recent participants in the inaugural CFC NFB Feature Documentary Program.

  • ​CFC at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival 2013

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    A number of films created by CFC alumni will be screening at this year's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, running April 25-May 5 in Toronto.

  • Five Alumni Films Screen at Hot Docs 2015

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    The lineup for the 2015 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (Hot Docs) was announced on March 17, 2015. This year marks the 22nd edition of the festival, which runs from April...

  • CFC Media Lab Premieres VR Sketches Series at Hot Docs

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    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:CFC Media Lab Premieres VR Sketches Series at Hot DocsThree Oculus Rift experiences that explore different facets of VR storytelling will be on display for 5 days at CFC Media Lab’s VR LoungeToronto, April 27, 2015...

  • CFC-NFB Feature Documentary Program-Supported Doc “The Messenger” to Screen at Hot Docs 2015

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    CFC is pleased to announce that alumna Su Rynard’s The Messenger is an official selection of Hot Docs. Development of The Messenger (then called Songbirds SOS) was supported by the second edition of the CFC-NFB Feature Documentary Program when Su was selected a...

  • Two Alumni Films Runners-Up for Vimeo On Demand Audience Award at Hot Docs

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    This year CFC is proud to congratulate alumnae Shelley Saywell and Su Rynard, whose films Lowdown Tracks and The Messenger came in second and third place,...

  • Hot Docs Showcases CFC Media Lab VR Pieces, 'Made This Way' and 'Small Wonders', at 2018 Festival in DocX Series

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    ...ia Lab VR productions, Small Wonders: The VR Experience and Made This Way: Redefining Masculinity, will be screening for free in the DocX series at this year’s Hot Docs documentary film festival.

  • Pablo Alvarez-Mesa


    ...2001 to pursue a BFA in Film Production at Simon Fraser University. His films have since played at international film festivals including Rotterdam, Sheffield, Hot Docs, AFI Silverdocs, and RIDM. His credits include Presidio Modelo (Best Experimental Student Film Award, 2009 Montreal Film Festival); Jelena’s Song (Prix Pierre...

  • Kevin Eastwood


    ...on-fiction film credits include "OIL SANDS KARAOKE" (executive producer), a feature documentary about people working in the Alberta tar sands that premiered at Hot Docs 2013 and was released in theatres across Canada (; "DO YOU REALLY WANT TO KNOW?" (producer), a documentary about predictive genetic testing di...

  • Robin McKenna


    ...eature Doc 2004), and was a Cinematographer on City of Borders, about a gay bar in Jerusalem where Israelis and Palestinians find common ground (Berlinale/Hot Docs 2009). Her television series directing work has aired on networks in Canada, the US, and UK. 

  • Megan Wennberg


    ...mmaker based on the East Coast of Canada working in both fiction and documentary. Her short films have screened at festivals around the world and won awards at Hot Docs and the NSI Film Exchange, and been broadcast on CBC, The Comedy Network, The Documentary Channel and Movieola. Her feature comedy script THE PINK LADIES won t...

  • Geoff Siskind


    ...nment Program, Geoff directed the interactive documentary Tightrope, which has been presented by many festivals, including SXSW (Austin), IDFA (Amsterdam), and Hot Docs (Toronto). He’s produced many hours worth of radio programing and documentaries for CBC Radio, including Search Engine (for which he won the New York Fest...

  • Mark Ratzlaff


    ...y the editor, DOP and producer of the award-winning feature documentary Blood Relative, produced for Knowledge Network. The film screened in competition at the Hot Docs International Film Festival in Toronto and won Best Canadian Documentary at VIFF.

  • Anita Lee


    ...ed to TIFF and Berlin. Past productions include Tiger Spirit, winner Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary, The Bodybuilder and I, winner Hot Docs Best Feature Documentary, and Flicker, winner Hot Docs Jury Prize for Best Canadian Feature Documentary.Prior to joining the NFB, Lee produced a slate of award...

  • Min Sook Lee


    ...and South Korea (winner of the Donald Brittain Gemini Award for Best Social/Political Documentary); HOGTOWN (Best Feature-length Canadian Documentary award at Hot Docs Festival); The Real MASH, which traces the original stories and people that inspired the fictional TV series. The Real MASH was nominated for a Gemini (Best Ed...

  • Samara Grace Chadwick


    ...ide her academic work, Samara has been involved in documentary production since 2003 – as an activist, editor, producer, and as an associate programmer for the Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival in Toronto. She studied in Montreal and then spent many years in Berlin, working on documentaries and writing her...

  • Noam Gonick


    ...National Gallery of Canada, the UBC Belkin Gallery; and is available to stream on Netflix. His credits include the GLAAD-nominated To Russia with Love and the Hot Docs award-winning Guy Maddin: Waiting for Twilight; the short doc 1919; the feature-length narrative films Hey, Happy! and Stryker; and the shopping mall kiosk com...

  • Alex Pugsley


    ...s as The Eleventh Hour, Life With Derek, Heartland, G-Spot, and The Gavin Crawford Show. His work has been nominated for Canadian Comedy Awards, Gemini Awards, Hot Docs Awards, Director's Guild of Canada Awards, and National Magazine Awards. Recently he co-created the TV series Baxter, premiering in 2010 on The Family Channel.

  • Anita Lee on the Evolution of the Documentary Landscape

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    ...ntary form as a medium for independent expression, to tell untold stories, and to highlight unique points of view. We spoke to Anita Lee in the lead up to Hot Docs (running from April 28 to May 8, 2016), about the importance of documentary filmmaking, the current and future doc landscape, and gained insights on what makes...

  • Michael Kennedy

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    ...lWorld Film Festival, the First Weekend Club and the Motion Picture Pioneers Association. He also serves on the Telefilm Advisory Group and is a member of the Hot Docs Film Festival Advisory committee. Additionally, Kennedy acts as the host of various Cineplex Coming Attractions segments throughout Cineplex’s digita...

  • Shelley Saywell


    ...countries, and invited as official selections to numerous international film festivals. In 2003 Saywell was in the spotlight as Director in Focus at Toronto’s Hot Docs Film Festival. She has been honoured with UNESCO’s Gandhi Silver Medal for promoting the culture of peace.Saywell spent part of her childhood in Asia, where sh...

  • Anneli Ekborn

    Alumni producer with three features and 15 short films under her belt.Awards include the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival and Hot Docs. All of Anneli's films have been screened worldwide, most recently in Berlin, Cannes, New York, Japan, and at TIFF and The American Film Institute. She carrie...

  • Rich Williamson


    ...Aesthetica Film Festival in England [Best Film, Best Documentary]), JOE (2012) and UNSINKABLE (2012). His films have screened at festivals worldwide including Hot Docs, DC Shorts, LA Shorts, Atlanta and Al Jazeera. In late 2013, Williamson was selected to take part in the Reykjavik Talent Lab in Iceland, and he completed the...

  • Nisha Pahuja


    ...minee), and the multi award-winning The World BeforeHer (TIFF Canada Top Ten 2012; Best Documentary Feature, 2012 Tribeca Film Festival; Best Canadian Feature, Hot Docs 2012; Sundance Film Forward 2014), a film about women's rights in India, which has screened at more than 130 film festivals worldwide, became the highest gross...