Join the 2021 Hot Docs Festival from April 29 to May 9. 


Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of approximately 200 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe.


Hot Docs was founded in 1993 by the Documentary Organization of Canada (formerly the Canadian Independent Film Caucus), a national association of independent documentary filmmakers. In 1996, Hot Docs became a separately incorporated organization with a mandate to showcase and support the work of Canadian and international documentary filmmakers and to promote excellence in documentary production.


Hot Docs is a national, charitable organization dedicated to advancing and celebrating the art of documentary.


Our mission is to advance and celebrate the art of documentary, and to showcase the work of and create production opportunities for documentary filmmakers.


This event is open to the public and requires ticketed-entry. For more information and to purchase a ticket and/or pass, click the Learn More button above.