Hot Docs has announced the 19 projects that will be pitched during this year's Hot Docs Forum, a major North American market for the international documentary community.
The Forum will take place the mornings of April 30 and May 1, during the 2014 edition of Hot Docs, which runs April 24 to May 4. This year's projects represent 13 different countries and were selected from 128 submissions.
Here's the 2014 projects:
THE ACCIDENTAL ANARCHIST, Hopscotch Films Ltd, Mentorn (UK)
AMINA – A GAY GIRL IN DAMASCUS, Esperamos, The National Film Board of Canada (Canada)
THE BABUSHKAS OF CHERNOBYL, The Babushkas Of Chernobyl LLC (USA)
THE BLIND CINEMA CLUB, Big Red Barn Films, PBS ITVS (Independent Television Service) (USA)
A BLIND EYE, Sole Possession Productions, Big Mouth Productions (USA)
THE BLUE ID, ARTvoltage, MOXIE (Turkey)
A COLD WAR, Sling & Arrow, JOTZ Production Pty Ltd (Australia)
(DIS)HONESTY – THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES, SALTY Features, CNBC (USA)
IN THE SHADOW OF THE DREAM, Pumpernickel Films, Ran-Entertainment , Dream Shadow LLC (France, USA)
THE KOREAN DREAM, Morena Films S.L., Halley Productions, Met Film Production, Taskovski Films (Spain, France, UK, Germany)
LET THERE BE LIGHT, EyeSteelFilm (Canada)
LOGS OF WAR, Platypus Productions, Big World Cinema (Kenya, South Africa)
THE NIGHT DAD BROUGHT US HOME, Indie Film As (Norway)
THE PRICE WE PAY, InformAction Films Inc. (Canada)
PUTIN’S NUMBER ONE ENEMY, Double Bounce Films, Roast Beef Productions (UK)
THE SKYJACKER’S TALE, Cave 7 Productions Inc. (Canada)
TEMPEST STORM, Shot Glass Productions (Canada)
TWO MEN, A CAR, AND THE WALL, 212BERLIN FILMS, Alfeneeks Films (Mexico, Palestine)
WRESTLING ALLIGATORS, Wrestling Alligators, Inc. (USA)
In addition to the Forum, Hot Docs' market program includes Deal Maker meetings, Distribution Rendezvous meetings, and Close-Up With... round tables, all of which provide opportunities to connect with broadcast financiers, funders and buyers.
The 2014 Hot Docs Forum Selection Commitee included Vesna Cudic, Dogwoof (UK), Kristen Fitzpatrick, Women Make Movies (USA) and Indiewire's own Eric Kohn (USA).