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    Hot Docs Audience Breaks Record; Votes "The Cove"

    Hot Docs wrapped up its most successful festival to date this weekend in Toronto, with audience numbers reaching an estimated 122,000. This marks a rather astounding 42% increase over 2008's fest. Hot Docs, which ran April 30 to May 10, featured 266 public screenings of 171 films. A record number o...

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    From a "Village" to a "City": Hot Docs Awards Their Best

    The 2009 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival handed out their awards in Toronto tonight, at a ceremony hosted by the CBC’s Jian Ghomeshi (of this fame). Simon El Habre's "The One Man Village" and Hubert Davis's "Invisible City" were the recipients of the fest's two big prizes, with ...

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    A Times Square Dive, Frolicking Boys and 6 Days of Gambling Shine at 16th Hot Docs

    An eclectic range of stories - from boys' private school cliques to the history of wartime food preparation, from an often naked gang of moped riders to birdwatchers seeking the Holy Grail of (extinct) woodpeckers, North America's largest - and some say most important - documentary film festival, Ho...

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    Hot Docs '09: Subjects on the Margins

    As documentary filmmakers hone their pitches to industry delegates at the Toronto Documentary Forum, attempting to attract funding and interest in their projects by finding the perfect hook, they would do well to look at a number of films screening at Hot Docs, which continues through this weekend -...

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    Buyers Be Aware: Notable Projects From Toronto's Doc Forum

    The 2009 Toronto Documentary Forum - the largest doc market in North America - kicked off this morning on the campus of the University of Toronto, with hundreds of filmmakers, producers, broadcasters and distributors gathering to witness twenty-five presentations of documentary projects at various l...

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    Hot Docs '09: Growing Up, Confronting Reality

    The first weekend of the 16th annual Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, which opened this past Thursday, has already been marked with screenings of more than 75 programs featuring works representing over half of its impressive 171 title line up. Screenings attended have been near ...

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    Thessaloniki To Turn 50 With Herzog

    Director Werner Herzog has been announced as the subject of the Retrospective at the forthcoming Thessaloniki International Film Festival, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary. Herzog will attend the Festival to present his films, conduct a Master Class, and will be honored with the fest'...

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    A "Crude" Acquisition

    Joe Berlinger's "Crude," which premiered at Sundance earlier this year, has been acquired for North American release by First Run Features. The film will have its North American theatrical premiere on September 9th at New York's IFC Center, followed by Los Angeles on September 18th and San Francisco...

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    "Fierce Light" Is Alive

    Lorber HT Digital's Alive Mind has acquired all U.S. rights to "Fierce Light: When Spirit Meets Action," the documentary from Velcrow Ripper that premieres as an official selection next week at Hot Docs.

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    Hot Docs Opener "God" Picked Up Ahead of Fest

    Zeitgeist Films has announced the acquisition of all U.S. rights to this year’s Hot Doc’s Opening Night film "Act of God," directed by Jennifer Baichwal.

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