The 16th annual Hot Docs Forum is getting underway, with applications now being accepted through January 12.
The Forum, in which broadcasters, producers and funders from around the world hear documentary pitches and provide feedback, has changed its guidelines a bit this year and they now accept successful crowdfunding campaigns as a “third party trigger.” Read more about submission guidelines here.
Last year at the 15th annual Hot Docs Forum, the room was basically filled to capacity with about 350 people in the audience, in addition to the 36 Decision Makers around the table. From North Korea and Russia to Palestine and Norway, the 20 projects highlighted in the 15th Annual Hot Docs Forum represented 13 different countries selected from 128 submissions.
Among the successful Forum pitches of the past few years are upcoming documentaries such as “The Blue ID, “The Babushkas of Chernobyl,” “In The Shadow of the Dream” and “Vidal vs Buckley,” which has since been retitled “Best of Enemies.”