SUBMIT YOUR FILM

Hot Docs accepts Canadian and international documentaries of all lengths and subject matter.

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Film submissions for Hot Docs 2018 are open.

Please note that deadlines and fees may have changed from previous years. Please review the below before submitting a film.

Submission Fees & Deadlines

EARLY REGULAR LATE
NOV 15 DEC 6 JAN 8
Short (1-40 min) $25 $35 $55
Feature and Mid-Length (41+ min) $55 $100 $150

Please note that HST taxes (13%) are not included in the above fees. All deadlines are postmark deadlines.


ELIGIBILITY

All submissions:

  • must have been completed after January 1, 2017
  • must be at minimum Toronto premieres (i.e. cannot have been screened publicly in Toronto prior to the 2018 Festival, including broadcast versions of any length)
  • must not be available online in any form (this includes DVDs for purchase in any region). Not applicable for short film submissions.
  • must be in English, subtitled in English or English versioned (non-English language films may be submitted with an English transcript; however, if selected for Hot Docs, it must be subtitled or dubbed into English at the applicant’s expense)
  • may not have submitted to the Festival previously in any stage of completion (i.e. films that were submitted as rough cuts will not be reconsidered)

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