Celebrating its 15th edition in 2008, Hot Docs will present more than 125 from over 25 countries from April 17-27.
All films in official competitions will be receiving their first Toronto showing, with many screenings being world, international, North American or Canadian premieres. For most screenings, directors will be attendance to introduce their films and to participate in post-show Q & A sessions with the audience.
Official selections will be announced on March 18.
In 2008, Hot Docs will present films in the following programmes:
Compelling Canadian stories and perspectives
The finest in contemporary documentary filmmaking
A globe-trotting survey bursting with hidden gems
High-profile screenings and special events
OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RETROSPECTIVE honouring RICHARD LEACOCK
A celebration of master filmmaker Richard Leacock’s influential work
FOCUS ON... JENNIFER BAICHWAL
A retrospective of one of Canada’s brightest doc directors
SPOTLIGHT ON IRAN
Riveting work from the Middle East
MADE IN MEXICO
Significant works from the vibrant Mexican documentary movemen