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‘Images of a Nordic Drama’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2022

The first documentary by ‘Pathfinder’ director Nils Gaup traces one man’s mission to achieve art-world recognition for a long-forgotten Norwegian painter.

Hot Docs: ‘Eternal Spring’ Wins Top Audience Award

Jason Loftus' animated documentary about Chinese activists taking over a state TV station picked up the top audience award at the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival.

‘Split at the Root’ Director Talks Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy: “It’s Psychological Torture”

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Linda Goldstein Knowlton exposes the cruelty of the Trump administration separating immigrant parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexican border in her latest feature doc.

Hot Docs Fest Topper Heather Conway to Step Down After Five Months

The veteran marketing and communications exec took up the executive director and co-president job at Toronto's prestigious documentary festival in November 2021.

Abigail Disney, Rachel Lear and Reid Davenport Films Set for 2022 Hot Docs Festival

The Canadian documentary festival unveiled its first wave of titles for the April 28 to May 8 in-person event set for Toronto.

‘Acts of Love’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

In their genre-bending documentary, Isidore Bethel and Francis Leplay explore love, intimacy and the slow unraveling of a relationship.

‘Lady Buds’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

Chris J. Russo profiles six female entrepreneurs in California's cannabis industry, many of whose livelihoods were upended by the state's legalization of marijuana in 2016.

‘The Gig Is Up’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

Documentarian Shannon Walsh examines the human cost of the gig economy.

‘Dirty Tricks’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

Director Daniel Sivan examines a cheating scandal that rocked the world of elite competitive bridge, exposing that the world of elite competitive bridge exists.

‘Viral’: Film Review | Hot Docs 2021

In this documentary composed only of YouTube videos, Udi Nir and Sagi Bornstein follow seven Gen Z vloggers during an unprecedented year.