Film Submissions 2017

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Primary Contact

All email confirmations and messages related to this submission will be sent to the primary contact. Please ensure that all contact information is accurate.


All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.

All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.

All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.








General

Hot Docs uses the English title in ALL Festival publications, including the program book and schedule. Exceptions will be made for titles with names, proper nouns, or other untranslatable words. In this box, please enter the title PRECISELY as you would like it to be published. If your title begins with an article (The/A/An), please select it from the list and fill in Title without the article.


If your title begins with an article, please select it from the list and fill in Title without the article.


If different from above, this refers to the title of your film in the language of its country of origin. For example for the film The Railroad All Stars, a Spanish documentary, you would type in 'Estrellas de la Linea' for its original language title.

Year Only. To be eligible for consideration to Hot Docs 2017, all submissions must have been completed and/or screened after January 1, 2016 and had no public screenings prior to January 1, 2016.

Duration of film in minutes. Do not use decimals or any other characters. Round up or down to the nearest minute.


Year Only. To be eligible for consideration to Hot Docs 2017, all submissions must have been completed and/or screened after January 1, 2016 and had no public screenings prior to January 1, 2016.

Production Details




Country of Production is defined primarily as the country from which financing for the production originated. It does not refer to filming locations. For more information, please visit the FAQ page. There can be several countries of production. Please add each in a sequence that reflects the production’s official priority sequence for this information.


Year Only. To be eligible for consideration to Hot Docs 2015 all submissions must have been completed and/or screened after January 1, 2014 and had no public screenings prior to January 1, 2014.
Project Details


Indicate 3 keywords or tags that uniquely describe your documentary and are different from the above listed genres.




Production Team

Please provide as much credit information for this submission as possible. Submissions should at minimum include credit and contact information for directors, producers and executive producers [if applicable].

Director

All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.

All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.






All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.

Please limit address to 40 characters.





Producer

All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.

All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.




All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.

Please limit address to 40 characters.





Other Production Team Members


All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.

All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.




All names must be in Title Case (i.e. only the first letters capitalized). Do not use all-caps or all lower-case letters.

Please limit address to 40 characters.





Premiere Status

Hot Docs requires all submissions to be at minimum a Toronto premiere. Please indicate the premiere status this submission would receive if selected for Hot Docs 2017. If your premiere status changes during the programming consideration process, please email us at submissions@hotdocs.ca


World Premiere – Has not screened anywhere in the world
International Premiere – Has screened, but only in the country/countries of production
North American Premiere – Has screened internationally but not in North America
Canadian Premiere – Has screened internationally and in the United States, but not in Canada
Toronto Premiere – Has screened in Canada, but not in Toronto

Exhibition History (if applicable)

Please list any past or confirmed future events for this film.

Festivals


Broadcasts



If multiple air dates, only list the first one.

Public Screenings




Awards
Please list any awards or distinctions this film has received.


Festival, organization, etc.

Rights
Production Company





Sales Agent (if applicable)






Distributors (if applicable)






Screener Information



Online Screener

If you have an online link of your film ready to submit please put the link, username (if applicable), and password below. If your online link is not ready at this time, you can send it by email to submissions@hotdocs.ca once you have submitted this form. Link must be sent by deadline you are applying to.




Doc Shop

The DocShop is Hot Docs’ market service which allows your film to be digitally screened on-demand by hundreds of international buyers, broadcasters, sales agents, programmers and distributors in a secure, password protected environment during the festival (onsite) and/or after the festival (online). For more information about the Doc Shop, please read the Doc Shop FAQ



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