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Hot Docs to Welcome Eight Official Delegations


Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market, is pleased to host official delegations from China, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, the Nordic Region, Poland, South Africa and the USA at this year’s edition, April 25 to May 5. The delegations consist of established producers and broadcasters working in social, cultural and political documentary genres. During the Festival, delegates will have the opportunity to partake in a wealth of networking opportunities, market events and conference sessions.

“We are happy to welcome delegations from around the world, to bring together a diverse group of storytellers,” says Elizabeth Radshaw, Hot Docs Industry Programs Director. “Opportunities like International Co-Production Day are all about international collaboration, and in the past have resulted in lasting partnerships and great documentary works. This year, we look forward to delivering nothing less.”

In addition to partaking in the professional development sessions, market events and services, and networking opportunities Hot Docs provides, the delegations will also be featured participants at International Co-Production Day, a full program of events including co-production case studies, and a networking luncheon and cocktail. New this year, Hot Docs introduces International Co-Production Day producer-to-producer meetings allowing delegates to meet one-on-one with potential producing partners from attending international delegations. Aimed at sparking international co-productions, the day is open to all registered industry delegates.

International Co-Production Day takes place on Monday, April 29. The delegations will also be available to network with fellow delegates throughout the Festival at specially scheduled parties and receptions, and as accredited participants in Hot Docs’ internationally renowned co-financing event, the Hot Docs Forum, May 1 and 2.

International Co-Production Day is generously sponsored by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and C21.