You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Hot Docs Reveals First Titles

Lineup includes 'Unbelievers,' 'Caucus'

TORONTO – Gus Holwerda’s “The Unbelievers” (pictured), following scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss’ crusade to trumpet the importance of science, and A.J. Schnack’s “Caucus,” a behind-the-scenes look at Republican hopefuls at the 2012 Iowa caucus, will world preem at the Hot Docs festival.

Director of programming Charlotte Cook unveiled 28 features in the Special Presentations program of Toronto’s international documentary fest, mart and confab on Wednesday.

Toronto helmer Barry Avrich’s “Quality Balls – The David Steinberg Story,” a biodoc on comedian David Steinberg, will also world preem at Hot Docs, which runs April 25 to May 5.

U.S. titles receiving international preems include Martha Shane and Lana Wilson’s “After Tiller,” Freida Mock’s “Anita,” Dawn Porter’s “Gideon’s Army,” Jason Osder’s “Let the Fire Burn,” Greg Camalier’s “Muscle Shoals,” and Jeff Reichert and Farihah Zaman’s “Remote Area Medical.”

Recent award-winners from the fest circuit include Sundance docs “Blood Brother,” “Pussy Riot — A Punk Prayer,” “The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear” and “Who Is Dayani Cristal?” plus IDFA opener “Wrong Time Wrong Place.”

Fest is also presenting the 20th anniversary screening of D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus’ “The War Room,” with the filmmakers in attendance.

On the confab side, Hot Docs will host official delegations of producers and broadcasters from China, Germany, Japan, Nigeria, the Nordic region, Poland, South Africa and the U.S., who will participate in Intl. Co-Production Day networking events on April 29.

Two new industry programs were also announced for 2013: Hot Docs Deal Maker will put 50 work-in-progress projects in front of international players in one-on-one meets, while Distribution Rendezvous aims to help finished and rough-cut pics gather momentum through pre-arranged meets with distributors, agents and fest programmers.

Hot Docs Forum, the international co-financing event and industry centerpiece, takes place May 1 and 2.

More Film

  • Brad Pitt Emilio Estevez Tyler Perry

    Hollywood's Most and Least Profitable Stars Revealed

    TORONTO – Gus Holwerda’s “The Unbelievers” (pictured), following scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss’ crusade to trumpet the importance of science, and A.J. Schnack’s “Caucus,” a behind-the-scenes look at Republican hopefuls at the 2012 Iowa caucus, will world preem at the Hot Docs festival. Director of programming Charlotte Cook unveiled 28 features in the Special […]

  • I Tonya trailer

    'I, Tonya' Teaser: Margot Robbie Transforms Into Disgraced Figure Skater

    TORONTO – Gus Holwerda’s “The Unbelievers” (pictured), following scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss’ crusade to trumpet the importance of science, and A.J. Schnack’s “Caucus,” a behind-the-scenes look at Republican hopefuls at the 2012 Iowa caucus, will world preem at the Hot Docs festival. Director of programming Charlotte Cook unveiled 28 features in the Special […]

  • Gotham Awards Nominations Remind of Oscar

    Gotham Awards Once Again Remind of the Oscar Season Possibilities

    TORONTO – Gus Holwerda’s “The Unbelievers” (pictured), following scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss’ crusade to trumpet the importance of science, and A.J. Schnack’s “Caucus,” a behind-the-scenes look at Republican hopefuls at the 2012 Iowa caucus, will world preem at the Hot Docs festival. Director of programming Charlotte Cook unveiled 28 features in the Special […]

  • Nascent Middleburg Film Festival Banks on

    Nascent Middleburg Film Festival Banks on Rural Charm, Awards Hopefuls

    TORONTO – Gus Holwerda’s “The Unbelievers” (pictured), following scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss’ crusade to trumpet the importance of science, and A.J. Schnack’s “Caucus,” a behind-the-scenes look at Republican hopefuls at the 2012 Iowa caucus, will world preem at the Hot Docs festival. Director of programming Charlotte Cook unveiled 28 features in the Special […]

  • Makeup-Hair Designer Creates Looks for 'Blade

    Makeup-Hair Designer Specializes in Bruising Looks for 'Blade Runner 2049,' 'Stronger'

    TORONTO – Gus Holwerda’s “The Unbelievers” (pictured), following scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss’ crusade to trumpet the importance of science, and A.J. Schnack’s “Caucus,” a behind-the-scenes look at Republican hopefuls at the 2012 Iowa caucus, will world preem at the Hot Docs festival. Director of programming Charlotte Cook unveiled 28 features in the Special […]

  • Harvey Weinstein

    Directors Guild of America Leaders to Address Sexual Harassment in Industry

    TORONTO – Gus Holwerda’s “The Unbelievers” (pictured), following scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss’ crusade to trumpet the importance of science, and A.J. Schnack’s “Caucus,” a behind-the-scenes look at Republican hopefuls at the 2012 Iowa caucus, will world preem at the Hot Docs festival. Director of programming Charlotte Cook unveiled 28 features in the Special […]

  • DDP-GP-JC

    Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Justin Chon Among 16th Annual Unforgettable Gala Honorees (EXCLUSIVE)

    TORONTO – Gus Holwerda’s “The Unbelievers” (pictured), following scientists Richard Dawkins and Lawrence Krauss’ crusade to trumpet the importance of science, and A.J. Schnack’s “Caucus,” a behind-the-scenes look at Republican hopefuls at the 2012 Iowa caucus, will world preem at the Hot Docs festival. Director of programming Charlotte Cook unveiled 28 features in the Special […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content