"Taking Root," Lisa Merton and Alan Dater's pic about Nobel laureate Wangari Maathai's inspiration of the environmental movement in Kenya, has won the Hot Docs aud award.
Geoffrey Smith's "The English Surgeon" and Isabelle Lavigne and Stephane Thibault's "Junior" nabbed the Hot Docs Festival's top prizes in Toronto on Friday night, which saw 10 awards and C$30,000…
Although documentaries have stumbled recently in theatrical release, attendees at the 15th annual Hot Docs Canadian Intl. Film Festival were more concerned with making art than wringing their hands…
Canadian docu-makers will get a leg up thanks to the Canadian Film Center and National Film Board feature documentary program, a mentor-led scheme to develop original projects for international auds.
Canadian distributors are increasingly choosing Hot Docs as a launch pad for theatrical releases, solidifying the growing reputation of the largest documentary fest in North America as a world-class…
The TorontoFilm Festival has recruited Montreal film critic and author Matthew Hays to its Canadian feature programming team and appointed Kathleen Mullen as Short Cuts Canada programmer.
The Sprockets Toronto Intl. Film Festival for Children wound up its 11th year on Sunday, handing out nine juried and audience awards.
Canadian scribes picked up nine trophies at the 12th Canadian Screenwriting Awards, presented by the Writers Guild of Canada on Monday evening.
Canadian non-fiction filmmakers got a financial boost Tuesday with the launch of the C$4 million ($3.94 million) Canwest-Hot Docs Funds to assist in the development and completion of one-off docs.
"Knocked Up" helmer Judd Apatow will be honored as comedy person of the year at the inaugural Just Comedy confab, part of Montreal's Just for Laughs Comedy Festival.
Helmer Sacha Gervasi's Sundance fave "Anvil! The Story of Anvil" and Isabella Rossellini's "Green Porno" will open Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary fest, confab and mart, April 17.