Between 1979 and 1985, cult director Trent Harris made three different films about a character he dubbed "Groovin' Gary," aka "the Beaver Kid," a small-town Utah dreamer with big Hollywood ambitions.
Domestic detective story "The Closer We Get," U.K. director Karen Guthrie's feature bow, has won the International Feature Documentary Award at the 2015 Hot Docs festival, where it had its world…
The 22nd annual Hot Docs festival, which kicked off April 23, is tapping into the reignited interest and recent developments in virtual reality. Hot Docs' new DocX strand includes a free exhibit of…
Susan Sarandon has boarded "Radical Grace" as executive producer in advance of the feature documentary's world premiere at the Hot Docs Festival in Toronto, Variety has learned. "Grace," the feature…
Toronto-based companies Blue Ice Group and KinoSmith have inked a deal to create Blue Ice Docs, a full-service distribution company that will fund and acquire non-fiction Canadian and international…
If you want to take the temperature of the documentary, go to Toronto in the spring, when Hot Docs delivers its cinema-crazed citizenry the cream of global nonfiction.
TORONTO — On the eve of the 20th edition of Hot Docs, Kinosmith has sparked sales action nabbing Canuck rights to world-preeming opener "The Manor" and to Gabriela Cowperthwaite's Sundance hit…
The 20th Hot Docs Canadian Intl. Documentary Festival will open on April 25 with Shawney Cohen's feature-helming debut "The Manor" the fest revealed Tuesday.
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…
American documentary master Les Blank will receive Hot Docs' Outstanding Achievement award and a retrospective of his 50-year career at the fest, it was announced Tuesday.
Hot Docs wrapped Sunday with encore screenings of Friday night's jury award-winners "Call Me Kuchu" (best international feature) and "The World Before Her" (best Canadian feature) -- just two of…