‘Maxima’ Holds Her Lead Ahead of Final Hot Docs Screening


By Pat Mullen

Maxima is still queen bee of the Hot Docs hive with today’s update of the Audience Award rankings. Claudia Sparrow’s portrait of a subsistence farmer who takes on a mining company has held the number one spot for three consecutive days as the other contenders move up and down without dethroning the doc. The film has its final screening tomorrow at 3:30 PM. Previous runners-up Prey and Willie have completed their run at the festival, so it’s up to Sunday’s audience to see if the little Peruvian doc that could will keep the lead.

Ask Dr. Ruth jumped back into the top five as Gods of Molenbeek and one Canadian tumble dropped a notch following yesterday’s screenings. The only new title to crack the top 20 was Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men, which had its Hot Docs debut last night. Yesterday also saw the handout of the juried prizes with nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up and Hope Frozen winning the prizes for Best Canadian Feature and International Feature, respectively.

  1. Maxima
  2. Rogers Audience Award Contender
  3. Rogers Audience Award Contender
  4. Ask Dr. Ruth
  5. Gods of Molenbeek
  6. Rogers Audience Award Contender
  7. Rogers Audience Award Contender
  8. Rogers Audience Award Contender
  9. For Sama
  10. Rogers Audience Award Contender
  11. Rogers Audience Award Contender
  12. Last Breath
  13. Rogers Audience Award Contender
  14. Kifaru
  15. Knock Down the House
  16. Seahorse
  17. Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint
  18. Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
  19. Dear Brother
  20. Sea of Shadows

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