Just because the long-form documentary is the king of the hill now, doesn’t mean we can take it for granted.
Hot Docs' Deal Maker matched up roughly 50 filmmaking teams with broadcasters for intense, one-on-one meetings to discuss selected projects.
Linda Vastrik and Mila Aung-Thwin discuss their international co-production Forest of the Dancing Spirits.
For documentary filmmakers in the USA, independence is crucial to artistic voice and vision, and to truthseeking and storytelling.
If you were to make a documentary about the life of Bonnie Sherr Klein, you might begin with the old episodes of Dick Clark’s American Bandstand.
The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne, The Devil's Lair, Pussy Riot: A Punk Prayer, and 12 O'Clock Boys bring new takes on true crime to Hot Docs.
Unless the CRTC can be persuaded by powerful lobby groups, we won’t get the chance to revisit program categories and this group licencing regime until 2014.
With broadcasters demanding companion interactive digital content, are video games the latest form of documentary?
On the occasion of their 10th anniversary, the Cinema Politica team chooses their Top 10 moments from their first decade (with one honourable mention.)
Montreal’s documentary film project Cinema Politica celebrates its 10th anniversary this fall. Founders Svetla Turnin and Ezra Winton look back at their success and discuss the future of an organisation that has