Hot Docs’ Doc Ignite

SEPTEMBER 25 & 26, 2021

* ALL SESSIONS WILL TAKE PLACE ONLINE *


SATURDAY, SEPT 25
9:00 – 11:00am EST

Grant Writing for Documentary Funds

Using a successful Hot Docs fund application as a case study, participants will learn how to clearly communicate their project ideas, what funders are really looking for when evaluating grant submissions, and will glean crucial tips on how to make their projects stand out.


SUNDAY, SEPT 26
3:30pm – 5:00pm EST

International Teaser Trailer Creation

Documentary trailers are one of the tools audiences use to discover docs and choose to watch them ~ so says the 2018 Hot Docs Documentary Audience research. Unfortunately, trailers can be an afterthought for doc filmmakers. This workshop will teach the types of trailers common for docs, share key takeaways, and steps to creating an engaging and powerful trailer.

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All industry sessions require applications or registrations.
Filmmakers receive free-admission to industry sessions with the purchase of an All Access Pass.

See ‘The Dock Market’ schedule and registration form here.