The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences across Canada to stream April 29 to May 9, with 219 films from 66 countries, including 14 German productions and co-productions:





with 36 projects — including 3 german productions — participating in #HotDocs21's Deal Maker pitch program. This year’s selection, which includes 20 BIPOC directors, 23 projects directed or co-directed by women, and seven projects directed by first-time filmmakers, will pitch to over 90 international decision makers during virtual meetings held online from May 6 to 19


  • THE EYES OF DANTE by Adolfo Conti
    Production Companies: Doc Art srl (Italy), Leonardo Film (Germany)
    Producers: Amalia Carandini, Ilaria Sbarigia, Elmar Bartlmae
  • LIFE IS ABOUT LOSING EVERYTHING by Stefan Ramírez Pérez, Benjamin Ramírez Pérez
    Production Company: Schalten und Walten GbR (Germany)
    Producers: Miriam Gossing, Lina Sieckmann
  • NO MERCY – THE FEMALE GAZE by Isa Willinger
    Production Company: Tondowski Films GbR (Germany)
    Producers: Alex Tondowski, Ira Tondowsk



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28 Hot Docs 2021
27 Hot Docs 2020
26 Hot Docs 2019 .
25 Hot Docs 2018.


REPORT by Björn Jensen _German only June 7, 2021_