Celebrating the art of documentary for 30 years together with a German delegation, this year's festival features 214 outstanding documentaries – including 18 german documentaries – from 72 countries.



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30 HOT DOCS 2023
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May 2 – 4, 2023 in-person at Toronto's Hart House 
May 11, 2023 online meetings



Deal Maker Projects

35 documentary projects – including 3 German co-productions – from 25 countries, participate in the 2023 edition of Hot Docs Deal Maker and pitch to international decision makers at the 30th anniversary festival. Deal Maker returns in-person to Toronto's Hart House with pitches taking place from May 2 to May 4, and an additional day of online meetings on May 11.



    Directors: Tia Lessin, Carl Deal  
    Producers: Carl Deal, Tia Lessin, Birgit Rasch  
    Executive Producers: Jeff Bieber, Gunnar Dedio, Regina Bouchehri, Michael Kantor  
    Production Companies: Jeff Bieber Productions, LLC (USA), LOOKSfilm GmbH (Germany), WNET/American Masters (USA), Elsewhere Films (USA)
    Director: K.D. 
    Producers: Ilyas Yourish 
    Co-Producers: Anke Petersen, Lilian Tietjen  
    Executive Producer: Graeme Isaac  
    Production Company: Kamay Film (Afghanistan), Jyoti Film GmbH (Germany)
    Directors: Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein
    Producers: Udi Nir, Sagi Bornstein, Georg Tschurtschenthaler, Christian Beetz
    Production Companies: udiVsagi production Ltd (Israel), gebrueder beetz filmproduktion GmbH (Germany)
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Participating Deal Makers from Germany:
 • 3Boxmedia International Sales, J. Valentin Romero
 • MAGNETFILM, Georg Gruber, Frauke Knappke
 • NEW DOCS, Elina Kewitz
 • Rise And Shine World Sales, Stefan Kloos





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


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