A large program of 22 German productions and co-productions, including some world premieres, at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, North America's largest documentary film festival, conference and market, held annually since 1993 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, in the sections Special Presentation, Big Ideas, World Shwocase, The Changing Face of Europe, Artscapes , DocX, Made in Mexico, Shorts, and International Spectrum.
A total of 246 films and 16 interdisciplinary projects from 56 countries are at this year's Hot Docs — and half the films at the 25th edition of the Toronto documentary festival come from female directors, and many have themes related to women. Hot Docs achieves gender parity — as well as the lineup of the german documentaries.
AMAL by Mohamed Siam, Egypt, Lebanon, Germany, France, Denmark, Norway, Qatar, [world sales: Doc & Film International, Trailer]
THE ARTIST & THE PERVERT by Beatrice Behn, René Gebhardt, Germany, USA, Austria
CARLOTTA'S FACE by Valentin Riedl, Frédéric Schuld [P: Fabian Driehorst, Fabian&Fred, Trailer ]
THE CLEANERS by Hans Block, Moritz Riesewieck, Germany, Brazil, [P: Gebrüder Beetz Media GmbH, world sales: Cinephil]
SPECIAL PRESENTATION & BIG IDEAS
COMMANDER ARIAN - A Story of Women, War and Freedom by Alba Sotorra, Germany, Spain, Syria [P: Boekamp & Kriegsheim, world sales: DOGWOOF, Trailer ]
FAITH HOPE LOVE by Katja Fedulova [P: Tondowski Films, Trailer ]
GLOBAL FAMILY by Melanie Andernach, Andreas Köhler [P: Made in Germany Filmprod. GmbH, world sales: Rushlake Media GmbH, Trailer]
THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE
HAVARIE by Philip Scheffner, Germany [P: pong film GmbH]
I SIGNED THE PETITION by Mahdi Fleifel, UK, Germany, Switzerland [ P: Nakba FilmWorks, Mahdi Fleifel & Patrick Campbell ]
KINSHASA MAKAMBO by Dieudo Hamadi [world sales: Andana Films, Trailer ]
KOLYMA - ROAD OF BONES by Stanislaw Mucha [P: Gerd Haag, TAG/TRAUM Filmproduktion]
MAMACITA by José Pablo Estrada Torrescano [P: José Pablo Estrada Torrescano & Arne Birkenstock - Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien GmbH ]
MADE IN MEXICO
THE NIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS by Yasemin Samdereli, Nesrin Samdereli [P: Arne Birkenstock Fruitmarket Kultur und Medien GmbH, S2R Film, Rat Pack Filmproduktion, Trailer ]
OF FATHERS AND SONS by Talal Derki, Germany, Syria, Qatar, Lebanon [P: BASIS BERLIN Filmprod. GmbH, world sales: auTLOOK Filmsales]
OVER THE LIMIT by Marta Prus [ world sales: auTLOOK Filmsales, Trailer ]
PIRATE BOYS by Pol Merchan [P: Pol Merchan, Nadja Krueger, Trailer ]
THE PRINCE AND THE DYBBUK by Elwira Niewiera, Piotr Rosolowski [ P: Kundschafter Filmproduktion GmbH, world sales: WideHouse, Trailer ]
QUEERCORE: HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION by Yony Leyser [ P: Thomas Janze, Totho cmp GmbH, Trailer ]
THE STRANGE SOUND OF HAPPINESS by Diego Pascal Panarello [ world sales: Deckert Distribution, Trailer ]
THE CHANGING FACE OF EUROPE
THE TRIAL by Maria Augusta Ramos, Brazil, Netherlands, Germany
VICTORY DAY by Sergei Loznitsa, Germany [P: Imperativ Film, Trailer ]
A WOMEN CAPTURED by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, Hungary, Germany [ P: ECLIPSEfilm, CORSO Film, world sales: Syndicado, Trailer ]
It's here — your first look at this year's stellar slate of sessions, interactive workshops and essential networking opportunities at Hot Docs 2018. Don't miss:
°Hands-on workshops about contracts, pitching your story, impact distribution, festival strategy, the art of negotiation and webdocs.
°A keynote session by Jesse Wente on the importance of advancing Indigenous narrative sovereignty.
°A masterclass with Oscar winner Morgan Neville.
°In Conversation With... sessions featuring 2018 Doc Mogul Cara Mertes and Outstanding Achievement Award recipient Barbara Kopple.
And so much more!