Hot Docs Festival – Online

April 29, 2021

May 9, 2021


Online, Across Canada


Events Description

Hot Docs will present its 28th annual edition online from April 29-May 9, 2021, during which a full roster of industry conference sessions, market programs and networking events will be held for Canadian and international delegates, including the renowned Hot Docs Forum, Hot Docs Deal Maker, Distribution Rendezvous and The Doc Shop.

Special Presentations program: Special Presentations features a high-profile collection of world and international premieres, award winners from the recent international festival circuit and works by master filmmakers or featuring star subjects.

Notable subjects featured as part of the Special Presentations program include Danish vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lukas Forchhammer from the pop band Lukas Graham (7 Years of Lukas Graham); Australian diver and conservationist Valerie Taylor (Playing with Sharks); legendary Welsh recording industry figures Kingsley and Charles Ward, who turned their dairy farm into an iconic music studio (Rockfield: The Studio on the Farm); and Italian film director, producer, and screenwriter Roberto Rossellini (The Rossellinis).

This year’s Special Presentations will include the world premieres of Come Back Anytime, the mouth-watering story of self-taught Japanese ramen master, Masamoto Ueda, and his legendary Tokyo ramen shop, Bizentei; Dirty Tricks, a thrilling look into the cutthroat world of competitive bridge playing and its star player who’s accused of cheating; The Taste of Desire, an exploration of humanity’s relationship to nature and how far we’ll go to satisfy our innate desires; and Wuhan Wuhan, which features award-winning filmmaker Yung Chang teaming up with a group of intrepid videographers as they capture life in the Chinese city during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who is it for?


Tickets :Single ticket sales open to the public on March 30.

Unlimited Festival Pass: $259

Single Ticket: $13

Festival 5-Pack: $55

How to get tickets?
Buy Online
Phone: 416-637-5150


Date & Time: from April 29 – May 9, 2021 | Various screening times

Venue: The 2021 Hot Docs Festival will be available for audiences across Canada to stream on the Hot Docs at Home VOD platform, available at,

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