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Health & Safety

The health and safety of all Hot Docs attendees is a priority for our organization.

Hot Docs regrets to announce that due to ever-increasing health and safety concerns around the current COVID-19 pandemic, we have cancelled all upcoming screenings and events at Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema, and have will close our doors. We will be monitoring developments to determine when it will be possible to reopen.

Like you, we have been closely monitoring the situation for many weeks. Following recommendations and guidance from public health authorities, we took many precautionary steps in the hopes that it would allow us to continue to safely serve our audiences in this uncertain time.

However, it is now clear that, like many other cultural destinations, we must make this unprecedented decision to suspend our operations to help curtail the spread of this terrible pandemic.

Earlier this week, the Hot Docs Cinema celebrated its eight-year anniversary. Over that time, we have worked together to create a community of curious people by inspiring action, conversation and, above all, connection. This closure is temporary. When we reopen our doors, we will continue Hot Docs’ longstanding commitment to showcasing outspoken and outstanding films, hosting transformational events, and strengthening this community we all love and cherish.

• If you have purchased single tickets to upcoming films and events, please direct any inquiries to [email protected]

• If you’re a subscriber to Doc Soup, Music on Film and the Curious Minds Speakers Series, we will be in touch directly with information on rescheduling.

• For any information regarding the status of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, please click here.

We look forward to welcoming you back very soon.


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