Hot Docs 2016: Wrap Up

Another edition of Hot Docs has come to an end. This was a record-breaking year for the festival, with the estimated audience reaching 211,000. As always, this was an incredibly busy festival for me and I am happy to putting my coverage to rest until next year.

Without further ado, here is my full wrap-up of Hot Docs 2015:
Top Ten Favourite Films
  1. How to Build a Time Machine
  2. Tower
  3. Life, Animated
  4. The Apology
  5. O.J.: Made in America
  6. Chasing Asylum
  7. Spirit Unforgettable
  8. Tickled
  9. My Scientology Movie
  10. Mattress Men

Honourable Mentions

Least Favourite Film

Wish I’d Seen

  • City 40

Number of Films Seen

  • 51
    • 22 – Screeners and Press Screenings
    • 28 – Festival Screenings
    • 1 – Retrospective Screening

Review Split

  • Sean Kelly on Movies – 48
  • Toronto Film Scene – 2

Interviews Conducted

  • 4

Theatre Tally

  • TIFF Bell Lightbox – 12
  • Isabel Bader – 7
  • Bloor Hot Docs Cinema –  5
  • Hart House Theatre – 4
  • Scotiabank Theatre – 1
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Sean Patrick Kelly is a self-described über-geek, who has been an avid film lover for all his life. He graduated from York University in 2010 with an honours B.A. in Cinema and Media Studies and he likes to believe he knows what he’s talking about when he writes about film (despite occasionally going on pointless rants).