Hot Docs 2018: Wrap-Up

The 25th edition of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary festival has come and gone. The general theme this year seemed to women’s rights, with half the selection being directed by women and there even being a program dedicated to “Silence Breakers.” It seems that Hot Docs becomes bigger every year, which can be evidenced by how busy I was over the ten days of the festival.

Without further ado, here is my wrap-up of Hot Docs 2018.

Top Ten Favourite Films

Least Favourite Film

Wish I’d Seen

  • A Little Wisdom
  • What Walaa Wants
  • We Could Be Heroes
  • Whispering Truth to Power
  • 306 Hollywood

Number of Films Seen

  • 47
    • 20 – Screeners and Press Screenings
    • 27 – Festival Screenings

Interviews Conducted

  • 5

Theatre Tally

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema – 10
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox – 7
  • Scotiabank Theatre – 6
  • Isabel Bader Theatre – 2
  • Hart House Theatre – 2

Sean Kelly Author

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).