Hot Docs 2019: Wrap-Up

Another edition of the Hot Docs Canadian International Film Festival has come and gone. I seen a wide range of films this year, with subjects dealing with everything from politics to toilets (and politics about toilets). So, without further ado, here is my wrap up of the festival.

Top Ten Favourite Films

  1. nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
  2. Because We Are Girls
  3. The Trial of Ratko Mladic
  4. Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind
  5. Shella Record: A Reggae Mystery
  6. Toxic Beauty
  7. Memory: The Origins of Alien
  8. Mr. Toilet: The World’s #2 Man
  9. Who Let the Dogs Out
  10. Midnight Family

Honorable Mentions

Least Favourite Film

Wish I’d Seen

  • Prey
  • Hope Frozen

Number of Films Seen

  • 42
    • 14 – Screener and Press Screenings
    • 28 – Festival Screenings

Interviews Conducted

  • 2

Theatre Tally

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema – 8
  • TIFF Bell Lightbox – 8
  • Isabel Bader Theatre – 7
  • Scotiabank Theatre – 4
  • Hart House Theatre – 1

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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).