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Hot Docs Selects Forum Projects for 2016

The Hot Docs Forum, the annual pitching event that stimulates international co-production financing, has announced this year’s 19 projects, representing 16 different countries.

Selected from over 200 submissions, the below projects will present their pitches in front of a round table of leading commissioning editors, film fund representatives, financiers, programming executives and delegates from around the world.

One high profile project, Objective: Change the World, otherwise known as “the Bill Nye film,” has already managed to raise $859,000 via Kickstarter, making it the most funded documentary ever on the crowdfunding platform.

“We want to congratulate this year’s incredibly diverse projects, which showcase a plethora of unique topics and extraordinary protagonists for the consideration of the community of decision makers. Further, we are so proud that the 19 projects that make up the 2016 Hot Docs Forum include representation from 16 countries, 11 female directors, and 26 female producers,” said Hot Docs industry programmer and Forum producer Dorota Lech in a statement.

The Hot Docs Forum will take place on Tuesday, May 3 and Wednesday, May 4, 2016.

AMERICAN MONSTER
Production Company: Yellowbelly Films, LLC (USA)
Director: Patricia E. Gillespie

BILLY
Production Companies: Parabola Films, Little By Little Films (Canada, United Kingdom)
Director: Lindsey Dryden

DISASTER CAPITALISM
Production Company: Media Stockade Pty Ltd (Australia)
Director: Thor Neureiter

DOLPHIN MAN
Production Companies: Anemon Productions, Storyline Entertainment, Les Films du Balibari (Greece, Canada, France)
Director: Lefteris Charitos

DOZHD’, IT’S RAINING ON MOSCOW
Production Company: Petit à Petit Production (France)
Director: Alexandra Sollogoub

EATING UP EASTER
Production Companies: Mara Films, LLC, Kartemquin Films (USA, Chile)
Director: Sergio Rapu

FAMILY IN THE BUBBLE
Production Companies: Documoon, Shangma Pictures, napafilms ltd. (South Korea, Finland)
Director: Minji Ma

HAPPY WINTER
Production Companies: Indyca, Zenit Arti Audiovisive (Italy)
Director: Giovanni Totaro

MUDFLOW
Production Company: Cynthia Wade Productions, Inc. (USA)
Directors: Cynthia Wade, Sasha Friedlander

OBJECTIVE: CHANGE THE WORLD
Production Company: Structure Films (USA)
Directors: David Alvarado, Jason Sussberg

OVER THE LIMIT
Production Companies: Telemark, Ventana-Film GmbH. (Poland, Germany)
Director: Marta Prus

RULES TO LIVE BY
Production Company: Little Darkroom Films, LLC (USA)
Director: Hope Litoff

THE ACCIDENTAL KING
Production Company: Made in Copenhagen (Denmark)
Directors: Emil Langballe, Lukasz Konopa

THE JUDGE
Production Company: Idle Wild Films, Inc. (USA)
Director: Erika Cohn

THE LAST ANIMALS
Production Company: Atlas Films (USA)
Director: Kate Brooks

THE PATRIOT
Production Companies: T.T.V Productions Ltd., One Man Show (Israel)
Directors: Daniel Sivan, Alon Sahar

PROJECT LOVE – Working Title
Production Company: Pulse Films (United Kingdom)
Director: Tim Travers-Hawkins

YOGHURT UTOPIA
Production Companies: Chimerica Media, Massa D’or Produccions (United Kingdom, Spain)
Directors: David Baksh, Anna Thomson

SHOWGIRLS OF PAKISTAN
Production Company: Nomad Films Inc. (Canada, Pakistan)
Director: Saad Khan

Read Eli Brown’s take on last year’s Forum here.

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