Quinte, On. real estate agent: Hotdocs Film Festival in Toronto

Hotdocs Film Festival in Toronto

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It's almost that time of year again in Toronto. On April 29th, the Hotdocs festival will be underway and it will go until May 9th. Hotdocs is North America's largest documentary film festival, and this year there will be over 170 films from over 40 countries presented.

2010 promises to be the best year yet, as this festival has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception in 2006 and is now garnering international recognition. The list of films being screened is very impressive, and quite often recognition at this festival is what can put a small venture over the top. Three films screened in the 2009 festival were nominated for academy awards. Youcan check out this years schedule here.

The festival will start off with a bang, the opening night gala will be held at the Winter Garden theatre with schmoozing to occur later in the evening at the Royal Ontario Museum. This is an opportunity for members of the public (who bought tickets) to meet and socialize with some of the most interesting people on the planet. Film makers will be there and often times the subjects of some of the films will be there as well. The silent auction promises to be amazing. Tickets are still available, but they will probably be snapped up pretty fast. It's sold out year after year.

You can purchase passes to see a variety of films, or you can simply buy tickets for individual films that may be to your liking. As always, students get heavy discounts, as one of the purposes of the festival is to raise funds for students of film.

If you live in Toronto and enjoy thought provoking films, then check out the Hotdocs website and come on out for an evening. There's bound to be a few films that might catch your fancy. Maybe I will see you there.

 

 

Comment balloon 11 commentsMalcolm Johnston • March 23 2010 07:09PM

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Malcolm, we have great film festivals here in San Francisco as well, I love them.  Your festival sounds great, but unfortunately I don't live anywhere near there.  Have a great time!

Posted by Cynthia Larsen, Independent Broker Serving Sonoma County, CA (Safe Haven Realty) over 8 years ago

Malcolm- what an interesting event. Sounds like it attracts quite a pedigree after only 4 years.

Posted by Ellie McIntire, Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville (Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate) over 8 years ago

Malcolm, I have the feeling that we would be very good friends.  I had to resign from my Board position of the Filmmaker's Collaborative to come to Dallas.  I miss working with professional documentary filmmakers to help them get their films done.  I always attend these events.  I am fascinated with documentary stories.  You have fun

Posted by Larry Lawfer, "I listen for a living." It's all about you. (YourStories Realty Group) over 8 years ago

Malcolm,

That's interesting. I know a couple of people who have produced documentary films this past year. I'll pass this information on.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Malcolm,

That's interesting. I know a couple of people who have produced documentary films this past year. I'll let them know about this.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

I've never heard of the Hotdocs Festival, but that might be because I so far South of you. If I lived closer I could definitely see myself going to that Festival each year. I'll have to check out the web site and see if anything will be available by streaming video.

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Posted by Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer (Russel Ray) over 8 years ago

Cynthia Larsen - Sonoma County Real Estate, CA (Safe Haven Realty) Cynthia, indeed you do, The San Fransisco International Film Festival is one of the most respected in the world. I think it's set to go some time in April. You should go and catch a few films.

Ellie McIntire Real Estate in Howard County Maryland (The McIntire Team of Long & Foster) Ellie, it's surprising how fast this little festival has grown. It's fast becoming a "must show" festival in the documentary world.

Larry Lawfer (EXIT Realty Metro Dallas) Larry, I'm sure we would be. I love documentary films, I always learn something from them. It's really too bad you had to resign, but I'm sure that once you find the time, you'll be looking for a similar organization in Dallas.

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker)Brian, please do pass this along, this could be a great way for those people to market their films. Also,why not get out and see a couple yourself, the ticket prices won't break the bank, even for Realtors.

Russel Ray, San Diego Marketing & Business Consultant (Russel Ray) Russel, I'm sure you would enjoy some of these films. At leastyou can check out the website and see some of the documentaries that will be available this year. There are some real thought provokers out there.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Malcolm,

Sorry for tyhe double post yesterday. All I can say is "Proxy Error". And, yes, I did pass this information along and the peopel were indeed very pleased.

Brian

Posted by Brian Madigan, LL.B., Broker (RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto)) over 8 years ago

Brian Madigan LL.B. (Royal LePage Innovators Realty, Broker) Thanks for passing that along Brian. I am sure that they can benefit from an association with Hotdocs.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

Hey Malcom,

When I scanned this post, I though its said "Hot Dog Festival"....lol.  I was trying to figure out how to hook up your hot dogs in Toronto with my burgers in philly :)

Have a great day

Leander

Posted by Leander McClain, Cecil & Harford County Realtor over 8 years ago

Leander McClain: Realtor ~NJ Real Estate NJSouthRealEstate.Com (Keller Williams Realty-Cherry Hill, NJ) I'm not sure that the dogs in Toronto are any better than the ones you have in Philly Leander.

Posted by Malcolm Johnston, Trenton Real Estate (Century 21 Lanthorn Real Estate LTD., Trenton, Ontario) over 8 years ago

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