The Hot Docs international co-financing market event introduced 25 projects from 14 countries to a panel of more than 170 key commissioning editors and other funders.

“The past two days showcased a collection of exceptional projects,” Hot Docs Forum and market director Elizabeth Radshaw said. “And despite global changes in doc industry financing, the filmmakers and their projects were met with enthusiasm, excitement and keen interest from international buyers.”

The $40,000 Shaw Media- Hot Docs Forum Pitch Prize went to Storyline Entertainment/Maremoto Productions’ Shadow Girl.

The Cuban Hat Award was presented to Svalka: Yula’s Journey pitched by Hanna Polak and Jan Rofekamp.