A total of 19 Canadian and international project selections to feature at Hot Docs Forum.

Hot Docs (April 24-May 4) has announced the 19 projects that will be presented during this year’s Hot Docs Forum (April 30-May 1).

This year’s projects represent 13 countries and were selected from 128 submissions.

Hot Docs industry programme director Elizabeth Radshaw said: “The projects selected for the 15th edition of our renowned international co-financing event offer an incredible breadth of topics from around the world.”

The projects include:

The Accidental Anarchist
Hopscotch Films Ltd, Mentorn (UK)

Amina – A Gay Girl In Damascus
Esperamos, The National Film Board Of Canada (Canada)

The Babushka’s Of Chernobyl
The Babushkas Of Chernobyl Llc (US)

The Blind Cinema Club
Big Red Barn Films, PBS ITVS (Independent Television Service) (US)

A Blind Eye
Sole Possession Productions, Big Mouth Productions (US)

The Blue ID
Artvoltage, Moxie (Turkey)

A Cold War
Sling & Arrow, Jotz Production Pty Ltd (Australia)

(Dis)Honesty – The Truth About Lies
Salty Features, Cnbc (US)

In The Shadow Of The Dream
Pumpernickel Films, Ran-Entertainment , Dream Shadow Llc (France, US)

The Korean Dream
Morena Films S.L., Halley Productions, Met Film Production, Taskovski Films (Spain, France, UK, Germany)

Let There Be Light
Eyesteelfilm (Canada)

Logs Of War
Platypus Productions, Big World Cinema (Kenya, South Africa)

The Night Dad Brought Us Home
Indie Film As (Norway)

The Price We Pay
Informaction Films Inc. (Canada)

Putin’s Number One Enemy
Double Bounce Films, Roast Beef Productions (UK)

The Skyjacker’s Tale
Cave 7 Productions Inc. (Canada)

Tempest Storm
Shot Glass Productions (Canada)

Two Men, A Car, And The Wall
212berlin Films, Alfeneeks Films (Mexico, Palestine)

Wrestling Alligators
Wrestling Alligators, Inc. (US)

Attended by more than 500 leading industry professionals, the Forum is focused around a schedule of pre-selected international project presentations made to a roundtable of key international commissioning editors and an observers gallery composed of fellow producers, distributors, sales agents, funders and other buyers.

Participating buyers confirmed to date include ARTE TV, ARTE/ZDF, BBC Storyville, Beijing Keying Media Co Ltd, CBC, CNN, DR Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Java Films, MSNBC, NHK, PBS, RAI 3, SBS Television, SRC, SVT Sveriges Television, TVOntario, YLE, and others.

For the sixth consecutive year, the Shaw Media-Hot Docs Funds Hot Docs Forum Pitch Prize will be awarded to the best Canadian pitch at the event, as determined by a committee of international (non-Canadian) commissioning editors in attendance. The winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize to be used toward the production and completion budget for their project.

The Cuban Hat Award will return to the 2014 Hot Docs Forum, continuing with their “real cash, no strings attached” prize. All the money raised over the two days of the event will be given to the observers’ favourite pitch, as determined by ballot.

The Entertainment One Mounties’ Hat Pitch gives Hot Docs Forum observers the chance to secure a last minute presentation slot during the event. A business card will be drawn and the individual will be granted the available 2014 pitch slots.