The Hot Docs Canadian Documentary Film Festival has announced the 25 projects to be presentedduring the Toronto Documentary Forum (TDF), to be held May 6-7. The tenth anniversary of TDF featureprojects from 13 countries selected from 160 submissions.
Among the projects are God Is Not Great, a US project inspired by the controversial atheist manifesto by journalist and polemicist Christopher Hitchens backed by Magnolia Pictures, a UK documentary expose on the terrorist attacks on Mumbai, and, from Armenia, A Donkeymentary: Through The Eyes Of A Donkey.
Participating broadcasters include ARTE, BBC, CBC/SRC, CCTV, Channel 4, Current TV, HBO, ITVS, MSNBC, NHK, RAI, Sundance Channel, TeleQuebec, TVOntario, WETA, WGBH, WNET, YLE, ZDF as well as others.
The TDF will also see the inaugural Canwest-Hot Docs Funds TDF Pitch Prize, a C$40,000 prize for the best Canadian pitch at the forum.