It seems like just yesterday I was writing about Gideonâ€™s Army and my 2013 Hot Docs experience drawing to a close, yet here it is: time for the 2014 festival to get underway! And Iâ€™m not exaggerating when I say I look forward to Hot Docs all year long â€“ itâ€™s blocked off on my calendar as soon as the dates are announced and, every year, I am practically giddy with anticipation by the time opening night rolls around.
Hot Docs 2014 will unspool nearly 200 documentaries from 43 different countries, and boasts a vast â€“ and eclectic â€“ array of scheduled guests, including George Takei, Alice Cooper, â€śpsychicâ€ť Miss Cleo and BIG BIRD! Ticket prices have creeped up again (likely owing to the increasing popularity of docs and the fact that this festival is North Americaâ€™s largest devoted to the genre), but that isnâ€™t deterring anyone: a whole slew of screenings have already gone rush.
As I pack my snacks, circle my films and set out for 10 days of doc-seeing, I wonder how my mind will be blown this year?
Looking for info?
* Check out the official Hot Docs website.
* To browse the films on offer (and find some to see!), you can peruse the full film list.
* And, for tickets, visit the online box office or head to the fest box office in Cumberland Terrace.