Palace Cinemas and one of the world’s leading documentary festivals Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has confirmed that they will be bringing a new Hot Docs festival to Australia, June this year.
Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival with their 23rd annual edition occurring in Toronto this April. Screening more than 200 documentaries from around the world, this year they have selected Australia as its special country of focus.
Artistic Director Richard Moore was the man who presented the idea to Hot Docs and Palace Cinemas as an ongoing mission to bring more quality documentaries to Australia.
Moore said that the alliance with Hot Docs will be a direct funnel to the best of the best in documentary making. With the festival confirmed, Moore sees this as the beginning of a long and healthy relationship between Hot Docs and Australia.
Hot Docs Executive Director Brett Hendrie said: “We’re thrilled to be able to celebrate some of Hot Docs’ most exciting recent selections by partnering with Richard and Palace Cinemas to showcase a broad array of entertaining, inspiring and boundary-pushing documentaries. It’s a welcome opportunity to bring Hot Docs’ outspoken and outstanding sensibilities to Australian audiences.”
Hot Docs at Palace Cinemas will offer Australian premieres with a curated selection of Hot Docs Festival hits and audience favourites straight from Toronto’s Bloor Hot Docs Cinema.
Screenings will take place in Melbourne, Sydney and Canberra.
Sydney: Chauvel Cinema Tue 21 Jun to Sun 03 Jul
Melbourne: Palace Westgarth Tue 14 Jun to Sun 26 Jun
Canberra: Palace Electric Wed 15 Jun to Sun 26 Jun