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Hot Docs Festival took place from April 27 to May 7, 2023.

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In-Cinema Screenings

Festival 20 & 12-Packs

Get the most out of our 30th anniversary Festival with 20- and 12-Packs. Packages can be used for all in-cinema regular screenings, special presentations and special events like Big Ideas and opening night. Note: ticket packages cannot be used for Podcast Festival Showcase events.

Plus, package holders:  

  • Pick films first with an exclusive access window March 28 to April 3
  • Can share tickets with friends and family
  • Save up to 30% on regular ticket prices
  Early Price
(until Jan 13)
Regular Price
Festival 20-Pack           $259 ($233 Members)
$279 ($251 Members)
Festival 12-Pack           $179 ($161 Members)
$199 ($179 Members)


6-Ticket Screening Bundle - $99 ($89 Members)

Your 6-Ticket Screening Bundle can be used to obtain tickets to regular and Special Presentations screenings. Please note: these tickets cannot be used for Big Ideas, Opening Night or the Podcast Festival Showcase events.


In-Cinema Single Tickets - $19-26 ($17-23 Members)


Free Daytime Screenings

Students and patrons 60+ with a valid ID can claim free tickets to regular and special presentation screenings before 5pm. Pick up a ticket from the screening venue's box office on the day of the screening, subject to availability. Free daytime screenings for students courtesy of CBC and CBC Gem.

Hot Docs members with the Bronze Membership for Under-25 can obtain free tickets to regular and special presentations screenings before 5pm on the day of the screening. The can access these tickets online, as well as at the venue box office. Free tickets for Hot Docs members under 25 courtesy of the City of Toronto.

Online Streaming - May 5-9

All-You-Can-Stream Pass - $299 ($269 Members/Hot Docs at Home subscribers)

No need to get tickets - just log into starting May 5 and enjoy Festival selections from the comfort of home. Streaming is available from May 5-9Streaming is only available in Canada.

6-Ticket Streaming Bundle - $99 ($89 Members/Hot Docs at Home subscribers)

Your 6-Ticket Streaming Bundle can be used to obtain tickets to stream selected regular and Special Presentations films. Streaming is available from May 5-9Streaming is only available in Canada.


Streaming Single Tickets - $19-26 ($17-23 Members/Hot Docs at Home subscribers)

Single tickets are on sale now.
Streaming is available from May 5-9Streaming is only available in Canada.

Hot Docs Podcast Festival Showcase

The 30th anniversary Festival lineup includes the Hot Docs Podcast Festival Showcase—a tightly curated program of live presentations for the podcast-loving public, as well as industry panels and master classes for audio creators and non-fiction storytellers of all backgrounds and experience levels. Made possible with the support of lead sponsor CBC Podcasts.


Podcast Festival Showcase Pass - SOLD OUT!

  • Attend all five public podcast presentations during this year's Hot Docs Podcast Festival Showcase. Limited quantity available.


Podcast Festival Showcase Single Tickets - $29-37 ($26-33 members)


Gift certificates are the best way to give a Festival package or membership. Plus, we've made it even easier with preset amounts:

Or give a gift certificate in any amount, redeemable for concessions, tickets, passes, packages, and membership.

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