Hot Docs pitchers picked

The second annual Toronto Documentary Forum will field pitches from countries as far flung as Sweden, Australia, Ireland, Denmark and France.
March 28, 2001

Hot Docs has selected the projects that will be pitched on May 2 and 3 at the second annual Toronto Documentary Forum. The final 36 projects were selected with the help of Julie Anderson, director of documentary programming at HBO; Mark Atkin, acquisitions & development consultant for Australia’s SBS; and Sydney Suissa, senior VP of factual programming for Alliance Atlantis.

Approximately 119 submissions were received, which marks a 20% increase over last year. At that event, over 50% of the projects pitched successfully raised additional funding.

This year the following projects will take their turn at the pitching table:


Eliot Jarvis Productions, A Machine to Kill For

Jotz Productions, Vietnam Symphony


Asterisk Productions, Biomimicry

Les Productions Virage, Changer le Monde!

Les Productions Virage, L’Homme et l’abeille

Paradigm Pictures, Diet Wars

Mosaic Entertainment, Galileo’s Sons

Nomad Films, A History of Reading

Necessary Illusions Productions, Seeing is Believing

Esperanto Productions, She Got Game

90th Parallel Film & Television, Shopping (Retail Therapy)

Galafilm, To Kill or to Cure

Take 3 Productions, Tyler’s Barrel


Zentropa Real, The Five Obstructions

Milton Media, The Return of the Star-People

Magic Hour Films, A Survivor’s Tale


Magic Path Entertainment, Virgins

Making Movies Oy, Zhang’s Diner


Tetra Media, Asian Crisis: The Storm

Article Z, Mad Mundo

Same Films, Letters from the Ghost Train


Zero Film, The Revenge of the Nerds

awf-productions, Smoke Sacrifices


Gallowglass Pictures, Paddy Moriyasu


Hysteria Film, In the Mind of a Terrorist

United Kingdom

Urban Films, The Deported

United States

Lumiere Productions, Ghosts of Attica

Telling Pictures, Hooked Up

Berkeley Film Group, More Than a Love Story

Chilmark Productions, Love’s Journey

Center for New American Media, Sex: Female

Friedman-Nadler Productions, Stealing the Fire

Vriens International Productions, To Live with Terror

Nancy Porter Productions, Typhoid Mary

Two Tone Productions, Two Towns of Jasper

Moxie Firecracker Films, Waxter Girls

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