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December 15, 2021

Hot Docs Podcast Festival - Opening Act

Hosted by Hot Docs Festival

Get air play at one of the world’s premier podcast festivals! An expanded platform for our country’s rich audio talent, Opening Act offers homegrown podcasters the opportunity to get their shows heard at Hot Docs Podcast Festival, running live in Toronto and online from January 25-28, 2022.

We are currently welcoming submissions of two-minute excerpts from original Canadian shows to be featured before a selection of live events at the 2022 Festival.

Selected participants will have their shows played to a captive, global audience of podcast lovers and get exposure to attending audio executives and industry leaders.

If you’re a Canadian creator, and actively producing an original podcast, submit the best two-minute audio clip of your show for consideration. Winners will also receive a complimentary pass to the Festival and will be listed online and across our various social media channels.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, December 15 at 11:59 p.m.


Questions? Email us at podcastfestival@hotdocs.ca


Hot Docs Festival

506 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON, M5S 1Y3, Canada

Hot Docs, North America’s largest documentary festival, offers an outstanding selection of over 200 films from Canada and around the world to Toronto audiences of more than 200,000.