Festival information
Apr
2
Apr 6

Festival information

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Water Docs is a documentary environmental film festival celebrating all things water. In late March every year enjoy the features and shorts, take part in lively discussions with filmmakers and guest speakers, learn about water issues, and discover action possibilities from our featured community partners.
For the love of water, come join us next March!

Water Drops Shorts Program – CLOSING AFTERNOON
Apr
2
3:00 pm15:00

Water Drops Shorts Program – CLOSING AFTERNOON

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Brief but powerful odes to our connections to water and those who would save it.

Skeleton Sea: The Tides of Tomorrow
Canadian Premiere | NORWAY | 2016 | 25.5 min
Conserving Water in Urban Areas
World Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 3 min
The Diver
MEXICO | 2016 | 16 min
En la Orilla (At the Edge)
USA | 2014 | 12.5 min
The Storm Downstream
Canadian Premiere | USA | 2015 | 13 min
The Canoe
CANADA | 2017 | 27 min

The Joy of Water – DOUBLE FEATURE DAY – MATINÉE
Apr
1
3:00 pm15:00

The Joy of Water – DOUBLE FEATURE DAY – MATINÉE

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Passion conquers fear as a young Dane becomes an unlikely world champion surfer from "Cold Hawaii".

Standing on Water | DENMARK | 2015 | 65 min
Snowglobe | Canadian Premiere | FRANCE | 2015 | 13.5 min
Hand.Line.Cod. | CANADA | 2016 | 13.5 min                                                 BUY TICKETS

Water's Rising Tides of Change – ONTARIO150 FILM CHALLENGE AWARDS NIGHT
Mar
31
6:00 pm18:00

Water's Rising Tides of Change – ONTARIO150 FILM CHALLENGE AWARDS NIGHT

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Who will be the heroes the world needs to save its oceans? Are committed activists and scientists enough?

Best Film: Sea of Life
Canadian Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 85 min
Runner-up: In Season
CANADA | 2016 | 9.5 min
Honourable Mention: Conserving Water in Urban Areas
World Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 3 min  

Water Inspires Art – OPENING NIGHT
Mar
30
6:30 pm18:30

Water Inspires Art – OPENING NIGHT

  • Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema

Can Canada’s last pristine river watershed be saved from development? Ask the artists.

The Peel Project | Toronto Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 67 min
After-party: Join us for the Opening Night Reception.                              BUY TICKETS

Fashion's Deep Water Impacts
Mar
29
6:30 pm18:30

Fashion's Deep Water Impacts

  • OISE Auditorium - Ontario Institute of Studies in Education

The jeans you’re wearing are killing our rivers. It’s time to make the sustainable manufacturing of clothes fashionable.

RiverBlue | Toronto Premiere | CANADA | 2016 | 90 min
Fashion Activist Panel: Fashion Takes Action, gooderGoods & WWF Canada