Really Hotdocs

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Hotdocs 2007 is on next week, if you not familiar with HotDocs, it’s a documentary film festival in Toronto. The line of films looks great and Hotdocs.ca is really well done. It really makes the Toronto International Film Festival site look dated. The site has some great social features too:

  • ability to create you own movie schedule online ( awesome )
  • the site stores all your picks and shows you the times, theaters and lets you buy tickets instantly
  • shows you how many other people have picked the same movie ( ie which will be busy/popular )
  • write reviews on any movie you’ve seen
  • publish a blog about the festival ( blogger only unfortunately)

Probably the best feature is the virtual waiting room. Anyone that has tried to access a popular ticketing site has experience the site crashing etc… No more with the virtual waiting room. It handles the rush of people and automatically connects you when the site can handle your purchase.

If the festival is anywhere as good as the Hotdocs.ca site is going to be awesome. The geeks have done well.

My own film schedule is as follows:

Fri, Apr 20
6:30 PM

Let’s All Hate Toronto
(75 min.)

Special Presentations | 296 adds | 2560 views
** Note: World Premiere Bloor

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9:45 PM

Usa Vs Al-Arian
(100 min.)

International Spectrum | 29 adds | 399 views
** Note: International Premiere ROM

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9:15 PM

My Second Life
(35 min.)

World Showcase | 110 adds | 807 views
** Note: Screens with DREAMWORLD Al Green

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2:30 PM

Helvetica
(80 min.)

World Showcase | 306 adds | 2577 views
** Note: Canadian Premiere Isabel Bader

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7:15 PM

Strawberry Fields
(60 min.)

International Spectrum | 61 adds | 632 views
** Note: Screens with SHIT AND CHICKS ROM

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9:15 PM

Super Amigos
(82 min.)

Canadian Spectrum | 73 adds | 626 views
** Note: Canadian Premiere Al Green

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7:15 PM

Last Days Of Yasser Arafat, The
(77 min.)

World Showcase | 49 adds | 344 views
** Note: Canadian Premiere Innis

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7:00 PM

Forbidden Lie$
(107 min.)

International Spectrum | 77 adds | 815 views
** Note: International Premiere Isabel Bader

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7:00 PM

Circus School
(103 min.)

World Showcase | 136 adds | 855 views
** Note: North American Premiere Royal

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7:45 PM

Big Sellout, The
(94 min.)

World Showcase | 209 adds | 1472 views ROM

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