One of the best fests (and our favorite) for movie fanatics is Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Celebrating anything and everything documentary, every year Hot Docs is overflowing with great features that not only teach or inspire but also engage us just as skillfully, happily and heart-wrenchingly as mainstream feature films. In recent years, we've learned how 'Girls Rock!'; how Euripides can speak to modern violence with 'Protagonist'; the verbose life of Spalding Gray with 'And Everything Is Going Fine'; and the struggle for Canadian justice with 'Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father.'

This year the festival -- which runs from April 28–May 8 -- has a little of everything, from features by award-winning filmmakers like James Marsh ('Project Nim') to the beats of A Tribe Called Quest, horse whispering, Bobby Fischer and the fervor of Mardi Gras.

Moviefone Canada will be offering up daily content about the festival's intriguing films, starting with this guide of some of Hot Docs' notable slate, categorized by interests and cinematic similarities. Hit the jump for A–F or hop over to part two, G–Z.