When Did Docs Get So HOT?



Saturday, September 24, 2016

Lunenburg Opera House


Everyone is invited to a FREE talk entitled, “When Did Docs Get So HOT?”

Elizabeth Radshaw, Industry Programs Director of Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, will host this thirty-minute presentation which explores the power and popularity of documentaries today.


Elizabeth Radshaw, Industry Programs Director, Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival

Elizabeth Radshaw oversees the Hot Docs Collection, a family of documentary films that have screened at past Hot Docs festivals, received financing through one of Hot Docs’ production funds or have been selected to participate in the Festival’s premium film financing programs; and directs the Corus-Hot Docs Funds for Canadian documentaries, Hot Docs-Blue Ice Group Documentary Fund for filmmakers living and working in Africa, and the CrossCurrents Doc Fund for emerging doc makers from historically underrepresented communities. At Hot Docs she curates the conference, workshops and market events. The marquee events are the Hot Docs Forum and Hot Docs Deal Maker, both unique pitching forum and work-in-progress meeting services that put filmmakers in front of financiers. She leads delegations of Canadian documentaries to festivals and markets around the world, cultivating relationships and funding opportunities for filmmakers. Prior to this appointment, Elizabeth was the Head of Acquisitions at TVF International, joining from the National Film Board of Canada, and has a history of dramatic and factual production of film and TV in North America.