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Amid a changing documentary landscape, this session will outline key market trends. Learn how Canadian and international broadcasters, platforms, distributors and exhibitors have shifted their business models in response to the pandemic, and how filmmakers have adapted their approaches to pitching and project financing. Hear insights and observations from buyers and industry experts, as well as the Hot Docs Industry team.
This event will be live-streamed over Zoom. Participants are encouraged to ask questions through the chat feature. If in-person participation is an option, registrants will be contacted directly to signup to attend.
Facilitators: Julian Carrington supports the administration of the Hot Docs portfolio of funds and helps to run the Festival's market programs, assisting filmmakers with generating distribution opportunities. Julian is also the founder and co-programmer of the For Viola screening series. Across these combined activities, he seeks to equip filmmakers with the resources to tell authentic, revelatory, and socially resonant stories, and to help connect those stories with audiences. Prior to joining Hot Docs, Julian managed the Documentary Organization of Canada's Festival Concierge service. In that capacity, he supported independent filmmakers in developing distribution and audience-engagement strategies and promoted Canadian documentaries at festivals around the world. Julian also serves as a film programmer for Toronto's Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, and previously served as an associate programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival.