Cook is leaving “to pursue to pursue a new, to-be-announced career opportunity at the intersection of documentary film production and curation,” according to an announcement issued by the festival.
Cook’s successor has yet to be named and although she will be leaving the post at the end of this month, she will continue to assist with the transition throughout the rest of the summer. Over at Medium, Cook writes about her time at Hot Docs.
The official announcement from Hot Docs also included the following statement of gratitude from the festival: “Hot Docs thanks Charlotte for her incredible work, which has raised the caliber and reputation of the Festival’s programming slate. Her focus on smart films for engaged audiences has resonated and proven that big ideas and documentary subjects can become stars of a festival. We wish her all the best.”