Rudy Buttignol, a key figure in the Canadian and international documentary communities, will be honored with the inaugural Hot Docs Outstanding Industry Achievement Award, the festival announced Tuesday. Hot Docs will take place April 19 - 29 in Toronto. "I can think of no better person to receive the inaugural Award," commented Chris McDonald, executive director of Hot Docs in a statement. "Rudy's impact on the Canadian film and television industry has been immeasurable. He has great instincts, impeccable taste and a big heart." [Brian Brooks]