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iW NEWS | Hot Docs Announces Partnerships for "Soup"

By Indiewire | Indiewire August 1, 2008 at 9:33AM

Hot Docs has announced that it will partner with the Calgary International Film Festival and the Whistler Film Festival to launch its "Doc Soup" screening series in Calgary and Vancouver this fall. "We're thrilled to have these dynamic partners helping us to cultivate wider Canadian audiences for documentaries," says Chris McDonald, Executive Director of Hot Docs, in a statement. "Both festivals have developed loyal followings and we're certain that they'll embrace Doc Soup as Toronto audiences have done." Films selected for Doc Soup in Calgary and Vancouver will be premieres in those markets and guest directors will also be present at select screenings. Films will be programmed by Sean Farnel, Hot Docs' Director of Programming, and his team, in consultation with the Calgary International Film Festival and the Whistler Film Festival. [Peter Knegt]
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Hot Docs has announced that it will partner with the Calgary International Film Festival and the Whistler Film Festival to launch its "Doc Soup" screening series in Calgary and Vancouver this fall. "We're thrilled to have these dynamic partners helping us to cultivate wider Canadian audiences for documentaries," says Chris McDonald, Executive Director of Hot Docs, in a statement. "Both festivals have developed loyal followings and we're certain that they'll embrace Doc Soup as Toronto audiences have done." Films selected for Doc Soup in Calgary and Vancouver will be premieres in those markets and guest directors will also be present at select screenings. Films will be programmed by Sean Farnel, Hot Docs' Director of Programming, and his team, in consultation with the Calgary International Film Festival and the Whistler Film Festival. [Peter Knegt]

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