Doc Mogul Award
Awarded annually, the Hot Docs’ Doc Mogul Award is given to an individual who, over the course of his or her career, has made an essential contribution to the creative vitality of the documentary industry, both in his or her home country and abroad. The award is presented each year at the Doc Mogul luncheon held during the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.
2014 Doc Mogul
Hot Docs will present Mette Hoffmann Meyer with the 2014 Doc Mogul Award. Commissioning editor of documentaries for DR TV, Danish Broadcasting Corporation, Hoffmann Meyer will be presented with the Doc Mogul Award at a luncheon in her honour to be held on Tuesday, April 29, during the 2014 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, April 24 to May 4, in Toronto.
Mette Hoffmann Meyer is one of the leading lights in global documentaries. She is head of documentaries and co-productions for DR TV. Coming from a small country, Mette is known throughout the world. She has supported many award-winning films from all over the world including Oscar-winning TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (USA), THE GATEKEEPERS (Israel), PLEASE VOTE FOR ME (China), THE QUEEN OF VERSAILLES (USA, Denmark), BURMA VJ: REPORTING FROM A CLOSED COUNTRY (Denmark), PUSSY RIOT: A PUNK PRAYER (UK, Russia), and the 2010 Sundance award-winning THE RED CHAPEL (Denmark). She is the initiator and executive producer of WHY DEMOCRACY? (2008), as well as WHY POVERTY? (2012), a series of eight films shown worldwide in November 2012, involving more than 70 broadcasters and reaching more than 500 million people. The series includes STEALING AFRICA, SOLAR MAMAS, and PARK AVENUE: MONEY, POWER AND THE AMERICAN DREAM. WHY POVERTY? won a Peabody Award in 2012, and was nominated for a Grierson Award in 2013. Realscreen Magazine hailed her as a Maverick: a valued risk taker, willing to invest in young talents. Mette pursues her goals with passion and commitment. She is a free spirit and a courageously outspoken person.
Past winners of the Doc Mogul Award include Women Make Movies’ Debra Zimmerman (2013), Participant Media’s Diane Weyermann (2012), IDFA’s Ally Derks (2011), Films Transit International’s Jan Rofekamp (2010), HBO’s Sheila Nevins (2009), BBC’s Nick Fraser (2008), and The Knowledge Network’s Rudy Buttignol (2007).
2014 Doc Mogul Award Luncheon
Tuesday, April 29
Debra Zimmerman, Women Make Movies
Diane Weyermann, Participant Media
Ally Derks, IDFA
Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit International
Sheila Nevins, HBO
Nick Fraser, BBC
Rudy Buttignol, The Knowledge Network
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