2021 Decision Makers

Below is a list of the participating decision makers for the 2021 Hot Docs Festival. The list will continue to be updated in the weeks leading up to the Festival.


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Argentina

  • Punctum Sales, Candela Figueira

Australia

  • SBS, Krishan Arora

Austria

  • Autlook Filmsales, Salma Abdalla
  • Autlook Filmsales, Elisabeth Grund

Belgium

  • Visible Film, Thierry Detaille

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Al Jazeera (Balkans), Lejla Dedic
  • Al Jazeera (Balkans), Nejra Kozaric

Brazil

  • Globo TV, Luiz Eduardo Garcia
  • Globo TV, Marita Bittencourt

Canada

  • AMI-tv, Andrew Morris
  • ArtHouse Cinematheque, Marjan Alizadeh
  • Bell Media, Justin Stockman
  • Bell Media, Genevieve Bouchard
  • Bell Media, Tina Apostolopoulos
  • Blue Ice Films, Robin Smith
  • CBC - documentary Channel, Jordana Ross
  • CBC - documentary Channel, Sandra Kleinfeld
  • Cinema Politica, Svetla Turnin
  • Corus Entertainment, Kathleen Meek
  • Corus Entertainment, Andrew Johnson
  • Filmoption International, Lizanne Rouillard
  • Films Transit International, Jan Rofekamp
  • Game Theory Films, Hilary Hart
  • Independent, Lainie Elton
  • Indiecan Entertainment Inc., Avi Federgreen
  • Indigenous Screen Office, Kerry Swanson
  • Juice Worldwide, Miles O'Connell
  • Kelencontent, Tanya Kelen
  • Knowledge Network, Patrice Ramsay
  • Knowledge Network, Rudy Buttignol
  • Les Films du 3 Mars, Benjamin Hogue
  • Mongrel Media, Tom Alexander
  • Mongrel Media, Andrew Frank
  • Ouat Media, Inga Diev
  • Syndicado, Greg Rubidge
  • TVO, Christine Lee
  • TVO, Naomi Boxer
  • TVO, Jane Jankovic
  • TVO, Linda Fong
  • Unobstructed View, Kerry Kupecz

China

  • bilibili, Bo Zhang
  • bilibili, Yolanda Fang

Czech Republic

  • Doc Alliance, Christopher Small

Denmark

  • DR - Danish Broadcasting Corp., Kim Christiansen

Finland

  • YLE - Coproductions, Erkko Lyytinen

France

  • ARTE Distribution, Audrey Kamga
  • ARTE France, Mark Edwards
  • ARTE France - La Lucarne, Rasha Salti
  • ARTE G.E.I.E., Claudia Bucher
  • CAT & Docs, Aleksandra Derewienko
  • Doc Up Fund, Alex Szalat
  • France Télévisions - 25 Shades of Doc, Alice Delvalle
  • France Télévisions - France 5, Caroline Behar
  • Java Films, Rebecca Nicholls
  • Mediawan, Arianna Castoldi
  • Windrose, Pauline Mazenod

Germany

  • 3 Box Media, J. Valentin Romero
  • ARD - NDR, Barbara Biemann
  • ARD - WDR, Jutta Krug
  • ARTE ARD - RBB, Christian von Behr
  • ARTE ARD - SWR, Dr. Gudrun Hanke-El Ghomri
  • Deckert Distribution, Heino Deckert
  • Magnetfilm, Georg Gruber
  • MONODUO, Ben Bassauer
  • NEW DOCS, Elina Kewitz
  • Picture Tree International, Rickard Olsson
  • Picture Tree International, Andreas Rothbauer
  • Rise and Shine, Stefan Kloos
  • ZDF/ARTE, Marita Huebinger

Hungary

  • HBO Europe, Hanka Kastelicova

Israel

  • Cinephil, Olivier Tournaud
  • Cinephil, Philippa Kowarsky
  • yesDocu, Guy Lavie

Italy

  • RAI DOCUMENTARI, Fabio Mancini

Japan

  • NHK, Yoko Imai
  • NHK Enterprises, Ken-Ichi Imamura
  • United People, Kenji Sekine

Korea

  • EBS, Gunny Hyoung

Netherlands

  • AVROTROS, Jessica Raspe

New Zealand

  • GQue Films, Bryan Glick

Norway

  • NRK, Carina Bordewich
  • VGTV - Norway, Hans Andreas Fay

Poland

  • Against Gravity, Artur Liebhart
  • TVP, Magdalena Borowska

Qatar

  • Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, Adel Ksiksi
  • Al Jazeera Documentary Channel, Ahmed Mahfouz Nouh

Singapore

  • iWonder, Adrian Chia

Sweden

  • SVT, Axel Arnö

Switzerland

  • First Hand Films, Esther Van Messel
  • Lightdox, Bojana Maric

Taiwan

  • CNEX, Ruby Chen
  • PTS, Wuan-ling Guo

Turkey

  • TRT, Faruk Guven
  • TRT World, Choy Lin Mok

UK

  • Dogwoof, James Weber
  • Dogwoof, Oli Harbottle
  • Film Republic, Xavier Henry-Rashid
  • Journeyman Pictures, Kate Chapman
  • MetFilm Sales, Vesna Cudic
  • Scorpion TV, David Cornwall
  • Sideways Film, Kazz Basma
  • Taskovski Films, Irena Taskovski
  • The Guardian, Charlie Phillips
  • The Whickers, Jane Mote
  • Together Films, Sarah Mosses
  • TVF, Will Stapley

United Kingdom

  • BBC Storyville, Mandy Chang

USA

  • 30West, Adriana Banta
  • 7th Art Releasing, Udy Epstein
  • A&E Network, Brad Abramson
  • A&E Networks, Christine Kecher
  • A24, Sarba Das
  • Abramorama, Richard Abramowitz
  • Al Jazeera English, Reem Haddad
  • Arthouse, David Koh
  • Brainstorm Media, Meyer Shwarzstein
  • Bridge Independent, Bill Straus
  • CAA, Travis Tammero
  • CAA, Amanda Lebow
  • Cargo Film & Releasing, David Piperni
  • Catapult Film Fund, Megan Gelstein
  • Catapult Film Fund, Lisa Chanoff
  • Character, Abby Davis
  • Chicken & Egg, Lucila Moctezuma
  • Chicken & Egg, Sabine Fayoux Cantillo
  • Cinetic Media, Dana O'Keefe
  • Cinetic Media, Alexis Galfas
  • Cinetic Media, Jason Ishikawa
  • Condé Nast Entertainment, Sarah Lash
  • Disney+, Marjon Javadi
  • DOC SOCIETY, Jeanelle Augustin
  • DOCNYC, Caitlin Boyle
  • Duke University, Stephanie Owens
  • ESPN, Adam Neuhaus
  • Field of Vision, Charlotte Cook
  • Field of Vision, Kristen Fitzpatrick
  • Film Movement, Jimmy Weaver
  • Film Movement, Michael Rosenberg
  • First Look Media , Jeff Seelbach
  • First Look Media , Mahalia Cohen
  • First Run Features, Marc Mauceri
  • Flourishing Films, Efuru Flowers
  • Ford Foundation / JustFilms, Chi-hui Yang
  • Fork Films, Jess Kwan
  • Fork Films, Kat Vecchio
  • Gravitas Ventures, David Sullivan
  • Gravitas Ventures, Megan Huggins
  • Hulu, Belisa Balaban
  • Hulu, Kate Bustamante
  • Hulu, Beth Osisek
  • Icarus Films, Jonathan Miller
  • ICM Partners, Oliver Wheeler
  • Impact Partners, Lauren Haber
  • Impact Partners, Jenny Raskin
  • Indie Visible, Matthew Chandler
  • International Documentary Association, Dana Merwin
  • International Documentary Association, Poh Si Teng
  • International Documentary Association, Simon Kilmurry
  • Juno Films Inc., Elizabeth Sheldon
  • Kickstarter, Liz Cook Mowe
  • Kickstarter, Elise McCave
  • Kino Lorber, Richard Lorber
  • Kino Lorber‎, Wendy Lidell
  • Louise Rosen Ltd, Louise Rosen
  • MIT Open Doc Lab, Katerina Cizek
  • Music Box Films, Lisa Holmes
  • National Geographic, Ryan Harrington
  • NBC Universal, Nina Weinstein
  • NETFLIX Originals, Sarafina DiFelice
  • Participant Media, Kristi Whisler
  • Participant Media, Rory Thost
  • PBS - American Documentary l POV, Chris White
  • PBS - ITVS, Noland Walker
  • PBS International, Tracy Beckett
  • Perspective Fund, Andrew Catauro
  • Ro*co Films, Annie Roney
  • Screen Media, Conor McAdam
  • Sub Genre, Brian Newman
  • Submarine, Ben Braun
  • Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Kristin Feeley
  • Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs
  • The Film Collaborative, Lynette Gryseels
  • The Film Sales Company, Lucas Verga
  • The New York Times - Op Docs, Andrew Blackwell
  • The New York Times Op-Docs, Lindsay Crouse
  • The Redford Center, Jonathan White
  • Vimeo, Ina Pira
  • Women Make Movies, Debra Zimmerman
  • Zeitgeist Films, Emily Russo

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