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Doc Mogul

Awarded annually, 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.

Past Winners

  • 2016: Iikka Vehkalahti, IV Films Ltd, Rough Cut Service, Dare to Dream Asia
  • 2015: Takahiro Hamano, NHK
  • 2014: Mette Hoffmann Meyer, DR TV
  • 2013: Debra Zimmerman, Women Make Movies
  • 2012: Diane Weyermann, Participant Media
  • 2011: Ally Derks, IDFA
  • 2010: Jan Rofekamp, Films Transit International
  • 2009: Sheila Nevins, HBO
  • 2008: Nick Fraser, BBC
  • 2007: Rudy Buttignol, The Knowledge Network

Recipient Highlights

The award is presented each year at the Doc Mogul luncheon held during the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.


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