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SnagFilms hires Sean Farnel

Sean Farnel (pictured), the former director of programming for Hot Docs, has joined online documentary streaming website SnagFilms as an acquisitions consultant.
February 1, 2012

Sean Farnel (pictured), the former director of programming for Hot Docs, has joined online documentary streaming website SnagFilms as an acquisitions consultant.

Farnel stepped down from the head programming role at the Canadian festival last June, after six years with the organization. Prior to Hot Docs, Farnel was a staff programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Andrew Mer, SnagFilms VP of content partnerships, said: “Sean’s talent and expertise is well known throughout the industry. He will be an outstanding addition to our acquisitions staff.”

Farnel added: “Given their steady commitment to documentary, I’m delighted for the opportunity to bring a film festival programmer’s unique perspective to SnagFilms and deepen the curation that drives the company’s acquisition strategy.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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