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Hot Docs programmer Karina Rotenstein departing

The Canadian festival's programming manager is leaving to pursue other opportunities after four years in the role.
October 11, 2011

More changes at Hot Docs: Programming manager Karina Rotenstein is leaving at the end of the week after four years in the post.

Rotenstein said in a Tuesday email her last day at the Canadian documentary festival would be October 14, as she is “leaving to pursue other opportunities.”

Her departure follows news that Charlotte Cook, a former BBC Storyville executive and Edinburgh Film Festival programmer, has been hired by Hot Docs to become its new director of programming, replacing Sean Farnel.

Rotenstein leaves a Hot Docs programming team that includes Lynne Fernie, Heather Haynes and Lynne Crocker. The 19th annual Hot Docs festival takes place next year from April 26 to May 6.

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Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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