SFN INTERVIEW / Hot Docs Director of Programming, Sean Farnel

Marjan Riahi - SFN: The 15th edition of Hot Docs Festival kicks off today, 17 April, in Toronto and will screen about 180 documentaries from different countries in its various sections during 11 days. The Hot Docs organizers have succeeded to make it the most important documentary event in North America in a short time. Although in the past 14 editions of this festival no Iranian films had participated, the presence of two members of organizing group of the festival in Cinema Verite Festival in Tehran is the main reason Iranian films are participating in this edition and also they specified a special program for Iran Documentary Cinema. Sean Farnel, Hot Docs Director of Programming, who has traveled to Iran, will explain in the following interview about the reasons to select Iran, festival programs, the future perspective of independent documentary cinema, etc.