As an Associate Programmer at Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, Heather Haynes lends her curatorial skills to North America’s largest documentary events. The fest screens more than 170 films from around the world, many of them world and North American premieres and the 2010 iteration broke all previous attendance records with 136,000 tickets sold to the 10 day event. In the midst of this flurry of activity (and an on-coming, freakish early Spring hailstorm) Haynes sat down with us for a quick chat about the inner workings of this powerhouse event.
In addition to being an Associate Programmer at Hot Docs International Documentary Film Festival, Heather Haynes is also the producer of three award winning documentaries: Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary, Super Amigos, and City Idol.
ED: During films?
HH: Thank you!