Shane Smith is Director of Programming at Hot Docs, North America's largest Festival and Market for documentary film.Smith previously worked at the Toronto International Film Festival as director of Special Projects, and director of Public Programs.Prior to TIFF he was Executive Producer, In-Flight Entertainment at Spafax, Director of Programming at Channel Zero Inc, Director CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival, Short Film Programmer for Sundance Film Festival, Programmer for Inside Out LGBT Film Festival.
Smith has participated on juries and panels at festivals and events around the world. Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference and market. Each year, the Festival presents a selection of approximately 200 cutting-edge documentaries from Canada and around the globe.
Hotdocs' mission is to advance and celebrate the art of documentary, and to showcase the work of and create production opportunities for documentary filmmakers.