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Sean Farnel

Sean Farnel provides creative, marketing and distribution services to documentary producers, companies and institutions. He was the first Director of Programming for Hot Docs, which tripled its audience during his six-year tenure. Prior to joining Hot Docs, Sean created the popular screening series Doc Soup and founded the documentary program at ... See full bio »

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Pariah Dog Producer
A Little Wisdom Producer


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 2021 Wochiigii lo: End of the Peace (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2021 Emergence: Out of the Shadows (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2019 The Search: Manufacturing Belief (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2019 Workhorse (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2019 The Rise of Jordan Peterson (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2019 Candice (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2019 Pariah Dog (Documentary) (consulting producer)
 2018 Wajd - Songs of Separation (Documentary) (producer: marketing and distribution)
 2017 A Little Wisdom (Documentary) (producer: marketing and distribution)
 2017 Cielo (Documentary) (producer: marketing and distribution)
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 2020 Zappa (Documentary) (festival consultant)
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 2021 His Name Is Ray (Documentary) (special thanks)
 2018 What Is Democracy? (Documentary) (special thanks)
 2016 Small Talk (Documentary) (thank you)
 2009 Ghost Bird (Documentary) (special thanks)
 2002 Lost in La Mancha (Documentary) (thanks)

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Hot Docs director of programming (since 2006).

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