An oral history of Hot Docs: How the festival went from humble beginnings to industry dominance

By Barry Hertz, The Globe and Mail

John Walker was interviewed for The Globe and Mail’s oral history of Hot Docs.

“The concept evolved out of trying to simply support each other’s work, to exhibit it to the public, to have an awards show. We worked on the premise that Canadian audiences in particular wanted documentaries, and that we were pretty good at making them.” – John Walker

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John Walker Honoured with 2018 Masters Award

John Walker on hand to receive the 2018 Masters Award at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers 61st annual awards gala in Toronto.

John Walker was recently awarded at the Canadian Society of Cinematographers 61st annual awards gala with the 2018 Masters Award. This award recognizes the recipient’s outstanding contribution to the art of cinematography.

The award gala, held this year in Toronto, celebrates Canadian cinematographers for their exceptional talent and contributions to Canadian cinematography. John Walker has received many awards over his career from the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, including Best Documentary Photography for Chambers Tracks & Gestures and Men of the Deeps.

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John Walker Films Featured at 2018 Hot Docs Focus On Retrospective

Hot Docs will pay tribute to filmmaker John Walker with this year’s Focus On retrospective, an annual program showcasing the work of a significant Canadian filmmaker. Hot Docs will screen a selection of Walker’s films in the Focus On program during the 25th annual Festival, April 26 to May 6, 2018.

Film to be screened are as follows…

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