Julian Carrington is an industry programmer with the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. He oversees Distribution Rendezvous, a curated one-on-one pitch series that pairs industry decision-makers with producers seeking distribution, and the Doc Shop, Hot Docs' online documentary marketplace. Prior to joining Hot Docs, Julian managed the Documentary Organization of Canada's Festival Concierge service. In that capacity, he supported independent filmmakers in developing distribution and audience-engagement strategies, and promoted Canadian documentaries at festivals around the world. Julian also serves as a film programmer for Toronto's Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival, and previously served as an associate programmer at the Toronto International Film Festival.