Hot Docs: Elvis is in the building


TORONTO -- Former New York Times film critic Elvis Mitchell will head the jury for the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, organizers said Thursday.

Mitchell, currently host of KCRW's "The Treatment" and editor-at-large at Interview magazine, will be joined on the jury for international features by Canadian film writer Johanna Schneller and Iikka Vehkalahti, a documentary commissioning editor at Finland's YLE TV 2 channel.

The Canadian features jury will comprise Iranian filmmaker Massoud Bahkshi, Canadian documentary producer Michael Burns and Rada Sesic, a festival programmer with the International Rotterdam Film Festival and the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Hot Docs, North America's largest documentary festival, runs April 17-27 in Toronto.