Hot Docs: Oscar-Winning Filmmaker Barbara Kopple to Receive Career Tribute

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Kopple, who earned Academy Awards for the documentaries 'Harlan County U.S.A.' and 'American Dream,' will receive the 2018 Outstanding Achievement Award.

Two-time Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple is set to be honored at the 2018 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

Kopple, who won Oscars for Harlan County, USA (1976) and American Dream (1991), will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at North America's largest doc festival in Toronto. She will also receive a retrospective of her work and take part in an informal conversation.

"Barbara is a documentary force whose limitless ingenuity and passion have led her to create some of the most memorable, provocative and illuminating films of our time,” Shane Smith, director of programming for Hot Docs, said Wednesday in a statement.

Kopple's most recent film, A Murder in Mansfield, bowed at the 2017 Doc NYC Film Festival and This Is Everything: Gigi Gorgeous premiered at the 2017 Sundance festival.

Past recipients of the Hot Docs honor include Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Albert Maysles and Tony Palmer in 2017. Hot Docs will also give Canadian filmmaker John Walker the 2018 Focus On retrospective honor.

The 25th Hot Docs festival is set to run from April 26 to May 6.