The Hot Docs Board of Directors has chosen filmmaker Tony Palmer to receive the Hot Docs Outstanding Achievement Award for 2017. Hot Docs will screen a retrospective of his work during the 24th annual Festival, held in Toronto, from April 27 – May 7. Some of Palmer’s notable documentaries include Falls The Shadow, The Beatles & World War II, and Margot, among others. Hot Docs will also be paying tribute to director and producer Maya Gallus. A selection of her films will be shown during the Focus On program of the festival. Gallus’s feature documentaries include Erotica: A Journey into Female Sexuality, Girl Inside, and The Mystery of Mazo de la Roche.