The Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival has named Elizabeth Radshaw as the new director of its allied market, the Toronto Documentary Forum (TDF).

Founding TDF director Michaelle McLean stepped down in June after nine years to become director of the Canwest-Hot Docs Completion Fund.

Radshaw was most recently head of acquisitions of UK-based independent television distributor TVF International. Before that she was associated with the National Film Board of Canada and various film festivals in both Canada and the US.

The 2009 TDF takes place May 6-7 during the Hot Docs Festival which runs from April 30-May 10. Applications for project presentation slots will be accepted beginning in December.