10 UP-AND-COMING FILMMAKERS
10 ESTABLISHED PRODUCERS
2 DAYS: TRAINING SESSION + PITCHES
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AND OCTOBER 4, 2017
Location: ARRQ, 5154 RUE ST-HUBERT, MONTREAL
The First Pitch activity, formerly known as the On-on-One for Up-and-Comers, is aimed at helping and training emerging Quebec filmmakers (with less than three years of experience) in crafting winning documentary-project pitches. The activity includes a training session with acclaimed producer Mila Aung-Thwin of EyeSteelFilm, and the opportunity to pitch documentary projects in one-on-one meetings with 10 successful producers.
Participating directors will be selected based on the quality of their application.
One-on-one pitch meetings with 10 producers.
Acquire knowledge and tools to thrive in the documentary industry.
Networking and discussion opportunities.
Ease entry into professional circles.
This year, we are also accepting proposals for documentary series in order to broaden the scope of the activity and open doors in the broadcasting world for new directors. Also, one position in the First Pitch activity will be reserved for a filmmaker from a remote area.
35.00$ - First Pitch only
150.00$ - First Pitch + Doc Circuit Montréal's professional market (including the One-on-One Pitches)
The two previous editions of First Pitch were resounding successes, helping filmmakers find producers who guided and advised them throughout their projects. Several of the proposals presented are now in development or production thanks to the pitch sessions and meetings, including:
L’HIVER DES COASTERS
2016 - Participant: Stéphane Trottier
Producer: Tortuga Films
Winner of the Canal D development grant
SYRIAN EYES OF THE WORLD
2015 - Participants: Youssef Shoufan and Madonna Adib
Producer: Parabola Films
Status: In development
L’AMOUR POUR TOUS
2014 - Participant: Raphaëlle Mercier
Producer: Isabelle Couture
Broadcaster: AMI-TÉLÉ, June 5, 2016
2014 - Participant: Claudia Gama
Producer: MC2 Communication Média
Broadcasters: Documentary Channel, RDI
THE DEVIL’S TRAP
2013 - Participant: Mitchell Staffiej
Producer: Parabola Films
CONFIRMED PRODUCERS FOR 2017:
EyesSteelFilm – Mila Aung Thwin and Bob Moore
Catbird Productions - Isabelle Couture and Katarina Soukup
ONF/NFB – Nathalie Cloutier
Périphéria Productions – Yanick Létourneau
MC2 – Jean-Simon Chartier
Les Productions Flow - Stéphanie Verrier
Intuitive Pictures - Ina Fichman
Kngfu - Ghassan Fayad
Toast - Alexandre Gravel
Argus Films - Carmen Garcia
L'HIVER DES COASTERS - Stéphane Trottier | PARA TODOS POR TODOS - Kristen Brown | WORLD WIDE WRONG - Louis-David Jutra | THE LAST STAND OF QUEEN ALINE - Jonathon Ellison | VALÉRIE, LE FILM - Laurence B. Lemaire | KYIV-KOZYANTYN - Oksana Karpovych | THE ZIM ODYSSEY - Pierre Friquet | C'EST JUSTE DANS MA TÊTE, CES HISTOIRES LÀ - Myriam Guimond | Ï - Yousra Benziane | VOIES DU LITTORAL - Behzad Adib
Presented with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada in collaboration with the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ).