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12 April 2019

CALL FOR APPLICANTS // SODEC_LAB @ Sunny Side of the Doc 2019

SODEC in partnership with RIDM Forum is looking for producers looking for an introduction to the international co-production market by participating in the 2019 International Documentary Market at Sunny Side of the Doc, in La Rochelle. This year, a particular focus of Sunny Side of the Doc will be on science and its storytelling.


Professional activities offered to selected candidates

  • Training workshop and individual mentorship prior to attending the Sunny Side of the Doc Market;
  • Individual mentorship and support during Sunny Side of the Doc Market;
  • Access to all four days of the Market and its networking activities;
  • Practical workshops and presentations by decision-makers present on site;
  • Specially curated individual and collective meetings with key players of the French and international audiovisual industry and European producers.


Details of the offer

  • International transport / lodging fees;
  • Market accreditation.


Required profile

Who can submit an application?

All Quebec resident documentary film producers having produced at least one feature length documentary film:

  • Who have not officially co-produced internationally OR having a maximum of one (1) international co-production experience;

  • Have at least one project presenting potential for European co-production and international broadcast and who want to collaborate on international co-production projects in development;

  • Are available for a preparatory workshop on May 6th in Montreal;

  • Are available to attend the Sunny Side of the Doc Market à La Rochelle, en France, for its entire duration from June 24th to 27th, 2019 (Arriving June 23rd and departing June 28th).


Documents required:

  • A complete application (English or French) including:

    • A detailed resume of the producer;

    • Online application form completed no later than April 21st, 11:59 PM;

    • A short project proposal including synopsis, director notes, budget summary and co-production potential (maximum 5 pages).



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