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15 August 2016 Forum RIDM

Call for Projects Cuban Hat Pitch and Docunexion Quebec-Mexico

Montreal, August 15, 2016 – Doc Circuit Montréal’s (DCM) 12th edition is gearing up for November, and is looking for projects for its four pitch competitions: the call for EURODOC Pitch and the One-on-One For Emerging Filmmakers opened last week; and today we announce the call for the Cuban Hat Pitch (all formats) and Docunexion Québec-Mexico. Canadian and Quebec-based digital creators and filmmakers are invited to submit their documentary projects by September 15 to be considered for these four pitching events.



Doc Circuit Montréal is proud to announce the return of the Cuban Hat Pitch for a sixth year in a row, in collaboration with the Montreal cooperative MAKILA. During DCM’s 12th edition, five projects will be invited to pitch before our live audience and the prestigious members of the Cuban Hat jury. Filmmakers and digital creators are invited to submit their unfinished documentary projects - we are open to all formats, including interactive.  

New this year, the Cuban Hat Pitch will give away the Docunexion Québec-France Award to a Québec creator for an interactive project. The creator will have the chance to attend Sunny Side of the Doc in 2017 and participate in their Interactive Pitch.

This year, thanks to generous contributions from our sponsors and public, we have already raised $40,000 in services and prizes to support the winners in the completion of their projects. Prizes are added every day until the pitch!


  • ●All emerging Canadian filmmakers
  • ●All documentary or non-fiction hybrids
  • ●All topics, stages of production, genres, lengths, formats, and medium



1 Canadian feature documentary project will be awarded travel to Mexico in October 2016 for DocsDF

Doc Circuit Montréal, DocsDF and Makila are hosting the third annual Docunexion Quebec-Mexico. The exchange is aimed at supporting the cooperation, co-creation and co-production of documentary projects between Quebec and Mexico. Following an online submission, the winning project will be invited to DocsDF 2016 in October. 


  • ●Applicants need to be Quebec residents
  • ●Applicants must be available to travel to DocsDF in October 2016
  • ●Applicants must have an interest in collaborating with Latin America through their projects

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This year, DCM will encompass over 30 events: a series of conferences, panels, workshops and major networking events will address pertinent issues such as Virtual Reality, short-form content, online platforms, documentary ‘truth’, and the many facets of strategy; from format to distribution, financing, coproduction and festivals. 

Please join us for this year’s edition of Doc Circuit Montréal: Sign up now!


About Doc Circuit Montréal

Each year, Doc Circuit Montréal organizes an intensive schedule of business meetings and professional‐development workshops as RIDM’s professional market. The 12th edition of Doc Circuit Montréal will take place from November 12 to 16, 2016.

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