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20 September 2019

Call for Projects // SODEC Lab @ CPH:DOX 2020

SODEC and the Forum RIDM continue their collaboration with the program SODEC_LAB @ CPH:DOX 2020


Forum RIDM is proud to renew its partnership with SODEC for the 2020 SODEC_LAB @ CPH:DOX. This SODEC_LAB will allow Quebec producers to participate in the CPH:FORUM documentary market and the CPH:DOX festival in Copenhagen.



  • Prepare producers of auteur documentary films or creative projects (all formats welcome) for the European and international markets, more specifically the CPH:FORUM Scandinavian and Danish markets;
    CPH:FORUM is a professional forum dedicated to creative and cinematic projects, either feature, series or new media projects, with international potential. For more information on CPH:FORUM:
  • Offer networking opportunities for producers with significant local, national and/or international experience, but little to no experience at the professional CPH:FORUM;
  • Establish relationships between Quebec-based producers and international producers, buyers, distributors and programmers attending CPH:FORUM;
  • Encourage cultural exchanges, best practices and formal as well as informal long-term collaborations.

Professional activities offered to selected candidates

  • Training workshops and individual mentorship prior to attending CPH:FORUM;
  • Individual mentorship and support during the event;
  • Access to all three days of the Forum (March 26-28, 2020) and its networking activities and conferences;
  • Practical workshops and presentations by decision makers present on-site;
  • Specially curated individual and collective meetings with key players of the international audiovisual, auteur and creative documentary industry.


Details of the offer

  • International transport / lodging fees;
  • CPH:FORUM accreditation giving access to all festival screenings and industry events.


Required profile

Who can submit an application?

  • All Quebec resident documentary film producers having produced at least one feature length documentary film, series, interactive or digital project;
  • With or without international co-production experience;
  • Have at least one documentary project (feature, series, new media or installation) with a potential for international funding or broadcasting; 
  • Are available for preparatory workshops on December 12, 2019 and February 24, 2020 in Montreal;
  • Are available to attend the CPH:FORUM event in Copenhagen, Denmark, between March 26 and 28, 2020 (arriving March 25 and departing March 29, 2020).


Documents required:

  • A complete application (English or French) including:
    • A detailed resume of the producer;
    • Online application completed in due form no later than October 8, 11:59 PM;
    • A short project proposal including synopsis, director notes, budget summary and co-production potential (maximum 5 pages).


Please submit your application by October 8, 11:59 pm at the latest through this online form


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