The First Pitch event’s primary objective is to prepare Quebec based emerging filmmakers (less than 3 year’s experience) to pitch their projects to 10 well-established producers. They also benefit from a consultation ahead of the event with EyeSteelFilm’s Mila Aung Thwin to prepare them to build relationships with working professional producers from Quebec’s documentary film industry.
10 emerging Quebec based documentary filmmakers
10 well-established producers
Mentorship from EyeSteelFilm’s Mila Aung-Thwin
One day of Pitch Training offered by EyeSteelFilm on October 3rd
One day of pitches and One-on-One style meetings on October10th
BENEFIT FOR CANDIDATES:
Acquire knowledge and tools to thrive in the documentary industry
Networking and discussion opportunities
Ease entry into professional circles
↳ Open to all kinds of projects types, genres, formats and platforms, at any stage of production.
40.00$+tx - First Pitch (Access to the First Pitch activities on October 3 and 10 2018)
190.00$+tx - First Pitch + professional forum (including the One-on-One Pitches) (Access to the First Pitch events October 3 and 10 2018, as well as DCM 2018’s professional events November 12/13/14 2018 including the One-on-One Pitches November 13 2018).
CONFIRMED PRODUCERS FOR 2018
- Bunbury Films | Frédéric Bohbot
- MC2 | Jean-Simon Chartier
- ONF/NFB | Nathalie Cloutier
- Independant Producer | Isabelle Couture
- Peripheria Productions | Leslie Dabit & Yanick Létourneau
- PicBois Productions | Karine Dubois
- Intuitive Pictures | Ina Fichman
- EyeSteelFilm | Bob Moore
- TORTUGA Films | Adam Pajot-Gendron
- Catbird Productions | Katarina Soukup
- Argus Films | Carmen Garcia
ELIGIBILITY AND APPLICATION
Participating filmmakers will be selected on the basis of the quality of their application.
Having less than three years experience as a filmmaker
Being a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, residing in Quebec.
Provide a complete application dossier including:
- Motivation letter
- Project description (5 pages max.)
- How did you heared about this call for projects?
* Please note that if you are living outside of Montreal, the travelling expenses will be incurred at your expense.
Presented with the financial participation of Telefilm Canada in collaboration with the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ).
SUCCESS STORIES FROM LAST EDITIONS
Projects presented in the last two editions have had resounding success, with many filmmakers matching with a producer. Several projects were born from these collaborations and are currently in development and production, including:
SI CE FILM ÉTAIT TRADUIT EN CHINOIS, IL SIGNIFIERAIT TOUT AUTRE CHOSE
2017 - Participant : Corinne Beaumier - Talent Lab 2016 | Pitch Cuban Hat 2017 | One-on-One 2017
Producer : EyeSteelFilm
Corinne Beaumier won Pitch Cuban Hat 1 2017 and is now finishing her project with Bob Moore from EyeSteelFilm, whom she met during the First Pitch. They were selected for Vision du Réel Festival's pitch session Pitching du Réel 2018.
2016 - Participant : Stéphane Trottier
Producer : Tortuga Films
The Coasters, Nicolas-Alexandre Tremblay and Stéphane Trottier’s feature length documentary is currently in post-production. Winners of the Canal D grant during the 2016 Talent Lab, they found their production company Tortuga Films and broadcast partner Unis/TV5 during the One-on-One Pitches that same year.
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
Status: IN DISTRIBUTION
Broadcasters: Documentary Channel