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10 - 14 Nov. 2018

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14:00 Annual APFC Congress at DCM - Day 2
Annual APFC Congress at DCM - Day 2

As it pursues its mission of promoting the advancement of francophone producers based outside Quebec, the Alliance des Producteurs Francophones du Canada (APFC) has chosen Montreal and DCM as the venue for its annual congress. A delegation of more than 20 francophone producers from outside Quebec will gather for two days of closed meetings and workshops. The attendees will then join DCM to participate in its activities. Come meet them during DCM’s networking activities.

OPEN TO APFC MEMBERS ONLY.

See full details
10:30 Production Clinics
Production Clinics

These two practical clinics will be held in parallel to the funds roundtables. In the first clinic, participants will have the opportunity to meet a specialized lawyer and ask all their production related legal questions. In the other clinic, a producer will give a detailed explanation of how to calculate and administer production tax credits from Quebec and Canada.

Legal Clinic
Vanessa Loubineau - Attorney at law

Tax Credit Clinic
Valérie Turcotte - Producer

In French, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.
Participants must register in advance, from November 1st, 2018. There may be seats available at the venue on the morning of the clinics.

How to register for limited capacity activities!

See full details
10:30 Funds Roundtables
Funds Roundtables

Benefit from the intimate atmosphere of an 8-to-10 person round table to meet representatives of funding bodies and ask them detailed questions. Over the course of three 30-minute sessions, participants will have the chance to discuss the issues with representatives of a variety of funds. Unlike a pitch session, these gatherings will allow participants to gain a better understanding of the types of projects that can be financed and sponsored within the criteria set by the different organizations.

Funds
– Telefilm Canada with Anita Damiani
– CMF with Nathalie Clermont
– Bell Funds with Claire Dion
– Rogers Group of Funds with Robin Mirsky
– Eurimages with Anton Calleja
– Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (France) with Valérie Fouques

In French and in English, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.
Participants must register in advance, from November 1st, 2018. There may be seats available at the venue on the morning of the event.

How to register for limited capacity activities!

See full details
11:00 Meet the Industry Markets
Meet the Industry Markets

This panel brings together industry programmers from the world’s major funding, professional and co-production markets. These markets are essential events for filmmakers seeking partners that can contribute to their projects. The panelists will present their activities and discuss the growth opportunities available to documentary professionals.

Moderation
Isabelle Couture

Marchés
Pierre-Alexis Chevit | Festival de Cannes Doc Corner | FIPADOC
Fabienne Moris | FIDLab
Lindsay Peters | Frontières
Madelaine Russo | Hot Docs Forum
Flora Roever | Dok.forum Munich

In english, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.

See full details
10:30 Launch of the French Hot Docs Study
Launch of the French Hot Docs Study

Hot Docs invites you to the launch of Documentary Audience Research 2018. Get inside the minds of documentary film lovers across Canada. Join us as we reveal insights on where, when, and how audiences are consuming documentary in our ever-changing industry.

Hot Docs gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Ontario Creates,
Telefilm Canada, and the National Film Board of Canada for this project.

In english

See full details
14:00 Workshop 2 - The law of images
Workshop 2 - The law of images

50 years after 1968, three special workshops explore the essential issues surrounding documentary production amidst social conflict.

Workshop 2 - The law of images
90 minutes

Speakers
Remy Khouzam, attorney specializing in audio-visual and digital production + Mélissa Beaudet, director (Police Académie, 180 JOURS)

The way we capture images of others has changed significantly since the age of direct cinema. Today’s documentary practices are situated in a very different context, in which technological change and the massive growth of social media have made it possible for anyone to capture images and distribute them widely. More than ever, we are attentive to our own image and those of others, and to their sacred aspect when taken in public. As a result, it has become important to establish a legal framework for the use and publication of images. Attorney Remy Khouzam will help us understand the law around images with an overview of the legislation and jurisprudence, to give creators a better idea of how to strike a balance between free expression, privacy and public interest.

Illustrating the workshop with real-world examples of filming and editing, Remy Khouzam and Mélissa Beaudet will discuss the appropriate balance between respect for the subject and public interest, privacy and freedom of expression. Beaudet will discuss her experiences with delicate situations, such as filming minors and vulnerable individuals.

In French, open to all.

See full details
09:00 Opening breakfast : Catherine Tait in conversation with Monique Simard
Opening breakfast : Catherine Tait in conversation with Monique Simard

Catherine Tait, president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, in conversation with Monique Simard, Founding member of the RIDM, President of the board for the Fonds Québecor.

In July 2018, Catherine Tait began a five-year term as the president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. This experienced entrepreneur, producer, cultural attache? and former policy chief at Telefilm – to list just a few of her important positions – has worked in the film industry for more than 30 years. She joins Monique Simard, past president and CEO of SODEC, past executive director of the NFB’s French-language program, prolific producer, key figure in Quebec cinema and a long-time champion of producers, for a conversation about the state of CBC/Radio Canada and her vision for the future. These two exceptional women, both among our industry’s leading experts, will launch Doc Circuit Montre?al’s three days of programming with an insightful discussion.

Doors will open at 8:30 am.

In French, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 tickets.

See full details
10:30 VR:RV From Virtual to Reality
VR:RV From Virtual to Reality

Developed over a year as part of the VR:RV German-Canadian Exchange in Virtual Reality the teams behind Trajectories and Pierce the Darkness will present a simulation of their work to receive feedback from experts in the fields of financing and co-production, technology and story, and new distribution models. Key experts will speak candidly about the new frontiers of virtual reality, in a behind-the-scenes feedback session that will be instructive and enlightening for all.

Moderation
Ana Serrano

Projects
Trajectories
Sönke Kirchhof
Liam Maloney

Pierce the Darkness
Nyla Innuksuk
Tess Takahashi

Experts
Cindy Bishop (MIT Civic Media | Open Doc Lab)
Uli Köppen (BR / Harvard Nieman Fellow)
Alexander Porter (Scatter)
Annina Zwettler (ARTE Deutschland)

In english, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.

See full details
16:00 Meet the festivals
Meet the festivals

Where should you have your world premiere? Which festival and style of artistic direction are best fits for your film? The considerations and strategies can be endless, exasperating and stressful. Here’s a chance to go behind the scenes: programmers from around the world will have an informal discussion of their tastes, selection process, constraints, audience and other factors to consider when developing a festival strategy.

For this round table, all of the RIDM’s guest programmers will present their event’s submission requirements and guiding philosophy, as well as some tips for ensuring that your projects thrive on the festival circuit.

Moderation
Bruno Dequen - RIDM

Festivals
Céline Guénot – Visions du Réel
Nicole Gillet – Festival International du film francophone de Namur
Agnes Jahier – Périphéries
Abby Sun – True / False
Alex Rogalski – Hot Docs
Juan Manuel Dominguez - BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival)
Samara Chadwick - Camden International Film Festival
Lauren Rector - Atlanta Film Festival

In English, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.

See full details
17:00 QUEBEC + BAVARIA Cocktail
QUEBEC + BAVARIA Cocktail

Raise a glass to celebrate the beginning of the 14th annual Doc Circuit Montréal and meet this year’s guests of honour, the Bavarian
delegation from DOK.forum Munich and the APFC members!

This reception will also include the announcement of the Canal D and NFB support for one of the Talent Lab projects.

Open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.

See full details
19:30 Cuban Hat Pitch
Cuban Hat Pitch

Cuban Hat Pitch is coming back for an eighth consecutive year! Following a call for projects and a tough jury deliberation, we narrowed down all submissions to six carefully selected projects. After a week of online voting, these lucky filmmakers will pitch in front of the notoriously lively Cuban Hat Pitch audience and win cash prizes and services worth over $50,000. The Cuban Hat Pitch is one of DCM’s big events and showcases the community’s collective support for promising documentary projects.

Moderation
Diego Briceño + Giulia Frati

Projects
Alexandra Sicotte-Lévesque – Greyland
Lysandre Leduc-Boudreau – Jacques
Mary Armstrong – Chili 1973 : The other 9/11
Joannie Lafrenière – Gabor
Maya Annik Bedward – Black Zombie
Mackenzie Reid Rostad - Goodnight Goodnight

Thanks to Makila and all our Cuban Hat Pitch partners!

AGENCE TOPO - A free subscription to its next training program and in multiplatform production mentoring
AKADCP - $1,000 in DCP services, enough for a feature + 4 subtitles + first physical support + torrent + trailer
CINEMA POLITICA - $300 cash prize + assistance through the «Adopt a Doc» program for the project with the strongest social justice focus
CQAM - 1 associate membership as well as advice and support
DOC NATIONAL - 1 year membership to each of the members of the winning team
FCTMN - 1 year membership for each woman winner
HOT DOCS FORUM - 1 all-access pass for the 2019 festival
INIS - $500 applicable to any workshop
LUSSIER & KHOUZAM - $1,000 in legal consultancy
MAIN FILM - $1,000 in equipment rental services and in production and postproduction services + 1 year subscription to Main Film
MAKILA : 2-day pitch training workshop for the 6 finalists
ONF/ACIC - $5,000 in postproduction services
PRIM - $10,000 in production services or in postproduction
SLA COOP - $1,000 in rental services
SPIRA - $10,000 in rental services
TRANS & SUB COOP - 50% on subtitling services
TORTUGA FILMS - 7-day artistic residency at Le Bic, including accommodation, workstation and access to offline editing ssuites + technical consulting services + 50% off other technical services
VIDEOGRAPHE - 7-day rental of a digital lab + 1-day use of a digital suite
XN QUÉBEC - 1 one-year general membership, professional category + 2 ticket for the Numix awards gala

Open to all.

See full details
12:30 Decision makers' Lunch
Decision makers' Lunch

The Decision Makers’ Lunch is an informal networking event aimed at sparking conversations with key documentary-industry decision makers in a relaxed setting. It’s also a chance to start or build your relationships with them, without pitching a project.

In French and in English, open to DCM pass-holders only. Registration is required from November 1st, 2018. Limited capacity.
How to register for limited capacity activities!

See full details
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Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
09H00 Opening breakfast : Catherine Tait in conversation with Monique Simard
Opening breakfast : Catherine Tait in conversation with Monique Simard

Catherine Tait, president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, in conversation with Monique Simard, Founding member of the RIDM, President of the board for the Fonds Québecor.

In July 2018, Catherine Tait began a five-year term as the president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada. This experienced entrepreneur, producer, cultural attache? and former policy chief at Telefilm – to list just a few of her important positions – has worked in the film industry for more than 30 years. She joins Monique Simard, past president and CEO of SODEC, past executive director of the NFB’s French-language program, prolific producer, key figure in Quebec cinema and a long-time champion of producers, for a conversation about the state of CBC/Radio Canada and her vision for the future. These two exceptional women, both among our industry’s leading experts, will launch Doc Circuit Montre?al’s three days of programming with an insightful discussion.

Doors will open at 8:30 am.

In French, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 tickets.

More info
10h
Cinémathèque Québécoise
10H30 Production Clinics
Production Clinics

These two practical clinics will be held in parallel to the funds roundtables. In the first clinic, participants will have the opportunity to meet a specialized lawyer and ask all their production related legal questions. In the other clinic, a producer will give a detailed explanation of how to calculate and administer production tax credits from Quebec and Canada.

Legal Clinic
Vanessa Loubineau - Attorney at law

Tax Credit Clinic
Valérie Turcotte - Producer

In French, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.
Participants must register in advance, from November 1st, 2018. There may be seats available at the venue on the morning of the clinics.

How to register for limited capacity activities!

More info
Cinémathèque québécoise - Foyer Luce-Guilbeault
10H30 Funds Roundtables
Funds Roundtables

Benefit from the intimate atmosphere of an 8-to-10 person round table to meet representatives of funding bodies and ask them detailed questions. Over the course of three 30-minute sessions, participants will have the chance to discuss the issues with representatives of a variety of funds. Unlike a pitch session, these gatherings will allow participants to gain a better understanding of the types of projects that can be financed and sponsored within the criteria set by the different organizations.

Funds
– Telefilm Canada with Anita Damiani
– CMF with Nathalie Clermont
– Bell Funds with Claire Dion
– Rogers Group of Funds with Robin Mirsky
– Eurimages with Anton Calleja
– Centre national du cinéma et de l'image animée (France) with Valérie Fouques

In French and in English, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.
Participants must register in advance, from November 1st, 2018. There may be seats available at the venue on the morning of the event.

How to register for limited capacity activities!

More info
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
10H30 Launch of the French Hot Docs Study
Launch of the French Hot Docs Study

Hot Docs invites you to the launch of Documentary Audience Research 2018. Get inside the minds of documentary film lovers across Canada. Join us as we reveal insights on where, when, and how audiences are consuming documentary in our ever-changing industry.

Hot Docs gratefully acknowledges the financial support of Ontario Creates,
Telefilm Canada, and the National Film Board of Canada for this project.

In english

More info
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
10H30 VR:RV From Virtual to Reality
VR:RV From Virtual to Reality

Developed over a year as part of the VR:RV German-Canadian Exchange in Virtual Reality the teams behind Trajectories and Pierce the Darkness will present a simulation of their work to receive feedback from experts in the fields of financing and co-production, technology and story, and new distribution models. Key experts will speak candidly about the new frontiers of virtual reality, in a behind-the-scenes feedback session that will be instructive and enlightening for all.

Moderation
Ana Serrano

Projects
Trajectories
Sönke Kirchhof
Liam Maloney

Pierce the Darkness
Nyla Innuksuk
Tess Takahashi

Experts
Cindy Bishop (MIT Civic Media | Open Doc Lab)
Uli Köppen (BR / Harvard Nieman Fellow)
Alexander Porter (Scatter)
Annina Zwettler (ARTE Deutschland)

In english, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.

More info
11h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
11H00 Meet the Industry Markets
Meet the Industry Markets

This panel brings together industry programmers from the world’s major funding, professional and co-production markets. These markets are essential events for filmmakers seeking partners that can contribute to their projects. The panelists will present their activities and discuss the growth opportunities available to documentary professionals.

Moderation
Isabelle Couture

Marchés
Pierre-Alexis Chevit | Festival de Cannes Doc Corner | FIPADOC
Fabienne Moris | FIDLab
Lindsay Peters | Frontières
Madelaine Russo | Hot Docs Forum
Flora Roever | Dok.forum Munich

In english, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.

More info
12h
Maison du festival - Lunchs DCM
12H30 Decision makers' Lunch
Decision makers' Lunch

The Decision Makers’ Lunch is an informal networking event aimed at sparking conversations with key documentary-industry decision makers in a relaxed setting. It’s also a chance to start or build your relationships with them, without pitching a project.

In French and in English, open to DCM pass-holders only. Registration is required from November 1st, 2018. Limited capacity.
How to register for limited capacity activities!

More info
14h
Centre Pierre Péladeau - Studio de musique
14H00 Annual APFC Congress at DCM - Day 2
Annual APFC Congress at DCM - Day 2

As it pursues its mission of promoting the advancement of francophone producers based outside Quebec, the Alliance des Producteurs Francophones du Canada (APFC) has chosen Montreal and DCM as the venue for its annual congress. A delegation of more than 20 francophone producers from outside Quebec will gather for two days of closed meetings and workshops. The attendees will then join DCM to participate in its activities. Come meet them during DCM’s networking activities.

OPEN TO APFC MEMBERS ONLY.

More info
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
14H00 Workshop 2 - The law of images
Workshop 2 - The law of images

50 years after 1968, three special workshops explore the essential issues surrounding documentary production amidst social conflict.

Workshop 2 - The law of images
90 minutes

Speakers
Remy Khouzam, attorney specializing in audio-visual and digital production + Mélissa Beaudet, director (Police Académie, 180 JOURS)

The way we capture images of others has changed significantly since the age of direct cinema. Today’s documentary practices are situated in a very different context, in which technological change and the massive growth of social media have made it possible for anyone to capture images and distribute them widely. More than ever, we are attentive to our own image and those of others, and to their sacred aspect when taken in public. As a result, it has become important to establish a legal framework for the use and publication of images. Attorney Remy Khouzam will help us understand the law around images with an overview of the legislation and jurisprudence, to give creators a better idea of how to strike a balance between free expression, privacy and public interest.

Illustrating the workshop with real-world examples of filming and editing, Remy Khouzam and Mélissa Beaudet will discuss the appropriate balance between respect for the subject and public interest, privacy and freedom of expression. Beaudet will discuss her experiences with delicate situations, such as filming minors and vulnerable individuals.

In French, open to all.

More info
16h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
16H00 Meet the festivals
Meet the festivals

Where should you have your world premiere? Which festival and style of artistic direction are best fits for your film? The considerations and strategies can be endless, exasperating and stressful. Here’s a chance to go behind the scenes: programmers from around the world will have an informal discussion of their tastes, selection process, constraints, audience and other factors to consider when developing a festival strategy.

For this round table, all of the RIDM’s guest programmers will present their event’s submission requirements and guiding philosophy, as well as some tips for ensuring that your projects thrive on the festival circuit.

Moderation
Bruno Dequen - RIDM

Festivals
Céline Guénot – Visions du Réel
Nicole Gillet – Festival International du film francophone de Namur
Agnes Jahier – Périphéries
Abby Sun – True / False
Alex Rogalski – Hot Docs
Juan Manuel Dominguez - BAFICI (Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival)
Samara Chadwick - Camden International Film Festival
Lauren Rector - Atlanta Film Festival

In English, open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.

More info
17h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
17H00 QUEBEC + BAVARIA Cocktail
QUEBEC + BAVARIA Cocktail

Raise a glass to celebrate the beginning of the 14th annual Doc Circuit Montréal and meet this year’s guests of honour, the Bavarian
delegation from DOK.forum Munich and the APFC members!

This reception will also include the announcement of the Canal D and NFB support for one of the Talent Lab projects.

Open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 1 ticket-holders.

More info
19h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
19H30 Cuban Hat Pitch
Cuban Hat Pitch

Cuban Hat Pitch is coming back for an eighth consecutive year! Following a call for projects and a tough jury deliberation, we narrowed down all submissions to six carefully selected projects. After a week of online voting, these lucky filmmakers will pitch in front of the notoriously lively Cuban Hat Pitch audience and win cash prizes and services worth over $50,000. The Cuban Hat Pitch is one of DCM’s big events and showcases the community’s collective support for promising documentary projects.

Moderation
Diego Briceño + Giulia Frati

Projects
Alexandra Sicotte-Lévesque – Greyland
Lysandre Leduc-Boudreau – Jacques
Mary Armstrong – Chili 1973 : The other 9/11
Joannie Lafrenière – Gabor
Maya Annik Bedward – Black Zombie
Mackenzie Reid Rostad - Goodnight Goodnight

Thanks to Makila and all our Cuban Hat Pitch partners!

AGENCE TOPO - A free subscription to its next training program and in multiplatform production mentoring
AKADCP - $1,000 in DCP services, enough for a feature + 4 subtitles + first physical support + torrent + trailer
CINEMA POLITICA - $300 cash prize + assistance through the «Adopt a Doc» program for the project with the strongest social justice focus
CQAM - 1 associate membership as well as advice and support
DOC NATIONAL - 1 year membership to each of the members of the winning team
FCTMN - 1 year membership for each woman winner
HOT DOCS FORUM - 1 all-access pass for the 2019 festival
INIS - $500 applicable to any workshop
LUSSIER & KHOUZAM - $1,000 in legal consultancy
MAIN FILM - $1,000 in equipment rental services and in production and postproduction services + 1 year subscription to Main Film
MAKILA : 2-day pitch training workshop for the 6 finalists
ONF/ACIC - $5,000 in postproduction services
PRIM - $10,000 in production services or in postproduction
SLA COOP - $1,000 in rental services
SPIRA - $10,000 in rental services
TRANS & SUB COOP - 50% on subtitling services
TORTUGA FILMS - 7-day artistic residency at Le Bic, including accommodation, workstation and access to offline editing ssuites + technical consulting services + 50% off other technical services
VIDEOGRAPHE - 7-day rental of a digital lab + 1-day use of a digital suite
XN QUÉBEC - 1 one-year general membership, professional category + 2 ticket for the Numix awards gala

Open to all.

More info
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