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10 - 14 Nov. 2018

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10:30 Amplifier : Democratizing research data
Amplifier : Democratizing research data

Amplifier is committed to telling this city’s diverse stories in the increasingly popular form of documentary podcast, transforming enormous amounts of ethnographic research into compelling stories that audiences can connect to. This panel explores the creation, research and development as well as the financing and marketing of this storytelling genre by some of Montre?al’s most successful podcast makers.

Moderation
Eric Idriss Kanago - YZANAKIO Inc.

Participants
Colas Wohlfahrt | KNGFU
Ghassan Fayad | KNGFU
Dorothy Alexandre | Uptown
Karoline Truchon | UQO l Université du Québec en Outaouais

In French, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

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14:00 Workshop 3 - Aesthetics and the analysis of revolution
Workshop 3 - Aesthetics and the analysis of revolution

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

Workshop 3 - Aesthetics and the analysis of revolution
90 minutes
Panelist (through Skype) : Narimane Mari, filmmaker (Loubia Hamra (Red Beans) (RIDM 2013) and Le fort des fous (RIDM 2017))

As a watershed moment for documentary cinema, May 1968 is often discussed from a purely Eurocentric perspective. And yet it gave rise to a constellation of cinemas spanning the entire globe, from South America to Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Anti-colonial insurrections were part of that creative energy, and it is important to recall that the documentary cinema born in the crucible of ’68 is also a cinema of decolonization. Franco-Algerian filmmaker Narimane Mari is part of that heritage.

In this interactive session, the filmmaker will explore the aesthetics of historic and contemporary events. For Mari, the cinematic image is based on emotions, fantasies and dreams – making them just as important for our understanding of history as politics, ideologies and facts. She will explain her approach to composition through different sources, her way of re-evaluating her composition for each protagonist, and her approach to situating individuals in their environment. What kinds of liberties can we take in opening and combining these sources? What is our responsibility for what is made and said? How can the imagination explode reality while remaining true to the subject? Is it sometimes appropriate to downplay aesthetics?

In English, open to all.

See full details
08:30 Co-production Breakfast
Co-production Breakfast

Come and have breakfast with the international producers attending Doc Circuit Montre?al. Attendees will be seated at tables for eight to ten people; each table will have Canadian and international producers as well as a moderator. An excellent opportunity to introduce yourself and do some networking over coffee.

In French and in English, open to DCM pass-holders only. Invitation only. Limited capacity.
How to register for limited capacity activities!

See full details
09:30 Rough Cut: Editing and Distribution session
Rough Cut: Editing and Distribution session

The ever-popular Rough Cut returns to Doc Circuit Montre?al this year in the form of an advanced workshop in which a filmmaker is paired with a panel of internationally renowned experts. The project will be screened in its entirety for the crew, panelists and DCM audience. Taking place at a crucial phase in the life of a project, the discussion will focus on issues around creative editing, festival strategy and marketing. The panel will include festival programmers, distributors, exhibitors and editors.

Sophie Bédard-Marcotte's L.A Tea Time produced by Caroline Galipeau will be presented.

Original version, with English subtitles.

In English, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

See full details
09:45 Blockchain 101 for doc creators
Blockchain 101 for doc creators

Blockchain technology and applications guarantee autonomy and creative control, sustainability and transparency, crowdfunding and audience building for life. In these precarious and uncertain times of change, it feels like the answer we’ve all been waiting for to continue making films. Is it for real? SingularDTV’s Jake Craven gets in the hot seat across from one of Montre?al’s most experienced producers to explain the tech and its practical uses, and defend this new and effective form of producing promised to documentary filmmakers.

Moderator
Ina Fichman - Intuitive Pictures

Expert
Jake Craven - Singular DTV

In English, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

See full details
11:00 Including all audiences – the AMI.Télé method
Including all audiences – the AMI.Télé method

What if documentary production methods accounted for all audiences at the outset? The AMI Te?le? idea is to create inclusive content, accessible to all, including blind and visually impaired people. Video description is included at every step of a documentary project, giving everyone the chance to experience films to the fullest. At this session, practitioners of this method will share their knowledge.

Moderation
Luc Fortin - Animateur

Experts
Louis Asselin | Réalisateur
Mariane McGraw | Réalisatrice
Laércio Bastos | Monteur/cameraman
Suzanne Pouliot | Chef de la production AMI.Télé

In French, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

See full details
17:00 Cocktail SOCAN
Cocktail SOCAN

After the One-on-One marathon, come unwind over drinks, look back on your meetings and do some casual networking.

For this reception, Doc Circuit Montreal is pleased to collaborate with SOCAN, which will present two of its artists. The gathering will be an opportunity to meet potential musical collaborators for your future projects.

Open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

See full details
09:00 One-on-one Pitches
One-on-one Pitches

The One-on-One Pitches is a full day of meetings between documentary producers, filmmakers, and decision makers: broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, festival programmers, institutions, and funds representatives. It is a unique opportunity for creators and decision makers alike to forge new partnerships and bring new projects to life. The meetings last 15-minutes each and are booked in advance by registered producers and filmmakers. In 2018, we welcome over 70 Decision Makers.

The One-on-Ones include the 1:1 Consultations, a section dedicated to consultations with professionals who do not fall under the traditional decision maker title. These meetings offer valuable face time with experts from a variety of backgrounds, including interactive and VR and strategy consultants (festival, distribution, financing, legal rights).

Open to DCM with One-on-one pass-holders. Inscription until November 1st

See full details
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Cinémathèque québécoise - Foyer Luce-Guilbeault
08H30 Co-production Breakfast
Co-production Breakfast

Come and have breakfast with the international producers attending Doc Circuit Montre?al. Attendees will be seated at tables for eight to ten people; each table will have Canadian and international producers as well as a moderator. An excellent opportunity to introduce yourself and do some networking over coffee.

In French and in English, open to DCM pass-holders only. Invitation only. Limited capacity.
How to register for limited capacity activities!

More info
09h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
09H30 Rough Cut: Editing and Distribution session
Rough Cut: Editing and Distribution session

The ever-popular Rough Cut returns to Doc Circuit Montre?al this year in the form of an advanced workshop in which a filmmaker is paired with a panel of internationally renowned experts. The project will be screened in its entirety for the crew, panelists and DCM audience. Taking place at a crucial phase in the life of a project, the discussion will focus on issues around creative editing, festival strategy and marketing. The panel will include festival programmers, distributors, exhibitors and editors.

Sophie Bédard-Marcotte's L.A Tea Time produced by Caroline Galipeau will be presented.

Original version, with English subtitles.

In English, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

More info
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
09H45 Blockchain 101 for doc creators
Blockchain 101 for doc creators

Blockchain technology and applications guarantee autonomy and creative control, sustainability and transparency, crowdfunding and audience building for life. In these precarious and uncertain times of change, it feels like the answer we’ve all been waiting for to continue making films. Is it for real? SingularDTV’s Jake Craven gets in the hot seat across from one of Montre?al’s most experienced producers to explain the tech and its practical uses, and defend this new and effective form of producing promised to documentary filmmakers.

Moderator
Ina Fichman - Intuitive Pictures

Expert
Jake Craven - Singular DTV

In English, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

More info
Salle Polyvalente UQAM
09H00 One-on-one Pitches
One-on-one Pitches

The One-on-One Pitches is a full day of meetings between documentary producers, filmmakers, and decision makers: broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, festival programmers, institutions, and funds representatives. It is a unique opportunity for creators and decision makers alike to forge new partnerships and bring new projects to life. The meetings last 15-minutes each and are booked in advance by registered producers and filmmakers. In 2018, we welcome over 70 Decision Makers.

The One-on-Ones include the 1:1 Consultations, a section dedicated to consultations with professionals who do not fall under the traditional decision maker title. These meetings offer valuable face time with experts from a variety of backgrounds, including interactive and VR and strategy consultants (festival, distribution, financing, legal rights).

Open to DCM with One-on-one pass-holders. Inscription until November 1st

More info
10h
Centre Pierre Péladeau - Studio de musique
10H30 Amplifier : Democratizing research data
Amplifier : Democratizing research data

Amplifier is committed to telling this city’s diverse stories in the increasingly popular form of documentary podcast, transforming enormous amounts of ethnographic research into compelling stories that audiences can connect to. This panel explores the creation, research and development as well as the financing and marketing of this storytelling genre by some of Montre?al’s most successful podcast makers.

Moderation
Eric Idriss Kanago - YZANAKIO Inc.

Participants
Colas Wohlfahrt | KNGFU
Ghassan Fayad | KNGFU
Dorothy Alexandre | Uptown
Karoline Truchon | UQO l Université du Québec en Outaouais

In French, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

More info
11h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
11H00 Including all audiences – the AMI.Télé method
Including all audiences – the AMI.Télé method

What if documentary production methods accounted for all audiences at the outset? The AMI Te?le? idea is to create inclusive content, accessible to all, including blind and visually impaired people. Video description is included at every step of a documentary project, giving everyone the chance to experience films to the fullest. At this session, practitioners of this method will share their knowledge.

Moderation
Luc Fortin - Animateur

Experts
Louis Asselin | Réalisateur
Mariane McGraw | Réalisatrice
Laércio Bastos | Monteur/cameraman
Suzanne Pouliot | Chef de la production AMI.Télé

In French, open to DCM pass-holders or DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

More info
14h
Centre Pierre Péladeau - Studio de musique
14H00 Workshop 3 - Aesthetics and the analysis of revolution
Workshop 3 - Aesthetics and the analysis of revolution

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

Workshop 3 - Aesthetics and the analysis of revolution
90 minutes
Panelist (through Skype) : Narimane Mari, filmmaker (Loubia Hamra (Red Beans) (RIDM 2013) and Le fort des fous (RIDM 2017))

As a watershed moment for documentary cinema, May 1968 is often discussed from a purely Eurocentric perspective. And yet it gave rise to a constellation of cinemas spanning the entire globe, from South America to Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Anti-colonial insurrections were part of that creative energy, and it is important to recall that the documentary cinema born in the crucible of ’68 is also a cinema of decolonization. Franco-Algerian filmmaker Narimane Mari is part of that heritage.

In this interactive session, the filmmaker will explore the aesthetics of historic and contemporary events. For Mari, the cinematic image is based on emotions, fantasies and dreams – making them just as important for our understanding of history as politics, ideologies and facts. She will explain her approach to composition through different sources, her way of re-evaluating her composition for each protagonist, and her approach to situating individuals in their environment. What kinds of liberties can we take in opening and combining these sources? What is our responsibility for what is made and said? How can the imagination explode reality while remaining true to the subject? Is it sometimes appropriate to downplay aesthetics?

In English, open to all.

More info
17h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
17H00 Cocktail SOCAN
Cocktail SOCAN

After the One-on-One marathon, come unwind over drinks, look back on your meetings and do some casual networking.

For this reception, Doc Circuit Montreal is pleased to collaborate with SOCAN, which will present two of its artists. The gathering will be an opportunity to meet potential musical collaborators for your future projects.

Open to DCM pass-holders and DCM Day 2 ticket-holders.

More info
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