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November 13th, 2017 Pitches

Cuban Hat Pitch

Activities and Events

Cuban Hat Pitch is coming back for a seventh consecutive year! Following a call for projects and a tough jury deliberation, we narrowed down all submissions to 5 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 $44,000. The Cuban Hat Pitch is one of DCM’s biggest events and showcases the community’s collective support for promising documentary projects.

The presented projects are:
- Corinne Beaumier: Si ce film était traduit en chinois, il signifierait tout autre chose
- Zahra Moloo: Wildfire
- Andrea Conte: Unger Decision
- Qais Pasha: Horror in Quebec City
- Raoul Lebon Tonye: Le pont qui mène là

The online voting is launched! Vote here for your favorite project.

Voluntary contributions suggested at the door.

SPIRA - Un rabais de 95% sur services de production et de postproduction
TORTUGA FILMS - 5 jours d’étalonnage, incluant la préparation de projet, équipements et technicien coloriste
ONF/ACIC - 5000$ en services de postproduction
AUDIO SPR - 4 jours de mixage audio
PRIM - 5000$ en services de production ou de postproduction
MAKILA - Atelier de pitch de deux jours pour les cinq finalistes
DOC CIRCUIT MONTRÉAL - 5 accréditations marché
AGENCE TOPO - Une inscription gratuite à son prochain programme de formation et mentorat en production multiplateforme
DOC NATIONAL - Un abonnement d’un an
AKA DCP - 1000$ en services DCP, suffisant pour un long + 4 sous-titres + premier support physique + torrent + bande-annonce
MAIN FILM - 1000$ en location d’équipement et en services de production et de postproduction + un abonnement à Main Film
LUSSIER & KHOUZAM - 1000$ en conseils juridiques
SLA COOP - 1000$ en services de location
HOT DOCS FORUM - 1 laissez-passer
INIS - 500$ de rabais sur un programme de formation
CQAM - 1 adhésion CQAM dans la catégorie de membre « Associé » de même que du soutien-conseil.
T&S COOP - 50% de rabais sur des services de sous-titrage
CINEMA POLITICA - 300$ en argent + assistance dans leur programme « Adopt A Doc » pour un projet qui suscite le changement social

Thanks to Makila and to all of our Cuban Hat Pitch partners

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