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RIDM 15 - 26 Nov. 2023

SODEC_LAB_Documentary coproduction

SODEC_LAB_Documentary coproduction

For the first time, SODEC, in partnerships with Doc Circuit Montreal presents the SODEC_LAB_documentary coproduction.


What ?
  • A call for submission intended for documentary producers who take their first steps in co-production and would like to participate in the Sunny Side of the Doc international market.
  • SODEC invitiative in partnership with Doc Circuit Montréal 



• Prepare emerging producers for documentary co-production in the international coproduction market.

 • Provide in-depth practical knowledge of the international co-production landscape ahead of the Sunny Side of the Doc market.

• Establish relationships between Quebec-based emerging producers, and Quebec-based as well as international producers, buyers, distributors and programmers present at the Sunny Side of the Doc Market.

• Encourage cultural exchanges, best practices and formal as well as informal  long-term collaborations.


Professional activities offered to selected candidates

• Training workshop and individual mentorship prior to attending the Sunny Side of the Doc Market;

• Individual mentorship and support during Sunny Side of the Doc Market;

• Access to all four days of the Market and its networking activities;

• Practical workshops and presentations by decision-makers present on site;

• Specially curated individual and collective meetings with key players of the French and international audiovisual industry.


Details of the offer

• International transport + lodging fees

• Market accreditation. 


Required profile

Who can participate?

All Quebec resident documentary film producers having produced at least one feature length documentary film:

  • Who have not officially coproduced internationally OR having one international coproduction experience;

  • Have at least one project with European coproduction and international broadcast potential and/or want to collaborate on international coproduction projects in development

  • Are available for a training workshop on May 31st in Montreal

  • Are available to attend the Sunny Side of the Doc Market à La Rochelle, en France, for its entire duration from June 25th to 28th (Arriving June 24th and departing June 29th).


How to submit an application?

  • Provide a complete application (english or french) including :

    • A detailed resume;

    • Application form (link here) latest on May 25th 2018 at noon

    • A short project proposal including synopsis, director note, budget summary and coproduction potential (maximum five pages).


Please send all documents latest May 25th at Noon to  .




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