The Rough Cut Lab is an in-depth workshop in which a filmmaker and producer will be paired with a panel of internationally renowned experts. Filmmakers are invited to submit their project in an advanced editing stage (at least 65 minutes edited) to the Rough Cut Lab.
The selected project is screened in its entirety in the presence of the crew, panelists and the accredited public during the festival. The screening is followed by a discussion revolving around the issues of creative editing, festival strategy and marketing at this crucial stage in the life of a project. The panel includes festival programmers, distribution companies and experienced editors.
2021 FIRST PITCH CALL FOR PROJECTS
The Call for Projects is open from September 16th to October 8th, 2021 (deadline 11:59am Montreal time zon
WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
-Canadian citizens or permanent residents living in the province of Quebec
-Producer or Filmmaker with a producer already involved in the project
-Participants having a feature length documentary still in its editing phase with a potential for international distribution
-Participants available during the Forum RIDM 2021
-Participants eager to receive comments and constructive feedbacks from a committee of professionals and experts
-Develop specific film marketing strategies
-Develop close relations with local filmmakers and documentary industry experts
-Benefit from critical feedbacks on a personal project
-Define the film’s identity and position in an international distribution context
-Build interest in the project among local and international buyers
2021 SAVE THE DATE
Call for Projects : September 16 to October 8, 2021
Forum RIDM : November 13 to 17 2021
Rough Cut Lab : Scheduled during the Forum RIDM 2021
HOW TO PARTICIPATE?
Fill out the submission form and include the following items:
- Your resume
- Motivation letter (max. 1 page)
- Description of your project (max. 1 page)
- Link to watch at least 65 minutes of the project
-The project must have a producer
-The film must be presented by the producer and the filmmaker in person
-Forum RIDM does not cover transport or accommodation
-Forum RIDM offers a Forum RIDM accreditation (without One-on-One access) to both the producer and the filmmaker of the project