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RIDM 10 - 21 Nov. 2021

Forum RIDM 13 - 17 Nov. 2021

Talent Lab

Presented by Netflix, the Forum RIDM Talent Lab is a unique creative and professional development initiative. Led by industry professionals and other members of the documentary community, a cohort of emerging creators have the opportunity to reflect on their projects and artistic practices over three days of private workshops and presentations. The Talent Lab brings together Canadian emerging artistic talent to incubate documentary film projects, expand filmmaking practices and foster community networks.

Selected filmmakers are also eligible for various grants and supports offered by Canal D, NFB and CineGround 

 

2021 TALENT LAB CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

*** NOW CLOSED ***

The Call for Submissions is open from August 26 to September 30, 2021 (deadline 11:59am Montreal time zone)

 

THE CALL IS OPEN TO :

- Emerging filmmakers who have made a minimum of one short film and a maximum of one feature film or serie

- AND have a creative documentary project (film of any length and/or series are accepted) in development or production

- Filmmakers residing in Canada (permanent residence required)

 

THE TALENT LAB IS : 

3 days of activities

- Group work sessions on specific themes under the guidance of mentors 

Individual feedbacks on your project

Workshops, master classes and discussions with local and international professionals

RIDM + Forum accreditation giving you an online access to all the films of the festival and the entire Professional Forum program ( One-on-One Pitches non included).

 

2021 SAVE THE DATES

Call for Submission : August 26 to September 30, 2021 October 8, 2021

Talent Lab: November 13 to 15, 2021

Forum RIDM : November 13 to 17, 2021*

* Dates are subject to change depending on the public health situation in September 2021.

 

HOW TO SUBMIT ?

 Fill out the submission form and include your resume 

 

Please note that the selected candidates will have to pay a fee of $90.00 + taxes for the registration to the activity.

-> Submission Form

 

The Forum RIDM Talent Lab initiative is made possible by our main partner Netflix and the support of Canal DCineground, the NFB and the ONF

 

SUPPORT FOR 2021

For the 2021 edition of the Talent Lab, four types of support are offered to participants:

 

CANAL D SUPPORT

For the seventh consecutive year, CANAL D will offer a $10,000 scholarship (in the form of a development contract) to one of the Canadian Francophone Talent Lab 2021 projects.

 
CINEGROUND SUPPORT 

This year, CineGround is once again committed to offering a $5,000 bursary in the form of post-production services to a Canadian or Quebec project.

  

ONF SUPPORT

The ONF is a partner of the Talent Lab for a fourth consecutive year. The Documentary Studio of the NFB's French program is helping the next generation of filmmakers in 2021 with an amount of $5000 in the form of a contract in the development phase for the selected project.

 
NFB SUPPORT

The NFB's English program this year doubled its support for the development of an English-language project by a Canadian-based filmmaker chosen from among the Talent Lab 2021 participants, for a value of $5,000.

 

FAQ

Not open to CEGEP students

- Only one person per project can be selected to the Talent Lab

- Travel and accomodation costs are not covered for participants

- The language in which your project is being developed must be either English or French

- Submissions are individual, nominative and open to directors only (the Talent Lab is not open to producers)

- Candidates must be available for the entirety of the Talent Lab, from November 13th to November 15th, 2021. 

- Workshops and talks will be held in English and  French, according to the guest speakers.

- The group work on participants' projects will be held in the language corresponding to each project. 

- Workshops and talks will be held in English and  French, according to the guest speakers.

 

* For any questions, please contact forum@ridm.ca

 

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