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RIDM 17 - 27 Nov. 2022

Forum RIDM 19 - 23 Nov. 2022

Talent To Watch 2022 | Benefit from the Forum RIDM's recommendation

TALENT TO WATCH 2022

Benefit from the Forum RIDM's recommendation

As a designated partner of the Talent to watch  program, the Forum RIDM will be able to recommend a first feature documentary project to Telefilm Canada. 

Telefilm Canada's maximum financial support is $150,000. 

The Forum RIDM therefore invites emerging creators to submit a first feature documentary project to be recommended for Telefilm Canada's Talent to Watch program. Selected filmmakers will then be eligible to make an official submission to Telefilm Canada's program.

Please note that there is also a festival component and a direct access component. If you are eligible for these components, a recommendation by a partner is not mandatory.

 

ELIGIBILITY OF KEY CREATIVE TEAM MEMBERS:

The creative team consists of the director, writer and producer.

  • Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident;

  • Have previously produced, scripted and/or directed a short film (30 min or less), web production, television content, commercials, music videos or have equivalent experience in the audiovisual industry, but have never held the same position for a feature film (documentary or fiction of 75 min or more);

  • At least one member of the creative team must have participated in one of the activities for emerging filmmakers offered by RIDM and the RIDM Forum in the last three years;


PROJECT ELIGIBILITY

Recommended projects must be: 

  • Documentary works produced in French, English, an Aboriginal language or, for artistic reasons, in another language;

  • Feature-length documentaries of 75 minutes or more.

 

How to submit your application?

  • Meet the eligibility criteria issued by Telefilm Canada and have completed the application form before April 8, 2022, 11:59 p.m.

  • Have read the program guidelines (Designated Partners Component)

  • Send us the required documents before April 8, 2022, 11:59 p.m.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

-Resumes for each member of the creative team;

-The complete screenplay of the project;

-A video presentation of the project including a one-minute clip of the director's previous short films (maximum 5 minutes);

- A long synopsis of the project (750 words maximum, including the main developments of the story and telling the basic story from beginning to end);

- Director's vision (maximum 3 pages);

-Promotion and distribution plan (2 pages maximum): this document must identify the project's target audience (age, gender, sensitivity, culture, etc.). It must also indicate how the team intends to find and reach this audience and why the audience will be interested in the project;

-Trackrecord for the producer, writer and director (see Telefilm's website > Templates section > "Trackrecord for the producer-writer and director");

-Production schedule (from pre-production to release): this schedule must indicate how the team intends to begin principal photography for the project within 18 months of receiving an invitation from Telefilm to apply;

-Budget topsheet for the project (see Telefilm's website > Templates section > "Standard Production Budget Template"); 

 

**PRESELECTION FORM**

Please note that no critical feedback will be given to rejected applications.

For any questions please contact forum@ridm.ca

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