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16 - 20 Nov. 2019

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09:00 Rough Cut Lab
Rough Cut Lab

The ever-popular Rough Cut Lab returns in the form of an advanced workshop in which a filmmaker and a producer are paired with a panel of internationally renowned experts. The project will be screened in its entirety for the crew, panelists and the Forum RIDM audience. Taking place at a crucial phase in the life of a project, the discussion will focus on issues around creative editing, festival strategy and marketing. The panel will include festival programmers, distributors, exhibitors and editors.

Passage
Sarah Baril Gaudet, director
Audrey Fallu, producer
Justine Gauthier, editor

Original French version, with English subtitles.
Open to Forum pass-holders and Forum RIDM à la carte Day 2 ticket-holders.

See full details
21:30 KARAOKE NIGHT
KARAOKE NIGHT

You know you want to sing your all-time faves at the top of your lungs. Let yourself go, have some fun and pick up that mic!

Open to all.

See full details
17:00 Cocktail 2nd Anniversary of Encore+
Cocktail 2nd Anniversary of Encore+

Come celebrate with a Happy Hour the two year anniversary of the Encore+ YouTube channel launched in 2017 by the Canada Media Fund.

It's also the perfect occasion to unwind after an entire day of pitches at the One-on-Ones and celebrate with the film industry!

Open to Forum pass-holders and Forum RIDM à la carte Day 2 ticket-holders.

See full details
15:45 Doc Ignite Workshop: International Teaser Trailer Creation
Doc Ignite Workshop: International Teaser Trailer Creation

To complement the previous workshop on international labs, this Doc Ignite seminar presented by Hot Docs Industry delves into an overlooked part of doc filmmaking – the visual teaser. Creating a pitch teaser or marketing trailer doesn’t have to be daunting. This hour will compare the two formats and cultivate tools to get your film’s message across internationally.

Doc Ignite offers market knowledge and skills training to Canadian filmmakers, and is generously supported by Netflix.

Moderator
Olena Decock, Hot Docs Industry

In English.
Open to Forum pass-holders and Forum RIDM à la carte Day 2 ticket-holders.

Participants must register, starting November 1st, 2019.

Thank you to RSVP by writing to Charles Dervaux via cderveaux@ridm.ca

See full details
14:00 All about international labs
All about international labs

Professional training opportunities, project development workshops, public pitches, international funds exist in North America and Europe for those filmmakers that are curious to expand internationally. Led by two industry experts, this workshop identifies places to go and how to create the best possible pitch package to get there.

Moderators
Toni Bell, International Documentary Association
Nadja Tennstedt, Berlinale (European Film Market / Doc Salon)

In English.
Open to Forum pass-holders and Forum RIDM à la carte Day 2 ticket-holders.
Participants must register, starting November 1st 2019.

Thank you to RSVP by writing to Charles Dervaux via cdervaux@ridm.ca

See full details
09:00 One-on-One Pitches
One-on-One Pitches

The One-on-One Pitches is full day of meetings between documentary producers, filmmakers, and decision-makers – broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, festival programmers, institutions, and funds representatives. It is a unique opportunity for creators and decision-makers alike to forge new partnerships and bring new projects to life. In 2019, more than 90 decision-makers and experts from all around the world as well as Canada will be present for the One-on-One Pitches.

The meetings last 15-minutes each are booked in advance.

A time-slot is also dedicated to co-production allowing local producers to meet with international producers.

NEW FEATURES FOR THE ONE-ON-ONE PITCHES 2019

Forum RIDM is pleased to announce some new important features for its high-profile event, the One-on-One Pitches. First, the registration period for 2019 will be abbreviated, opening September 16 and closing October 27. Documentary professionals are asked to take note and register early.

The shorter registration period is part of an effort to make the registration process smoother and more efficient. With this change, more than 80% of decision makers will be confirmed when pass sales begin, and participants will be able to request specific meetings right away. The shortened registration period will also give participants earlier access to the schedule on November 5 – two weeks before the event, to facilitate preparation for pitches and meetings.

Pitch day


  • Up to 20 meetings (15 min each) during the One-on-Ones

  • 4 meetings of your choice

  • 8 meetings assigned by Forum RIDM

  • 8 meetings booked on-site



Registration open until October 27 through our page Accreditations and venues.

See full details
14:00 1:1 coproduction meetings
1:1 coproduction meetings

To encourage networking between local and international production companies, the One-on-One Pitches make space for producer meetings. These 15-minute speed dates match production companies looking to expand their network in order to spark prolific collaborations between professionals.

Participants
Lynn Booth, Make Believe Media (Canada - British Columbia)
Shane Boris, Cottage M (United States)
Hannah Donegan, Fathom Film Group (Canada - Ontario)
Walter Forsyth, Gorgeous Mistake (Canada - Nova Scotia)
Thomas Herberth, Horse&Fruit (Germany)
Melissa James, Indépendante (Canada - British Columbia)
Alexander Krötsch, Schöne Neue Film (Germany)
Alice Lemaire, Michigan Films (Belgium)
Jasper Mielke, Wood Water Films (Germany)
Martin Schwimmer, DOMAR Film (Germany)

Open to Forum pass-holders only.
Participants must register, until october 29. Limited capacity.

See full details
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Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin
09H00 Rough Cut Lab
Rough Cut Lab

The ever-popular Rough Cut Lab returns in the form of an advanced workshop in which a filmmaker and a producer are paired with a panel of internationally renowned experts. The project will be screened in its entirety for the crew, panelists and the Forum RIDM audience. Taking place at a crucial phase in the life of a project, the discussion will focus on issues around creative editing, festival strategy and marketing. The panel will include festival programmers, distributors, exhibitors and editors.

Passage
Sarah Baril Gaudet, director
Audrey Fallu, producer
Justine Gauthier, editor

Original French version, with English subtitles.
Open to Forum pass-holders and Forum RIDM à la carte Day 2 ticket-holders.

More info
Salle Polyvalente UQAM
09H00 One-on-One Pitches
One-on-One Pitches

The One-on-One Pitches is full day of meetings between documentary producers, filmmakers, and decision-makers – broadcasters, distributors, sales agents, festival programmers, institutions, and funds representatives. It is a unique opportunity for creators and decision-makers alike to forge new partnerships and bring new projects to life. In 2019, more than 90 decision-makers and experts from all around the world as well as Canada will be present for the One-on-One Pitches.

The meetings last 15-minutes each are booked in advance.

A time-slot is also dedicated to co-production allowing local producers to meet with international producers.

NEW FEATURES FOR THE ONE-ON-ONE PITCHES 2019

Forum RIDM is pleased to announce some new important features for its high-profile event, the One-on-One Pitches. First, the registration period for 2019 will be abbreviated, opening September 16 and closing October 27. Documentary professionals are asked to take note and register early.

The shorter registration period is part of an effort to make the registration process smoother and more efficient. With this change, more than 80% of decision makers will be confirmed when pass sales begin, and participants will be able to request specific meetings right away. The shortened registration period will also give participants earlier access to the schedule on November 5 – two weeks before the event, to facilitate preparation for pitches and meetings.

Pitch day


  • Up to 20 meetings (15 min each) during the One-on-Ones

  • 4 meetings of your choice

  • 8 meetings assigned by Forum RIDM

  • 8 meetings booked on-site



Registration open until October 27 through our page Accreditations and venues.

More info
14h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
14H00 All about international labs
All about international labs

Professional training opportunities, project development workshops, public pitches, international funds exist in North America and Europe for those filmmakers that are curious to expand internationally. Led by two industry experts, this workshop identifies places to go and how to create the best possible pitch package to get there.

Moderators
Toni Bell, International Documentary Association
Nadja Tennstedt, Berlinale (European Film Market / Doc Salon)

In English.
Open to Forum pass-holders and Forum RIDM à la carte Day 2 ticket-holders.
Participants must register, starting November 1st 2019.

Thank you to RSVP by writing to Charles Dervaux via cdervaux@ridm.ca

More info
Salle Polyvalente UQAM 2
14H00 1:1 coproduction meetings
1:1 coproduction meetings

To encourage networking between local and international production companies, the One-on-One Pitches make space for producer meetings. These 15-minute speed dates match production companies looking to expand their network in order to spark prolific collaborations between professionals.

Participants
Lynn Booth, Make Believe Media (Canada - British Columbia)
Shane Boris, Cottage M (United States)
Hannah Donegan, Fathom Film Group (Canada - Ontario)
Walter Forsyth, Gorgeous Mistake (Canada - Nova Scotia)
Thomas Herberth, Horse&Fruit (Germany)
Melissa James, Indépendante (Canada - British Columbia)
Alexander Krötsch, Schöne Neue Film (Germany)
Alice Lemaire, Michigan Films (Belgium)
Jasper Mielke, Wood Water Films (Germany)
Martin Schwimmer, DOMAR Film (Germany)

Open to Forum pass-holders only.
Participants must register, until october 29. Limited capacity.

More info
15h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
15H45 Doc Ignite Workshop: International Teaser Trailer Creation
Doc Ignite Workshop: International Teaser Trailer Creation

To complement the previous workshop on international labs, this Doc Ignite seminar presented by Hot Docs Industry delves into an overlooked part of doc filmmaking – the visual teaser. Creating a pitch teaser or marketing trailer doesn’t have to be daunting. This hour will compare the two formats and cultivate tools to get your film’s message across internationally.

Doc Ignite offers market knowledge and skills training to Canadian filmmakers, and is generously supported by Netflix.

Moderator
Olena Decock, Hot Docs Industry

In English.
Open to Forum pass-holders and Forum RIDM à la carte Day 2 ticket-holders.

Participants must register, starting November 1st, 2019.

Thank you to RSVP by writing to Charles Dervaux via cderveaux@ridm.ca

More info
17h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
17H00 Cocktail 2nd Anniversary of Encore+
Cocktail 2nd Anniversary of Encore+

Come celebrate with a Happy Hour the two year anniversary of the Encore+ YouTube channel launched in 2017 by the Canada Media Fund.

It's also the perfect occasion to unwind after an entire day of pitches at the One-on-Ones and celebrate with the film industry!

Open to Forum pass-holders and Forum RIDM à la carte Day 2 ticket-holders.

More info
21h
Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Norman-McLaren
21H30 KARAOKE NIGHT
KARAOKE NIGHT

You know you want to sing your all-time faves at the top of your lungs. Let yourself go, have some fun and pick up that mic!

Open to all.

More info
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