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11 March 2019 Forum RIDM


SODEC in partnership with RIDM Forum is looking for producers seeking to break into the Canadian and international markets for participation at Hot Docs Industry & Forum

Professional activities for successful applicants
  • Preparatory workshop and personalized mentorship before departure for Hot Docs Industry & Forum;
  • Personalized, on-site mentorship and guidance throughout Hot Docs Industry & Forum;
  • All Access accreditation to all Hot Docs programming and networking activities;
  • Practical workshops and introductions to distributors present at the event;
  • Individual and group meetings in prime settings with key North American and European industry players.

Offer details

  • Domestic transportation and lodging package;
  • All Access Hot Docs Industry accreditation.

Ideal candidates

Who can participate?

All documentary producers residing in Quebec who have a producer credit on at least two feature documentary projects with a Quebec-based documentary production company, and who also:
  • Previously participated in Hot Docs Industry & Forum no more than twice;
  • Have never pitched at the Hot Docs Forum;
  • Have produced at least one project funded by a Canadian exhibitor and/or fund;
  • Have produced at least one project with a budget of at least $200,000;
  • Have at least one project in development or production, or one project in postproduction with a production company supporting the project and potential for North American distribution;
  • Are available for the training session in Montreal on April 3, 2019;
  • Are available for Hot Docs Industry & Forum in Toronto (April 25 to May 5, 2019), with arrival on April 27, 2019 and departure on May 1, 2019.

How to apply

  • Submit a complete application (in English or French), including:

    • Your CV;
    • Online registration form completed no later than March 22, 2019 at noon;
    • A short project kit: synopsis, intentions, summary budget (total five pages maximum).



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