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15 May 2024 Forum RIDM

Renewed collaboration between Quebec and Bavaria in 2024


A Quebec delegation will participate in the professional market, from May 1st to 7th, 2024, as part of the documentary festival DOK.fest München in Bavaria, Germany.

With the aim of strengthening co-production with the Bavarian region, producer Line Sander Egede will have the opportunity to present her projects and actively participate in discussions and pitching sessions, joined by international experts, including festival programmers, international distributors, and sales agents.

The Quebec delegation will be reinforced by the presence of the duo formed by filmmaker Widia Larivière and associate producer Frédérique Alain. They will pitch their feature film project Geeks autochtones contre-attaquent! while participating in all market activities. The latter was selected at Doc Lab Montreal 2023, winning two awards granted by the jury.


From left to right: Filmmaker Widia Larivière and producers Frédérique Alain and Line Sander Egede



Line Sander Egede, Producer TAK Films inc.

Projects: Sisters of the Union, La Simulation, Smiling Coast

Line was born in Copenhagen and has been living in Montreal since 2015. She has been working in the production of short films and documentaries since 2010 and holds a Bachelor's degree in television and media journalism from DMJX (Denmark). In 2017, Line joined the cinema program at L'inis. In 2018, she founded the company TAK Films, and in 2020, she produced the feature film Vacarme directed by Neegan Trudel, which won the Iris Award for Best First Feature. In 2021, the documentary feature Gabor directed by Joannie Lafrenière, premiered at RIDM. The film was also selected at Hot Docs, the Full Frame festival, and remained in theaters for six weeks. In 2021, she joined the Art et Essai team as a producer of documentaries and fiction. With Art et Essai, she released the film Humanist Vampire Seeking Consenting Suicidal Person, directed by Ariane Louis-Seize, and the documentary short film Perseids, directed by Laurence Lévesque, in 2023.


Widia Larivière, Filmmaker

Project: Geeks autochtones contre-attaquent!

Born to an Anishinabekwe mother, member of the Timiskaming First Nation, and a Quebecois father, Widia Larivière has been working for several years defending Indigenous Peoples' rights and  bridging the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. She is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mikana, an organization that raises awareness about the realities and perspectives of Indigenous Peoples. As an author and filmmaker, she has contributed to several books as well as documentary and podcast projects that highlight the voices of First Peoples. Recently, she created the AnishinabeGeek blog which promotes Indigenous perspectives and creators in geek and popular culture. She also co-initiated the Quebec mobilization of the Idle No More movement in 2012. Her commitment has earned her several awards and distinctions: she is notably co-winner of a Tribute Award as part of the 40th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms of Quebec (2015), as well as the Ambassador of Conscience award from Amnesty International (2017). 


Frédérique Alain, Producer Terre Inue

Project: Geeks autochtones contre-attaquent!

Frédérique Alain is an emerging producer who defines herself by her social commitment and unwavering sense of wonder. Graduating in 2019 from the Cultural and Media Production Strategies program at UQAM, Frédérique worked for two years as a financing officer for Wapikoni, where she gained extensive knowledge of the indigenous funding landscape in Canada. Since May 2021, Frédérique has joined the team at Terre Innue, where she works on the development and production of numerous documentary projects.


This initiative, part of the Quebec-Bavière cooperation program, is made possible thanks to financial support from the Government of Quebec.


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