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27 September 2018 Forum RIDM

DCM welcomes the APFC Congress

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welcomes the APFC annual congress

and announces New decision makers for the One-on-One


Montreal, Thursday, September 27, 2018 - The Doc Circuit Montreal documentary forum (DCM) is pleased to welcome, for the first time, the annual congress of the Association des producteurs francophones du Canada(APFC), to be held on November 11 and 12 in Montreal. The collaboration is in line with DCM’s mission, which includes fostering closer ties among members of the Canadian documentary industry. DCM is also announcingmore international decision-makers for the One-on-One activity, including several who will be attending for the first time.



The APFC, whose mission is to promote the professional development of francophone Canadian producers, has decided to hold its annual congress in parallel with Doc Circuit Montreal. A delegation of approximately 20 francophone producers from across Canada will meet for two days of workshops and talks. The producers will also participate in DCM’s activities.


The APFC and DCM will both focus on international co-production and organize numerous networking opportunities for producers from Quebec and their francophone colleagues from the rest of Canada. The APFC will co-present, with Bavaria representatives, DCM’s opening reception on November 12. The APFC’s members will also participate in the forum’s networking activities and meet the various international delegations.


The francophone producers presence will make the city even more attractive to international producers seeking new ties with their Canadian colleagues.


ONE-ON-ONE 2018: 8 more decisions makers


Doc Circuit Montréal is proud to announce the participation of several influential local and international decision makers in the forum’s central activity, the One-on-One, which will take place on November 13. The full day of pitches and meetings provides a unique opportunity to meet funders, exhibitors and distributors for documentary projects at any stage of development, production or distribution. The presence of these international decision makers will lead to new partnerships and extend the reach of forthcoming works.


Decision makers attending DCM for the first time


Lili Blumers, Arte France

Interactive commissioning editor for ARTE France’s digital department. She is seeking interactive documentary programs (online, 360° video, VR) at any stage of production.


Edwina Follows, Discovery Channel

Director, commissioning and production at Discovery Channel. She is seeking profile series at any stage of production.


Tijana Djukic, Taskovski Films

Acquisitions and sales executive at Taskovski Films, an English company that produces and sells independent documentaries. She is seeking features and television productions, either completed or in editing.


Fabienne Moris, FIDLab

Director and programming coordinator of FIDLab, the creative laboratory of the FIDMarseille festival. She is seeking feature, medium-length and short films at any stage of production.


Pierre-Alexis Chevit, Doc Corner Cannes

Manager of the Doc Corner at the Marché du Film de Cannes. He is seeking feature, medium-length and short films, either completed or in editing.


Andy Whittaker, Dogwoof

Founder of Dogwoof, an English documentary producer and distributor. He is seeking feature films and VR projects at any stage of production.


Juan Manuel Dominguez, BAFICI

Programmer for the Buenos Aires International Festival of Independent Cinema. He is seeking feature, medium-length and short films and VR projects, either completed or in editing.


Bob Krupinski (Seville International | Entertainment One)

Director of acquisitions at Seville International. He is seeking features, whether completed, in production or in editing.


Doc Circuit Montréal also wishes to remind emerging Canadian filmmakers that they have until October 10 to submit their documentary proposals for the Talent Lab. To learn more about open calls for projects, please visit our website.


Registration for the Doc Circuit Montréal forum is open until November 1st. Different packages are available; visit our website for details. The website also includes a list of decision makers confirmed to date.


About the APFC

The Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada (APFC) is dedicated to advancing the French-language film, television and digital media industry across Canada, to give voice to francophone Canadians. The APFC represents 24 independent francophone producers located throughout the country.


About Doc Circuit Montréal

Each year, Doc Circuit Montreal organizes an intensive program of business meetings, talks, pitches and professional development workshops. The 14th edition of Doc Circuit Montreal will take place from November 10 to 14, 2018.


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For further information, please contact:

Caroline Rompré | pixelleX communications | 514-778-9294 |



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