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12 August 2021 Forum RIDM

The Forum RIDM open the 2021 First Pitch call for projects !

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Montreal, Thursday, August 12, 2021 – The Forum RIDM is proud to announce the 11th edition of First Pitch, a key activity held every year before the RIDM’s professional market, which allows a group of emerging Quebec filmmakers to meet and network with established producers from Quebec’s documentary industry. Once again in person after a very successful 2020 virtual version, the event will take place over two intensive days of training and pitches on September 23 and 30, 2021.

First Pitch aims to train filmmakers in pitching projects, introducing them to the documentary community and fostering new collaborations.


First Pitch is:


  • Ten emerging Quebec filmmakers
  • Ten established documentary producers
  • pitch training session with producer Mila Aung-Thwin from EyeSteelFilm on September 23, 2021
  • A day of pitches and consultations on September 30, 2021

* Dates are subject to change depending on the public health situation in September 2021.


The Forum RIDM encourages emerging Quebec filmmakers to send in their applications by August 30, 2021. All types of projects, genres, formats and mediums are eligible, regardless of their stage of production. For more information on the call for projects and how to submit your application, visit the Forum RIDM 2021 call for projects’ web page.


The producers confirmed this year are:


Bunbury Films | Frederic Bohbot

MC2 | Jean-Simon Chartier

Picbois Productions | Karine Dubois & Marie-Pierre Corriveau

Catbird Productions | Katarina Soukup

Intuitive Pictures | Ina Fichman

Argus Films | Carmen Garcia

Colonelle Films | Léonie Hurtubise

Bravo Charlie Films | Colette Loumède

EyeSteelFilm | Bob Moore


The Forum RIDM is made possible by:

Le Ministère de la Culture et des CommunicationsTelefilm CanadaNETFLIX, the Canada Media Fund and the Bell Fund.


About Forum RIDM 

Each year, the Forum RIDM offers an intensive program of business meetings and professional development workshops. The 17th edition of the RIDM Forum will be held from November 13 to the 17, 2021.



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For more information, please contact:

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


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