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Cuban Hat coming to Montreal

The project, in which funds are raised for noteworthy documentary pitches via the "passing of the hat," is launching an online pitching competition for doc makers across Canada, in association with Quebec documentary market Doc Circuit Montreal.
October 13, 2011

The Cuban Hat project, in which funds are raised for noteworthy documentary pitches via the “passing of the hat,” is launching an online pitching competition for doc makers across Canada, in association with Quebec documentary market Doc Circuit Montreal.

Canadian doc makers should submit three-minute pitches made via webcam or camcorder to the project team via www.cubanhat.tv by October 17. The pitches will be posted on the site, where members of the public will be able to vote for and support their favorite projects via donations.

Five finalists will be selected to present their proposals to the public at the end of the Doc Circuit Montreal market on November 16. A jury of industry professionals will comment on the five pitches which will be broadcast live through a webcast allowing the international community to participate in selecting the winner.

Entries will have the chance to win cash donations, post-production services and access to international doc funders.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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