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French, Quebecois interactive docmakers eye deeper ties

Interactive docmakers are joining forces to encourage educational and coproduction opportunities between France and Quebec at Sunny Side of the Doc and the Montreal International Documentary Festival.
June 10, 2015

French and Quebecois interactive docmakers are joining forces to encourage educational and coproduction opportunities between France and Quebec.

Montreal-based co-op Makila, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and Sunny Side of the Doc are launching Docunexion: Quebec-France 2015-2016, which will host workshops, case studies and opportunities for non-linear doc producers to network.

Docunexion will host a series of events and initiatives during the annual doc conference Sunny Side of the Doc, which kicks off in La Rochelle, France on June 22.

Five French interactive projects will participate in a juried competition for an invitation to this year’s RIDM; the 2015 Sunny Lab will focus on economic opportunities around docs with participatory and digital narratives; and at RIDM later this year, five interactive projects from Quebec will participate in a juried competition for a screening at next year’s Sunny Side of the Doc.

Sunny Side of the Doc is also running panels on topics such as data and measuring impact of digital projects under the Docunexion banner, and RIDM’s doc market, Doc Circuit Montreal, will echo and explore the topics further in its November event.

The Docunexion concept first launched in 2013 between Makila and Mexico’s DOCSDF to foster connections and copoductions between Quebec and Mexico.

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