Doc Circuit Montreal readies industry line-up

The Quebec documentary festival has revealed the industry programming line-up for its 11th annual edition, taking place from November 14-18.
October 20, 2015

Doc Circuit Montréal (DCM) has revealed the programming schedule for its 11th annual festival, taking place from November 14 to 18.

This year’s fest will present more than 30 events highlighting such important themes as coproduction, big data, impact producing and online storytelling, as well as all things strategy – from format and festivals, to financing and distribution.

Programming for DCM will also incorporate three new initiatives for emerging filmmakers and producers, including one-on-one meetings, roundtables and the three-day UXdoc Focus format.

Presented in collaboration with Telefilm Canada and the ARRQ, the two-day “One-on-One for Emerging Filmmakers” sessions will provide 10 selected developing documentarians with a full day of pitching and meetings with 10 established producers.

Meanwhile, the roundtable sessions will inform delegates on the wealth of options available for local, national and international funding for their projects. A series of meetings hosted by six experts and fund representatives will focus on what industry professionals look for in potential collaborators and the types of projects currently being funded or commissioned.

The Canadian Funds Roundtable will feature representatives of FACTOR, HotDocs Industry Programs, the Rogers Documentary Fund, the Bell Fund and the CMF. The International Funds Roundtablewill focus on representatives from CBA (Belgium), SwissFilms (Switzerland), FFF Bayern (Germany), LEF Foundation (USA) and SPCine (Brazil).

The three-day UXdoc Focus will bring together DCM and the Montreal International Documentary’s (RIDM) UXdoc programming, set to highlight user experience. The program will showcase directors, producers, designers, back-end and front-end developers, programmers and artistic directors of digital content to discuss the transformation of linear stories into online experiences. Presented by Canada Media Fund and Telefilm Canada, the event will shine a light on big data, tracking, virtual reality and design.

Finally, returning events to the DCM festival include the Talent Lab’s three full days of specialized conferences and exploratory workshops; the fifth annual Cuban Hat Pitch; the Eurodoc Pitch, a training program designed to prepare selected producers for coproduction opportunities in Europe; the Beat Dox: D+M event, pairing music from the artists performing at RIDM’s Beat Dox Sessions with an excerpt from a selected documentary; and One-on-One Pitches, with more than 85 decision-makers meeting with filmmakers and producers in a day-long series of 15-minute meetings.

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