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30 January 2020 Forum RIDM

DOCUNEXION CANADA-MEXICO 2020

DOCUNEXION CANADA-MEXICO 2020

Call for co-production projects for documentary producers (all formats).

 

Important dates :

Deadline for submission: February 11, 2020 at noon EXTENSION until Thursday, February 13, 2020 at noon

Required availabilities: 

  • FICG : March 21, 22 and 23, 2020 

  • DocsMX : 3 days between October 12 - 16 (to be confirmed)

  • Forum RIDM : November 16, 17 and 18, 2020 

 

FICG, DocsMX and Forum RIDM aim to support and strengthen the documentary film industry by offering co-production and training opportunities to producers (all formats). Offering Canadian and Mexican producers the opportunity to meet with and learn from contemporaries from other regions will be invaluable to the continued growth of the industry. We want to develop the relationship between Canada and Mexico partners by offering opportunities to meet and collaborate.

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Improve understanding of co-production

  • Help develop projects that will build commercial and creative bridges between Canada and Mexico

  • Prepare and train film producers in documentary (all formats) for international co-production.

  • Foster new collaborations between producers that will translate in co-production projects getting financed and produced. 

  • Allow producers to connect with potential collaborators and financiers, bring projects to market and find an audience.

  • Provide in-depth practical knowledge of the international co-production landscape, as well as a better understanding of the producer’s role in a globalized market.

  • Establish relationships between Canada-based producers, and Mexico-based as well as international producers, buyers, distributors and programmers.

  • Encourage cultural exchanges, best practices and format.

 

DETAILS OF THE OFFER

Alternating between events in Guadalajara, Ciudad Mexico and Montreal over 2020, professional activities will be offered to the selected candidates:

  • Training program of workshops with a co-production focus; that will speak to the very practical side (budget, tax credits, treaty rules etc) to the creative side (creative producing, decision-making, impact producing, key creative split scenarios).

  • Access to all activities during the two events and their networking activities;

  • Practical workshops and presentations by decision-makers present on site;

  • One-on-one sessions at each event and a pitching session to end the training.

  • International mobility grant

  • Accreditation to the 3 events

 

REQUIRED PROFIL IN CANADA 

  1. Who can participate?

  • All Canadian (permanent resident or citizen) documentary producers (all formats) having produced at least one feature length documentary film and a minimum of 3 years experience in documentary production

  • Who have not officially coproduced internationally OR have one international coproduction experience;

  • Have at least one project with coproduction and international broadcast potential and/or want to collaborate on Mexico co-production projects in development

  • Available at these dates:

FICG : March 21, 22 and 23, 2020 

DocsMX : 3 days between October 12 - 16 (to be confirmed)

Forum RIDM : November 16, 17 and 18, 2020 

 

  1. How to submit an application ?

Provide a complete application (in english) and in PDF format including :

→ Projects: can participated producers with a project in development with co-production potential involving Mexico 

  • A detailed resume;

  • Application form latest on February 11, 2020 at noon : HERE

  • A short project proposal including short synopsis, long synopsis, director’s note, budget summary and co-production potential (maximum 4 pages).

  • Visual material of the project

 

→ Producers: can participate producers without a specific project who seek to develop co-production opportunities between the two regions.

  • A detailed resume;

  • Application form latest on February 11, 2020 at noon : HERE

  • A note detailing his motivations for attending in Docunexion 2020

 

Open to all formats /Please fill the form at the latest on February 13, 2020 at noon 

 

More about : FICGDocsMX and Forum RIDM

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