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November 12th to 14th, 2018 Conferences

Producers’ Lab

After a resounding success last year and the renewed support of the Bell Fund, Doc Circuit Montre?al 2018 is pleased to present the second annual Producers’ Lab. This year, the Lab will focus on professional development and the sustainability of the documentary producer’s profession in an industry with ever- shifting standards.

Throughout the DCM program, panel discussions, talks and workshops will examine production issues and new opportunities. Clinics focusing on contracts and tax credits will highlight the tools required for production in Canada. The Lab will cover the different documentary formats, including series, podcasts, webdocs and virtual reality. It will also explore new funding sources through online distribution, the blockchain phenomenon and co-production. And, for the first time, the Lab will host international co-production and professional development workshops to encourage Quebec based filmmakers to reach out to the world. The event, held throughout DCM, is an essential platform for sharing ideas and working together to develop new possibilities for the profession.

Production Clinics
Meet the Industry Markets
Meet the festivals
Blockchain 101 for doc creators
The Thing about Coproduction : How to work with Canada?
Creative Documentary Series

Presented with the financial support of the Fonds Bell.

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Meet the festivals

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Creative Documentary Series

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Focus on Co-production

International co-production has emerged as an essential option for documentary filmmakers. Collateral agreements between Telefilm Canada and more than...

R&D Session: VFC Biomediæ - part 2

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Blockchain 101 for doc creators

Blockchain technology and applications guarantee autonomy and creative control, sustainability and transparency, crowdfunding and audience building...

Launch of the French Hot Docs Study

Hot Docs invites you to the launch of Documentary Audience Research 2018. Get inside the minds of documentary film lovers across Canada. Join us as we...

Meet the Industry Markets

This panel brings together industry programmers from the world’s major funding, professional and co-production markets. These markets are essential...

ACCT Breakfast: Reaching Quebec’s documentary audiences through social media

The ACCT presents the results of its Facebook campaign to publicize the nominees in the documentary categories for the 33rd Gémeaux awards. The...

What's new? Online Broadcasters

Quebec’s online broadcasters have emerged as major players in original content. They are able to trigger tax credits, they can serve as producers...

VR:RV From Virtual to Reality

Developed over a year as part of the VR:RV German-Canadian Exchange in Virtual Reality the teams behind Trajectories and Pierce the Darkness will...

Rough Cut: Editing and Distribution session

The ever-popular Rough Cut returns to Doc Circuit Montre?al this year in the form of an advanced workshop in which a filmmaker is paired with a panel...

35 Years of Canadian Cinema

Whether it has a political aim or not, a documentary can open us to new horizons, spark our imagination, change public opinion – and sometimes even...

R&D Session: VFC Biomediæ - part 1

Neuroscience is transforming the way films are produced, distributed and promoted. Currently at the prototype stage, VFC Biomediæ is a pioneering...

Opening breakfast : Catherine Tait in conversation with Monique Simard

Catherine Tait, president and CEO of CBC/Radio-Canada, in conversation with Monique Simard, Founding member of the RIDM, President of the board for...

The Thing about Co-production : How to work with Canada?

Increasingly, Quebec’s documentary film- makers are taking an interest in international co-production, because it allows them to access more funding...

Doc Launch: Producer-Driven Marketing and Distribution

The distribution of a feature documentary requires a carefully plotted strategy to generate maximum impact – whether in financial, cultural or...

Including all audiences – the AMI.Télé method

What if documentary production methods accounted for all audiences at the outset? The AMI Te?le? idea is to create inclusive content, accessible to...

Amplifier : Democratizing research data

Amplifier is committed to telling this city’s diverse stories in the increasingly popular form of documentary podcast, transforming enormous amounts...

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