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November 18th, 2019 Parties at RIDM Headquarters

Cuban Hat Pitch

For the 9th consecutive year, Forum RIDM and the Montreal-based coop MAKILA present the Cuban Hat Pitch. Ahead of the event that will take place on November 18, 2019, six projects have been selected by a committee of experts following the call for submissions as well as a public vote held for one week.

Each team will pitch their projects in front of a live audience and a prestigious jury to win numerous prizes generously offered by our partners. All finalists take part in a three-day pitch training and receive an accreditation for the entire Forum RIDM. Any unfinished linear, series, interactive or virtual reality documentary project was able to submit.

With nearly $40 000 in cash and services, the Cuban Hat Pitch is one of Forum RIDM’s biggest events and showcases the collective support of the community for promising documentary projects.

Moderators:
Diego Briceño + Giulia Frati, MAKILA

Projects:
Josiane Blanc, Words Left Unspoken
Assim Hussein, Unsung
Pascal Huynh, William’s Will
Fanie Pelletier, Audrey D. Laroche, Jouvencelles
Mathieu Quintal, Ferme familiale
Chloe Sosa-Sims, Hannah Donegan, Hunting in Packs

Thank you to our partners for their generous contribution:

AGENCE TOPO - 1 free subscription to its next training and mentoring program in multiplatform production
CINEMA POLITICA - $300 cash prize + assistance through the Adopt A Doc program for the project with the strongest social justice focus
CQAM - One CQAM membership in the Associate membership category as well as consulting support
DOC NATIONAL - 1 year membership to each of the members of the winning team
DOK.fest Munich - One 2020 festival pass with an access to DOK.forum’s marketplace
FCTMN - 1 year membership for every applicable winner
FORUM RIDM - All-Access Forum accreditations to the finalists
HOT DOCS FORUM - 1 All-Access pass for the 2020 festival (a value of $895)
INIS - $500 discount applicable to any training program
LUSSIER & KHOUZAM - $1000 in legal consultation services
MAIN FILM - $1000 in equipment rental services and production and post-production services + 1 year subscription to Main Film
MAKILA - 2 days of pitch training workshop for the finalists
ONF/ACIC - $5000 in post-production services
PRIM - $10 000 in production or post-production services
SLA LOCATION - $1000 in rental services
SPIRA - $10 000 in equipment rental services
TRANS & SUB COOP - 50% off on subtitling services (up to 500$)
TORTUGA FILMS - 7-day residency at the Bic with consultation services
VIDÉOGRAPHE - 1 week and 1 weekend rental of the Digital Lab + 1 day use of its digitization services
XN QUÉBEC - 1 year general membership for professionals + 2 tickets to the Numix Gala

In English and in French.
Open to all.

Thank you to MAKILA and all our Cuban Hat Pitch partners: Agence TOPO , Cinema Politica, CQAM, Documentary Organization of Canada, DOK.fest Munich, FCTMN, Hot Docs Forum, L’inis, Lussier & Khouzam, Main Film, ONF/ACIC, PRIM, SLA Location, SPIRA, T&S Coop, Tortuga Films, Vidéographe & Xn Québec

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