10 September 2015

CALL FOR PROJECTS
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From August 18th to September 13th @ midnight
EXTENDED UNTIL SEPTEMBER 20TH AT MIDNIGHT

Location: Doc Circuit Montreal @ Ancienne École des Beaux-arts, 3450 St-Urbain Street

PITCH AND WIN @ CUBAN HAT


The Cuban Hat Pitch is back at DCM for a 5th year in a row! With over 30 000$ in cash prizes and services to be won, it is one of DCM’s biggest events.

The call for projects ends on September 13th, followed by a public online vote and our Jury vote. Five projects will be selected to attend the event during DCM’s 11th edition (November 14-18 2015).

Doc Circuit Montreal invites all Canadian directors and new media creators to submit their work-in-progress documentary projects, whether linear or interactive. Audacious propositions are encouraged and can represent diverse world views and employ all artistic and technological forms available. Mainly, these proposals should be able to interpellate local and international audiences to take position in the big challenges of contemporary society.

There are no restrictions on a project’s topic, genre, duration, format, or medium. Participants will however need to provide a transmedia strategy for either the creation, financing, or distribution of their project. Following an online public vote and a jury evaluation, 5 projects will be selected and invited to participate in the meetings and professional workshops of Doc Circuit Montreal 2015, and to pitch their project in front of a live audience. The pitch winners will receive all prizes collected in the Cuban Hat!

The goal of this initiative is to create a collective support for promising documentary projects, while connecting the creators of the documentary industry with their aspiring audience.

 

PRIZES IN THE CUBAN HAT SO FAR

ACIC: 5000$ in postproduction services
Audio SPR: 5000$ in audio postproduction services
PRIM: 5000$ in production services or in postproduction
Studio Plasma: 5000$ in audio postproduction services
Agence TOPO: A free subscription to its next training program and in multiplatform production mentoring
Doc Circuit Montreal: 5 passeports DCM 2016
Lussier & Khouzam: 1000$ in legal consultancy
Vidéographe: 1000$ in equipment rental services
Hot Docs Forum: 1 all access pass
Main Film: 1000$ in equipment rental services and in production and postproduction services + a subscription to Main Film
Cinema Politica: 200$ cash prize + assistance through the “Adopt A Doc” program for the project with the strongest social justice focus
INIS: 500$ applicable to any workshop
Indiegogo: One-on-one campaign advisory for all 5 finalistes
DOC Canada: One year membership
La Gare, Collaborative Workspace: First Prize: 3 months free; Second Prize: 2 months free: Third Prize: 1 month free

 

LAST YEAR’S PITCHERS

Living with Giants
Cuban Hat 2014 Winner (Tie)

75 minute cut commissioned by the Documentary Channel

Winner of the best Canadian pitch at this year’s HotDocs Forum, thanks to the Forum pass awarded in last year’s Cuban Hat.

“We won the best Canadian pitch at this year’s Hot Docs Forum!
That would not have been possible without the huge prep work you guys gave us with Cuban Hat.” 

– Filmmakers Sébastien Rist and Aude Leroux-Lévesque

 

Lumières sur l’eau
Cuban Hat 2014 Winner (Tie)

Editing residency in Paris (PRIM-Périphérie)

PiPELINES

Produced by the NFB

 

Charlie VS Goliath
US distribution with Gathr