Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Call for submissions: Cuban Hat Pitch Competition at Doc Circuit


Montreal, September 11, 2012 — As a proud supporter of documentary production, Doc Circuit Montreal is working with the Cuban Hat Project for a second year. The Cuban Hat Pitch will be part of Doc Circuit’s activities from November 12 to 14, 2012.

Call for candidates
This pitch competition is open to all Canadian citizens. It gives creative the opportunity to win prizes in the form of services and participatory funding for producing their documentary project. The initiative will also allow them to build an interest-based community around their project. We are seeking bold treatments with singular visions that question our perceptions of reality and reach new audiences. Documentaries of every length (short, medium, feature) are eligible, as are experimental films, series, and interactive and transmedia projects. Linear films should still have a transmedia strategy in place including at least a secondary distribution platform in mind. The initiative’s objective is to provide collective support to promising documentary projects while bringing creative closer to the documentary industry and their potential audiences.

Those interested in participating have until September 28 to submit a three-minute video outlining their idea for a documentary project. From October 5 to 19, the videos will be hosted online by the Cuban Hat Project  , where the public will be able to vote and donate money or services to their favourite project. Five finalists will be selected to give a public presentation at a special event during Doc Circuit Montreal. The finalists will have the opportunity to win the sum of the donations collected from our partners and the general public.

For more information: http://www.ridm.qc.ca/en/programmation/docircuitmtl/334/cuban-hat-pitch

About Doc Circuit Montreal
North America’s only bilingual documentary market, each year Doc Circuit Montreal organizes an intensive schedule of business meetings and professional-development workshops that help directors, producers, distributors and broadcasters update their skills and launch new partnerships. Every year, more than 300 industry professionals gather at Doc Circuit Montreal to explore their shared interest in innovative projects and the issues facing documentary filmmakers.
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The 8th edition of Doc Circuit Montreal will take place at the Cinémathèque québécoise (335 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East) and the Grande Bibliothèque (475 de Maisonneuve Blvd. East). The complete program will be available online in the fall of 2012.

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