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DOC Québec represents over 100 documentary filmmakers in the province. They work to promote and support documentary filmmaking in Québec.


SODEC_LAB@ Hot Docs 2023: Call for Applications

DOC Quebec is proud to announce its first partnership with the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) as part of the SODEC_Lab @Hot Docs 2023. This SODEC_Lab will allow documentary producers belonging to underrepresented communities in Quebec to participate in the documentary market at the Hot Docs festival in Toronto.

Professional activities offered to selected individuals:

  • Two preparatory workshops and individualized mentoring before departure for Hot Docs.
  • Individualized mentoring and on-site support throughout the Industry professional market at Hot Docs.
  • Access to all networking activities and conferences.
  • Practical workshops and meetings with decision-makers present at Hot Docs (for 5 days).

Details about the offer:

  • An in-depth introduction to the Hot Docs festival and the Industry & Forum component.
  • Allowing underrepresented communities to integrate into the Canadian-English and international films circuit.
  • Establishing relationships between Québécois producers and players in the Canadian-English and international documentary industry, accredited at Hot Docs.
  • Accreditation (All access Hot Docs Industry).
  • Flat-rate accommodation and transportation allowance.

Sought profile:

Who can submit an application?

This initiative is aimed at documentary producers belonging to underrepresented communities* residing in Quebec:

  • Who have attended the Hot Docs professional market (Industry & Forum) less than twice.
  • Who have produced a documentary film (short, medium, long or a documentary series) that has been selected in a major festival or commercially released.
  • Who have a relevant feature-length documentary project or a TV hour format for the Canadian-English and/or international market.
  • Who is available for preparatory workshops (week of April 3 and 10, 2023).
  • Who is available on-site at Hot Docs from May 1 to 5, 2023.

*Underrepresented communities:

  • Identifying as BIPOC;
  • and/or a person with a disability;
  • and/or identifying as LGBTQIA+;
  • and/or residing outside of Montreal (in a rural area, at least 100 km outside of Montreal, using the shortest route).

Documents to provide:

A complete file (in French or English) including:

  • The candidate’s CV;
  • Short biography (100 words max);
  • The registration form duly completed online by March 28, 2023, at 11:59 pm;
  • A project file: synopsis, intentions, budget estimate (maximum 5 pages).

To submit your application, please fill out the online registration form and attach all required documents no later than March 28, 2023, at 11:59 pm

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