The program for the 17th edition of the RIDM Forum is finally unveiled! The Forum’s activities will take place from November 13 to 17 2021, in a hybrid format. Several unmissable events are planned for the 2021 edition of the Forum, such as workshops, discussions and networking activities.
The Forum will kick off with an Opening Breakfast with Picbois Productions to discuss High-impact production in documentary. This event is presented by the Canada Media Fund. In addition to the traditional Rough Cut Lab and Doc Hour panel presented by Doc Québec, this year’s program features two new discussion activities: a working breakfast where creators will have the chance to discuss and reflect on issues of representation and diversity of perspectives; and a screening-discussion presented by the Bell Fund as part of the Création Plurielle series
The Talent Lab 2021, presented by Netflix, will be held from November 13 to 15. This professional and creative development activity gives 16 emerging Canadian filmmakers the chance to benefit from masterclasses and discussions with creators and experts from the documentary industry.
The workshops of the Création Plurielle series in collaboration with the Bell Fund will take place on November 16 and 17. The workshops will aim to meet the needs of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, Afro-descendant, and racialized creative professionals when submitting an audiovisual project.
The Focus on co-production, hosted by Colette Loumède with the presence of Michel Pradier, will take place on November 15, 2021. During this activity, presented by the Canadia Media Fund and entitled “Is international co-production a good deal?” producers with little experience with international production will get a more informed opinion about the value and implication of these projects.
Networking activities
In addition to the many informal networking occasions and the Online Roundtables presented by SODEC and Telefilm Canada, we are proud to announce the return of the Online One-on-one Pitches presented in collaboration with l’Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada. The event will be held during two half days, on November 16 and 17. More than 60 industry representatives will meet with registered filmmakers and producers.
The Forum wishes to thank our guest collaborators who joined in the creation of some of the Forum’s activities. We would like to highlight the participation of Ana Alice de Morais for the Talent Lab, Colette Loumède for the Focus on Co-production and Larissa Christoforo for the Discussion Lunch and the Création plurielle Series.


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