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Regard sur Montréal

Residency to an Island of Montreal, Quebec
Minority Filmmaker to Create a Short Documentary

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Conseil des arts de Montréal (CAM), the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC), and the National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

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Deadline Date:

10/27/17 Midnight


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Residency providing up to $65,000 to an Island of Montreal ,Quebec emerging film or video artist representing one of the city’s minority or immigrant communities. This residency will give a professional artist support for the scripting and development of a short documentary, as well the production, promotion, and distribution of the film.

A collaborative agreement was reached last year with the artist-run centre Les Films de l’Autre, whereby support may be given to filmmakers in their role as producer, as long as they hold the copyright for their film project.

The residency was designed to attain the following goals:

1. Enable a professional artist from a culturally diverse community to better integrate into Quebec’s media landscape and reach a higher professional level through the production of a short documentary about Montreal;

2. Enrich the city’s film repertoire with a powerful and original vision of Montreal that will allow viewers to discover or rediscover the city.

Residency Description:

The short documentary, with a maximum duration of 15 minutes, may be shot in a language other than French, but French must be the main screening language (subtitles, voice-overs). The documentary made during the residency must offer an original and relevant “Regard sur Montréal” (“View of Montreal”).

The residency will include:

1. Research and scripting;
2. Pre-production;
3. Shooting in Montreal;
4. Image editing and post-production (grading); 5. sound editing and post-production (mixing); 6. Final delivery.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176319

Estimated Size of Grant:

The grant awarded to the selected artist will be worth a total of $65,000, broken down as follows:

-$15,000 from the Conseil des arts de Montréal for the development and scripting of the work;

-Up to $10,000 from the NFB for training costs, under its Programme Équité (a French-language program), and up to $25,000 for in-house technical services for image and sound post-production under its Filmmaker Assistance Program (FAP);

-$25,000 from SODEC for national and international promotion and distribution of the work.

Term of Contract:

The residency will last 11 months, from December 5, 2017, to October 30, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

-Be a professional artist.
-Be from a culturally diverse community. In addition to being a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

a) Be an immigrant artist from a first-generation cultural community; or

b) Belong to a visible minority, i.e. from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, or be of mixed descent, i.e. descended from at least one of these groups;

-Be an emerging artist: in this program, he or she is defined as having produced at least one short documentary of 15 minutes or less, but no more than three films, regardless of length. The artist must also be aged at least 18 by the deadline for submitting applications;
-Must have lived on the Island of Montreal for at least 12 months. Applicants may be asked for proof of residency;
-Must not be employed by the Conseil des arts de Montréal, SODEC or the NFB.

The following projects are not eligible: films produced as part of a teaching program, promotional films, sponsorships, public interest messages, educational films, series or co-productions.

Pre-proposal Conference:

September 26 2017: Writing clinic for preparation of applications in collaboration with Main Film

Any interested filmmakers are invited to attend a writing clinic for help in preparing their applications for the program Regard sur Montréal.

Available free of charge, the clinic will be held on September 26, at the Maison du Conseil des arts de Montréal, 1210 Sherbrooke Street East.

Spaces are limited, so registration is mandatory before September 20. To RSVP, email Marie-Anne Raulet (see contact details below).

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for this residency must be submitted by midnight on October 27, 2017.

The committee’s decisions will be announced in December 2017.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Marie-Anne Raulet, Cultural Advisor
514 280-2599

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Quebec