Mentoring application: Documentary production | Online

Mentoring application: Documentary production | Online



Mentoring application: Documentary production | Online

Mentorat, Mentorship - Documentary Cinema - Fall 2023

Friday November 3, 2023
12 am - 11 pm

Application until November 3rd, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

Mentors | Audrey-Ann Dupuis-Pierre (Portage Films), Joëlle Arseneau (Pied Marin Production) and Rocío Barba Fuentes (Les films Cosmos)

Members $90 | Non-members $120

Mentoring sessions are designed to give you in-depth support in the production of your documentary.

A seasoned producer will review your brief and meet with you one-on-one for an hour to discuss the artistic and logistical challenges involved. She’ll also help you develop a compelling pitch that conveys the best image of your film. In just a few words, you’ll be able to attract the interest of future backers!

Mentorship sessions will take place in November 2023.

Material to send when applying:

  • CV
  • Director’s notes (1 page)
  • Synopsis (1 page)
  • Project scenario (if applicable)
  • Project budget (if applicable).

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Audrey-Ann Dupuis-Pierre (Portage Films)

Audrey-Ann Dupuis-Pierre is a Montreal based documentary producer. Graduated from Concordia in Film Production in 2011, she has since been involved in more than thirteen feature films and produced four shorts films with the award-winning company Metafilms. She participates at Eurodoc and completes the Programme en entrepreneuariat from HEC Montreal. By 2022, she launches four feature documentaries including Rojek from Zaynê Akyol, Damascus Dreams from Emilie Serri (Fipresci Prize, FNC) and Dave Not Coming Back from Jonah Malak (Audience Award, AFF).

Joëlle Arseneau (Pied Marin Production)

Director, producer and editor Joëlle Arseneau focuses on human experience and connections in her films. Her life’s work and her approach to filmmaking stem from her childhood spent in Îles-de-la-Madeleine, a place that she continues to draw inspiration from today. In Montreal, where she studied cinema and management in university, Joëlle founded Le Pied Marin Production in 2009 to produce films independently, while focusing on bringing the artists’ creative ideas to life. She was awarded a grant from the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television under the Programme national d’apprentissage. This program gave Joëlle the chance to participate in many job shadowing opportunities in editing at various production companies. She expanded her natural interest for documentary film to include fiction to her repertoire. En tête de ligne (2020) is the first feature film she co-directs and produces. Since fall 2022, Joëlle has been teaching Film Production at Université Laval.


Rocío Barba Fuentes (Les Films Cosmos)

Trained at EICTV (Cuba) and L’inis, producer Rocío B. Fuentes worked in the Caribbean before settling in Montreal, where she joined the production company Les Films Outsiders and co-founded Les films Cosmos. A Eurodoc graduate with valuable international experience, she has produced several short and feature-length documentaries and collaborated with other companies as production manager. Her films and projects, both fiction and documentary, have been presented at international festivals and markets such as the Trinidad & Tobago International Film Festival, Festival Regard, Festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, TIFF Filmmaker Lab, CPH:Dox Forum and HotDocs Forum, among others.


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