COMPANY PROFILE

 

CAT&Docs is looking for original documentaries, investigative documentaries, collections, portraits of men and women both renown and unknown, in fields as varied as history, society, justice, the environment, the economy, politics, art and culture, but always associated with a high standard of content and form. Pertinent and impertinent films on topical questions and timeless subjects; documentaries that are carefully researched; documentaries that rigorously explore the subject matter, that are audacious, open to the diversity of the world and that have their place on the international scene; documentaries that question the world and propose new ways of looking at it.

Rigor, respect, curiosity, diversity and innovation: the editorial choices of CAT&Docs must meet the demands of national and international markets.

To satisfy the technical requirements of theatrical, digital and television channels, the films should be shot in HD whenever possible.

CAT&Docs intends to take on 5 to 15 new documentaries each year, each no less than 45 minutes. Since the main documentary market is television, feature length documentaries should ideally also be proposed in hour-long versions.

With more than 30 years experience, Catherine Le Clef has built strong relationships with international broadcasters. We have the ability to help producer’s secure broadcast financing and pre-sales for high profile projects in production. Each year CAT&Docs will help 2-3 projects to secure production financing and pre-sales. Appropriate projects are those which have already received some financing.

CAT&Docs will be participating in the various television trade shows and festivals:

  • Rotterdam Film Festival (January)
  • Berlinale (February)
  • Cinéma du réel in Paris (March)
  • MIPDOC and MIPTV in Cannes (April)
  • Visions du Réel in Nyon (April)
  • Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Greece (April)
  • Tribeca in New York (April)
  • Hot Docs in Toronto (April)
  • Cannes Film Festival (May)
  • Copro in Tel Aviv (May)
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest (June)
  • Sunny Side of the Doc at La Rochelle (June)
  • Les Rendez-Vous in Biarritz (September)
  • Independent Film Week in New York (September)
  • MIPCOM in Cannes (October)
  • Dok Leipzig in Germany (October)
  • CPH:DOX in Copenhagen (November)
  • IDFA in Amsterdam (November)
  • Tokyo Docs (December)

CAT&Docs will work with producers to create effective festival strategies to launch their films and will present appropriate films to the selection committees of the following festivals: Sundance (January), Berlin (February), Cannes (May), Toronto (September) and will participate in the markets of these events.

CAT&Docs would be happy to share its experience with producers.

Catherine Le Clef
President