Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Quebec’s only film festival dedicated to documentaries, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) presents the best reality-based films, including the works of established directors and new talents alike. Every November, the RIDM screens approximately 100 domestic and foreign productions and hosts a dozen complementary activities such as workshops, master classes, debates and roundtables. The festival typically welcomes about 60 special guests from outside Quebec, and presents 10 awards selected by juries of industry professionals for films programmed in the official selection. Doc Circuit Montréal, the documentary market organized in parallel with the festival, hosts a dozen activities for documentary professionals, including workshops and presentations, and facilitates more than 500 business meetings.
The 16th RIDM will take place from November 13 to 24. It will include around 100 films from around the world.
To submit your film, click here.
Opening and closing films
• International Feature Competition
Selected international films, 60 minutes and over
• Canadian Feature Competition
Selected films from Canada, 60 minutes and over
• International Short-Length Competition
Selected domestic and international films, runtime under 30 minutes
• International Medium-Length Competition
Selected domestic and international films, runtime between 30 and 59 minutes
• Special Presentations
The latest from master documentarians and the most anticipated films of the festival season
Films that cut to the heart of current affairs
Documentaries exploring the relationship between humanity and the environment
• Against the Grain
Bold works that challenge our perceptions of popular and underground culture
• New in 2013: Music Section
• Docs 2.0
Tributes to filmmakers and films worth (re)discovering.
Most of the RIDM’s award winners are selected by juries composed of local and international industry professionals; the Audience Award is based on festivalgoers’ votes.
• Grand Prize for Best International Feature
• Best Editing In An International Feature
• Best Cinematography In An International Feature
• Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature
• Best New Talent From Quebec/Canada
• Magnus Isacsson Award: Presented to a socially conscious work of cinema by an emerging Canadien director
• Best International Medium-Length Film (between 30 and 59 minutes)
• Best International Short Film (less than 30 minutes)
• Women Inmates' Award: Given to the Inmates' Jury's favourite documentary based on a selection of eight films chosen from the International Competition and Panorama
• Audience Award: the film with the most audience votes, among all films in both the Official Selection and Panorama
Winners are announced during the closing ceremony.