Festival Calendar

RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival

RIDM
5333, rue Casgrain, suite 1109
H2T 1X3 Montreal
Canada
phone +1 514 499 - 3676
http://www.ridm.qc.ca
email: info@ridm.qc.ca

Executive Director
Mrs. Mara Gourd-Mercado

Director of Programming
Bruno Dequen

Year of Foundation 1998

Event Date from 10 November 2018 till 14 November 2018

in Montreal, Canada

Sections Official selection
• 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

Panorama
• Special Presentations
The latest from master documentarians and the most anticipated films of the festival season

• Beat Dox
Music-themed films

• VXdoc
Interactive work

• Thematic selections

• Retrospectives

Terms of Entry • Films must be produced after June 1, 2017. The festival accepts documentaries of all lengths as well as interactive works.

• Works must be subtitled in French or English, if in a different original language.

• Works already rejected by the RIDM may not be resubmitted.

• Rights holders of films selected must grant the RIDM the right to show the Quebec premiere, i.e. films must not have been broadcast, webcast or released commercially within Quebec, nor screened at another Quebec festival before screening at the RIDM.

Subtitles English subtitles necessary French subtitles recommended

Format 35 mm, 16 mm, DCP, BetaSP, DigiBeta, Blu-ray, HDCAM

Registration Deadline International submission

Early bird (March 1 to March 15, 2018 at midnight UTC-5): CAD $35
Regular (March 16 to May 31, 2018 at midnight UTC-5): CAD $40
Late bird (June 1 to June 15, 2018 at midnight UTC-5): CAD $60

Fees 35 $

Attendance Figures 39,000

Participants of the Film Industry About 100 (distributors, cinema owners, producers, buyers, sellers, casting agents, festival scouts, TV program commissioners)

Prizes/Awards • 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

Prizes range from 1000$ to 5000$.

German Films

2015



Retrospectives


AN IMAGE by Harun Farocki


DIE FRAU DES PHOTOGRAPHEN (THE PHOTOGRAPHER'S WIFE) by Philip Widmann, Karsten Krause (Philip Widmann)


SI J'AVAIS QUATRE DROMADAIRES by Chris Marker (DE/FR)


 


UXdoc


DO NOT TRACK by Brett Gaylor (FR/CA/DE)


POLAR SEA 360° by Thomas Wallner, Stephanie Weimar, Irene Vandertop (CA/DE)


 


Beat Dox


IMAGINE WAKING UP TOMORROW AND ALL MUSIC HAS DISAPPEARED by Stefan Schwietert (CH/DE, Flying Moon Filmproduktion)


YALLAH! UNDERGROUND by Farid Eslam (CZ/DE/GB/EG/LB)



2013


International Medium Length Competition
EIN NEUES PRODUKT (A NEW PRODUCT) by Harun Farocki (Harun Farocki Film)


International Short Competition
REDEMPTION by Miguel Gomes (PT/FR/DE/IT, Komplizen Film)


Territories
UNTER MENSCHEN (REDEMPTION IMPOSSIBLE) by Christian Rost and Claus Strigel (DENKmal-Film)


Docs 2.0
GELD.GR – MONEY AND THE GREEKS by Florian Thalhofer (DE/GR, Korsakow Institut)


Retrospective: Marcel Ophüls
DIE ERNTE VON MY LAI (THE HARVEST OF MY LAI) by Marcel Ophüls (1970, FR/DE)
NICHT SCHULDIG? (THE MEMORY OF JUSTICE) by Marcel Ophüls (1976, US/DE/GB/FR)
HUNDERT JAHRE OHNE KRIEG – DAS MÜNCHENER ABKOMMEN VON 1938 (MUNICH OU LA PAIX POUR CENT ANS by Marcel Ophüls (1967, FR/DE)
NOVEMBERTAGE – STIMMEN UND WEGE (NOVEMBER DAYS) by Marcel Ophüls (1991, DE/GB)
DAS HAUS NEBENAN – CHRONIK EINER FRANZÖSISCHEN STADT IM KRIEGE (THE SORROW AND THE PITY) by Marcel Ophüls (1969, FR/CH/DE)
THE TROUBLES WE’VE SEEN – DIE GESCHICHTE DER KRIEGSBERICHTERSTATTUNG (THE TROUBLES WE’VE SEEN – HISTORY OF JOURNALISM IN WARTIME) by Marcel Ophüls (1994, FR/DE/GB)



 

Number of Films Shown Around 140 films, from about 40 countries

Media Coverage About 100 journalists from all type of media attend the festival, both local and international. In 2012 RIDM is the film festival who got the most press coverage in Montreal.

Evaluation 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 140 domestic and foreign productions and hosts a dozen complementary activities such as workshops, master classes, debates and roundtables. The festival typically welcomes about 100 special guests from outside Quebec, and presents 11 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 1,500 business meetings.

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