2020 Call for entries is now open !
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 150 domestic and foreign productions and hosts a unique bilingual documentary market in Quebec with its Forum RIDM. The festival organizes many complementary activities such as workshops, master classes, debates and roundtables.
The RIDM also highlights interactive projects, from webdocumentaries to virtual reality, with its UXdoc section, presented in a space dedicated to immersive experiences. The festival typically welcomes about 100 guests from outside Quebec, and hands out 11 awards selected by juries comprised of industry professionals.
The 23rd edition of the RIDM will take place from November 12 to 22, 2020.
Submission Deadline → June 15, 2020
Fees are required and vary according to the date of submission, the type of work and its origin.
30% DISCOUNT ON OUR FEES
In an ongoing effort to put together a more inclusive and diverse programming, the RIDM is offering a 30% discount on submission fees for its 23rd edition to all members of Diversité Artistique Montréal (DAM) and Black on Black Films.
Contact our Programming Manager, Déborah Maarek (firstname.lastname@example.org), mentioning the name of the organization of which you're a member, as well as the format of the film to be submitted (short, medium, feature or interactive work).
► The RIDM’s programming is focused on auteur documentaries. All formats and/or topics are welcome.
► The RIDM accepts submissions of the following:
→ short films (under 30 min.)
→ medium-length films (30 to 59 min.)
→ feature films (over 60 min.)
→ interactive works (webdocumentaries, installations, mobile applications and virtual reality works). Documentary webseries are not accepted.
► Works must have been produced after June 1, 2019.
► Works must be subtitled in either French or English (if the original language is neither French nor English).
► Works already refused by RIDM can not be resubmitted.
► Selected films and interactive works must grant RIDM the Quebec premiere, meaning they can not have been broadcast, webcast or screened in Quebec before being shown at RIDM.