The 2021 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 nearly 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, dedicated to immersive experiences. The festival typically welcomes about 100 guests from outside Quebec, and hands out 10 awards selected by juries comprised of industry professionals.
The next edition of the RIDM will take place in November, 2021.
Submission Deadline → June 15, 2021
Fees are required and vary according to the date of submission, the type of work and its origin.
30% DISCOUNT ON OUR FEES
We're offering a 30% discount on the submission fee to all filmmakers who wish to submit a project that has previously participated in one of the three professional development programs of the Forum RIDM: First Pitch, Rough Cut, Talent Lab. Ex: you presented a film project during the 2015 Talent Lab, your film is now finalized and you wish to submit it to RIDM.
In order to benefit from the discount, please write an email to email@example.com, mentioning the Forum RIDM professional development program you participated in, 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 December 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.