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RIDM 17 - 27 Nov. 2022

Forum RIDM 19 - 23 Nov. 2022

2022 Call for Entries

The 2022 call for entries of the RIDM’s 25th edition is closed.

Submission Deadline: June 15 at midnight (UTC-5)


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The RIDM expresses its solidarity with the Ukrainian people in their struggle against the invasion currently being perpetuated by the Russian armed forces. As we have always been committed to supporting access to the RIDM for filmmakers from war-torn countries, this year we would like to officially state that Ukrainian filmmakers are currently able to submit their works free of charge. We salute the courage of the Ukrainian people as well as Russians who oppose this invasion.


We also offer a 30% discount to all filmmakers who submit a project that has participated in one of the Forum RIDM professional development programs in the past (First Pitch, Rough Cut, Talent Lab).



  • Short films (less than 30 min.)

  • Medium-Length films  (30 to 59 min.)

  • Feature-length films (over 60 min)


  • Works must have been produced after December 1, 2020;

  • Works must be subtitled in either French or English (if the original language is neither French nor English);

  • Incomplete submissions will not be considered (see "Submission Procedure" below);

  • Works previously rejected by the RIDM may not be resubmitted;

  • Selected films must grant the RIDM the Quebec premiere, meaning they cannot be broadcast, webcast or screened-in Quebec before being shown at the RIDM.



  • Canadian Feature-length film form

  • International Feature-length film form

  • Canadian Short or Medium-Length film form

  • International Short or Medium-Length film form


  • Early bird (March 1 to March 29, 2022, at midnight UTC-5)

  • Regular (March 30 to May 31, 2022, at midnight UTC-5)

  • Late bird (June 1 to June 15, 2022, at midnight UTC-5)


  • Grand Prize, International Feature 

  • Special Jury Prize, International Feature 

  • Grand Prize, National Feature

  • Special Jury Prize, National Feature

  • New Visions Award 

  • Best International Short or Medium-Length Film

  • Best National Short or Medium-Length Film 

  • Student Jury Award

  • Magnus-Isacsson Award

  • People's Choice Award


The 10 cash and/or service prizes will be awarded by local and international juries of professionals.



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