Montreal International Documentary Festival

My calendar

Search films, news, screening numbers and events by keywords

19 June 2019 Forum RIDM

After 15 years, Doc Circuit Montreal is now Forum RIDM NETFLIX is the new major partner for Forum RIDM and its Talent Lab

Montreal, Thursday, May 9, 2019 – The RIDM is pleased to announce that its professional track, Doc Circuit Montreal (DCM) has been rebranded as Forum RIDM. Fifteen years after its inception, Quebec’s only professional documentary market is getting a refresh. Forum RIDM will retain the core mission of supporting the documentary industry in its efforts to secure financing for projects and increase industry access.


The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) and its professional Forum are pleased to welcome NETFLIX as major partner. NETFLIX will be a partner for the Forum RIDM and its Talent Lab, a marquee event launched in 2014.

The four-year investment by NETFLIX, starting with the 2019 edition, will allow the RIDM’s professional Forum and Talent Lab to solidify their essential role in the documentary industry in Quebec and across Canada. NETFLIX will make it possible for the Forum RIDM’s Talent Lab to develop the next generation of Canadian documentary talent. The partnership will enhance the individual and group guidance provided, as well as creating new opportunities to host some of the world’s top documentary professionals. NETFLIX’ssupport of the Forum RIDM’s Talent Lab comes from its fund to develop the next generation of Canadian creators and talent.

The Forum RIDM’s Talent Labis a closed-circuit laboratory for 20 emerging artists of all types and backgrounds. The program is focused on the participants’ creative process and documentary style, with many participants receiving personalized mentorship.

The Forum RIDM’s Talent Lab has helped advance the careers of several Canadian filmmakers, including Yuki Qang with A Little Wisdom, Émilie Beaulieu-Guerette with The Other Rio, Aisha Jamal with A Kandahar Away, Matthieu Rytz with Anote’s Ark, Samara Chadwick with 1999, Emily Gan with Cavebirds (Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award at Hot Docs 2019) and Claire Sanford with Color of the Wind (First Look program’ second prize Award at Hot Docs 2019).


Netflix is the world's leading internet entertainment service with over 148 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About Forum RIDM

Each year, Forum RIDM organizes an intensive schedule of business meetings and professional development workshops as RIDM’s professional market. The 15th edition of Forum RIDM will take place from November 16 to 20, 2019.

– 30 –

Contact : Caroline Rompré | pixelleX communications | 514-778-9294 |


Discover the best in documentary, take part in our year-round activities, and make the most of your festival!

Newsletter subscription

Discover the best in documentary, take part in our year-round activities, and make the most of your festival!