Montreal International Documentary Festival


Search films, news, screening numbers and events by keywords

RIDM 17 - 27 Nov. 2022

Forum RIDM 19 - 23 Nov. 2022

Creative Youth Program

2022 Youth Creation Workshops : sound creation and introduction to the ÉCHO platform*

In collaboration with Trames, the RIDM are offering two sound creation workshops and an introduction to the ÉCHO platform. Hosted by an expert sound artist, this day-long initiation to the world of sound documentary will bring the students through all the steps of a sound project : recording, editing, research and scriptwriting.

Theme : My island 

Inspired by Geographies of Solitude by Jacquelyn Mills, a film from the RIDM’s 25th edition, the students will think about the notions of islands and insularity as well as what it means for them to live on a metropolitan and cosmopolitan island.

Place and time

On Tuesday, November 1st and Tuesday, November 8th 2022 at the Grande Bibliothèque (BAnQ)’s Square Banque Nationale.


● 9 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. : presentation of the day by the BAnQ’s personnel

● 9:10 a.m. - 9:20 a.m. : presentation of the youth program by the RIDM Audience Development Coordinator

● 9:20 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. : presentation of the sound artist

● 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. : initiation to sound documentary creation and scriptwriting inspired by the theme

● 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. : initiation to sound recording

● 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. : lunch

● 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. : initiation to sound editing, to the ÉCHO platform and the uploading of projects online.


If you are a junior high school teacher who would like to involve your students in this activity, please contact Jean-Michel Brassard, Audience Development Coordinator, before October 19th 2022*The workshop is only available in french.

Biography of the host - Antonin Wyss

A music, radio and sound enthusiast, Antonin started improvising  with keyboards and falling asleep listening to the radio at a very young age. During his time at the Université de Montréal (M.A Musicologie) and for a couple of years after that, he held various positions in Montreal’s radio stations (Radio VM, CISM, Radio-Canada). First broadcaster and researcher, then host, producer and manager, he decided to go to podcasting and co-found Magnéto in 2016. Today, he is a freelancer and works with multiple producers in the industry (ICI Musique, ReCréation, Magnéto, Transistor Media, Télé-Québec, etc.). He worked on more than 80 podcasts as a soundman, editor, composer and sound designer.

In collaboration with :

Past workshops

In 2018, PAYSages sonores, produced by the Trames collective, is the fifth webdoc from the RIDM's Young Audiences program. This multidisciplinary creative project puts listening front and centre. In this interactive work, 13 students in Brigitte Roy's French-second- language class at Lucien-Pagé high school share memories of their native countries, while also exploring their new home through sounds and words. With the support of the artists of the Trames collective and other contributors, the students created and assem- bled all the content, from writing to sound editing. The project helped the students learn a variety of skills, while sensitizing them to concepts of ecology and noise pollution. Presented in collaboration with KNGFU with the financial support of the culture in the schools program of the ministère de l'éducation et de l'enseignement supérieur and Téléfilm Canada.

In 2017, made under the guidance of director Émilie B. Guérette OMG MTL !, explores the relationship between students at the specialized Eurêka School and their city. The interactive work is a playful window on the students’ thoughts and personalities, conveyed through photos and sound recordings.

In 2016, social pressures around teens’ career choices are the focus of a project involving every student at Eurêka high school, where the 43 students are asking themselves whether their future is set or uncertain. Marie-Claude Fournier is leading the production of Futur, pas sûr, designed for mobile platforms.

In 2015, with Intersections, students at Amos school explored their neighbourhood and talked about peaceful coexistence, preconceptions and prejudices as a way of demystifying Montréal-Nord. Catherine Therrien and Nadine Gomez led the students in their adventure.

In 2014, the pilot project Sans cell, trop cruel  introduced students at Montreal’s Jeanne-Mance high school to every facet of webdocumentary production. The project is about the students’ relationship with their mobile phones at home, among friends and at school, where the devices are strictly prohibited. The project was led by director Marie-Claude Fournier.


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!