Montreal International Documentary Festival


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RIDM 10 - 21 Nov. 2021

Forum RIDM 13 - 17 Nov. 2021



Frequently Asked Questions


Festival Format

The films will be available for viewing on our online platform ( upon purchase of either a subscription to a thematic section, or of a festival passport that gives you access to the entire programming.

We have divided the programming among various Thematic Sections, proposing a selection of films that will make you discover fascinating subjects. A subscription includes all the movies contained in the Thematic Section. A passport allows you to access all the films of the Festival, over their respective period of availability online.

There will also be free content available on our website (in French only):

  • The Round Table panels;
  • "Les Rendez-vous RIDM": discussions between filmmakers;
  • The RIDM Podcasts Series.


When is the Festival being held?

The festival will be held over three distinct 7-day periods, from November 12th to December 2nd.


Will there be any films screened in a cinema?

Due to the extension of the health measures on October 28, 2020, there will be no physical screenings.


Where do I view the movies online?

You can stream all the films on our online platform:

RIDM is proud to be associated with Cinesend, a 100% Canadian online viewing platform.


Who can I contact if I have a question or for toubleshooting issues ?

Our technical support and customer service will be available troughout the Festival to help you navigate the platform or for any questions.

Opening hours :

  • October 21st to November 11th : 9AM to 5PM
  • November 12th to November 19th : 8:30AM to 9PM
  • November 20th to December 2nd : 9AM to 9PM except Saturdays and Sundays from 12PM to 9PM

By email

By phone (438) 408-7436


Code of Conduct

The RIDM and Forum RIDM are committed to presenting and reflecting upon diverse and stimulating perspectives on the world, through reality-based cinema. The two organizations provide spaces for discussion, learning and debate, in a spirit of respect, inclusiveness and empathy.

The RIDM and Forum RIDM reserve the right to withdraw the accreditation or access to our online platforms from anyone who engages in harassment, discrimination, intimidation, violence or related behaviours. They also reserve the right to deny access to their venues and events and to remove the discriminatory messages from our social networks without notice or refund.

You may consult our Festival Code of Conduct here.








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