Montreal International Documentary Festival

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RIDM 21 Nov. - 01 Dec. 2024

International Short and Medium-Length Competition

International Short and Medium-Length Competition
A sensitive and surprising portrait, this short film tinged with humour is an ode to encounters, to imagination, and to the small joys of doing things your own way.

FOUR HOLES

  • Daniela Muñoz Barroso
  • 2023
  • Cuba, France
  • s.t. French or English
  • 20 min
International Short and Medium-Length Competition
Bridging science and fiction in the most inventive of ways, this medium-length film is a unique exploration of evolution, extinction, and the future from the point of view of minerals.

LAST THINGS

  • Deborah Stratman
  • 2023
  • United States, France, Portugal
  • s.t. French or English
  • 50 min
International Short and Medium-Length Competition
In a remarkable feat of editing, this striking experimental work celebrates queer love and eroticism, drawing on a wealth of film archives.

LOVING IN BETWEEN

  • Jyoti Mistry
  • 2023
  • Australia, South Africa
  • s.t. French
  • 18 min
International Short and Medium-Length Competition
In a bid to bridge the gap between the two, the filmmaker juxtaposes fragments of her native Ukraine at war with childlike images from the books she is using to learn Portuguese.

SMOKE OF THE FIRE

  • Daryna Mamaisur
  • 2023
  • Ukraine, Portugal, Belgium, Hungary
  • s.t. French or English
  • 22 min
International Short and Medium-Length Competition
Comparing the exploratory voyages of the 15th century with the ambitions of virtual reality, this film suggests a common goal of expanding reality.

VISION OF PARADISE

  • Leonardo Pirondi
  • 2022
  • Brazil, United States, United Kingdom
  • s.t. English
  • 17 min