Montreal International Documentary Festival

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RIDM 12 Nov. - 02 Dec. 2020

Forum RIDM 12 - 19 Nov. 2020


Where to stay

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Candlewood Suites

Candlewood Suites Montreal is located in the heart of Downtown. The hotel is specialized in extended stays and all of the suites have fully equipped kitchens.


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Cinemas Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin

Located within the Quartier des Spectacles, this movie theatre is at the heart of Montrealers' lives. A real crossroads for moviegoers, it offers a diverse program of Quebec films, French films, auteur and blockbusters, cult retrospectives, opera, theater ... and many festivals!
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Cinéma du Parc

Cinéma du Parc is a Montreal cultural centre and a social economy enterprise dedicated to showcasing local and international cinema. Our unique programming and strong community roots situate Cinema du Parc at the heart of alternative cinema.
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Cinéma Moderne

Cinéma Moderne offers a unique cinematic experience and a program devoted to promoting diversity and celebrating independent filmmakers, combined with quality screening conditions in an intimate, warm and vibrant space. Cinéma Moderne presents a space where movie lovers of all stripes can enjoy a rich experience.
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Espace Libre

Espace Libre is a theatre that offers an open mind to its neighborhood and its city, while attentive to our times and questions that arises from them.  Its mission is to promote exploration, intercultural dialogue and to present scenic adventures where pleasure and performance aligns together.
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Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal

A vibrant place of discovery for over 50 years, the MAC presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from its extensive collection. In addition to its wide range of educational activities, the MAC organizes unique artistic performances and festive events.
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Momenta | Biennale de l'image

An international contemporary art biennale devoted to the image, an exceptional rendezvous in Montréal’s most important museums, galleries and artist-run centres. Based in Montréal, the biennale has taken place every two years since 1989. Its activities include exhibitions, public events, educational programs, artistic and social collaborations, and more.
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SODEP is an association dedicated to the defense and promotion of Quebec’s cultural magazines. SODEP regroups near 45 unique magazines respectively about visuals arts, film, litterature, history and heritage, theater, music and social issues.
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24 images

Since its creation in 1979, the magazine 24 images has been committed to thinking about cinema here and elsewhere, past and present, witnessing its evolution, its diversity and the relationship it has with the society from which it comes, while observing society through the prism of the films that reflect it.
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Ciel variable

For more than 30 years, the magazine Ciel variable showcases essential content to follow the evolution of current photographic practices. It features high-quality images supported by critical essays, interviews, as well as reviews of recent exhibitions and publications.
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Librairie Le Port de tête

Located on Mont-Royal Avenue, Le Port de tête bookstore has been at the heart of Montreal's cultural life since 2007. The place offers quality books in all fields, whether new or second-hand.
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Royal Photo

For all your camera and video needs, for printing HD photos and for everything about your Apple products, trust Royal Photo! The only Apple Premium Service Provider in the Greater Montreal region and also an Apple Specialist Reseller.

Need to rent some equipment? Get 10% discount when you reserve cameras and accessories online!
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DIX2 — Design and engineering of entertainment

DIX au carré designs and manufactures unique objects in order to surprise and provoke human encounters. Whether it's to break the routine with a musical bike, catch a smile on seeing a giant banana at the Mont-Royal Metro station or receive a stylized trophy for the RIDM Winners, DIX au carré transforms the imagination into real life.

Where to eat

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Dieu du Ciel!

The brews offered from the taps of Dieu du Ciel! are a disarmingly delightful distraction on Laurier West in Mile End. Enjoy a sip or three at this warm and friendly haunt.
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Le trou du diable

Le Trou du diable - Microbrasserie, Boutique & Salon: Great selection of craft beers, clothings and local artisans finds. Music performance and brewery tours during summer weekends.
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Kaza Maza

Kaza Maza offers Syrian specialties in a casual atmosphere. Take the time to hang out, listen to or buy music, discuss and change the world.
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Maurín - Traiteur Local & de saison

Internationally inspired, locally driven, Chef Maurín is an ardent supporter of Québec’s local, high quality, small-scale producers. The center of Maurín’s culinary world is Centrale Culinaire.
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Auberge Saint-Gabriel

Auberge Saint-Gabriel was built in 1688 by a French soldier and was the first “auberge” in North America to receive a liquor licence, on March 4, 1754. This historical institution is today a fine dining establishment renowned for its Quebec cuisine, one of the trendiest spots in a city internationally renowned for its nightlife, and an elegant and welcoming site able to accommodate any large-scale event.
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Café Parvis

Café Parvis, nestled in the heart of Quartier des spectacles, an enchanting café with a fresh menu to go through your day, and different work spaces.
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Bar Furco

This cozy warm modernist space is a bar-that-also-features-a-fine-selection-of-great-eats. The owners’ main desire is to offer high-quality wines, spirits and food in a relaxed and electric setting.
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Located in downtown Montreal, the Pullman is essentially devoted to the sinful pleasures of wine. Enjoy the noble libation with varieties of cheese, charcuteries or small plates, in a relaxed atmosphere and a decor combining sophistication with a hint of eccentricity.
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Restaurant Manitoba

Manitoba is reconnecting with the territory through a kitchen that cares about its impact on the environment and culture. Discovering the food prepared by Simon Mathys encourages the development of a Quebec culinary identity intimately linked to the preservation of ecosystems and the appreciation of the typical flavors of our landscapes.
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Asian cuisine enthusiasts are welcome to discover the reasons for Sésame’s success : an exceptional array of revisited Asian classics, made from fresh food products, without added MSG and prepared in-house.
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Brasserie T!

No matter the location, Brasserie T! offers an accessible and casual cuisine which highlights local products.
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Lola Rosa

The new Lola Rosa on Place des arts is just few blocks away from here! We are, for vegetarian or not, dedicated to make good food. You could enjoy a glass or a cocktail in the lounge with a spectacular view before your show or simply eat a good meal after.
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Bistro Mimmo

Tradition and quality products are at the heart of this project that has flourished thanks to numerous collaborations. The chef Camillo Noorjalali now wants to share his talent and keep the authenticity of Italian cuisine in a warm and family atmosphere just steps away from the Notre-Dame Basilica. Photo credit : Gaby Valevicius
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Camellia Sinensis

For over 20 years Camellia Sinensis has been specializing in high quality teas selected at source every year from producers in Asia. Discover their authentic, original approach and the beauty of fresh tea in their stores of Montreal, Quebec City or online. Tea pure and simple.
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La Pimenterie

Founded by documentary filmmaker, Julien fréchette, La Pimenterie is specialized in crafting original small batch hot sauces in Montreal to enhance any dining experience. We promote the use of locally sourced ingredients in our sauces.
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Jeff de Bruges

Belgian master chocolatier since 1986, Jeff de Bruges combines authentic technique with French recipes creativity. The art of chocolate at its best!
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Distillerie de Québec

Founded by Christophe Légasse and David Lévesque, Distillerie de Québec produces distinctive spirits from local ingredients, but also from all around the globe, just like it has always been, as Quebec is a maritime trading city. The history is in the bottle.
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McKeown Cider

Created in 2004 by Robert McKeown and Andrée St-Denis, McKeown Cider produces ciders that focus on purity of fruit and freshness. Located in the heart of the Monteregian Valley, in Rougemont, our orchards offer a land that is most suitable for apple growing and the breeding of tasty and fruity ciders that meet the tastes of today's cider lovers.
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Dispatch Coffee

What started as Montreal's first coffee truck in 2012 is now a vertically integrated coffee company that sources, roasts and retails coffee beans - Dispatch Coffee has always been committed to widening the reach for high quality and ethically sourced coffee.


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Taxi Coop

Founded in 1980, Taxi Coop Montreal is unquestionably one of Montreal's most popular taxi companies. With our wide customer base, demand for our services continues to grow. Our drivers are specially trained to give you full satisfaction and make sure you arrive quickly and safely at your destination.
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Aéroports de Montréal

The airport has been busy making a name for itself as a world leader in innovative airport management and leading edge technologies, to ensure flexibility for passengers. Did you know? Montréal–Trudeau International Airport welcomes more than 18 million passengers. It is served by some 30 passenger carriers offering non-stop service to more than 140 non-stop destinations.
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Via rail

Connecting people from city to city and coast to coast, we continuously strive to offer a unique and memorable travel experience. VIA Rail is a smarter way to move. It's green, efficient, and fun. Welcome aboard!
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Location Sauvageau

From its very beginnings, Location Sauvageau distinguished itself with its product line, its ability to provide you with the right vehicle and the quality of its service. Over the years, we have become the rental specialists for work vehicles in Quebec.

Friends of the festival

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Fantasia Festival

The Fantasia International Film Festival will return in July 2021 to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Its continued growth since its first edition still attracts a legion of film-lovers as well as the attention of the international film industry, making it an important cultural and professional destination.
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Montreal’s nouveau cinema Festival

Montreal’s nouveau cinema Festival (FNC) has been dedicated to share and develop new practices in the field of cinema and new technologies. It constitutes a springboard for original and unpublished work, promoting the development of cinema and new media authors. For its 49th edition, the FNC will offer an hybrid edition online and in theaters 2020 October 7-31. The best of today’s cinema!
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International festival of films on art

The FIFA is dedicated to the international promotion and distribution of films on art and media arts. With its various activities year-round, FIFA is committed to increasing the knowledge and appreciation of art among the public, promoting the work of artists in the fields of cinema, video and visual arts, and also encouraging the production and diffusion of art films. The 39th edition will take place physically, from 16 to 28 March 2021.
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Québec City Film Festival (QCFF)

What’s the QCFF? It’s an epic 10-day cinematic experience. It’s chills, tears, laughter. It’s a film festival that does not fit into clichés simply by combining the words "accessibility" and "originality" together.
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Film POP

For POP’s 2020 hybrid edition, Film POP is back with an incredible lineup of films taking place at Mile End favourite, Cinéma Moderne. With safety at heart, these intimate showings are sure to shock, educate, and inspire.
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TË is a subscription-based broadcast platform entirely dedicated to independent documentary films, available online across Canada. Each week, five new films are hand-picked by our passionate team of curators. At the heart of the project: our desire to bring the best of documentary to you!
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Cinéma sous les étoiles

Le Cinéma sous les étoiles de Funambules Médias is the biggest outdoor cinema event in Quebec. It aims to promote current social and political documentary cinema, as well as the development of critical thinking through discussions with the public around the works presented.
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Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma

The Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma is the only festival dedicated exclusively to Quebec’s films. For 38 years, it has presented the widest possible range of cinematic genres and approaches, with works by new and established filmmakers.
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Festival TransAmeriques

An international event celebrating new works in contemporary dance and theatre, the Festival TransAmériques (FTA) combines disciplines and artistic trends under cohesive programming. The Festival presents exciting forms of the art of our era, featuring works by choreographers, writers and directors. The only criterion is to present strong work, regardless of theme or place of origin.
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Montreal International Black Film Festival

MIBFF is currently the largest Canadian film festival entirely dedicated to black realities from all four corners of the globe. The MIBFF goal is to promote the development of the independent film industry and showcase more films depicting black realities around the world. A new, fresh look at black cinema from all four corners of the globe.
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Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie

Founded in 1987, FICFA is held in Moncton and Dieppe, New Brunswick. FICFA offers a program selected from the international Francophonie, with over 100 works, including films of all genres as well as installations, performances and various projects as part of its Media arts component (VAM).
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Carrousel international du film de Rimouski

A pioneer of youth film festivals in North America, the Carrousel international du film de Rimouski has succeeded in carving out its place in the national and international scene. It distinguishes itself from other children’s film festivals by offering films that also target adolescents and that spotlight young characters.
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REGARD actively contributes to the development of the short film as a singular cinematographic form on a national and international scale. The official competition gives access to the OSCAR®'s and distributes more than $ 100,000 in prizes and services.

In 2021, the Festival will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a special edition from June 9 to 13 during where the best of short films will be seen in theatres, outdoors and online!
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Sunny side of the doc

Held in La Rochelle, Sunny Side of the Doc is one of the world’s benchmark events for the co-production funding, the buying and selling of non-fiction projects, completed programmes and new narratives experiences. There remain terrific opportunities in terms of gathering market intelligence and networking with 2,100 international producers, buyers and distributors from 60 countries.

Festivalgoer discounts

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Tënk - 25%

TË is a subscription-based broadcast platform entirely dedicated to independent documentary films, available online across Canada. Each week, five new films are hand-picked by our passionate team of curators. At the heart of the project: our desire to bring the best of documentary to you!

The first 100 users of the promotional code FOUDUDOC will be able to take advantage of a 25% discount offered on TË semi-annual and annual subscriptions.
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Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal - 15%

Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (MAC)

A vibrant place of discovery for over 50 years, the MAC presents temporary exhibitions devoted to outstanding and relevant current artists, as well as exhibitions of works drawn from its extensive collection. In addition to its wide range of educational activities, the MAC organizes unique artistic performances and festive events.

Enjoy a 15% discount on presentation of a RIDM passport or a Forum RIDM accreditation during the festival.


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