The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is pleased to present the five competitive sections and jury members for its 24th edition.
This year, the jury for the International Feature Competition is comprised of Alyx Ayn Arumpac, Filipino filmmaker, Mathieu Bouchard-Malo, editor of feature-length fictional and documentary films, and Matthew Rankin, filmmaker.
The National Feature Competition and New Visions jury consists of Marta Andreu, director of Walden Creative Residencies, Darya Bassel, programmer (Docudays UA, Ukraine) and producer, and Marie-Pierre Grenier, sound designer and filmmaker.
The jury for the short and medium-length competitions is comprised of Mira Burt-Wintonick, filmmaker and radio producer, Halima Elkhatabi, director of short films and documentary podcasts, as well as Oksana Karpovych, screenwriter, filmmaker and photographer.
Jury members must select this year's winners from among the films in competition, 11 of which will be screened as world premieres. Following its desire to showcase the works of emerging filmmakers, the RIDM will present 16 first or second feature films in competition.
INTERNATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION - 13 films
Grand Prize for International Feature Competition – presented by TV5
Special Jury Prize for International Feature Competition
A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia (France, India)
A River Runs, Turns, Erases, Replaces by Shengze Zhu (United States)
Aleph by Iva Radivojevic (United States, Croatia, Qatar)
Brotherhood by Francesco Montagner (Czech Republic, Italy)
Edna by Eryk Rocha (Brazil)
La Colline by Julien Chauzit (France)
Le dernier refuge by Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou (France, Mali, South Africa)
Little Palestine, journal d'un siège by Abdallah Al-Khatib (Lebanon, France, Qatar)
Looking for Horses by Stefan Pavlovic (Netherlands, Bosnia and Herzegovina, France)
Objetos Rebeldes by Carolina Arias Ortiz (Costa Rica, Colombia)
NATIONAL FEATURE COMPETITION - 8 films
Grand Prize for National Feature Competition – presented by PRIM
Special Jury Prize for National Feature Competition
NEW VISIONS COMPETITION - 4 films
New Visions Award – presented by Société civile des auteurs multimédia (SCAM) and Post-Moderne
Au-delà des hautes vallées by Maude Plante-Husaruk et Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis (Québec/Canada)
INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM-LENGTH COMPETITION - 15 films
Best International Short or Medium-Length Film
Abisal by Alejandro Alonso (France, Cuba)
All of Your Stars are but Dust on my Shoes by Haig Aivazian (Liban)
Can a Mountain Recall by Delfina Carlota Vazquez (Argentine, Mexique)
Conversations avec Siro by Dima El-Horr (Liban, France)
Écoutez le battement de nos images by Audrey and Maxime Jean-Baptiste (Guyane Française, France)
Galb'Echaouf by Abdessamad El montassir (Sahara Occidental, Maroc)
If You See Her, Say Hello by Hee Young Pyun et Jiajun (Oscar) Zhang (Chine)
Kal Fatemeh by Mahdi Zamanpour Kiasari (Iran)
La fin des rois by Rémi Brachet (France)
Minimal Sway While Starting My Way Up by Stéphanie Lagarde (Pays-Bas)
NAYA by Sebastian Mulder (Pays-Bas)
Same/Different/Both/Neither by Adriana Barbosa (Brésil, États-Unis)
Some Kind of Intimacy by Toby Bull (Royaume-Uni, France)
NATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM-LENGTH COMPETITION - 9 films
Best National Short or Medium-Length Film – presented by Télé-Québec and SLA Location
Babushka by Kristina Wagenbauer (Québec/Canada, Russie)
Ëdhä Dädhëchä | Moosehide Slide by Dan Sokolowski (Canada)
Ikebana by Rita Ferrando (Canada)
Love-Moi by Romane Garant Chartrand (Québec/Canada)
Poème fantôme by Laurence Olivier (Québec/Canada)
Reminiscences of 15 musicians in Beirut attempting a re-imagination of the Egyptian classic Ya Garat Al Wadi by Charles-André Coderre (Québec/Canada)
Sous la montagne endormie by Charles Duquet (Québec/Canada)
The Truss Arch by Sonya Stefan (Québec/Canada)
Wash Day by Kourtney Jackson (Canada)
MAGNUS ISACSSON AWARD - 7 films
The Magnus Isacsson Award is presented with the ARRQ, DOC Québec, Funambules Médias, Cinema Politica, and Main Film. The winning film will be determined by jury members Jocelyne Clarke, Amandine Gay, Nicole Giguère, Steve Patry, Amélie Tintin and Svetla Turnin.
The seven Quebec and Canadian films eligible for this award are Cher Jackie by Henri Pardo, Dehors Serge Dehors by Martin Fournier et Pier-Luc Latulippe, Kímmapiiyipitssini : la voie de l’empathie by Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, One of Ours by Yasmine Mathurin, Sous le silence et la terre by Gisela Restrepo, DƏNE YI'INJETL | The Scattering of Man by Luke Gleeson et zo reken by Emanuel Licha.
The Student Award, presented by the Caisse Desjardins du Plateau Mont-Royal, will be awarded to a film from the National Feature Competition.
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
The People’s Choice Award, presented by MADE | NOUS, is voted by the RIDM’s audience and can be awarded to any film in its program.
NEW THIS YEAR
The RIDM’s awards ceremony will be held for the first time in the Cinémathèque québécoise’s salle Norman-McLaren on Saturday November 20, starting at 5 p.m. The evening will continue at the Cinéma du Musée for the world premiere of this edition’s closing film Gabor, by Joanie Lafrenière. The screening will start at 8 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker and Gabor Szilasi.
In another first for the RIDM, the People’s Choice Award will be announced following the end of the festival’s physical screenings on Monday, November 22.
The RIDM’s 24th edition will take place in theatres from November 10 to 21 at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma du Parc, Cinéma du Musée, Centre Pierre-Péladeau, and Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin and online from November 14 to 25, 2021.