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18 November 2018 Festival

Awards Winners of the 21st RIDM edition

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Award winners at the 21st annual

Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

                                                                       

Montreal, Saturday, November 17, 2018 – The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) ends tomorrow, November 18. The award winners for this 21st edition were announced during the closing ceremony that took place this evening at the Concordia University's Alumni Auditorium.

 

GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE presented by Bell Media.

Hale County This Morning, This Eveningby RaMell Ross

 

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Extinction (Extinção) by Salomé Lamas

 

The jury for the international feature competition was composed of Mads Mikkelsen, Maria Augusta Ramos, Daniel Sponsel and Barbara Visser.

 

GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE presented by Studios Saint-Antoine

Dark Suns by Julien Elie

 

SPECIAL JURY PRIZE – CANADIAN FEATURE

Symphony in Aquamarineby Dan Popa

 

BEST NEW TALENT FROM QUÉBEC / CANADA presented by Post-Moderne

Symphony in Aquamarineby Dan Popa

 

The Canadian feature competition jury was composed of Carlos Bonfil, Rosalie Lavoie and Fabienne Moris.

 

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT OR MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM

The Disappearance of Goyaby Toni Geitani

 

Special mention

Gulyabaniby Gürcan Keltek

 

BEST CANADIAN SHORT OR MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM presented by Télé-Québec

Zagrosby Ariane Lorrain and Shahab Mihandoust

 

The jury for the Canadian and International short and medium-length competitions was composed of Kalina Bertin, Tijana Djukic and Eric Hynes.

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD, presented by TV5

Memory is Our Homelandby Jonathan Durand

 

MAGNUS ISACSSON AWARD

And with a Smile, the RevolutionbyAlexandre Chartrand

 

The jury for the Magnus Isacsson Award was composed of Jocelyne Clarke, Martin Frigon (ARRQ), Viviane Saglier (Cinema Politica), Frederic Bohbot (DOC Québec) and Richard Brouillette (Main Film).

 

STUDENTS’ AWARD presented by Desjardins

20-22 OMEGAby Thierry Loa

 

The jury for the Students’ Award was composed of Loïc Piché (Collège de Maisonneuve), Florence Frigon-Morin (Cégep Marie-Victorin), Julia Bonis Charancle (Collège Dawson), Maika Hearson (Cégep André-Laurendeau), Solène Côté (Collège de Maisonneuve) and Roxana Baloiu (Collège Dawson).

 

WOMEN INMATES’ AWARD

A Delicate Balance by Christine Chevarie-Lessard

 

The Women Inmates’ jury is composed of five inmates of the Joliette Institution. Claudia, Isabelle, Marie-Ève, Nicole and Roseline chose a winner from a selection of eight films from the official competition and Panorama. This initiative, implemented for the first time in Québec for the RIDM 2011 edition, is made in partnership with the Société Elizabeth Fry du Québec, the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal - project supported by the ministère de la Culture et des communications and Ville de Montréal.

 

Additional screening!

The RIDM is pleased to announce that there will be an additional screening of Hale County This Morning, This Eveningby RaMell Ross. The film, which just won the Grand Prize for best international feature, will be screened this Sunday, November 18 at 9 p.m. in the Salle Canal D of the Cinémathèque québécoise.

 

 

The 21st annual RIDM ends Sunday, November 18, 2018.

Information: www.ridm.ca / info@ridm.ca

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