RIDM Film Festival 2011 Wrap-Up

Just because the film fest is over don’t think that there are no outlets for you to get your documentary film fix at.  Starting in a few short months (two to be exact) RIDM continues its good work with Docville 2012.  Docville gives Montrealers the chance to see premieres of some of the best documentaries produced.  The screenings happen on the last Thursday of every month (January 26, February 23, March 29, April 26, May 31, June 28, August 30, September 27).  The movie card for the festival will be available at Excentris for a very reasonable $50.  The films will be announced three weeks before their screening.

RIDM finished up this past Sunday and its twelve days seemed to zoom by.  There was not enough time in the day to work and get out to see all the wonderful documentaries they had to offer.  No worries what I did see was marvelous and led me to believe that went for each and every film at the festival.

The awards were handed out on the last day of the festival (November 20th) and here is the list of the winners:

Prize Winners 2011

BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM

Flying Anne (Anne Vliegt) by Catherine Van Campen

BEST INTERNATIONAL MEDIUM-LENGTH FILM

Hula and Natan by Robby Elmaliah.

SPECIAL MENTION
Out of Reach BY Jakub Stozek

CINÉMATHÈQUE QUÉBÉCOISE – CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARD

Les Etats-Unis d’Afrique by Yanick Létourneau

SPECIAL MENTION 
La guerre de Wiebo (Wiebo’s War) by David York

BEST NEW TALENT FROM QUEBEC/CANADA

The Vanishing Spring Light by Xun Yu

GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE

Carnets d’un grand détour by Catherine Hébert

WOMEN INMATES AWARD

The Tiniest Place (El lugar más pequeño) by Tatiana Huezo.

BEST EDITING IN AN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Territoire Perdu de Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN AN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

El Velador de Natalia Almada

GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Territoire Perdu de Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd

MENTION SPÉCIALE
The Tiniest Place (El lugar más pequeño) de Tatiana Huezo.

PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD

Bouton du réalisateur Res Balzli.

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