Montreal International Documentary Film Festival Wrap Up

Even though Montreal is a city of film festivals this is the only one that focuses completely on documentary films. A multitude of topics and perspectives were presented over the twelve days of the festival. The successful festival awards many prizes at the end and here is a list of the winners this year.

List of Winners:
Kino Pen Award: I Wish I Knew by Jia Zhang-Ke
Special Mentions: La Nuit, Elles Dansent by Isabelle Lavigne and Stéphane Thibault
Michael Berger: A Hysteria by Thomas Fürhapter

Shooting from the Hip Award: Cuchillo de palo by Renate Costa
Special Mention: Teheran Without Permission by Sepideh Farsi

Doctape Award: Katka by Helena Trestikova
Special Mention: Disco and Atomic War by Jaak Kilmi

Ecocamera Award: La Reine Malade by Pascal Sanchez
Special Mention: Chercher le courant by Nicolas Boisclair and Alexis de Gheldere

First Camera Award: Cuchillo de Palo by Renate Costa
Special Mention: L'Homme aux serpents by Eric Flandin

Editing Award: Katka by Helena Trestikova

Image Award: The Woman with the 5 Elephants by Vadim Jendreyko for Niels Bolbrinker and Stéphane Kuthy
Special Mention: 17 August by Alexander Gutman for Maxim Efros, Alexander Gutman and Nikolay Volkov

Cinematheque Quebecoise Award for Best Film from Quebec or Canada: Ce cœur qui bat (The Heart That Beats) by Philippe Lesage
Special Mention: The Devil Operation directed by Stephanie Boyd

Quebec/Canada Best Hope Award: Ce cœur qui bat (The Heart That Beats) by Philippe Lesage

Audience Award: Chercher le courant by Nicolas Boisclair and Alexis de Gheldere

Additional Information:
-Website: www.ridm.qc.ca

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