RIDM – Montreal International Documentary Festival Preview

the squareBeginning in 1998 the RIDM filled a void previously found in the Montreal film festival calendar.  The Montreal International Documentary Festival became the first festival dedicated entirely to documentary films.  It is surprising that it took so long for a festival of this nature to take shape as documentary film has always been an important part of Quebec cinema.  As part of its mandate RIDM brings to us the best documentary films from Canada and around the world.  The film vary in nature from important to ambitious.

The nature of documentary film has changed over the past couple of years as the nature of film itself has changed with the advent of specialty television channels and option like Hulu and Netflix.  Nevertheless, true documentary filmmaking has clung to its ideals of artistry, linking fiction and fact and exploring issues that are important to humans.

This year’s opening film is the Quebec premiere of Jehane Noujaim’s The Square and it will wrap up with the closing film, a world premiere directed by Annie St. Pierre called Fermières.  In between there will be 135 films from 40 different countries.  Each of these will be slotted into one of the competitions – International Feature Competition, Canadian Feature Competition, International Short and Medium-Length Competitions – or in one of the Panorama sections – Horizons, Special Presentations, Against the Grain, Beat Dox, Docs 2.0, and Territories.  Each year besides the screenings there are also other elements to the festival.  You can also take part in master classes, listen to roundtable discussions by people in the industry and retrospectives honouring documentary filmmakers or companies who have made their mark.  This year the retrospectives will spotlight filmmakers Marcel Ophuls, Michel Brault, Arthur Lamothe, and Yuri Ancarani, lab Sensory Ethnography Lab as well as a collection of short films assembled from the Franco-Belgian documentary television show Strip-Tease.

Additional Information:

-Dates:  November 13-24, 2013

-Venues:  Cinema du Parc, Concordia University, Excentris, Cinémathèque Québécois, Monument-National, Centre Phi, Hotel Quality Inn

-Ticket Purchase :  (514) 844-2172 or www.ridm.qc.ca or www.admission.com or Monument-National (1182 St. Laurent)

-Ticket Prices:   

REGULAR

STUDENTS AND SENIORS²

SINGLE TICKETGROUPS OF 10 OR MORE PEOPLE¹ : 8 $

11,50$

9,50$

5-TICKET BOOKLET

50$

40$

RIDM PASSINCLUDES CATALOGUE AND ADMISSION TO OPENING NIGHT

100$

80$

SPECIAL PASSES
(BEAT DOX, MARCEL OPHULS,
SENSORY ETHNOGRAPHY LAB)
VALID FOR ONE TICKET PER SCREENING IN THE
RELEVANT PROGRAM.
(LIMITED QUANTITIES)

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