In the entire province of Quebec we only have on film festival that is dedicated entirely to documentaries and we are lucky enough to have it happen in Montreal. The year’s best documentaries from around the world are made available to cinephiles in Montreal each fall. A cornucopia of style, perspectives, topics, lengths, cultures, and realities are presented for viewers to experience. The choice and variety is huge. 144 films from 44 countries. You are certain to find something that peaks your interest.
Films are divided into four different award eligible categories: International Feature Competition, Canadian Feature Competition, and International Short and Medium-Length Competitions. Other non-award eligible, but equally exciting, categories include: Special Presentations, Horizons, Counter-Culture, Territories, Beat Dox, UXdoc, Retrospectives and Tributes.
An example of the wide variety of documentary films waiting to be discovered include Altman by Ron Mann – an intimate look into the life of director Robert Altman, Bestiaire by Denis Côté – the silent examination of the co-existence of man and animal, The Flying Stars by Ngardy Conteh George and Allan Tong – amputees as a result of the civil war in Sierra Leone who participate in a special soccer league, God Save Justin Trudeau by Guylaine Marois and Éric Ruel – focuses on the boxing match opposing Liberal MP Justin Trudeau and Patrick Brazeau for charity, and Pulp: A Film About Life, Death and Supermarkets by Florian Habicht – close up look at the British group that formed in the 1990s.
Rounding out your experience you can participate in such things as master classes, workshops, lectures, discussions, and installations.
-Dates: November 12-23, 2014
-Venues: Cinema Excentris, Cinema du Parc, Cinematheque Quebecois, Concordia University – Hall Theatre, Pavillon Judith-Jasmin Annexe, Amphitheatre du Cœur des Sciences de L’UQAM
-Ticket Prices: Single film – Adult: $11.50, Students/Seniors: $9.50, Family Screenings: $8.00
5 Ticket Booklet – Adult: $50.00, Students/Seniors: $40.00
RIDM Pass – Regular: $100.00, Students/Seniors: $80.00