Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)
SINCE: 1998
WHERE: MONTREAL (QUEBEC) CANADA
WEBSITE: www.ridm.qc.ca
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Founded in 1998, the Montreal International Documentary Festival (Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM) presents a selection of the year’s best documentaries from Canada and around the world for general and professional audiences. Documentary film has a unique place in Quebec culture. The historic backbone of Quebec cinema, the documentary sector produced a large number of major filmmakers who embraced a demanding, innovative vision of reality-based cinema, and their influence is still being felt.

Lou Reed Will Host Canadian Premiere of “Red Shirley” at Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

Lou Reed Will Host Canadian Premiere of “Red Shirley” at Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will welcome musician turned filmmaker Lou Reed to its 13th edition. Mr. Reed will present his first film, Red Shirley, on Monday, November 15 at 9 p.m. at the Cinémathèque québécoise. Red Shirley, a 99-year-old formally known as Shulamit Rabinowitz, is the star of this film co-directed by her cousin, none other than former Velvet Underground frontman Lou Reed. Rabinowitz lived through the devastation of the First World War; and fled Poland for […]

Waste Land, closing film of this year’s RIDM

Waste Land, closing film of this year’s RIDM

The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) announced the closing film for its 13th edition. Directed by Lucy Walker, Waste Land has won the Audience Award in Sundance and the Amnesty International and Panoramic Audience Award at the Berlinale. In exile in the United States following a gunshot wound to his leg, Brazilian-born artist Vik Muniz enjoys the enviable international notoriety that has come from his work: an intermingling of photography and domestic, industrial matter. With […]

Les Fros will be the opening film of this year’s Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM)

The grand premiere of Les Fros, the second feature by the Mont Laurier-based director Stéphanie Lanthier, kicks off the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) on November 10. Produced by DOC Productions and co-produced by the National Film Board of Canada, Les Fros takes us inside the world of Abitibi’s brush cutters. Every year, workers from Romania, Mali, Russia and Albania travel north to swell the ranks of local cutters. For long months, they toil in […]