The documentary film festival in Montréal RIDM sums up its activities and awards like this, with the DOKLeipzig winner “The Tiniest Place” again very much presented. More information, and trailers to be watched, by clicking on the titles below. To be welcomed that the festival also honours editing and cinematography: The festival presented nearly 200 films, (had) events, and activities. More than 60 special guests from Quebec and abroad participated this year, helping us to bring out the best in reality-based filmmaking.
During the awards ceremony on Nov. 19 at the Grande Bibliothèque, 10 awards were given out to highlight some notable contributions. Prizes worth more than $26,500 in cash and services were distributed to the honourees.
This list of winners is as follows:
BEST EDITING IN AN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE presented by AQTIS Territoire perdu by Pierre-Yves Vandeweerd
GRAND PRIZE FOR BEST CANADIAN FEATURE presented by Bell Carnets d’un grand détour by Catherine Hébert
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY IN AN INTERNATIONAL FEATURE presented by Antoine Laoun Opticien El velador by Natalia Almada
BEST NEW TALENT FROM QUEBEC/CANADA presented by the NFB The Vanishing Spring Light by Xun Yu
BEST INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM presented by Vox Flying Anne (Anne Vliegt) de Catherine Van Campen
WOMEN INMATES AWARD The Tiniest Place (El lugar más pequeño) by Tatiana Huezo
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD presented by Canal D Bouton by Res Balzli
PS. The film of Frederick Wiseman was shown at the festival – Crazy Horse, photo – as the opening film resulting in a signed letter to the organisers from around 30 filmmakers, who expressed that the festival supported sexism!