… stands for Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal and is a 10 day long festival event with ” Dozens of activities: workshops, roundtables, master classes, tributes, kids’ screenings, receptions and parties, and a market “with the mission of supporting and stimulating independent documentary filmmaking and facilitating meetings between professionals, artists, producers, distributors and exhibitors from around the world.”

The dates are November 10-21 and the film programme includes more than 100 films and a good audience – in 2009 28.500. There are several competition sections, and BRAVO also prizes for best camera, best montage etc. Which is unusual in documentary festivals.

Among the films are several that has been reviewed or noticed on this site: “17 August” by Alexander Gutman, “La Danse-le Ballet de lÓpéra de Paris” by Frederick Wiseman, “Steam of Life” by Joonas Berghäll, “Armadillo” by Janus Metz, “Autumn Gold” by Jan Tenhaven, “Disco and Atomic War” by Jaak Kilmi, “Kill the Referee” by Yves Hinant and “Katka” (PHOTO) by Helena Trestikova. And many, many other films, among them several French-Canadian that we seldom see in Europe.


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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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