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4 November 2023 Festival

Local documentary film premieres at the RIDM

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Montreal, Friday, November 3, 2023 – The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) is proud to premiere films from local filmmakers whose reputation is firmly established, while also showcasing new talents.

Among emerging filmmakers, Chadi Bennani’s short film Here and There will have its world premiere during the opening night of the 26th edition of the RIDM, on Wednesday, November 15, at Cinéma Impérial. As for the Quebec feature Novembre by directors Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier & Karine van Ameringen, it will have its North American premiere as part of the closing night of the festival, on Saturday, November 25, at Cinéma du Musée.

This year, the first Quebec festival entirely devoted to documentary cinema will present 52 national films in its various sections.

National Feature Competition

Má Sài Gòn (Mother Saigon) by Khoa Lê

Diary of a Father by Claude Demers

While the Green Grass Grows by Peter Mettler

Silent House by Farnaz Jurabchian and Mohammadreza Jurabchian

La garde blanche by Julien Elie

Caiti Blues by Justine Harbonnier

New Visions Competition

Meezan by Shahab Mihandoust

Feet in Water, Head on Fire by Terra Long

Silvicola by Jean-Philippe Marquis

National Short and Medium-Length Competition

The Dismantling of Baveuse City by Chloé Pilon Vaillancourt

Jill, Uncredited by Anthony Ing

Somehow Continue by Karl Lemieux

Let the Red Moon Burn by Ralitsa Doncheva

Cold and Dark by Peter Hošták

Immortelles by Mark Durand

Procès verbal by Matthew Wolkow

Holiday Native Land by Nicolas Renaud and Brian Virostek

Four Mile Creek by Ryan McKenna

The Great Kind Mystery by Ella Morton

L’artifice by Isabelle Grignon-Francke

Nine Easy Dances by Nora Rosenthal

Orpheus by Malaika Shostakovich and Mustafa Uzuner

Outside Center by Eli Jean Tahchi

Panorama - Against the Grain

In Praise of Shadows by Catherine Martin

La suite canadienne by Olivier Godin

Panorama - Horizons

Perséides by Laurence Lévesque

Sisters of Wrestling by Sarah Baril Gaudet

Hideouts by Nicolas Paquet

Après-coups by Romane Garant Chartrand

Panorama - The State of the World

WaaPake (Tomorrow) by Jules Arita Koostachin

Koromousso - Big Sister by Jim Donovan and Habibata Ouarme

Stolen Time by Helene Klodawsky

Éviction by mathilde capone

Special Screenings

Mademoiselle Kenopsia by Denis Côté

The Ballad of Hard Times by Richard Boutet and Pascal Gélinas

Amisk & Christmas at Moose Factory by Alanis Obomsawin


6 minutes/km by Catherine Boivin

Nin Kamashitshet : Celui qui se bat by André-Charles Ishpatao

W8linaktegw ta niona by Myriam Landry

Soirée de la relève Radio-Canada

Casa Bonjardim by Camille Salvetti

Clémence by Myriam Ben Saïd

Where Motion Has Not Yet Ceased by Juliette Balthazard

ZEITGEIST by Louise Blancheteau

It Is What It Is by Nicole Doummar

La ravissante by Diego Gros-Louis


Nights by Diane Poitras

Lunar Almanac, Altiplano and Merapi by Malena Szlam

In collaboration with Télé-Québec, partner of the Doc-à-doc screenings, the RIDM present five award-winning films from previous years on the platform: A Night of Knowing Nothing by Payal Kapadia, Ouvrir la voix by Amandine Gay, No Ordinary Man by Aisling Chin-Yee & Chase Joynt, Wilcox by Denis Côté, and ZAGROS by Ariane Lorrain & Shahab Mihandounst. This is a unique opportunity to discover or revisit these memorable films, now available for free, province-wide, until November 26.


The 26th edition of the RIDM will take place from November 15 to 26

at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma du Parc, Cinéma du Musée,

Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin, Cinéma Moderne, and Cinéma Impérial.


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