Montreal International Documentary Festival


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RIDM 10 - 21 Nov. 2021

Forum RIDM 13 - 17 Nov. 2021



Frequently Asked Questions


When is the Festival being held?

To celebrate the event-based nature of the festival, each documentary in the program will be shown a first time in theatres from November 10 to 21.

For film-lovers unable to attend the screenings, films will be available via the online edition from November 14 to 25. This will include almost all the program’s films, which will be available everywhere in Canada.

Forum RIDM will be held from Nov. 13 to Nov. 17th in person and online, depending on the activity.


Festival Format

All the films of our Programming will be screened in theatres during the Festival. Consult the Schedule here.

Most of the films will then be made available for viewing on our online platform four days after their theatre screening. 

You'll be able to stream our online film selection via the purchase of either a subscription to a Bloc, or to an online Passport that gives you access to all three Blocs.

  • November 14 to 17 (Bloc 1)
  • November 18 to 21 (Bloc 2)
  • November 22 to 25 (Bloc 3)

There are also free activities at the Cinémathèque Québecoise. Consult the programming HERE to reserve your spot! 


Will there be any films screened in a cinema?

Yes! Our documentaries will be shown in the following cinemas:  

  • Cinémathèque Québécoise
    • Salle CRAVE
    • Salle Fernand-Séguin
  • Cinema du Parc
  • Cinema du Musée
  • Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin 


Where do I view the movies online?

You can stream all the films on our online platform:

RIDM is proud to be associated with Cinesend, a 100% Canadian online viewing platform.


Who can I contact if I have a question or for toubleshooting issues ?

Our technical support and customer service will be available troughout the Festival to help you purchase your tickets or navigate the platform.

Opening hours:

  • Oct. 20th to Nov 10th (weekdays): 9am to 5pm
  • Nov. 11th to Nov. 25th: 1pm to 8pm

By email:

By phone: (438) 493-1542


Code of Conduct

The RIDM and Forum RIDM are committed to presenting and reflecting upon diverse and stimulating perspectives on the world, through reality-based cinema. The two organizations provide spaces for discussion, learning and debate, in a spirit of respect, inclusiveness and empathy.

The RIDM and Forum RIDM reserve the right to withdraw the accreditation or access to our online platforms from anyone who engages in harassment, discrimination, intimidation, violence or related behaviours. They also reserve the right to deny access to their venues and events and to remove the discriminatory messages from our social networks without notice or refund.

You may consult our Festival Code of Conduct here.



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