Jury - International Feature Competition
Abril Alzaga (FICUNAM, Excecutive Director)
Denis Côté (Filmmaker)
Laura Huertas Millan (Filmmaker)
Ryan Krivoshey (Grasshopper Film, President)
Dennis Lim (Film at Lincoln Center, Director of Programming)
Jury - Canadian Feature Competition
Sonia Bonspille Boileau (Filmmaker)
Stephan Riguet (Andana Films, Excecutive Director)
Alex Moussa Sawadogo (Ouaga Film Lab, Artistic Director)
Jury - International and National Short and Medium-Length Competition
Valérie Fouques (CNC)
Carlo Guillermo Proto (Filmmaker)
Jury - Magnus Isacsson Award
Alexandre Chartrand (DOC Québec)
Miryam Charles (Main Film)
Jessica Legault (Cinema Politica)
Hubert Sabino-Brunette (Funambules Médias)
Grand Prize for Best International Feature
Presented by Bell Média
Special Jury Prize - International Feature
Selected by the international competition jury, for a work with a particularly original creative approach.
Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature
Presented by Studios St-Antoine
Special Jury Prize - Canadian Feature
Selected by the Canadian competition jury, for a work with a particularly original creative approach.
New Visions Award
Best International Short or Medium-Length Film
Best Canadian Short or Medium-Length Film
People’s Choice Award
Presented by Cineplex
Magnus Isacsson Award
The Magnus-Isacsson Award was created to honour the beloved Montreal documentary filmmaker, who passed away in the summer of 2012. This award is presented to a socially conscious work by an emerging Canadian director. TheThe Magnus Isacsson Award is presented by the Association des Réalisateurs et Réalisatrices du Québec, the Funambules Médias, Cinema Politica, DOC Québec and Main Film.
The RIDM student jury was inaugurated in 2014. The jury of six students from cegeps in the Greater Montreal area will present an award to a film from the National Competition. The winning film will then be shown in the participating cegeps.This initiative is part of the RIDM’s Youth Program, which includes a variety of outreach and awareness activities. It is supported by the Telefilm Canada, Caisse Desjardins du Quartier-Latin de Montréal and Caisse Desjardins du Plateau-Mont-Royal.
Women Inmates’ Award
The women inmates’ jury is composed of five inmates of the Joliette Institution, the only federal women’s penitentiary in Quebec. Esther, Sophie, Stéphanie, Roseline and Claudia will name their favourite documentary from among eight films in this year’s festival. The initiative, a first in Quebec when launched by the RIDM in 2011, is produced in partnership with Telefilm Canada, the Quebec chapter of the Elizabeth Fry Society and the Entente sur le développement culturel de Montréal – a project supported by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal.