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09 - 19 Nov. 2016

Prize-winners

Prize-winners

Grand Prize for Best International Feature
Awarded to Another Year (Shengze Zhu) by the International Feature Competition Jury. Special mention to Tempestad by Tatiana Huezo.

Presented  by Bell Média

 

Best Cinematography
in an International Feature
Awarded to Brothers of the Night (Patric Chiha) by the International Feature Competition Jury.

 

Best Editing in an International Feature
Awarded to Havarie  (Philip Scheffner) by the International Feature Competition Jury.

 

Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature
Awarded to Resurrecting Hassan  (Carlo Guillermo Proto) by the Canadian Feature Competition Jury. Special mention to Tales of Two Who Dreamt by Andrea Bussmann and Nicolás Pereda. 

 

Best New Talent from Quebec/Canada

Awarded toGulîstan, terre de roses (Zaynê Akyol) by the Canadian Feature Competition Jury.

Presented by Post Moderne

 

Best International Short or Medium-Length Film

Awarded to Isabella Morra (Isabel Pagliai) by the jury for the Short and Medium-Length Competitions. Special mentions to Long Story Short by Natalie Bookchin and He Who Eats Children by Ben Russell.

 

Best Canadian Short or Medium-Length Film
The Botanist by Maude Plante-Husaruk and Maxime Lacoste-Lebuis was selected by the jury for the Short and Medium-Length Competitions.

 

People’s Choice Award
Given to Le goût d’un pays (Francis Legault) as the audience’s favourite documentary from
 the Official Competition and Panorama.

Presented by TV5

 

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. The award goes to Angry Inuk d’Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, with special mention to The Stairs by Hugh Gibson. The Magnus Isacsson Award is presented by the ARRQ, Cinema Politica, DOC Québec and Main Film. The jurors are Jocelyne Clarke, Nicolas Paquet (DOC Québec), Helen Doyle (ARRQ), Franck Le Coroller (assistant director) and Svetla Turnin (Cinema Politica).

 

Student Award
The RIDM student jury was inaugurated in 2014. The jury of five students from cegeps presents an award to a film from the Canadian Competition. The winning film is Resurrecting Hassan by Carlo Guillermo Proto, with a special mention to The Stairs by Hugh Gibson, and will 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 CSN and Telefilm Canada.

 

Women Inmates’ Award
The Inmates’ Jury is made up of five inmates of the Joliette Institution, the only federal women’s penitentiary in Quebec. Audrey, Sylvianne, Sonia, Roxanne and Lynn have choosen Angry Inuk by Alethea Arnaquq-Baril as the winner among the eight films from the Official Competition and Panorama screened for them. A special mention goes to Mr Gaga by Tomer Heymann. This initiative, a first in Quebec when it launched at 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.

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