The Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) has wrapped and announced its award winners, which include double winners Cuchillo de palo, Helena Trestikova’s Katka and Ce cúur qui bat (The Heart That Beats) by Philippe Lesage.
The winner of the Kino Pen Award, and presented by the Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ), was I Wish I Knew by Jia Zhang-Ke. The Shooting from the Hip Award, presented by Radio-Canada, went to Cuchillo de palo by Renate Costa, which also won the First Camera Award, presented by VOX. The Doctape award and the Editing award was given to Helena Trestikova’s film Katka, while the Ecocamera award went to La reine malade by Pascal Sanchez, which was presented by Télé-Québec. The Image award, presented by the Alliance québécoise des techniciens de l’image et du son (AQTIS), went to The Woman with the 5 Elephants by Vadim Jendreyko for Niels Bolbrinker and Stéphane Kuthy. The same film took home the Cinematheque Québécoise Award for best film from Quebec or Canada and the Quebec/Canada Best Hope award, awarded by the National Film Board of Canada, Ce cúur qui bat (The Heart That Beats) by Philippe Lesage. Lastly, the audience award, presented by Canal D, went to Chercher le courant by Nicolas Boisclair and Alexis de Gheldere.