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Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma line up

Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th edition from October 13 to 24. Once again this year, the Festival will delight you with a spectacular lineup, more than ever in tune with real-life changes in the film landscape and new technologies. Features and shorts, fiction and documentary, animation, retrospectives, tributes, professional panels, outdoor interactive installations and events will be served up over 12 days, for all audiences. Over 295 films from 51 countries, including 33 world premieres and 64 North American premieres, have been selected for you by the Festival in an effort to present the best films produced in the last year. Renowned for its quality lineup, the FNC takes inspiration from the most innovative creative processes and rewarding collaborations. Come and take part!

Opening and Closing
The opening film, the world premiere of 10½, the second feature by Podz (Quebec/Canada), will kick off the 39th edition on Wednesday, October 13 at the Imperial Cinema (Centre Sandra & Leo Kolber, Salle Lucie & André Chagnon). 10½ delves into the world of Tommy (Robert Naylor), a 10-year-old well known to social services. A rebellious kid who resists affection as much as authority, he is dismissed as a lost cause by most of his teachers. Only Gilles (Claude Legault), his new teacher, detects a glimmer of hope in a boy whose only language is violence. (Watch out: it hits hard)!
The closing film, Curling, the fifth feature by Denis Côté (Quebec/Canada), will be screened for the first time in Quebec. The film, recently awarded the Silver Leopard for best director and a best actor award for Emmanuel Bilodeau at the prestigious Locarno festival, stars Emmanuel Bilodeau, Philomène Bilodeau, Roc Lafortune and Sophie Desmarais. Curling chronicles a winter in the lives of Jean-François and Julyvonne Sauvageau, an overprotected father and his young, socially isolated daughter. Strange things happen to disrupt their quiet, uneventful routine. The long-awaited Curling finally comes to Montreal!

Let the party begin! And in every shape and form: International Selection: Louve d’Or, Special Presentation, International Panorama, Focus, Temps Ø, Short Films, Les P’tits Loups, Tributes and Retrospectives, Events as well as FNC Lab and FNC Pro. As eclectic and highly diversified as ever, the lineup of the 39th edition, in all categories, betrays a major concern of our times, our relationship with the environment. The 39th FNC will be a meditative journey presented by our programming team, made up of Claude Chamberlan, Dimitri Eipides, Damien Detcheberry, Julien Fonfrède, Philippe Gajan, Madeleine Molyneaux, Nicolas Rousseau, Daphnée Cyr and Gabrielle Tougas-Frechette along with Pierre Jutras for the Cinémathèque québécoise.

International Selection: Louve d’Or presented by Quebecor
The prestigious International Selection, accompanied by a $15,000 cheque presented by Quebecor to the winner of the Louve d’Or, includes 19 independent films (first, second or third works) by often underrated filmmaking talents. These are raw, uncensored films that command respect. You can’t afford to miss these uncompromising works. The 19 films are Année bissextile (Ano Bisiesto), Michael Rowe (Mexico); The Belgrade Phantom (Beogradski fantom), Jovan B. Torodovic (Serbia/Hungary/Bulgaria); Between Two Worlds (Ahasin Wetei), Vimukthi Jayasundara (Sri Lanka); L’Épée et la rose (A Espada e a Rosa), Joao Nicolau (Portugal); Erratum, Marek Lechki (Poland); Huit fois debout (Eight Times Up), Xabi Molia (France); Inside America, Barbara Eder (Austria); Jo pour Jonathan (Jo for Jonathan), Maxime Giroux (Quebec/Canada); Littlerock, Mike Ott (United States); Mama, Nikolaï & Yelena Renard (Russia); Memories of Overdevelopment (Memorias del desarrollo), Miguel Coyula (Cuba/United States); Preludio, Eduardo Lucatero (Mexico); Le Quattro volte, Michelangelo Frammartino (Italy/Germany/Switzerland); Silent Souls (Ovsyanki), Aleksei Fedorchenko (Russia); Susa, Rusudan Pirveli (Georgia); Le Vagabond (Ha’Meshotet), Avishai Sivan (Israel); Vous êtes tous des Capitaines (Todos vós sodes capitáns), Oliver Laxe (Spain); WebSiteStory, Dan Chisu (Romania) and When We Leave (Die Fremde), Feo Aladag (Germany).

Special Presentation
Thirty-four works by world-renowned filmmakers in one lineup! Every year, the Special Presentation category brings together unique, brilliant and committed films vouching for both the vitality of international cinema and the filmmakers’ perseverance. An anthology of much-anticipated films: Another Year, Mike Leigh (United Kingdom); L’Arbre (The Tree), Julie Bertuccelli (Australia/France); La Belle Endormie (The Sleeping Beauty), Catherine Breillat (France); Biutiful, Alejandro González Iñárritu (Spain/Mexico); Boxing Gym, Frederick Wiseman (United States); Carlos, Olivier Assayas (France/Germany); Cell 211 (Celda 211), Daniel Monzon (Spain/France); The Ditch (Jiabiangou), Wang Bing (France/Belgium); Film Socialisme, Jean-Luc Godard (France/Switzerland); Fin de concession (End of Concession), Pierre Carles (France); Homme au Bain (Man at Bath), Christophe Honoré (France); L’Illusionniste (The Illusionist), Sylvain Chomet (United Kingdom/France); L.A. Zombie, Bruce LaBruce (United States/Germany); Lignes de vie, Alain Mazars (France); Lola, Brillante Mendoza (Philippines/France); Les Mains en l’air (Hands Up), Romain Goupil (France); Mammuth, Gustave Kerven, Benoît Delépine (France); Music from the Big House, Bruce McDonald (Canada); Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism, Virginie Despentes (France); Nénette, Nicolas Philibert (France); New York Memories, Rosa Von Praunheim (Germany); Nostalgia for the Light (Nostalgia de la luz), Patrico Guzmán (France/Germany/Chile); Over your Cities Grass will grow, Sophie Fiennes (France/New Zealand/United Kingdom); Pepperminta, Pipilotti Rist (Switzerland/Austria); La Route des cieux, Jean-Pierre Lefebvre (Quebec/Canada); Solutions Locales pour un désordre Global, Coline Serreau (France); The Strange Case of Angelica (O Estranho Caso de Angélica), Manoel de Oliveira (Portugal/Spain/France); Submarino, Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark/Sweden); Tamara Drewe, Stephen Frears (United Kingdom); Le Temps des amoureuses, Henri-François Imbert (France); Tournée, Mathieu Amalric (France); Un Garçon fragile—le projet Frankenstein (Szelίd Teremtés—A Frankenstein-terv), Kornél Mundruczó (Hungary/Germany/Austria); Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (Loong Boonmee raleuk chat), Apichatpong Weerasethakul (Thailand/United Kingdom/France/Germany/Spain) and White Material, Claire Denis (France/Cameroon).

International Panorama
An artistic manifesto, a plea for tolerance, a source of hope and a sensitive account of real-life situations all over the world, the International Panorama section sets itself the challenge of exposing us to our society’s issues while keeping an objective and relevant eye on the world and people all around us. This year, we bring you 30 remarkably compelling, keenly observed films: Aurora, Cristi Puiu (Romania/France/Switzerland); Burn out the Day, Cinque Lee & Sean Bohary (United States); Le Cœur d’Auschwitz (The Heart of Auschwitz), Carl Leblanc (Quebec/Canada); Dancing Dreams (Tanzträume), Anne Linseln & Rainer Hoffmann (Germany); Dirty Diaries, 12 female directors (Sweden); Dirty Paradise, Daniel Schweizer (Switzerland/France); Donoma, Djinn Carrenard (France); The Drifter (Eine Flexible Frau), Tatjana Turanskyj (Germany); Elisa K., Judith Colell & Jordi Cadena (Spain); L’enfer de Matignon, Philippe Kohly (France); The Family Complete (Kazoku Complete), Imaizumi Koichi (Japan); Woman Without Piano (La Mujer sin piano), Javier Rebollo (Spain); Gigola, Laure Charpentier (France); Hitler à Hollywood (Hitler in Hollywood), Frédéric Sojcher (Belgium/France); Inside Job, Charles Ferguson (United States); Just Between us (Neka ostane medju nama), Rajko Grlic (Croatia/Serbia/Slovenia); Komeda: A Soundtrack for a Life, Claudia Buthenhoff-Duffy (Germany); The Light Thief (Svet-Ake), Aktan Arym Kubat (Kyrgyzstan/France/Germany/Netherlands); Mamas & Papas, Alice Nellis (Czech Republic); Tuesday After Christmas (Marti, dupa craciun), Radu Muntean (Romania); Marieke, Marieke, Sophie Schoukens (Belgium/Germany); Meat, Maartje Seyferth (Netherlands); Moi, petite fille de treize ans (As a Young Girl of Thirteen), Élisabeth Coronel, Florence Gaillard, Arnaud De Mezamat (France); Mundo Alas, Leon Gieco, Sebastien Schindel, Fernando Molnar (Argentina); Rolling with Stone, Sarah Bertrand (France); Scientists under Attack, Bertram Verhaag (Germany/United States); Shahada, Burhan Qurbani (Germany); Supermen of Malegaon, Faiza Ahmed Khan (Singapore/Japan/South Korea/India); Les Travailleu(r)ses du sexe (et fières de l’être)(Sex workers (and proud of it)), Jean-Michel Carré (France) and Tellement proches (So Happy Together), Éric Toledano & Olivier Nakache (France).

The Focus section opens with the hard-hitting documentary on Omar Kadhr, Vous n’aimez pas la vérité: 4 jours à Guantanamo (You don’t like the Truth: 4 Days in Guantánamo), Luc Côté & Patricio Henriquez (Quebec/Canada). Fifteen films, including eight world premieres, take a starring role in the Focus section. Whether fiction or documentary, unsettling or funny, critical or entertaining, reflections of Quebec and Canadian culture or accounts of our relationship with other societies, these works have in common their commitment and their revelatory power. The films are A Night for Dying Tigers, Terry Miles (Canada); Affinity Point, Deeh (Quebec/Canada); Aluku Liba, Nicolas Jolliet (Canada/Guinea/Surinam); Deux fois une Femme (Twice a Woman), François Delisle (Quebec/Canada); Falardeau, German Gutierrez, Carmen Garcia (Quebec/Canada), Fathers & Sons, Carl Bessaï (Canada); La Fille de Montréal, Jeanne Crépeau (Quebec/Canada); Jaloux, Patrick Demers (Quebec/Canada); The Kate Logan Affair, Noël Mitrani (Quebec/Canada); King of the L’Est, Simon Gaudreau (Quebec/Canada); Neige et cendres (Snow and Ashes), Charles-Olivier Michaud (Quebec/Canada); Oliver Sherman, (Canada); Sauvage, Guillaume Sylvestre (Quebec/Canada) and Simplement Nous..., David Tousignant & Tomi Grgicevic (Quebec/Canada);

Temps Ø
Defiantly different and gleefully surprising, TEMPS Ø is one of the Festival’s most popular sections. The lineup includes 22 films, including two world premieres, two international premieres, three North American premieres and six Canadian premieres. Get ready for a wild ride! First up is the new Jennifer Chambers Lynch, Hisss, an Indian production featuring man-eating female snakes; the pop-art story of a Thai family without heads (Headless Family (Hua-lood family), Kote Aramboy); Enter the Void, Gaspar Noé, a primal, hallucinatory trip about death that is brilliantly radical; the new Alex de la Iglesia, Balada Triste (The Last Circus), an over-the-top tale of two ill-tempered clowns in love with a trapeze artist with S&M tendencies. There will be new works from Takeshi Kitano, Outrage (Autoreiji), Gregg Araki (Kaboom), Cam Archer (Shit Year), Hideo Nakata (Chatroom) and Mani Ratnam along with the Bollywood event of the year, Raavanan. You’ll see the world premiere of Territoires by Olivier Abou, a terrifying France-Quebec coproduction about the extremes of American patriotism—a raw, visceral and sadistic film that gets you thinking. Here’s a rare chance to see Philippe Mora’s masterpiece Mad Dog Morgan, considered one of the best Australian films of the ’70s. The screening will pay tribute to Dennis Hopper, who sadly passed away this year. Absolutely not to be missed is Confessions (Kokuhaku) (Tetsuya Nakashima), a brilliant film about ultimate revenge. Surprising, original, free-thinking and disturbing, but also beautiful and sensitive, this thriller is sure to be one of the sleeper hits of the Festival. Check out The Trashmaster by Mathieu Weschler, an inventive, ambitious exercise in style; the experimental horror of La Casa Muda by Uruguayan director Gustavo Hernandez; Monsters by Gareth Edwards; the German zombie film Rammbock by Marvin Kren; the sensitive animé Colorful (Karafuru) by Keiichi Hara, a crazy journey into the malaise plaguing Japanese youth; David Wants to Fly by David Sieveking, a playful and entertaining investigative documentary about transcendental meditation that gives David Lynch a rough time; the new Go Shibata (Japanese underground cult figure), Doman Seman; The Sentimental Engine Slayer by Omar Rodriguez Lopez; the amazing documentary about Japanese noise music We Don’t Care About Music Anyway by Cédric Dupire and Gaspard Kuentz; and a charming Thai film about killer snakes, The Intruder (Kiew-Arkhard), by Thanadol Nualsuth and Thammanoon Sakulboonthanom.

Short Films
The Short Film section, revamped and now divided into two distinct categories between the International Selection competition and Focus Québec/Canada, is full of surprises this year! There will be seven lineups with evocative titles such as Love (on the beat), L’instant magique, Contes fantastiques and Initiation; international stars such as Chloé Sévigny, the heroine of the new film by Jonathan Caouette (All Flowers in Time) and Léa Seydoux directed by Louis Garrel (Petit tailleur); a stunning film about line dancing directed by Anne-Marie Turcotte and Mario Calvé (Sur la ligne variation №1); the emergence of a new generation of women filmmakers including Anne Émond (Sophie Lavoie) and Halima Ouardiri (Mokhtar); Madame and Little Boy by Magnus Bärtås, a fascinating Swedish documentary about Korea, Godzilla and the atomic bomb; new films by Bertrand Bonello (Where the Boys are), Nicolas Provost (Stardust), Claude Cloutier (La Tranchée), Pierre Hébert (Praha Florenc), Théodore Ushev (Les Journaux de Lipsett); and the much-awaited animation films Vasco (Sébastien Laudenbach) and Love Patate (Gilles Cuvelier). In short, a section brimming with underrated talent!

TRIBUTE TO PIERRE FALARDEAU: Filmmaker, author, polemicist and fervent indépendantiste, Pierre Falardeau passed away a little over a year ago, leaving behind a striking body of films. To pay him tribute, the Festival will screen the world premiere of the documentary Falardeau, directed by German Gutierrez and Carmen Garcia. We will also screen two of his most accomplished works: Octobre (1994), on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the October Crisis, and Le Party (1990), presented during a special screening at eXcentris on October 19. The print has been completely restored and digitized in high definition through the Éléphant: mémoire du cinéma québécois project.

PIERRE ÉTAIX RETROSPECTIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CINÉMATHÈQUE QUÉBÉCOISE: A fan of Buster Keaton and assistant to Jacques Tati, Pierre Étaix directed his eight major films between 1961 and 1971, alongside working in the theatre, the circus and as an illustrator. His work, missing from theatres for over twenty years due to legal entanglements, is at last available to audiences thanks to newly restored prints. For the retrospective, Pierre Étaix will appear in person before audiences on October 14 during the 4 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. screenings at the Cinémathèque.

WANG BING RETROSPECTIVE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CINÉMATHÈQUE QUÉBÉCOISE AND THE RENÉ MALO CHAIR: An attentive chronicler of contemporary China, Wang Bing burst onto the international scene with his first film, West of the Tracks (2003), a sweeping, nine-hour epic that met with huge critical acclaim throughout the world. A true dissident and a major figure in Chinese independent film, he will appear in Montreal in person to teach a filmmaking lesson on Friday, October 22 at 5 p.m. at the Cinémathèque québécoise. He will also present his first fiction feature, The Ditch, a controversial film that caused a sensation at the Venice festival.

TRIBUTE TO WERNER SCHROETER: A poet, nomad, aesthete and iconic figure of New German Cinema along with Herzog, Wenders and Fassbinder, Werner Schroeter, whose work was strongly inspired by Maria Callas and William Burroughs, directed over 80 works for theatre and opera and close to 30 films. He was the first international guest at the Festival’s first edition in 1971, where Eika Katappa and The Death of Maria Malibran were screened. In his honour, the Festival will screen Malina (1991), his first film featuring his muse Isabelle Huppert, whose heartfelt tribute to him appears in our catalogue.

TRIBUTE TO ROGER DIAMANTIS: Roger Diamantis, an iconic figure in art house film who ran the Saint-André des Arts cinema in Paris, passed away on June 15, 2010. Quebec cinema is indebted to him and his long time companion, Inger Laursen, for the exposure they gave us in Paris. The Festival du nouveau cinéma pays tribute to him by screening two films about his passion for movies on the big screen: Roger Diamantis ou la vraie vie, Elise Girard (2005) and Si j’te cherche . . . j’me trouve, Roger Diamantis (1974).

TRIBUTE TO ANDRÉ LAMY: A producer, commissioner and chairman of the NFB during the ’70s and executive director of Telefilm Canada in the ’80s, André Lamy was an administrator as well as a loyal friend of the Festival du nouveau cinéma. The 39th edition and the film La vie privée d’Onyx Films, Denys Desjardins (2010) are dedicated to his memory.

AFRICA: INDEPENDENT VIEWPOINTS: 2010 marks the 50th anniversary of independence for 17 African countries, including Cameroon, Senegal and Mali. The Festival celebrates the occasion by screening offbeat, sensitive films by three major documentary filmmakers, Henri-François Imbert (Doulaye, une saison des pluies), Samba Félix Ndiaye (Lettre à Senghor) and Jean-Marie Teno (Lieux saints). Presented by Sylvain L’Espérance and Érika Nimis.

CARTE BLANCHE: GROLAND: A (sort of) legitimate offspring of Groland, a cult show on French channel Canal+, the Grolandais Film Festival arrives in Montreal along with the President of the Presipality of Groland and his wife, Carlita. The presidential couple and their team will introduce Montreal audiences to a lineup of shorts and features that are funny, weird or subversive—or all three at once.

TRIBUTE TO DANIEL SCHMID: Daniel Schmid, a genial Swiss filmmaker who directed 13 films and several stage plays, left his mark on worldwide cinema through his poetic, phantasmagorical works. The Festival will screen the film Daniel Schmid—Le chat qui pense, Pascal Hoffmann, Denys Jaberg (2010), a moving documentary and a tender tribute to Schmid.

TRIBUTE TO KATHLEEN HODGSON FLEMING: Behind-the-scenes artist Kathleen Hodgson Fleming, through her translation and subtitling company, worked on hundreds of publications and films. To highlight her immense talent, persistance and natural gifts, the Festival will screen in her honour the film Trois temps après la mort d’Anna (Mourning for Anna) by Catherine Martin, one of her last collaborations.

Les P’tits Loups presented by Archambault
Les P’tits Loups is growing up so fast! This year, Les P’tits Loups is a treat for the eyes, the head and the heart, featuring a wide variety of films the whole family will love. The features include: La maison des contes by Dominique Monféry (Italy, France), a beautiful animated film about the imagination and the transmission of knowledge; the documentary Dessine-toi (Draw Yourself) by Gilles Porte (France) and, for the first time, 3D films for English-speaking audiences, the highly anticipated Finnish film Moomins and the Comet Chase by Maria Lindberg (Finland), with a soundtrack including a song by Bjork, and the fascinating animal documentary Turtle: The Incredible Journey by Nick Stringer (United Kingdom/Austria/Germany). A documentary intended for grownups but that will also appeal to kids 6 and up, Ce n’est qu’un début (Just the Beginning) by Jean-Pierre Pozzi and Pierre Barougier (France) features children from the Paris region who, once a month, form a circle to discuss philosophy. This moving film inspired the organizers of the P’tits Loups filmmaking camp, who for the third year running produced a short film with kids from Dr. Julien’s children at risk program. Their film, Papier de soi, will be screened in the short film lineup along with six other films from here and elsewhere!

Once again this year, the Agora becomes the meeting place for all festivalgoers! Every evening, the public is invited to come celebrate diversity free of charge at Festival headquarters. It begins with the traditional grand opening party on October 13 and continues for 10 days and 10 nights of special events and hot parties. On October 14, we celebrate the opening of the Focus section with Amnesty International. On Saturday, October 16, we present short films by the young people from Projet LOVE, followed by Moustic en gros, a show starring Jules-Edouard Moustic, the newscaster from the Presipality of Groland, and then films by Kino Kabaret with a soundtrack played live on stage by Patrick Watson. Later in the evening is the Écorce Atelier Créative Masked Ball featuring We Are Wolves. Throughout the week, take your pick from the 2010 crop of films from the Wapikoni mobile; the Pop Montreal evening featuring the North American premiere of Ivory Tower, a feature starring Chilly Gonzales; the Mange ta ville evening and the concert by Royaume des morts, not to mention the 12th edition of the Sprint for your Script contest. On October 21 at eXcentris, we will screen Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette’s documentary Se souvenir des cendres—regards sur Incendies, followed by a discussion on the theme Fiction vs. Reality: The War in Pictures with the team behind the film Incendies, including director Denis Villeneuve. On Friday, October 22, we hold the 30 ans de Dazibao benefit evening (admission $20) featuring Think About Life, DJ Alana, DJ Papa dans Maman and the first video by Olivia Boudreau freely retracing the 30-year history of Dazibao. To finish things off, we’ll get together one last time on Saturday, October 23 for the closing party featuring DJ Matteo Grondini and electronic duo FM RADIO GODS. Come out and show your love for the Festival!

New Platforms
The FNC, in partnership with Videotron, will present for the first time this year a multiplatform version of its lineup, becoming the first virtual festival in Canada! A selection of 10 feature films and 10 short films will be made available to the millions of illico Digital TV home subscribers starting October 10 for a three-month period. These illico customers will also be able to watch the films online and on their cell phones. The rental cost will be $4.99 for a feature and 99¢ for a short film. What’s more, the Festival is proud to be a partner of FestivalScope, the first Internet platform that gives professionals online access to the lineups of film festivals around the world. The FNC also actively supports the industry, from production to distribution, which is why this year, with the support of Telefilm Canada, it is initiating a partnership with touscoprod, a participatory cinema site, for the launch of its Canadian portal. With these new partnerships, the Festival takes an even more active role in supporting the industry.

FNC Lab: Cinema and Experimentation
This year, FNC Lab once again honours experimental film while taking chances on the most innovative digital art. A lineup of events, entirely free of charge, at our headquarters in the Agora Hydro-Québec in the Cœur des Sciences at UQÀM becomes a laboratory of sounds, images and never-before-seen interactions, a place of manipulations, fusions and explosions among the most out-there artistic efforts. The current intertwining of analogue and digital brings us to the need for a dialogue between these two worlds. On the lineup: performances, interactive installations, experimental films and personal appearances.
AUDIOVISUAL PERFORMANCES: Evenings of cinematic performance (Hybridization I, Hybridization II, Hybridization III) blending cinema and music with live, DIY cinema by Alexandre Quessy & Tristan Matthews; overhead projections and audiovisual rituals by the duo Oeil de Verre and Montreal group Organ Mood; a 16-mm projector hybridized with a sewing machine (Philippe Léonard & Else); a cutting-edge improvisation by Jean Derome & Pierre Tanguay with renowned pianist Jean-Philippe Collard-Neven, accompanied by two young digital artists (Navid Navab & Jérôme Delapierre), and a blood-soaked performance by Istvan Kantor that will satisfy your wildest desires. On October 17, don’t miss Memorsion (Manuel Chantre), an immersive session of live cinema through a forest of 22 screens, followed by Abbaye/Abattoir, a luminous night of performances and installations inside the Church of St. John the Evangelist.
INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS: Two interactive setups will be in place throughout the Festival: the ambitious, participatory architectural projection Une ombre à la fenêtre by Emmanuel Sévigny (Playmind), which takes over the Place des Festivals by projecting clips from films in the lineup, chosen by passing spectators from their cell phones, onto the façade of the Maison du Jazz, and Constellation (Navid Navab, Mani Mani & Jérôme Delapierre), a living screen at the entrance of Festival headquarters that visitors can interact with using sound and light. During the opening-night party, try out the iPhone/iPod app Tentacles (Michael Longford, Rob King & Geoffrey Shea), which lets you control tentacled creatures on several screens in our headquarters.
EXPERIMENTAL FILMS: A rich selection of experimental films, including the world premiere of Free Radicals by Pip Chodorov, an absolutely must-see documentary about avant-garde film; DATA by Dominic Gagnon; Erie by Kevin Jerome Everson; the Jeonju Digital Project 2010, featuring short films by Denis Côté (Les lignes ennemies), James Benning & Matías Piñeiro, Summer of Goliath by Nicolás Pereda; a hats-off to Marie Losier; a tribute to Chick Strand presented by the Double Négatif collective; an appearance by Daniel Olson presented by Dazibao and a selection of short films starring the latest by Austrian master Peter Tscherkassky and new works by Robert Todd, Ben Rivers, Solomon Nagler, Guy Maddin, Vincent Grenier, Nicolas Provost, Bill Morrison, Martin Arnold, Karl Lemieux, Félix Dufour-Laperrière, Alexandre Larose and Marianna Milhorat.
APPEARANCES: FNC Lab Symposium, an afternoon of appearances by experimental filmmakers Kevin Jerome Everson, Alexandre Larose, Marie Losier and Christopher Salter, artist and media arts researcher.

FNC Pro: Cinema and Innovation presented by Vision Globale in partnership with INIS
This year the FNC is proud to be a partner of Vision Globale, and for the first time l’INIS and Lien Multimédia, its media partner, to launch a section devoted to media professionals. The major upheavals of the past few years pose a challenge to existing models. The Internet, mobile communication devices and digital production and distribution techniques pose industry-wide dilemmas and are changing our perspectives. FNC Pro is a space for professionals of all backgrounds to meet for discussion and informal dialogue, negotiate this century’s changes and lay the groundwork for the future. Among the hot topics is monetizing content during the 3rd edition of The Evolution of Interactive Medias (presented by the Regroupement des Producteurs Multimédia), the web series as a new format on the audiovisual landscape, the Canon 5D camera as an innovative tool for filmmakers, an expedition by Projet Columbus in search of stereoscopy, presented by INIS and a transmedia day organized by Espace Infusion that will give us an update on creative, alternative strategies for marketing films today, with an appearance by industry guru Peter Broderick with his take on changing distribution models.

There are three awards in the feature film competition of the International Selection: the Louve d’Or, which for a second year running is accompanied by a $15,000 prize awarded by Quebecor to the best first, second or third film from the International Selection; the Best Acting Award, recognizing the best performance by an actor or actress in all the films in the International Selection; the Daniel Langlois Innovation Award, highlighting the exceptional contribution of Daniel Langlois to the development and continuing success of the Festival du nouveau cinéma, as well as his dedication to championing the arts and culture. The award recognizes a work in the International Selection that stands out for its daring aesthetics, creative use of new technologies or groundbreaking treatment of a sensitive subject matter. The jury for the International Selection will be made up of Suzan Ayscough, Claude Demers, Marc-André Grondin, Bashar Shbib and Karine Vanasse.
The AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma) Award recognizes the best film in the International Selection. The jury is made up of Nicolas Krief, Daniel Racine and Mathieu Séguin-Tétreault.
For the third year running, the Focus section includes a competition for the Focus Grand Prize—Cinémathèque québécoise ($1,500 in cash and $3,500 in services) in recognition of the best feature film in the section. The jury members are Marit Kapla, Loïc Magneron and Paul Richer.
In the International Selection—Short Films, the Loup Argenté recognizes the best film in the section and the Focus Grand Prize—Short ($5,000 in cash from CTV’s Bravo!FACT-Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) will be awarded to the best Canadian short film in the Focus and International Selection (competition) sections. The jury is made up of Dominique Dugas, Stéphanie Morissette and Gaële.
A new prize will also be awarded, the Georges Laoun Opticien Oboro Very Short Film Prize worth $3,000 ($1,000 in cash and a $2,000 credit at OBORO’s New Media Lab). The prize will be awarded by an independent jury chosen by OBORO to an original video work of three minutes of less.

Tickets and General Information
From September 28 to October 4 on La Vitrine, the PASSE::FNC will be available at a discount (regular: $100, students and seniors: $80). Details on
PRE-SALES starting Saturday, October 9 at the main ticket office, Festival headquarters (Agora Hydro-Québec in the Cœur des sciences at UQÀM: 175, av. du Président-Kennedy/corner of Jeanne-Mance, metro Place-des-Arts, 80 bus) from noon to 8 p.m. Individual tickets, ticket booklets and PASSE::FNC will be available for purchase.
Individual tickets and booklets can also be purchased by phone at 514 844-2172/1 866 844-2172. Individual tickets are also for sale through the Admission Network at 514 790-1245/1 800 361-4595 and online at
Tickets: regular $10; students/seniors $8; children under 12 $5; Accès Montréal card $8 (upon presentation of the card, for all FNC screenings, Monday to Friday, matinee only, including 5 p.m. screening)
Booklet of 6 tickets for $50. PASSE::FNC (all screenings except opening and closing films; catalogue and poster) regular $125; students/seniors $100.
The FNC, in partnership with the STM, the official transportation of the FNC, offers OPUS card holders 2 for 1 on regular price tickets for screenings at the Imperial Cinema (Centre Sandra & Leo Kolber, Salle Lucie & André Chagnon) upon presentation of their card from Monday to Friday (except October 13).
Upon presentation of the Allo Stop membership card, get 2 for 1 on all FNC screenings except opening and closing films.
For screenings in the P’tits Loups section, buy one adult ticket and get one children’s ticket free upon presentation of your Accès Montréal card.
FNC Lab activities and events presented at Festival headquarters are free.
Starting October 9, the official catalogue of the Festival will be available at a cost of $5 and the poster at a cost of $2. The schedule is free.
Hotel packages are available—details at
For more information, call the Info-festival line at 1 866 844 2172 or 514 647-5076, or go to our website and plan your Festival outings at

The Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrates its 39th anniversary from October 13 to 24 at the following venues: eXcentris, Imperial Cinema (Centre Sandra & Leo Kolber Salle Lucie & André Chagnon), Cinéma Parallèle, Cineplex Quartier Latin, Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinéma ONF and Festival headquarters in the Agora Hydro-Québec in the Cœur des Scienc


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