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Festival du nouveau cinéma - Montréal

During eleven days of festival : over 300 films (feature and short films) by directors from Québec, Canada and abroad, installations, performances, transmedia projects, cocktails, parties, conferences, and encounters are offered to the audience.

A major event on the Canadian cinema scene for 44 years now, the Festival du nouveau cinéma has proven its ability to continually adapt to the most avant-garde audiovisual practices in the field.

Don’t miss the Festival’s 45th edition this fall, October 5 to 16, 20165!

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The members of the Jury - FNC


Sélection internationale

Louve d’or presented by Quebecor 
Best feature film in the International Sélection ($15,000 cash from Québecor)

Prix d’interprétation
Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International Sélection

Prix de l’AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma)
Best feature in the International Sélection

Prix de l’innovation - Daniel Langlois
To highlight the exceptional contribution of Daniel Langlois to the FNC's development and continuing success, as well as his dedication to championing the arts and culture, the Daniel Langlois Innovation Award recognizes a work in the International Selection that stands out for its daring aesthetics, creative use of new technologies and/or groundbreaking treatment of a sensitive subject matter.


Grand Prix Focus presented by Air France
Best feature film in the Focus section ($5,000 cash and $2,500 worth of plane tickets from Air France)

Meilleur long métrage issu de la section Focus
(1500 $ en argent et 3500 $ en services)

Temps ø

Prix du public Temps ø 


Loup argenté presented by TFO
Best Canadian short film in the International Selection ($5,000 cash from TFO)

Grand Prix Focus presented by Bell Media’s bravoFACT
Best Canadian short film in the Focus section ($5,000 cash from Bell Media’s bravoFACT - Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent)


Prix Innovation / Oeuvres interactives/ projets web
Awarded to the most innovative work for the new platforms ($1,000 cash)




  • Luc Bourdon

    Director, video artist and teacher Luc Bourdon is a familiar face at the FNC, having shown his works on many occasions, notably The Story of Feniks and Abdullah in 1988 (Best video award) and La mémoire des anges in 2008 (Best Canadian feature). His TV documentaries De la parole aux actes (2000), Le Québec vu par… (2004), La grande Bibliothèque (2005), Classes de maîtres (2008) and Un musée dans la ville (2011) deal mainly with history and the arts.


  • Robert Daudelin

    Head of the Cinémathèque québécoise from 1972 to 2002, secretary general of the International Federation of Film Archives (1979-1985) and then its president (1989-1995), Robert Daudelin is currently a member of the editorial board of the Montréal film magazine 24 images and of the Journal of Film Preservation. In 1987, he directed Konitz, Portrait of the Artist as Saxophonist, a documentary feature on American jazz great Lee Konitz. In 2006, he published L’oeil au-dessus du puits, deux conversations avec Johan van der Keuken.


  • Carole Laure

    Carole Laure made her acting debut in films by Quebec filmmaker Gilles Carle. Since 1977, she has had a career as an actress and singer in Canada and France. The thirty films she has appeared in include Get Out Your Handkerchiefs by Bertrand Blier and The Threat by Alain Corneau. With Lewis Furey, she has put out seven albums as a singer, produced music videos and performed concerts around the world. Her first feature film, which she wrote and directed, was Les fils de Marie (selected for Cannes 2002). There followed CQ2 (selected for Cannes 2004) and La capture (selected for Locarno 2006). She is currently working on her fourth film.



    Élie Castiel

Élie Castiel studied French literature, film and translation at Concordia University (Montréal, Canada) and received training in library science. He is a film critic and editor-in-chief of Séquences magazine, now in its 57th year of publication. He holds a master’s degree from Concordia. His master’s thesis was on the long take in The Traveling Players by Theo Angelopoulos. He is president of the AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma), a member organization of FIPRESCI (International Federation of Film Critics).


Olivier Lamothe

Olivier Lamothe is a weekly columnist and film critic for the program Cinéfix on CIBL 101.5 FM (winner of the 2012 people’s award at the CIBL Gala des artisans). In recent years, he has also been giving workshops on documentary film and animation, notably for the now-defunct NFB CinéRobothèque.


Jean-Marie Lanlo

Jean-Marie Lanlo moved to Québec from France in 2008. A certified film geek and former regular at the Cinémathèque française, he brought with him his passion for film, founding ciné, where he is editor-in-chief. A feature reporter for the radio show Hors-Champs (RVM, 91.3 FM), photographer, roving editor and political science graduate (from Laval University), he describes himself as a Breton by blood, a Parisian by heart and a Montréaler by adoption.



Henri Béhar

Journalist, performer, radio and television broadcaster and newspaper journalist, Henri Béhar has long covered the North American cultural and performing arts scenes for Première, Le Monde and Vogue-France. He has moderated press conferences at the Cannes Festival co-authored, with historian Cari Beauchamp, Hollywood on the Riviera (Ed. William Morrow). He now works principally in digital journalism, writing, translation and script adaptation as well as subtitling.


Fabienne Hanclot

Appointed to the cinema mission of the French Cultural Centre in Athens in 1995, Fabienne Hanclot set up the Festival du Film Français; working year-round to program screenings of films with no distribution in Greece. She returned to France in 2002 to run and program the municipal cinema in La Courneuve. Since 2007, she has been the chief representative of ACID (Agence du Cinéma Indépendent pour sa Diffusion), a filmmakers’ association that works toward getting independent films into theatres and festivals and programs a parallel section of nine feature films at the Cannes International Film Festival.


Marie Losier

Born in France, Marie Losier has lived in New York City for close to two decades. For the last 12 years, she has served as film curator at the FIAF (French Institute Alliance Française). She has also made a number of film portraits on avantgarde directors, musicians and composers such as George Kuchar, Guy Maddin, Tony Conrad and Genesis P-Orridge and his group Psychic TV. Whimsical, poetic, dreamlike and unconventional, her films explore the life and work of these artists and regularly screen in prestigious festivals and museums around the world.



Judy Gladstone

Judy Gladstone spent the last 15 years developing Bravo!FACT (Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent) into a world-acclaimed incubator of Canadian filmmakers and new media talent. Prior to that, she ran CIDA’s Canada Fund for Dialogue and Development in the Middle East and was Canada’s cultural attaché in Israel and the Palestinian territories. A graduate of Université Laval, Université Paris-Sorbonne and the University of Haifa, Judy has been invited to speak on film and new media at international festivals and conferences.


Vanya Rose

From a young age, Montréal filmmaker Vanya Rose has studied theatre and the visual arts. Her short films include Montréal Stories (1912, 1944, 1971), Impossible and At the Bottom of the Hill. In 2010, she founded the production company time’s thievish progress to eternity FILMS. The script for her first feature, Woman in Car, was presented at the TIFF 2012 Producer’s Lab. Woman in Car stars Hélène Joy and Liane Balaban.


Nicolas Roy

Nicolas Roy studied film at three Québec universities, where he made a few experimental shorts. His fictional shorts explore the themes of family, the desolate countryside and death. Novembre (2002), Léo (2003), Petit dimanche (2006), Jour sans joie (2010) and Ce n’est rien (2011) have been selected for several festivals around the world and have earned a number of awards and distinctions. Roy also does editing work; notable credits include Denis Côté’s Curling and Bestiary.



Salette Ramalho

Salette Ramalho studied architecture and took her Arts degree in Porto, Portugal. She was a member of the board of directors and programmer of the Cineclube of Vila do Conde, collaborated with the Curtas Vila do Conde IFF and was involved in other festivals and film events, such as Porto 2001—European Cultural Capital. She is responsible for film distribution and promotion to festivals at Agência, the Portuguese short film agency, and has been a programmer for several Portuguese cinema retrospectives.


Alexandra Schmidt

Born in the former East Germany, Alexandra Schmidt lives and works in Dresden. She studied sociology with a focus on cultural sociology. In 2010, she and two colleagues took the helm of Filmfest Dresden (International Short Film Festival). In charge of programming for the festival, she has developed a variety of special lineups and retrospectives, including films from East Germany and shorts from Eastern Europe from the 1960s.


Magali Simard

Magali Simard is a programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival and works year-round for the TIFF Bell Lightbox. A Québec native, she got her degree in film studies from the University of Toronto and has worked at the TIFF since 2006, where she has helped produce various series for the Cinémathèque, Canada’s Top Ten, the Student Film Showcase, commercial releases and the Film Circuit across Canada. Recently she has sat on juries for the 2010 Outfest in Los Angeles and the 2012 Berlinale and been a guest programmer for the 2011 Percéides, as well as regularly presenting and hosting public and private screenings.



Pascale Barret

In 2000, driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, Philippe Lamarre founded the multidisciplinary creative studio Toxa. Three years later, he created Urbania, a quarterly magazine with a boundary-pushing tone and design. Philippe received the Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant in 2008, and was named producer of the year in 2010 by the Canadian New Media Awards. He is the president of the Société des designers graphiques du Québec (SDGQ) and has sat on the board of directors since 2005.


Philippe Lamarre


In 2000, driven by his entrepreneurial spirit, Philippe Lamarre founded the multidisciplinary creative studio Toxa. Three years later, he created Urbania, a quarterly magazine with a boundary-pushing tone and design. Philippe received the Phyllis Lambert Design Montréal Grant in 2008, and was named producer of the year in 2010 by the Canadian New Media Awards. He is the president of the Société des designers graphiques du Québec (SDGQ) and has sat on the board of directors since 2005.


Bruno Masi


Author and director Bruno Masi started out as a culture reporter for French newspaper Libération then moved on to writing documentaries and drama series, including for the web. In 2011, he codirected the web documentary La Zone—Retour à Tchernobyl, which won him the Prix RFI-France 24 and the Prix de l’Innovation at last year’s FNC. In 2012, his first novel Nobody was published by Éditions Naïve. He also heads the education wing of the INA (the French National Audio Institute), in charge of the Journalism and Video Games sections.


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