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The Iranian short film For The Birds is selected for the World Competition.

  The Iranian short film For The Birds      Screening Times:  Sat Aug 24 19.00 Theatre Maisonneuve - Place Des Arts    Sat Aug 24 09.00 Cinema Imperial  Sun Aug 25 14.00 Cinema Imperial    Synopsis: Inspired by a true story, For The Birds follows a young Iranian girl as she is taken to the gallows to be hanged. It’s in her last moments that she finds her fate in the hands of the surrounding towns people. &nbs...

Last Night at FFM! The opening festivities

Last night, Montréal World Film Festival (FFM) officially launched with an opening night gala at chic, downtown, Montréal locale, Hyatt Regency.  Spirit sponsor for the opening event / Le Grand Salon and proud supporter of international film festivals around the world, DISARONNO®, welcomed guests to an evening of dinner, drinks and international film.   The Opening Gala hosted the city’s elite with classic DISARONNO® cocktails shaken and stirred all nigh...

World premiere screening of 30-Love in Montreal

world premiere screening of 30-Love, a tennis comedy short film, today, Friday 23rd, at 9:10 PM in the Human Dignity section (Focus on World Cinema). Synopsis: A comedy about Bruce (Ludwig Manukian), who drags his wife Jodi (Jennifer Cooley), to try to join a ritzy country club that's way beyond their means. To get in, they must impress its snobby board members, an obnoxiously perfect couple, who have the wealth and status Bruce so badly wants. What begins as a friendly tennis match, ...

"Elevator" is playing as part of the Montreal World Film Festival section on "Human Dignity"

"Elevator" is playing as part of the Montreal World Film Festival  section on  "Human Dignity" at Cinema Quartier Latin on Friday the 23rd, 9:10 PM,  and Sunday the 25th, 11:30 AM. A black man and a white woman enter an elevator.  They soon discover they're interviewing for the same high-powered position. Then the elevator gets stuck. For three hours. "Elevator" is about two ambitious people fighting to succeed, and discovering what the...

Mi Marido / My Husband /Mon Mari will be shown at Festival des Films du Monde Montreal

Mi Marido / My Husband /Mon Mari will be shown at Festival des Films du Monde Montreal on August 25th and August 31st.   The exactly theatre and projection date are: Sunday August 25, 2013 - 06:50 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14 (Écran BMW Canbec) Saturday August 31, 2013 - 04:20 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 14 (Écran BMW Canbec).   Synopsis: Maria's husband Diego is such a soccer fanatic that he doesn't know his marriage is on the rocks. ...

Horizon" has it's Canadian Premiere at Montreal World Film Festival

After it's world premiere at the Palm Springs International Short Film Festival in the U.S and winning the audience choice award in it's country of release. We are proud to announce that "Horizon" will also screen for it's Canadian Premiere at Montreal World Film Festival and the only film from Jordan playing in the festival. It tackles Women Right's, Gender equality and Child labor. The duration is 17 minutes playing a part of "Human Dignity" program. Synop...

Silenced - Georgi Markov an the Umbrella Murder at World Film Festival Montreal

After years of research and filming the thrilling investigative documentary "Silenced - Georgi Markov an the Umbrella Murder" will be shown at World Film Festival Montreal from August 22nd through September 2nd, 2013.   Screening dates at Montreal International Film Festival: Aug. 23 21h40 L12 Aug. 24 19h00 L12 Aug. 26 18h40 L12 L12-Cinema Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin - (screening room 12) Cinema Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin : 350, rue Emery, Montreal "...

"The Red Robin" World Competition Selection - Montreal World Film Festival

“The Red Robin,” starring Academy Award-nominated Judd Hirsch, Ryan O’Nan (The Iceman) and CS Lee ("Dexter"), in the World Competition of the 2013 Montreal World Film Festival    “The Red Robin,” the latest feature by independent filmmaker Michael Z. Wechsler, has been named an official selection in the 2013 Montreal World Film Festival’s “World Competition.”  The psychological thriller stars Academy Award-nominated...

Montreal opens today with L’Autre Maison (Another House), by Quebec director Mathieu Roy

L’Autre maison (Another House), the first fiction feature by Quebec director Mathieu Roy (Surviving Progress)will open the 37th Montreal World Film Festival and will be shown in the official competition on August 22, it was announced. “We are very proud to inaugurate the Festival with a film that stars three generations of great Quebec actors,” declared Serge Losique, MWFF President. “The Festival is known for its programming of new Quebec and Canadian talent ...

The Conferences Program for the Montreal World Fest 2013

The conferences are held at the HYatt Regency Montreal Hotel, Salon Soprano A, level 4. The hotel is located in the Complexe Desjardins in the heart of downtown Montreal. Monday, August 25 Distribution in this electronic age -2:30pm - 4:30pm LA DISTRIBUTION À L'ÈRE DE L'ÉLECTRONIQUE LUNDI, LE 26 AOÛT 2013 14h30 - 16h30 HOTEL HYATT REGENCY MONTRÉAL SALON SOPRANO, 4ème niveau COMPLEXE DESJARDINS LES PA...

MWFF to show 100 french films and shorts : the Francophone festival par excellence

Since its inception in 1977, the Montreal World Film Festival has presented more French language films than any other film festival in the world. This year over 100 features and shorts whose main language is French will be shown. Produced in various countries of the Francophonie,  France, Canada (Quebec), Switzerland and Belgium, along with the French-speaking countries of Africa and the Caribbean, these films make the MWFF the undisputed champion of French-language cinema. "It is in...

Czech director Jirí Menzel to preside over the Montreal jury

Jirí Menzel (President) Czech director Jirí Menzel was 28 when he made his debut feature, Closely Watched Trains, one of the key films of the Czech New Wave. It went on to win the Oscar for best foreign language film in 1968, the first of many awards he has collected in his remarkable career. Menzel's vision combined a devotion to the poetry of the commonplace with his own special brand of slapstick and satire, a vision that he has maintained in his current film...

The Montreal International Film Market: an important rendezvous for film professionals

The World Film Festival presents a selection of high quality films and welcomes many international filmmakers, artists and artisans. But the festival also welcomes a large contingent of industry professionals invited by the International Film Market. For executives of leading film companies Montreal is a major international venue for industry exchanges and meetings. To meet the needs of participants, the Market’s strategy focuses mainly around four activities.   1 - The Videothequ...

Festival du nouveau cinema's programmer Philippe Gajan shares his passion and vision on selecting films for the FNC.

Festival du nouveau cinema's programmer Philippe Gajan shares his passion and vision on selecting films for the FNC .   ...

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival ready to launch in a week

 The fourth edition of the Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is proud to announce the release of its official program for 2012. This year, the Festival will be taking place on October 19th, 20th, and 21st in the J.A. de Sève Theater at Concordia University (1453 Mackay Street, Montreal).   The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is the “Ultimate Stop Motion Week-end”! The festival is the first in the world to showcase Stop Motion, and we have put together the best ...

Honouring Japan at the 41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA

HONOURING JAPAN AT THE 41ST FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINÉMA   Pop trade and culture of the avant-garde. This year, the Festival du nouveau cinéma is honouring Japan. Operation seduction, post Fukushima and other disasters, far from the media stereotypes of a culture and a country that have always fascinated the West. It is the ideal opportunity for public and journalists alike to reflect on a film industry that is among the most important, dynamic and influential in the worl...

FNC reveals Focus sections with 17 features from Quebec and Canada

17 FEATURES FROM QUEBEC AND CANADA – FOCUS 2012   The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce the films for the Focus lineup (Quebec/Canada), including the opening film Mars et Avril by Martin Villeneuve to be screened on October 11 at the Cinéma Impérial. This year, the section highlighting the wide-ranging Quebec and Canadian film industry will feature 10 films in competition and six out of competition. Martin Villeneuve’s sci-fi-tinged fable Mar...