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The Montreal World Film Festival


The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL) is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world. rates this festival in the top 10

The 2017 Festival edition will run August 24 - September 4

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42nd Montreal's World Film Festival Awards

    WORLD COMPETITON FEATURE FILMS   Grand Prize of the Americas (Best Film): CURTIZ by Tamas Yvan Topolánszky, Hungary   Special Grand Prix of the Jury (ex-aequo):   SAMURAI'S PROMISE / CHIRITSUBAKI by Daisaku Kimura, Japan   THE ETRUSCAN SMILE by Mihal Brezis, Oded  Binnun, Switzerland - Germany - United States – United Kingdom   Best Director: Attila Szász for ETERNAL WINTER / ÖRÖK TÉL by...

SAMURAI’S PROMISE opened Montreal World Film Festival

SAMURAI’S PROMISE by Daisaku Kimura   Shinbei is exiled from his clan for investigating its activities too closely. Eight years later, when Shinbei’s dying wife pleads with him to go to help his former best friend, Umeme, he returns to the clan. Infighting has produced turmoil within the clan, allowing Shinbei to discover the truth behind incidents involving his wife and his friend. Confronting Umeme, he understands the reason for his wife’s last wish. &n...

Competition of the 42nd Montreal World Film Festival

#FFM2018 - WORLD COMPETITION     42nd Montreal World Film Festival, August 23-September 3, 2018       CURTIZ by Tamas Yvan Topolánszky, Hungary DYING TO SURVIVE by Muye Wen, China EIGHT OUT OF TEN / OCHO DE CADA DIEZ by Sergio  Umansky, Mexico ELEPHANTS CAN PLAY FOOTBALL by Mikhail Segal, Russia ETERNAL WINTER / ÖRÖK TÉL by Attila Szász, Hungary FLASH / MESO by Saša Hajdukovic, B...

Montreal World Film Festival 2017 OFFICIAL WInners and VIDEO

  winner takes selfie...ofcourse! The happy winner's line gets longer! PALMARÈS DU 41E FESTIVAL DES FILMS DU MONDE, MONTRÉAL 2017 Le lundi 4 septembre 2017   LONGS MÉTRAGES   Grand prix des Amériques (meilleur film) : ET TOUT À COUP L’AUBE / Y DE PRONTO EL AMANECER de Silvio Caiozzi (Chili)   Grand prix spécial du Jury : DEAR ETRANGER / OSANAGO WARERA NI UMARE de Yukiko Mishima (Japon)  &nbs...

Serge Losique thanks and asks a curious question

  Serge Losique director of the Montreal World Film Festival shares a few words of appreciation to Bruno Chatelin editor in chief of and wonders where he was...   a short message to Bruno from Serge ...

China UK Horror Susu- VIDEO Interview director Yixi Sun

Chinese UK horror Susu- Interview director Yixi Sun at Montreal World Film Festival premiere Actor Steve Edwin, director Yixi Sun, actress Lin Zhu, publicist for Sun FIlms Celin Deng   Interview with the lovely and talented first time director Yixi Sun talking to Laurie Gordon at the Montreal World Film Festival   ...


    A PROMINENT PATIENT / MASARYK by Julius Ševcík (Czech Republic / Slovakia) 100min; anglais s.t.f & s.t.a AND SUDDENLY THE DAWN / Y DE PRONTO EL AMANECER by Silvio Caiozzi (Chile) 195min; espagnol s.t.f & s.t.a ANNA KARENINA. VRONSKY’S STORY / ANNA KARENINA. ISTORIYA VRONSKOGO by Karen Shakhnazarov (Russia) 138min; russe s.t.f & s.t.a APPENDIX by Hossein Namazi (Iran) 83min; farsi s.t.f & s.t.a CARD...

Out of competition films, World greats

HORS CONCOURS / WORLD GREATS (OUT OF COMPETITION) LEGEND : (COMP) Compétition mondiale / World Competition – (PRE) Compétition mondiale des premières œuvres – First Film Competition – (HC) Hors Concours / World Greats – (REG) Regards sur les cinémas du monde / Focus on World Cinema – (DOC) Documentaires du monde / Documentaries of the world – (HOM) Hommages / Tributes – (ffe-c) Festival du film étudi...

Documentaries of the World in Montreal World Film Festival

  LÉGENDE : (COMP) Compétition mondiale / World Competition – (PRE) Compétition mondiale des premières œuvres – First Film Competition – (HC) Hors Concours / World Greats – (REG) Regards sur les cinémas du monde / Focus on World Cinema – (DOC) Documentaires du monde / Documentaries of the world – (HOM) Hommages / Tributes – (ffe-c) Festival du film étudiant canadien / Canadian student film fes...

Interview with Willem Dafoe starring in My Hindu Friend, screening at Montreal World Film Festival.

Press interview with Willem Dafoe starring in My Hindu Friend, screening at Montreal World Film Festival. Story: Diego is a film director very close to death, surrounded by people who are having trouble dealing with his current tempestuous mood. Chances are he won't survive, but if he does, that means he needs to relearn how to live. Director: Hector Babenco Writer: Hector Babenco Stars: Willem Dafoe, Maria Fernanda Cândido, Reynaldo Gianecchini ...

Colombia director Juan Sebastian Martínez,

Colombia director Juan Sebastian Martínez, film student; screened La pareja, low budget film, with mainly two characters. Interesting exercise, as first feature film. ...


"Black Widoe Business" a japanese movie, by Yasuo Tsuruhashi produced by TOHO, is a dark comedie, that was one of the most celebrated by the audience in Montreal FFM 40. Mexican writer Cristina Boyles, montrealer since more than 30 years, talks about the film. ...

MONTREAL FFM 40o GLAUBER ROCHA AWARD "Fragmentos de amor" by Fernando Vallejo

The team of Fragmentos de Amor talks to Leopoldo Soto at the Montreal FFM after their festival win.   Fernando Vallejo, Director and Laura Duque Producer, at the Imperial R¡Theatre in Montreal. About the movie:  In a city darkened by violence, faith unites Susana and Rodrigo. The lovers live a boundless passion cocooned in Susana’s apartment. Every night, Susana opens up and tells Rodrigo a story about her sexual encounters with past lovers. Reluctant to hear the st...

Montreal FFM Grand Prix of the Americas went to Rajko Grlic’s Constitution (FFM 2016)

Review by Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic  The Constitution (Ustav Republike Hrvatske), Croatia, Czech Republic, UK, Slovenia, Macedonia Directed by Rajko Grlic; written by Ante Tomic & Rajko Grlic; cast: Nebojsa Glogovac, Dejan Acimovic, Ksenija Marinkovic, Bozidar Smiljanic... The Story: Four characters (or rather three and a half, since the father of the protagonist is tied up to a deathbed with amputated legs, hardly able to speak) live in the same building, yet separate...

So sad we lost our friend Donald Ranvaud, in jury duty at FFM 40, he was 62 and a great producer

A friend passed away...I remember when we were both 60 in Cannes having fun in front of Salle du 60ème... I was so happy to see him in Montreal, (he arrived a bit late and missed the grand opening of the 40th edition of Serge Losique's Festival. British film producer Donald Ranvaud, who was a jury member in the Montreal World Film Festival (WFF), died suddenly in his hotel room on Sunday night of a heart attack. He was 62. Ranvaud was known for producing the film&...

FFM 40 concludes with Awards and Cash prizes...and a sad note of a jury friend passing away RIP Donald Ranvaud

AWARDS OF THE 40th WORLD FILM FESTIVAL,  MONTREAL 2016 September 5   Jury Pierre-Henri Deleau, film festival director, producer, France Claude Gagnon, director, Canada Goran Markovic, director, Serbia Donald Ranvaud, producer, Italy / UK Eliseo Subiela, director, Argentina   FEATURE FILMS Grand Prize of the Americas (Best Film): 100,000$ - USTAV REPUBLIKE HRVATSKE / THE CONSTITUTION by Rajko Grlic (Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, Macedonia) Special Gr...

Awards - 47th Montreal Student Film Festival 2016

AWARDS - 47th STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2016 NATIONAL COMPETITION (CANADA)   NORMAN McLAREN AWARD (Best Film) - 10,000 $ VOYEUR by Matthew Read (Humber College, Toronto, ON)   JURY AWARD: Fantasy Guise by Matthew Fitzgibbon (BCIT: British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, BC)   BEST ANIMATION FILM: AN ASTRONAUT'S TALE by Cesar Belocora (Dawson College, Montreal, QC)   BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: READERS OF THE HOLOCAUST by Chorong Kim...

Montreal FFM 40th "Ariana forever" short by Katharina Rivilis

Interview by Leopoldo Soto Kathtarina is a student in film, in Berlin at DFFB ...

Montreal FFM 40th showing "The circle" by Ruken Tekes - interview

Interview by Leopoldo Soto in Montreal Shortfilm, describes the Kurdish kids discrimination, at school. more at ...

Kemtiyu, Sėex anta au FFM un film de Ousmane-William MBAYE

Ousmane-William MBAYE LES FILMS MAME YANDE - AUTOPRODUCTION KEMTIYU SÉEX ANTA - CHEIKH ANTA UN FILM DE OUSMANE WILLIAM MBAYE SYNOPSIS "L'Homme Universel", "Le Contemporain Capital", "Le Géant du Savoir", "Le Dernier Pharaon"… titrent les journaux sénégalais au lendemain de sa mort, le 7 février 1986. Trente ans plus tard, "KEMTIYU" dresse le portrait de Cheikh Anta ...

Film Ministry of Love premiering at Montreal WFF Interview

Directed by Pavo Marinković  a filmmaker from Croatia  MINISTRY OF LOVE will screen on 30th of August, 11:20 in Imperial Cinema.  Ministry of Love is a dramatic comedy, produced by Croatia, Czech Republic and Eurimages. Interview with Leopoldo Soto   ...


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The MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF MONTREAL)is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF.

Montreal ranks among the most prestigious festivals in the world.
2015 Coverage  includes 120 articles and interviews with winning producers and directors. It was provided by Musivision Films, Laurie Gordon Musivision (video interview), Tom Llewellin, Ken Fernandez,  Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic and Bruno Chatelin


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