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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

Check our full coverage 2014  full coverage of 2013




MAURO JOHN CAPECE, italian director, presented "SfFashion·" inspired in italian tradion and geniality of fashion design. ...

World Premiere of Everybody Happy

NIC BALTAZAR, awarded belgian filmaker. Critics agreed his film "Everybody happy" is one of the most relevant movies during 40th FFM. he has previously been awarded with G.P: of the Americas, for "BEN-X" his first feature film. ...

Meet Maxime Motte, "How I met my father".

Maxime´s opera prima, magnificent comedy about tlerance, migration, about human being, Wonderful story, very well told. One of the fovorites of the public in Montreal World Film Festival. VIDEO BY lEOPOLDO sOTO ...

A presentation of Olympusat Network of 70 channels looking for spanish content at FFM

  Leopoldo Soto speaks with Jesus Pinango Director of TV content strategy at OLYMPUSAT, based in Florida, a platform with more than 70 Channes, broadcasted in spanish, with 20 millions audience; sponsored FFM. interested in coproduction and help awarded directors in Latinoamerican Section "Glauber Rocha Award". ...

Et le bal continue by Georgi Balabanov showing at FFM

ET LE BAL CONTINUE WILL SCREEN SEPTEMBRE 2 @  7 PM AT THEATRE OUTREMONT. SYNOPSIS AND THE PARTY GOES ON takes an unflinching look at the various social and political masquerades that continue to take place in Bulgaria. The former Soviet satellite has joined the European Union with the American Dream deeply ingrained in its psyche. The journeys of a star news anchor, a muscular bodyguard turned representative, a former secret service agent and an anti-communist dissident collide in mo...

Mothers's Airfield premiering at Montreal World Film Festival.

Feng Yiwei Deputy General Manager Inner Mongolia Film Studio producer of Mothers's Airfield attending Montreal World Film Festival. "On the isolated grasslands of Inner Mongolia, a shepherdess adopts an orphan from the city. Years later after the boy has left to serve in the air force, a well-intentioned white lie gives the elderly shepherdess hope of seeing her adopted son one last time."   Director: Yupeng Zhou   ...

Olympusat and Huatulco Food and Film Festival Cocktail Party at ffm

Leopoldo Soto (Huatulco FF) and Claude Gagnon, Canadian Producer and director (currently finalising a western script for Telefilm (on a deadline for August 31) Claude a busy film professionnal, jury at FFM took some time to toast with Leopoldo and us, just between two movies. No secrets here we had mescal and great networking. Leopoldo with Monika Wilczynska director of Who I am Ugurcan Gursozlu (Golden Horn Founder, Turkish Film Events) with Leopoldo and Jean-Pierre Tadros. &Eac...

Interview with Ivan Trujillo, jury on the student films competition

Serge Losique with Yvan Trujillo IVAN TRUJILLO, Dir. del Festival I. de Cine en GUADALAJARA, jury  member in student film competition discusses with Festival founder Serge Losique by Leopoldo Soto ...

During 40TH Montreal Film Festival Turkish Ambassador in Canada welcomes the turkish filmmakers delegation.

Reception in honor of Turkish filmmakers, organised by Golden Horn founder Ugurcan Gursozlu (left and Leopoldo Soto, right).     Video By Leopoldo Soto ...

Serge Losique welcoming guests at "Kiss me like a Lover" opening Red Carpet

Despite the shadows and questions around the Festival's fate a huge crowd was waiting for Serge Losique at the Imperial August 25 at 7.00pm  for the official opening of the 40th edition (the toughest since the hotel and cinema partnerships fell at the last minute). Nevertheless guests of the festival were flocking on the red carpet, with elegant attire, waiting for the late Jury (some of them were late at the airport) and the complete cast and crew of Kiss me Like a Lover by Andre ...

Claude Gagnon opens the 40th edition of Montreal World Film Festival

CLAUDE GAGNON, recognized Quebecois film director, declares inaugurated the 40th Montreal World Film Festival, at Theatre Imperial. Serge Losique, founder and director of the festival, previosly presented the event. ...

André Forcier’s KISS ME LIKE A LOVER opens the 40th Montreal World Film Festival

André Forcier’s Embrasses-moi comme tu m’aimes opens today the 40th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival.  The film’s world premiere in the MWFF’s World Competition will mark the fourth time a Forcier feature has competed in the festival, having won a variety of awards for Une histoire inventée (1990), A Wind From Wyoming (1994) and Coteau Rouge (2011). Scripted by Forcier and Linda Pinet, the film was produced by...

Isabelle Adjani attends Montreal with Carole Matthieu by Louis-Julien Petit

Isabelle Adjani, icon of the French cinema, will attend the 40th Montreal World Film Festival  to accompany the showing Carole Matthieu the new film by Louis-Julien Petit (Discount) in the World Greats section.  ”One of the best known stars of international cinema, Ms. Adjani is an actress of immense versatility and talent and we will have the great honour of having her presence once again grace the Festival,” declared MWFF president Serge Losique.  ...

American film star Willem Dafoe to attend Montreal with his film My Hindu Friend by Hector Babenco

American film star Willem Dafoe, a favourite actor of such directors as Martin Scorsese, Wes Anderson, Oliver Stone, Alan Parker, William Friedkin, Lars von Trier, Paul Schrader, Abel Ferrara and Sam Raimi, will be in Montreal to accompany the showing of My Hindu Friend, the last film by Hector Babenco (Pixote, Kiss of the Spider Woman) , who died last month in Brazil. “We are especially proud to present the last film of this great director,” declared Montreal World Film...

World competition, features and shorts

  WORLD COMPETITION – FEATURE FILMS     AN Zhanjun - THE UNEXPECTED / L’INATTENDU (Chine / China) Héctor BABENCO - MY HINDU FRIEND / MON AMI HINDOU (Brésil / Brazil) Radek BAJGAR - TEORIE TYGRA / TIGER THEORY (République tchèque / Czech Republic) Nic BALTHAZAR - EVERYBODY HAPPY (Belgique - Pays-Bas / Belgium - Netherlands) Amir Galván CERVERA, Mitzi Vanessa ARREOLA - LA 4º COMPANIA /&...

First features competing in Montreal

  Amir Ahmad ANSARI - HARY / RAGE/ RABIDITY (Iran) Elzbieta Benkowska, Michal Wawrzecki, Lukasz Ostalksi - NOWY SWIAT / NOUVEAU MONDE / NEW WORLD (Pologne / Poland) Andrea D’AMBROSIO - DUE EURO L’ORA / DEUX EUROS DE L’HEURE / TWO EUROS PER HOUR(Italie / Italy) David FRANKLIN - AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE / AUSSI LOIN QUE L’ŒIL PEUT VOIR (États-Unis / United States) Gözde KURAL - TOZ / POUSSIÈRE / DUS...

Montreal World Competition Jury

SERGEI BODROV Born in Khabarovsk, Russia in 1948, Sergei Bodrov studied screenwriting before becoming a journalist. His work for the satirical magazine, Crocodile, won him numerous literary prizes. After a lengthy career as a screenwriter, he made his directorial debut in 1985 with Sweet Dreams in the Grass, which won a silver prize at the Moscow Festival. He has since directed I Hate You (1986), Non-Professionals (1987), Freedom is Paradise (Grand Prize of th...

Jury of the first feature Prize

MARIANGIOLA CASTROVILLI   Mariangiola Castrovilli was born in Rome where she attended the International University of Journalism Pro Deo, now Luiss. She worked for RAI as a journalist and programmer- director, and for the newspaper Il Giornale, then contributed to leading European newspapers. A member of FIPRESCI, she served on numerous juries including  those at Karlovy Vary and San Sebastian. She is a member of the National Union of Italian Film Journalists, which each year...

Line up for the 40th edition of Montreal World Film Festival

WORLD COMPETITION – FEATURE FILMS     AN Zhanjun - THE UNEXPECTED / L’INATTENDU (Chine / China) Héctor BABENCO - MY HINDU FRIEND / MON AMI HINDOU (Brésil / Brazil) Radek BAJGAR - TEORIE TYGRA / TIGER THEORY (République tchèque / Czech Republic) Nic BALTHAZAR - EVERYBODY HAPPY (Belgique - Pays-Bas / Belgium - Netherlands) Amir Galván CERVERA, Mitzi Vanessa ARREOLA - LA 4º COMPANIA / THE 4TH COM...

40TH FFM a word from the President Serge Losique

THE 40th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL will run August 25-September 5, 2016   Since its founding 40 years ago, the Montreal World Film Festival continues to offer film lovers and professionals a rich program based on cultural quality and diversity, innovation, independence and creativity. The success and international reputation of the Montreal World Film Festival are firmly linked to these principles and goals. The World Film Festival is the only competitive film event in ...

Montreal World Film Festival announces 1M$ Cash prizes

To celebrate its 40th anniversary the Montreal World Film Festival is introducing a GOLDEN CHELEMof World Cinema: $1 million (US) in cash prizes will be added to the awards for its competitive sections. The prize money will be shared equally (on a 50/50 basis) by the producers and directors of the winning films, in order to encourage new cinematic creation. “No other festival in the world rewards its best films in such a generous way with 13 different prizes.” stated MWF...

Montreal 2015 Full Coverage Videos, images and Text

Montreal 2015 Video Channel on Youtube by : 24 videos  123 minutes 39th Montreal World Film Festival opening with Muhammad Interview with Azahar Iqbal sum of histories Interview with Cornelia Travnicek for Chucks competing in Montreal chucks chucks Interview with Cornelia Travnicek for Chucks competing in Montreal Interview with Jean Jacques Annaud Interview with Isen Robbins David Puttnam masterclas...

Winner of Best Director for Petrov Files : Georgi Balabanov

Georgi Balabanov Stefan Ivanov DOSIETO PETROV / THE PETROV FILE 2014, Colour, Germany, Bulgaria, World Competition  Production Team Director : Georgi Balabanov Stefan Ivanov Screenwriter : Jean-Claude Carrière, Georgi Balabanov Cinematographer : Stefan Ivanov Editor : Vessela Martschevski Cast : Mihail Bilalov, Hristo Shopov, Georgi Novakov, Anjela Ndyalkova, Ana Papadopulu, Radina Kardjilova, Bogdan Glishev Music : M...

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About The Montreal World Film Festival

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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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