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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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Video message in a bottle by Philippe Ramos, Grand Prix of the Americas winner for "Fou d Amour Mad Love

Fou D Amour by Philippe Ramos tells the story of man accused of two murders in France (1959). Found guilty, he is condemned to death. He is guillotined. But his head begins to tell the story of his life. He was a priest. He loved life, he loved women, he loved God and preached every Sunday in his church. A perfect life! An admired priest, a wonderful lover, his earthly paradise seemed neverending... “In my earlier film, Ici-bas, I placed all the anguish of the world on the shoulde...

Video: Award Winners in Montreal 39th

Award Winners in Montreal 39th ...

Video: The Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film: La Linea Delgada Amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line) from Celso Garcia

Leopoldo Soto ( correspondent fromMexico)  accepting The Bronze Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film: La Linea Delgada Amarilla (The Thin Yellow Line) from Celso Garcia (Mexico) Produced by Guillermo del Toro, Bertha Navarro and Alejandro Springall AWARDS..."LA delgada línea amarilla" The yellow thin line...was awarded in 39o Montreal World Film Festival: Best Latinoamerican Movie - Glober Rocha Award- and also Bronze Zenith, f...

Jean Jacques Annaud exclusive video Interview on his latest film Wolf Totem

Laura Blum and Editor in chief Bruno Chatelin sat down with french icon director Jean Jacques Annaud about his new phenomenal film Wolf Totem, shot over 18 months in Mongolia with wolves...Historical moment where a french filmmaker gets to direct a smashing box office based on the best seller of a chinese book.   We often hear that directing animals and children is hell on a filmmaker. So why is Jean-Jacques Annaud nostalgic about the 200 horses, 1,000 sheep, 35 wolves and smatt...

Interview with René Frotscher and Michal Rogalski filmmakers of Summer Solstice winners of best screenplay in Montreal Fest

LETNIE PRZESILENIE / SUMMER SOLSTICE 2014, Colour, Germany, Poland, World Competition      Production Team Director : Michal Rogalski Screenwriter : Michal Rogalski Cinematographer : Jerzy Zieli?ski Editor : Joanna Brühl, Milenia Fiedler Cast : Filip Piotrowicz, Jonas Nay, Urszula Bogucka, Maria Semotiuk, Steffen Scheuman, Gerdy Zint, Bart?omiej Topa, Agnieszka Krukówna Music : Rainer Oleak Film pro...

Award Winners of 39th Montreal - Video Interviews

AWARDS OF THE MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL MONTRÉAL 2015 Jury  President : Dany Laferrière, writer (Canada) Luis Urquiza, filmmaker (Mexico) Gerardo Salcedo, festival programmer (Mexico) Peter Rainer, writer & film critic (United States) Ventura Pons, filmmaker, (Spain) Tea Falco, actress (Italy)   Features   Grand Prize of the Americas: Mad Love from Philippe Ramos (France) Video interview with Diane Rouxel for Fou d'...

Fipresci Award in Montreal for "The visitor" by Mehmet Eryilmaz

  " The visitor" by Mehmet Eryilmaz; was awarded with a FIPRESCI Mention, during 2015 Montreal Festival des Films du Monde, for the "Remarkable contribution to learn more the values of the turkish society". Filmed by Leopoldo Soto   ...

Signis awarded Guillermo Ivan´s "Havana Moment" in Montreal World Fest

    Signis awarded Guillermo Ivan´s "Havana Moment" with a 1st. Mention During 39th Montreal Festival Films du Monde, 2015.   UN INSTANTE EN LA HABANA / HAVANA MOMENT 2015, Colour, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, USA, World Competition      Production Team Director : Guillermo Ivàn Duenas Screenwriter : Guillermo Ivàn Duenas Cinematographer : Mauricio Vidal Editor : David Constantino...

Video Interview with Wang Fan for her first feature Beijing Carmen

Wang Fan, directs a free adaptation of classic Prosper Merimee´s Carmen, in a chinesse version. It´s her first feature film, and was produced throught the coproducton forum, in the past Festival du Films du Monde in Montreal. Leopoldo Soto interviewed the director for BEIJING CARMEN 2015, Colour, China, First Films World Competition      Production Team Director : Wang Fan Screenwriter : Wang Fan Cinematographer : Han ...

Video Conference: Bloody January a film from Azerbaijan screened in the Focus on World Cinema

Bloody January, a film from Azerbaijan screened in the Focus on World Cinema at Latin Quartier Cinemas in Montreal and held a Press Conference, some highlights by Leopoldo Soto. Baku Film studio shot “Bloody January”, a film dedicated to the 25th anniversary of one of the most tragic events in the history of Azerbaijan    QANLI YANVAR / BLOODY JANUARY 2015, Colour, Azerbaijan, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director&n...

Dr, Norman Cornett, recognized academic of Montreal, talks about FFM

What does the future holds for the Festival des Films du Monde?, Dr. Norman Cornett, a recognized academic of Montreal, has a few ideas he shared during the 39th edition with Leopoldo Soto for viewers. ...

Interview with Malin Buska, swedish actress of The Girl King by Mika Kaurismäki premiering in Montreal

THE GIRL KING 2015, Colour, Germany, Canada, Finland, Sweden, World Competition  Production Team Director : Mika Kaurismäki Screenwriter : Michel Marc Bouchard Cinematographer : Guy Dufaux Editor : Hans Funck Cast : Malin Buska, Sarah Gadon, Michael Nyqvist, Lucas Bryant, Laura Birn, Hippolyte Girardot, François Arnaud, Patrick Bauchau Music : Anssi Tikanmäki Film production and Sales : Prod.: Marianna Films / Triptyc...

Interview wirh the filmmakers of The last Song before we Go

  Leopoldo Soto met the director Noé Santillán-López and producer of mexican feel good movie  "La Ultima y nos Vamos" , Last song before we go at at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival. UNA ULTIMA Y NOS VAMOS / LAST SONG BEFORE WE GO 2014, Colour, Mexico, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Noé Santillán-López Screenwriter : Mauricio Argüelles, César Rodr&iacut...

Interview with Marc Ruchmann et Salam Jawad "Who am I after your exile in me"

Leopoldo Soto sat down withthe filmmakers in Montreal. Palestinan poem, directed by Marc Ruchman, about the atraction of two people, agaisnt the rest of the world. QUI SUIS-JE APRÈS TON EXIL EN MOI / WHO AM I AFTER YOUR EXILE IN ME 2015, Colour, France, Focus on World Cinema - short films    Production Team Director : Marc Ruchmann Screenwriter : Marc Ruchman Cinematographer : Yossi Shalev Editor : Louis Goldschmidt Cast : Ziad Barki, L...

Meet Selim Evci Dir."Secret"

Leopoldo Soto sat with Selim Evci, director of Secret, which was selected at Montreal.  Born in Istanbul in 1975, Turkish filmmaker Selim Evci studied at Maltepe University and took his master’s in film from Beykent University. He directed a documentary, Red, in 2001, and founded his own production company, Evci Films, in 2006. TWO LINES (2008), his fiction directorial debut, premiered at the Venice Festival and showed at several prominent international festivals. He followed ...

Meet Ilhan Sesen Actor from Secret, turkish film in world competition

SAKLI / SECRET 2015, Couleur, Turquie, Compétition mondiale  Production Team Director : Selim Evci Screenwriter : Selim Evci Cinematographer : Ferhat Öçmen Editor : Selim Evci Cast : ?lhan Sesen, Settar Tanriögen, Turku Turan, Pelin Akil, Ümit Cirak, Sehnaz Bölen Taftali, Bala Atabek Music : Cengiz Onural Film production and Sales : Prod.: Selim Evci, Evci Films, ?stiklal Cad./mis Sok. Tan Apt. D:6, Beyo?l...

Interview with Anna Bofarull director of Sonata for a Cello Leopoldo Soto met with Spanish filmmaker Anna Bofarull in Montreal. She took a humanities degree from Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona before studying film at CECC and and Université Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris. She participated in the 2011 Berlinale Talent Campus. Filmography: To the Barbed Wire (2003), Pasajes (2004), HAMMADA (2009, shown at the MWFF), FOOTNOTES (2009), Expeditions (2014).  In the concert hall the audience are taking their seats. Julia, ...

Interview with Nemanja Cipranic in Montreal for his first feature Legacy met with Nemanja Cipranic in Montreal where his debut featured premiered in competition. Born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1986, Nemanja Cipranic studied philosophy briefly at Belgrade University, before switching to cinema at Belgrade’s SAE Institute, from which he graduated in 2013. While there he directed and produced several projects, among them a documentary, The Roman Well, and a short film, The Madness of War. He also authored several music videos and television ...

Interview with Charles Lemaire 'Et maintenant nous sommes en Vie'

ET MAINTENANT NOUS SOMMES EN VIE / NOW WE’RE ALIVE 2014, Colour, Belgium, France, Focus on World Cinema  Production Team Director : Thibault Arbre Screenwriter : Thibault Arbre Cinematographer : Vincent Toujas Editor : Thibault Arbre Cast : Charles Lemaire, Victoria Oberli, Laure Haulet Music : Climax Film production and Sales : Prod.: Gilles Daoust, Title Media, Galerie de la Porte Louise 203/5, 1050 Bruxelles (Belgique), t&e...

Meet Jon Pettersson the director of John Hron: world premiere in Montreal met Jon Pettersson in Montreal where his film John Hron received its world premiere. Born in 1982, Swedish filmmaker Jon Pettersson enrolled at a very young age in film directing at university and, upon graduation, quickly sold two of his short films to television: Skuggan (2005) and Badvakten (2005). He subsequently directed Skönheten (2007) and A Waking Contradiction (2008). His first feature, JOHN HRON was self-produced and is based on a true story.  JOHN ...

Meet Norihito Iki the director of Noboke having its World Premiere in Montreal

The Director Norihito Iki Professional photographer and former director commercials, Norihito Iki has had his works exhibited widely at national and international exhibitions and competitions, in particular in Vancouver, Busan, New York and at the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennial. His filmography includes: Tagboat, Art Line Daegu, Tokyo Front Line.  2015, Colour & B/W, Japan, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Norihito Iki Scr...

We support Montreal WFF

        The Montreal World Film Festival is an event wherethere is always something to discover. The 39th edition is the perfect illustration, with more than 80 countries represented: beside the major producing countries, the Festival is hosting works from Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Bermuda, Congo, Greenland, Kyrgyzstan, Kosovo, Liberia, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua.&nbs...

BEHIND THE COVE, 2015, Japan by Keiko Yagi

BEHIND THE COVE, 2015, Japan by Keiko Yagi   Sunday, September 6, at 4.30 p.m., Cinéma Quartier Latin, Room 17  Monday, September 7, at 2.30 p.m., Cinéma Quartier Latin, Room 14     Synopsis In 2010, THE COVE, a documentary about dolphin hunting in Taiji, Japan, won an Academy Award. The movie certainly brought attention to the whaling issue as a whole. But was the documentary entirely truthful? Did it portray both sides of the story correctly? Or wa...

World Premiere of MAGIC WORLD in Montreal, Focus on the World section

  MAGIC WORLD, the first movie by young director Julien Hosmalin, produced by Pierre-André Marion, will screen at Montreal World Fest. MAGIC WORLD : 2015, Colour, France, Focus on World Cinema - short films    Production Team Director : Julien Hosmalin Screenwriter : Julien Hosmalin Cinematographer : Bertrand Marin Editor : Valentin Feron Cast : Eloise Parramore, Fantin Ravat, Anthony Bajon Music : Julien Besins Film producti...

Interview with Alice Bouvrie for A Chance to Dress

A CHANCE TO DRESS 2015, Colour, USA, Documentaries  Production Team Director : Alice Bouvrie Cinematographer : Tom Curran, Brian Dowley, David Rabinovitz, Jonathan Skurnik, Alice Bouvrie Editor : Bernice Schneider Music : Claes Nystrom Film production and Sales : Prod.: Alice D. Bouvrie, Mineral King Productions, 143 Woodside Lane, Arlington, MA 02474 (États-Unis), tél.: 781 643-6347,     Synopsi...


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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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