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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



Interview with Ramon Termens on The evil that men can do...

THE EVIL THAT MEN DO / THE EVIL THAT MEN DO 2015, Colour, Spain, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Ramon Térmens Screenwriter : Daniel Faraldo Cinematographer : Sergi Bartroli Editor : Anna Térmens Cast : Daniel Faraldo, Andrew Tarbet, Sergio Peris-Mencheta, Priscilla Delgado, Nikol Kollars, José Sefami Music : Yuval Ron Film production and Sales : Prod.: Ramon Térmens, Segarra Films, Juan ...

Interview with Manoj Annadurai and Sania Jhankar for Get Happy

GET HAPPY! 2015, Colour, USA, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Manoj Annadurai Screenwriter : Tom Shipley Cinematographer : Eric Giovon Editor : Matt O’Brien Cast : Chris Riggi, Adam LaVorgna, Rebecca Blumhagen, Jordan Lane Price, Lauren Sweetser Music : Allison Tartalia Film production and Sales : Prod.: Sania Jhankar, Monomyth Enchantment Inc., 300 EAST 42ND STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10017 (États-Unis), t&e...

Interview with Ma Mingzhu for ARIA of life

SHENG MING YONG TAN DIAO / ARIA OF LIFE 2015, Colour & B W, China, World Competition - short films  Production Team Director : Ma Mingzhu Screenwriter : Ma Mingzhu Cinematographer : Yi Ming Editor : Ma Mingzhu Cast : Wang Xian, Han Jingru, Wang Yu, Wang Yi, Yan Fanfan, Liang Jing, Zhang Ye Film production and Sales : Prod.: Yin Pandong, YM Perle Orientale Films, 16/F, Shimao Tower, No.92 Jianguo Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing, 100022 (Chin...

World Première of Rainbow without colours

World Première of “RAINBOW WITHOUT COLOURS" by Tuyen Quang Nguyen, produced by Leo Media and Technology limited at the First World Competition of Montréal World Film Festival.    The film was about the sexual prejudice from the mother against her borne and adopted sons, who were gay loved each other. When the film was screened in Vietnam in March 2015 , it got special attention from press and audience with with thousands of reviews from the users ...

La reine-garçon (The Girl King) Au Festival des Films du Monde les 4 et 6 septembre

  Triptych Media et Galafilm (Canada), Marianna Films (Finlande), Starhaus Filmproduktion (Allemagne) et Anagram (Suède) sont heureuses d’annoncer la première mondiale du long-métrage La reine-garçon (The Girl King) au Festival des films du monde les 4 et 6 septembre prochains en présence du réalisateur Mika Kaurismäki, de l’actrice Malin Buska et du scénariste Michel Marc Bouchard.   Le réalisateur Finlandai...

Interview with Frederike Migom for Nkosie Coiffure

2015, Colour, Belgium, World Competition - short films  Production Team Director : Frederike Migom Screenwriter : Frederike Migom Cinematographer : Laurens de Geyter Editor : Tom Denoyette Cast : Nele Vereecken, Kurt Vandendriessche, Awa Sene Sarr, Stella Kitoga, Wivine Ngoy-Mutemba Music : Jens Bouttery, Fredy Massamba Film production and Sales : Prod.: Jules Debrick, 2nd to the Right, Baksteenkaai 50, 1000 Bruxelles (Belgique), jules@2ndto...

MARIANGOLA CASTRO, member of the jury, presented the Students Film Awards.

MARIANGOLA CASTRO, member of the jury, presented the awards  ...

Meet the Winners of the Students Film Competition at Montreal World Film Festival

FLORENCE PELLETIER, student from Concordia University, was awarded for the short: "Fondue chinoise", in the 39th FFM 2015. Fondue chinoise: by Florence Pelletier, Colour, 6 minutes, Canada, 2014    Saturday August 29, 2015 - 07:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 2 Wednesday September 2, 2015 - 03:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 2 ...

Student Film Festival Awards ceremony

The Awards Ceremony ­­of the 46th Student  Film Festival will take place today wednesday September 2, 2015 at 4 :30 pm at Resto Végo, 1720 Saint-Denis Street, Montréal   The following prizes will be awarded :   International Section: First Prize Jury Prize (ex-aequo) Best Fiction Best Documentary Best film, experi...

Xing Jian, the director of Seven Days speaks on his film at the Press Conference

SEVEN DAYS 2015, B&W, China, World Competition    Production Team Director : Xing Jian Screenwriter : Liu Jinkai, Xing Jian Cinematographer : Chen Liyang, Gu Shouzhu Editor : Xing Jian Cast : Wang Deshun, Wang Shiwenqi, Huang Songbo Music : Liu Suola Film production and Sales : Prod.: Xing Jian, Beijing Yijie Film Culture Media Co., tél.: +86 (139) 1141 22 52,     Synopsis In the earl...

Greg Reitman Invited to Montreal with his film Rooted in Peace

Greg Reitman winner of Sundance Audience Award Documentary with his documentary 'Fuel' returns to Montreal with Rooted in Peace ...

Director Mehmet Eryilmaz talks about The Visitor, his film in Montreal World Competition

MISAFIR / THE VISITOR 2015, Colour, Turkey, World Competition    Production Team Director : Mehmet Eryilmaz Screenwriter : Mehmet Eryilmaz Cinematographer : Cemil Kizildag Editor : Ugur Hamidogullari, Sultan Ilhan, Taner Sarf, Mehmet Eryilmaz Cast : Zümrüt Erkin, Tamer Levent, Ayten Uncuoglu, Hale Akinli, Ersin Umut Güler, Melek Çinar Music : Sema Film production and Sales : Prod.: Sultan llhan, Atlanta Film, Si...

Under Heaven to screen at Montreal as world Premiere

 Dalmira Tilepbergen with Bruno Chatelin and Consul of Kyrgyzstan in Montreal UNDER HEAVEN "ASMAN ALDYNDA" Style: Drama Running time: 88 minutes Language: Kyrgyz Subtitles: English, Russian Director : Dalmira Tilepbergen Screenwriter : Dalmira Tilepbergen Cinematographer : Akjol Bekbolotov Editor : Eldiar Madakim Cast : Anvar Osmonaliev, Taalaikan Abazova, Nurjigit Kanaev, Munara Dooronbekova Music : Murzali Jenbaev Film prod...

Superb article in The Gazette de Montreal about lord David Puttnam's Masterclass at the Festival

Superb article in The Gazette by / "Rather than ask David Puttnam to name the great British films he has made, the easier question could be: What great British filmsdidn’t he have a hand in making? It may be a shorter list. As a consequence of his film success on the other side of the pond, he is now Lord Puttnam, or Sir David. But frankly, he wishes folks would just call him David, or Pu...

“HAPPY” screening at Regard sur les films du Monde- @FFM 2015, by the youngest director of this year’s festival !

Come check out “HAPPY”, official selection - Regard sur les films du Monde- @FFM 2015, written & directed by 24 year-old, NYU- Tisch graduate, Jordan Goldnadel - the youngest director of this year’s festival !   SCREENNING TIMES:   SEPTEMBER 1 / 5pm @ QUARTIER LATIN - L9.01.5 followed by Q&A with writer/director Jordan Goldnadel and leading actress Isabel Ryan.  SEPTEMBER 2 / 9:10am @QUARTIER LATIN - L9.01.5       Synop...

Come Away With Me will have its Canadian Premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival.

Come Away With Me is a powerful, heart-felt short film relating to the issues of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Alzheimer's Disease. It won the Platinum Remi Award at WorldFest in Houston this year, the Best Director Award in the Woods Hole Film Festival, and recently came back from the Diversity in Cannes Film Festival. The cast includes actor/director Ellen Gerstein (Shameless, Southland, & James Dean) and actor, Charlie Robinson (Night Court, Hart of Dixie, & The Game). Las...

SIN & ILLY Still Alive Coming of Age Drama selected at Montreal World Fest

SIN & ILLY STILL ALIVE selected at Montréal Film Festival will screen Tuesday September 1, 2015 - 02:00 PM - CINÉMA QUARTIER LATIN 12     SIN & ILLY STILL ALIVE - Winner of the White Bembel - MBF AWARD for best feature film, 8th LICHTER Filmfest Frankfurt International 2015 further festival participations: achtung berlin - new berlin film award, Germany 4/2015 Neiße Film Festival, Germany, 5/2015 Montréal World Film Festival, Can...

Only for the Week End premieres in Montreal

The screening will be on September 6th at 6:30 PM / Quartier Latin Screen 10 (350 Rue Emery - Montreal - Quebec) Check the trailer of "Solo per il Weekend" We have attached the Digital Press Kit of the film in PDF format.    'SOLO PER IL WEEKEND' A film by Director Kobayashi Produced by Director Kobayashi and Indiana Production   All your life can change in a weekend   It may seem like Las Vegas, but it's Milan. A...

World premiere of Yony Leyser's debut feature DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE

World premiere of Yony Leyser's debut feature DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE   in Montreal.  Venue:  Cinema Quartier Latin Cinema 15   DESIRE WILL SET YOU FREE is Yony Leyser's debut fiction feature and his follow up to his acclaimed 2010 documentary feature "William S Burroughs: A Man Within" which was released theatrically in several countries including the USA via Oscilloscope.    Ezra, an American writer of Palestinian and Israeli parentage...

Premiere of Invention for Destruction a film by Karel Zeman from Czech Republican

INVENTION FOR DESTRUCTION 1958 / N&B / 78 min / Czech Republic   Dir.: Karel  Zeman Cast: Lubor Tokos, Arnost Navrátil, Miroslav Holub, Frantisek Slégr, Václav Kyzlink, Jana Zatloukalová. Prod.: Ondrej Beranek, Punk Film   Synopsis THE FABULOUS WORLD OF JULES VERNE (Czech: Vynález zkázy, literally The Deadly Invention or An Invention for Destruction) is a 1958 Czech adventure film directed by Karel Zeman. Based on ...

A Sunday Kind of Love to have World Premiere in Montreal

Synopsis Adam Loule, 31, is trying to write the next great novel.  It isn’t going well. His previous books have all been failures, and now he’s only surviving thanks to his girlfriend Tracy, 29, a successful lawyer. His blind obsession for greatness has recently put a strain on their relationship, not that Adam's noticed.  He does however notice the beautiful and flattering Emma, 25, especially when she tells Adam she also goes by another name, Death…and sh...

God Will Provide Has its World Premiere at Montreal World Film Festival

The short-film "God Will Provide", directed by Luís Porto, will have its world Premiere at Montreal World Film Festival today at 4pm, in the Quartier Latin 11. It will also screen on the 7th September, at 11:30am, in the Quartier Latin 9.   1984. Maria lives alone in the countryside, on a remote village. She is a woman of strong moral and religious beliefs. Alone and isolated, she has no way of justifying a sudden and unwanted pregnancy. Title: God Will Provi...

Projects at the Festival Market...

  Let us hear about the Montreal Canada China Film Festival By Leopoldo Soto ...

Box of Freedom Romanian project in preproduction takes co production meetings in Montreal

Meet some of the players at Montreal Industry Office and Market . ...

Interview with Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl who return to Montreal with Chucks

Chuck had its world Premiere in Montreal World Film Festival August 30   CHUCKS - Live. Love. Dance. Now!  The team behind "Coming of Age (Anfang 80)", Montreal 2012 Festival Audience Award Winner (and best actor Award), returns to the Montreal with a new drama/comedy having its world Premiere in competition. A film by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl After the novel by Cornelia Travnicek   CHUCKS, the new film by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard ...


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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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