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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.

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The truth about lies screens at Montreal Festival, we sat down with the producer Isen Robbins

Do not miss this beautiful romantic comedy THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES. Come see THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES at the 2015 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL! Meet the producer Isen  Robbins with whom we sat down in Montreal and shared about the film and the vast festival experience he has. Sunday Aug. 30, 2015 - 11:00 AM Tuesday Sept 1, 2015 - 01:30 PM CINEMA QUARTIER LATIN 13 THE TRUTH ABOUT LIES stars Fran Kranz, Odette Annable, Chris Diamantopoulos, Mary Elizabeth Ellis, Miles Fisher, and...

Wanja to screen in the Focus On World Cinema Section

FLICKFILM proudly presents WANJA WANJA to receive North American Premiere at Montreal World Film Festival, in the Focus On World Cinema Section     Feature film, 4K, 87 Min., Germany, 2015 Written and directed by Carolina Hellsgård Produced by Johanna Aust / FLICKFILM GbR Cast: Anne Ratte-Polle, Nele Trebs, Viktor Minich, Marko Dyrlich, Michael Baderschneider and Mehmet Yilmaz The former bank robber Wanja is released from a long prison sentence. As her f...

Interview with Cornelia Travnicek the author of Chucks

We met Cornelia the author of Chucks, avery successful book turned into a film. Chucks, The film, has had its world premiere today in Montreal: the directing couple Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl return to the festival, 3 years after their Audience Award Prize. A Conversation with Cornelia Travnicek   Was there a scene or statement that led you to write the novel CHUCKS? In hindsight, of course, that’s always hard to say – there’s that nice word “i...

Kurdistan screens at the WFF

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KURDISTAN-KURDISTAN Réal./Dir.: Bulent Gunduz. Monday, August 31st, 4.10 pm, Cinéma Quartier Latin, Room 16 Synopsis In the 1990s, Delil Dilanar, one of the great Kurdish singers, who continues to keep alive a tradition of a rich and complex musical style of dengbej that he has inherited from master Egîtê Cimo, was forced to leave his homeland and go into exile in Europe. After 20 years of exile, he finds that his heart hasn’t followed him. During a concert in...

Sum of Histories: Interview with the filmmakers attending Montreal Festival

TERUG NAAR MORGEN / SUM OF HISTORIES Lukas Bossuyt (director and scriptwriter) and Ivy Vanhaecke in Montreal  2015, Colour, Belgium, Netherlands. The, First Films World Competition  Production Team   Director : Lukas Bossuyt Screenwriter : Lukas Bossuyt Cinematographer : Stijn Van der Veken Editor : Philippe Ravoet Cast : Koen De Graeve, Matteo Simoni, Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Karina Smulders, Charlotte Anne Bongaerts, Bart Holland...

Susanna Duellmann in Montreal to present "Where are you going Habibi"!

Susanna Duellmann 2015, Colour, Germany, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Tor Iben Screenwriter : Tor Iben, Kristina Spitzley, Samir Moussa, Niklas Peters Cinematographer : Manuel Ruge Editor : Markus Morkötter Cast : Özay Fecht, Neil Malik Abdullah, Tuncay Gary, Ilknur Boyraz Music : William Kudahl, Sørensen, Bartosz Bludau, Tele Film production and Sales : Prod.: Susanna Duellmann, Duellmann Film...

Video Interview with Emma Jaay and Martin Butz for Beijing Beeing

2015, Colour, Australia, China, Focus on World Cinema  Production Team Director : Emma Jaay Screenwriter : Emma Jaay Cinematographer : Husain Amer Editor : Ryan Walsh Cast : Emma Jaay, Martin Butz, Carlotta Trevisan, Levi Woodard, Shao Yue Heng, Zhou Le, Fu Song Music : Travis Ash Film production and Sales : Prod.: Emma Jaay, Em Jaay Productions, 12 Lang Road, Centennial Park, Sydney NSW 2021 (Australie), emjaay51@gmail.com / Beijing Meishao M...

Video Interview with Roberto Gervitz director of 'A matter of Courage' feature film in Montreal Fest 2015

PROVA DE CORAGEM / A MATTER OF COURAGE 2015, Colour, Brazil, Uruguay, World Competition    Production Team Director : Roberto Gervitz Screenwriter : Roberto Gervitz. D’après/Based on: Horse Hands. De/By: Daniel Galera Cinematographer : Lauro Escorel Editor : Manga Campion Cast : Armando Babaioff, Mariana Ximenes, Áurea Maranhão, Daniel Volpi, Cesar Troncoso Music : Luiz Henrique Xavier Film production and Sales&nb...

Lord David Puttnam, my former boss at Sony to give a masterclass today at Montreal Fest

Lord David Puttnam will teach a master class on the importance of the audio visual world in Montréal for the WFF. The class will be held at cinema Impérial at 2 PM this Friday August 28th. It's free and for everyone. First arrived first enlightened! ...

'Under Construction' written and directed by Rubaiyat Hossain as her second feature film

'Under Construction' had its world premiere at Seattle International Film Festival 2015 the film is participating in this year’s Montreal World Film Festival. This is a film about a modern Muslim woman struggling to find herself in the sprawl of urban Bangladesh, written and directed by Rubaiyat Hossain as her second feature film.  2015, Colour, Bangladesh, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Rubaiyat Hossain Screenwriter : Rubai...

Dany Laferrière will head the Jury at FFM 2015

DANY LAFERRIÈRE, President Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1953, Dany Laferrière left his native country following the killing of his colleague and friend, journalist Gasner Raymond. His first novel, Comment faire l’amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer was published in 1985 and became an overnight success, propelling him into the front ranks of the new generation of Quebec writers. The novel was later adapted into a sccreenplay by Laferrière and Richard Sadl...

Get Happy, a romantic comedy, will be having its world premiere at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival

The romantic comedy, Get Happy, which will be having its world premiere at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival.  The film previously had a test screening at the Manhattan Film Festival were it won Best Romantic Comedy!    The lead actor, Chris Riggi, well known for his role on Gossip Girl, among other prominent movies and TV shows, will be in attendance during the festival screenings.   Get Happy is about about a perpetually miserable...

AUTOUR DE MAÏR by Hejer Charf at Montreal World Film Festival

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The documentary Autour de Maïr (In Maïr's Company), directed and produced by Hejer Charf, has been selected by the 39th Montreal World Film Festival (Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal), August 27 to September 7, 2015 and figures in the section Documentaries of the World (Documentaires du Monde). There will be two showings of this world premiere: Saturday, September 5 at 18h30 (6.30 pm.) and Sunday, September 6 at 12h00 (noon.) They will both take place in the Quartier Latin movi...

Montreal 2012 Audience Award Winners return to win the Audience Award with Chucks, a film by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl

Chucks had its world Premiere in Montreal World Film Festival August 30, 2015 and received the Audience Award   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 comedy having its world Premiere in competition. A film by Sabine Hiebler and Gerhard Ertl After the novel by Cornelia Travnicek   CHUCKS, the...

Muhammad by Iranian director Majid Majidi will open Montreal FFM 2015

The latest film by renowned Iranian director Majid Majidi (3-time winner of the Grand Prix des Amériques) will open the festival and have its world premiere at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival, it was announced. This 171-minute epic on the early years of the prophet of Islam is, with a budget of over $50 million, the most expensive film ever made in Iran, and has been in production for five years. “The Festival is very proud to be able to host the premiere of this imp...

DISSONANCE, short film blending animation and live-action will screen at Montreal

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Till Nowak’s amazing, award-winning short film, DISSONANCE will screen at Montreal. Written and directed by Nowak, the film features a stunning blend of animation and live-action, and a gripping story about a lonely musician’s struggles to separate fantasy and reality. After premiering at the Berlin Film Festival earlier this year, DISSONANCE went on to win the Best Animation Award at the Aspen Shortsfest, the Grand Prix at Brazil’s Anima Mundi and has played in countless...

MINA WALKING has its North American premiere at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival in the Focus on World Cinema category

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September 3, 2015, at 6 p.m. September 4, 2015, at 11:40 a.m. at Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin Minerva Pictures and Baraki Film are delighted to announce that the film Mina Walking by Yosef Baraki will be screened at the Cineplex Odeon Quartier Latin theatre as part of the Montreal World Film Festival, which is being held from August 27 to September 7. Acclaimed for its documentary-style portrait of contemporary Afghanistan and for the tour-de-force performance of its 12-year-old star ...

The Montreal World Film Festival had added the world premiere of The Girl King, directed by Mika Kaurismäki to the competition

The Montreal World Film Festival had added the world premiere of The Girl King, directed by Mika Kaurismäki to its official competition, it was announced. Co-produced by Galafilm and Triptych Media(Canada), Marianna Films (Finland), Starhaus Filmproduktion (Germany) and Anagram (Sweden). “I was seduced by Michel-Marc Bouchard’s script,” says producer Arnie Gelbart. “It’s an unusual  story of an extraordinary woman. The characters are very contempora...

Belgian Rhapsody by Vincent Bal selected as the MWFF closing film

  Belgian Rhapsody the MWFF closing film will be North-American Premiered (Out of Competition) it was announced. Produced by Peter Bouckaert for Eyeworks (Ben X, The Verdict, Marina presented and awarded at the MWFF) this comedy stars Amaryllis Ouitterlinden, Arthur Dupont, Jos Verbist, Marc Weiss, Koen Van Impe, Philippe Résimont. Two Belgian brass bands, the Flemish “Sint Cecilia” and the Walloon “En Avant”, have both been select...

24 films in the World Greats (out of competition) section of the MWFF 2015

THE WORLD GREATS SECTION OF THE MWFF PRESENTS NEW FILMS BY NOTED DIRECTORS     Twenty-four features from a score of countries are being shown in the World Greats (out of competition) section of the MWFF. “ Dedicated to experienced filmmakers, this selection offers the latest works by some of the best known directors from around the world, ” said Serge Losique.   Notable among the cineastes included are Majid Majidi whose Muhammad will be getting ...

Jury of MWFF competition 2015

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39TH MWFF JURY   DANY LAFERRIÈRE, President Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1953, Dany Laferrière left his native country following the killing of his colleague and friend, journalist Gasner Raymond. His first novel, Comment faire l’amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer was published in 1985 and became an overnight success, propelling him into the front ranks of the new generation of Quebec writers. The novel was later adapted into a sccreenplay by Laferri&e...

MWFF unveiled the line up with a virtual online press conference

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The 39th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival gets with the times. A digital age requires a digital solution. Over 86 countries will be represented in its 2015 edition, a new record. We wanted to allow domestic and international media simultaneous access to the line-up of films in the World Competition and the First Films Competition. This announcement will be accompanied by an online discussion open to journalists from anywhere and the MWFF will respond directly via chat mode to ...

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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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