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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. Filmfestivals.com rates this festival in the top 10

The 2017 Festival edition will run August 24 - September 4

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Montreal Native Subject of Film Premiering at Montreal World Film Festival

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  TREE MAN, a feature documentary film, will have its world premiere at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival, with screenings on August 28th and 29th at the Cinéma Quartier Latin. Directed by Jon Reiner and Brad Rothschild, Tree Man focuses on Francois, a Montreal native who leaves his wife and children every holiday season to sell Christmas trees on a New York City sidewalk while living out of his van. Francois is one of hundreds of men and women from Quebec and elsewhere who, ove...

MİSAFİR "the visitor" will attend at world competition in montreal ff. from Turkey.

Some say about the fate of any girl ‘like mother, like daughter’. But, Mum, I swear to God that my little girl’s fate will be nothing like mine.” - NUR Ten years after being thrown out of her parental home, Nur hears that her mother is at death’s door. Taking her young daughter with her, Nurhurries back to her father’s world to see, and reconcile with her mother before it is too late. While the universal theme of mother-daughter relat...

An Ode to Italian Silent Film Love Among the Ruins Selected to 39th Montreal World Film Festival

    The charming Italian faux documentary Love Among the Ruins (Amore tra le rovine) will screen among official selections at the Montreal World Film Festival on Saturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30.   Following its European premiere at Valdarno Cinema Fedic Festival and North American premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival, this enchanting mock-doc drama continues to delight festival audiences with its blend of earnest tutorial on film restoration and play...

Film "Now We're Alive" : First feature of the talented young french director Thibault Arbre at Montreal World Film Festival

The film started a promising festival circuit with 7 selections and several prizes so far: Montreal World Film Festival, Cleveland Intl. Film Festival, Shanghai Intl Film Festival, Rhode Island Intl Film Festival (Grand Prize for Best Feature), Worldfest Houston (Platinum Award for Best First Feature Film, and Gold Award for Best Original Music), California Film Awards (Orson Welles Award), Skyline Intl Film Festival. From producer Giles Daoust (ex...

3 INDIESTORY films are invited to the 39th Montreal World Film Festival!

    2 features and 1 short from INDIESTORY are invited to the 39th Montreal World Film Festival which is held from August 27 to September 7 in Canada. The 1st feature is STRANGERS ON THE FIELD(Dir. KIM Myeong-joon) invited to ‘Documentaries of the World’ and it deals with Korean-Japanese baseball players in old times. The 2nd is HALF(Dir. KIM Se-yeon), selected for ‘Focus on World ...

The 39th MWFF unveils the lineup of its World Competition and first feature competition

The Montreal World Film Festival is proud to announce the line-up of its World Competition as well as First Feature Competition. Members of both Juries are also public as of today. “Over the decades, the MWFF has achieved its cultural and an economic mission by offering audiences and professionals a multitude of films, of all genres and provenances,” stated Serge Losique who added “An institution recognized by cineastes the world over, this great cinematic institution has alw...

Jury of the First Feature Prize Montreal 2015

  Pierre-Henri Deleau Pierre-Henri Deleau began his career as an assistant director to Jacques Doniol-Valcroze and Pierre Kast and then as a director in educational television. He directed a short, Virginie ou la double rupture, in 1969.  He is the co-founder of the FILMOBLIC production house which produced or co-produced films by Hugo Santiago, Jean-Louis Comolli, Jean-François Dion, Claude Miller, Edouardo de Gregorio and Jean-Pierre Lefebvre. In 1969, he co-founded the Di...

PRODUCTION EXCHANGE is a program of the Montreal International Film Market

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PRODUCTION EXCHANGE is a program of the Montreal International Film Market designed to help producers find the necessary partnerships to complete the financing and distribution of their current projects and to lay the groundwork for new international co-productions. There is no restriction on project format, length, category, language or budget and registration is free. Producers are invited to submit projects now. To do so, simply fill the Co-Production project formand send it b...

Montreal Forum: China Meets the West (August 29th – 30th)

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The Forum: China Meets the West is an exclusive 2-day event hosted by the Montreal International Film Market. The Forum will be a unique occasion to meet the most important  decision makers, top-level independent producers and investors of the Chinese film industry. The Official Chinese delegation will be headed by Mr. La Peikang, Chairman of the China Film Corporation, Ltd. He will be accompanied by eight Genenal Managers of subsiduaries of  the China Film Corporation activ...

Record number of short films Submissions to the Montreal Film Festival with a strong filmfestivals.com partnership

A record number of short films were submitted to the Montreal Film Festival for this year’s edition. Over 1200 shorts including some 400 Canadian and foreign student films, were submitted prior to the festival deadline, an increase of 42 % over last year’s figures. Seven hundred and twenty-six films from 64 countries have already be tabulated, with more countries sure to come.   “These numbers are evidence of the vitality of today’s young filmmakers,”...

Louis L. Roquet jons the board at FFM

The Montreal World Film Festival is pleased to announce that Louis L. Roquet, President of Investissement Québec's Board of Directors has agreed to serve on the board of the Festival. “I am very honoured that Louis L. Roquet has accepted my invitation,” declared MWFF president Serge Losique. “The expertise of Mr. Roquet is widely acknowledged and his economic vision of Quebec and his openness to culture meshes perfectly with the mission of the Festival. I am ...

The Montreal World Film Festival opens Call For Entries

The Montreal World Film Festival  August 27, September 7 The regulations and entry forms to submit a film to the 2015 edition of the MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL are available for download. Please follow the links to get a copy.  - 2015 REGULATIONS - ENTRY FORM FOR THE 2015 MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL - ENTRY FORM FOR THE 2015 CANADIAN STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL Click to submit your film The Montreal World Film Festival's blog I W...

Celebrated UK producer David Puttnam to be honoured by Montreal World Film Festival

My boss at Sony in the 90s, the celebrated British producer David Puttnam will be honoured by the Montreal World Film Festival, it was announced.  Famous for overseeing the making of such classics of the 1970s and 80s as Midnight Express (1978), Chariots of Fire (1981), The Killing Fields (1984) and The Mission (1986), Lord Puttnam will will receive the Festival’s highest award, the Grand Prix of the Americas, in a special evening at the 2015 MWFF.  “The Festival is honou...

ANTONIONI, FELLINI...CAPECE, Italian cinema revives at Montreal's World Film Festival

  By Kenneth Fernandez Spectacular camera work, engaging use of irony, superb directing and acting, herald Italian cinema’s return to glory. La Scultura, premiered at Montreal’s World Film Festival,  brilliant critique of hedonism and Mauro John Capece’s unique cinematographic style, held audiences enthralled   Mauro John Capece’s most recent work premiered at Montreal’s World Film Festival, marks a return Italy’s renown for cine...

Full Coverage of Montreal FFM 2014

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http://www.filmfestivals.com/files/images/u5518/IMG_9128_0.JPG Cape Nostalgia presentation in Montreal FFM 2014 and Two Awards   FUSHIGI NA MISAKI NO MONOGATARI / CAPE NOSTALGIA 2014, Colour, Japan, World Competition    Production Team Director : Izuru Narushima Screenwriter : Masato Kato, Teruo Abe. D'apres le roman/Based on the novel: Niji No Misaki No Kissaten. De/By: Akio Morisawa Cinematographer : Mutsuo Naganuma Editor : Hideaki Cohata Cast : ...

Cape Nostalgia presentation in Montreal FFM 2014 and Two Awards

FUSHIGI NA MISAKI NO MONOGATARI / CAPE NOSTALGIA 2014, Colour, Japan, World Competition    Production Team Director : Izuru Narushima Screenwriter : Masato Kato, Teruo Abe. D'apres le roman/Based on the novel: Niji No Misaki No Kissaten. De/By: Akio Morisawa Cinematographer : Mutsuo Naganuma Editor : Hideaki Cohata Cast : Sayuri Yoshinaga, Hiroshi Abe, Yuko Takeuchi, Tsurube Shofukutei, Takeo Nakahara, Renji Ishibashi, Masakane Yonekura ...

Awards of The World Film Festival Montreal 2014

Check our videos  Montreal FFM 2014 closing excerpts - Awards FFM 38 2014 Slideshow   Jury President : SERGIO CASTELLITTO, director and actor (Italy) RACHID BOUCHAREB, director (France-Algeria) ANDRÉANNE BOURNIVAL, cinéma professional (Canada) FRIDRIK THOR FRIDRIKSSON, director and producer (Iceland) ANA TORRENT, actress (Spain) JANE ZHANG, singer and actress (China)   FEATURE FILMS   Grand prix des Americas: OBEDIE...

Montreal World Film Festival 2014 Opening Night with Claude Lelouch

Serge Losique founder and director of Montreal World Film Festival introducing director Claude Lelouche of France. Up close and personal. Festival de film du Monde de Montreal l'ouverture avec cinéaste Claude Lelouch. ...

Montreal offered the world premiere of "Pure Life"

The Montreal World Film Festival (August 21st to September 1st), will be presenting the world premiere of "Pure Life", the first feature film by French director Jeremy Banster.  Produced by Cantina Studio, the film tells the true story of explorer Raymond Maufrais on his last expedition to the Amazon Rainforest in French Guyana in 1949. The movie, an intimate adventure filmed in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, represented somewhat of a challenge taken by the director ...

The Hero (from Kosovo) in Montreal FFM 2014

  Synopsis The main character is a man of principles and virtues who becomes prey to a human drama imposed by social, political and economic circumstances.The war is over. The soldier named Shkëmb returns home. Many come to thank him and testify for his courage to save the local population during the war. But over time his sacrifice is forgotten and things start to change. He continues to live in a tent, a charity by humanitarian organizations, under difficult living co...

Interview with Mauro John Capece, The Sculpture

LA SCULTURA / THE SCULPTURE   2014, Colour, Italy, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Mauro John Capece Screenwriter : Mauro John Capece, Corinna Coroneo Cinematographer : Marco Fracassa Editor : Francesca Pasquaretta Cast : Corinna Coroneo, Adrien Liss, Perpaolo Capovilla, Flavio Sciolè, Gabrielle Silvestrini, Kyrham Music : India Czajkowska Film production and Sales : Prod.: Evoque - Officina d&...

MONTREAL FFM 38 Interview with LUIS URQUIZA Perfect Obedience

Mexican Director, Luis Urquiza in Official Competition, Obediencia perfecta. Perfect Obedience. OBEDIENCIA PERFECTA / PERFECT OBEDIENCE 2013, Colour, Mexico, World Competition      Production Team Director : Luiz Urquiza Mondragon Screenwriter : Luis Urquiza, Ernesto Alcocer. D'après/Based on: Tercer grado de obediencia perfecta. De/By: Ernesto Alcocer Cinematographer : Serguei Saldívar Tanaka Editor : Jorge Macaya Cast&nbs...

MONTREAL FFM 38 VANESSA QUINTANILLA

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Video by Leopoldo Soto VANESSA QUINTANILLA, presenting "La última cena " at Cine imperial. ...

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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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