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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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Andy Siege interview for Beti and Amare shot for 14 000€

  BETI AND AMARE / BETI AND AMARE 2014, Colour, Germany, Ethiopia, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Andy Siege Screenwriter : Andy Siege Cinematographer : Andy Siege Editor : Andy Siege Cast : Hiwot Asres, Pascal Dawson, Binyam Kore, Yonas An Kidane, Delelegne Sharwe, Mahdere H. Sisay Music : Alula Araya, Levin Karchner Film production and Sales : Prod.: Andy Siege, Pascal Dawson, Mahdere Sisay, Kalulu En...

LA HORA AZUL - Interview with Evelyne PEGOT-OGIER

LA HORA AZUL / THE BLUE HOUR 2014, Colour, Peru, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Evelyne Pegot-Ogier Screenwriter : Evelyne Perot-Ogier. D'après/Based on: La Hora azul De/By: Alonso Cueto Cinematographer : Roberto Maceda Editor : Carlos Alberto ALvarez Cast : Giovanni Ciccia, Jackelyn Vasquez, Rossana Fernandez-Maldonado Music : Antonio Gervasoni Film production and Sales : Prod.: Evelyne Pe...

NOMADIC CHILDHOODS interview with Christophe Boula

  NOMADIC CHILDHOODS / NOMADIC CHILDHOODS 2014, Colour, France, First Films World Competition    Production Team Director : Christophe Boula Screenwriter : Christophe Boula, Tenzin Kunchap Cinematographer : Arnaud Hémery Editor : Christophe Boula Cast : Sonam Wangmo, Sampel Gyatso, Sasha Uvaroskaya, Kolya Fedotov, Otgonjargal Huygbaatar, Irka Erden Baatar Music : German Khatylaev Film production and Sales : Prod.: La...

Beti and Amare selected in first film competition had a micro-budget 14,000 euros

The film "Beti and Amare" had its World Premiere at the Moscow International Film Festival in the Main Competition. The film had a micro-budget 14,000 euros. Andreas Siege, the director of the film, also did the Cinematography for, Wrote, Edited, Acted, and Produced "Beti and Amare".   Synopsis: "Ethiopia 1936. Beti, a young Ethiopian girl has escaped Mussolini's troops and found refuge in the peaceful south of the country. But the Italians are marching cl...

Montréal Film Festival Adds Addt’l Screening of Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains

  By Popular Demand, Sell out Crowds, Standing Ovations and Rave Reviews Montréal Film Festival Adds Addt’l Screening of Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains (LOS ANGELES)  Aug 28, 2014 - The World Premiere of Kurmanjan Datka Queen of the Mountains opened to standing ovations, rave reviews and consistently sold-out crowds.  Now by popular demand, the Montréal World Film Festival has added an additional special screening.  Called “Riveting ...

Peruvien Film PERRO GUARDIAN (Guard Dog/Chien de Garde) screening in World Competition WFF Montreal.

The world premiere of peruvien film PERRO GUARDIAN at the World Competition of the WFF Montreal has been a success, with rave reviews and excellent public at the Cinema Imperial. Now, by popular demand, The Montréal World Film Festival has added an additional special screening that will take place next September 1st at 12:40 at the QUARTIER LATIN.    “Dog,” an ex-militiaman granted amnesty by the government, is now a killer for hire. One of his missions leads him...

The Lesson has its world premiere in Montreal

Montreal Fest organized the world premiere of The Lesson a movie from Latvia,  (108 min), directed by Andris Gauja. The film takes part in the First Films World competition at the Montreal World Films festival. Our team is here: Andris Gauja (Director&Producer), Guna Stahovska (Producer) and Aleksandrs Grebnevs (DoP), and we will be happy to meet you at the premiere today. The premiere will be introduced by the Honorary Council of Latvia in Quebec, Roberts Klaige. He could also ...

The 45th edition of the Student Film Festival has announced the award-winning filmmakers for this year

– The 45th edition of the Student Film Festival has announced the award-winning filmmakers for this year. Between August 23 and 27, 2014, the jury viewed 86 films in 2 competitive sections, comprising 26 Canadian films and 60 international films respectively.                   The members of the 2014 jury are Roger Otis, a Montreal filmmaker whose own short film is entered this year in the officia...

STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2014 - Canada & International Awards

THE 45TH STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL RAN AUGUST 23 TO 27, 2014 The award ceremony took place August 27th at the Vego restaurant on St Denis   26 Canadian films, 60 international films selecteds A bumper year for diversity and new talent   Organized within the framework of the Montreal World Film Festival, the Student Film Festival, held August 23 to 27, 2014, this year has 2 competitive sections, comprising 26 Canadian films and 60 international films&...

Sayuri Yoshinaga on her first visit to Montreal with his film in competition Cape Nostalgia

S Sayuri Yoshinaga,one of the great actresses of modern Japanese cinema, winner of four Japan Film Academy awards, is in town to accompany director Izuru Narushima for the presentation of his CAPE NOSTALGIA in the Festival’s World Competition.             Star of over 100 films, Yoshinaga has been one of contemporary Japanese cinema’s most popular actresses since the 1960s, with her own personal fo...

Canadian Film "Sound Of Tears" had its World Premiere @ The Montreal World Film Festival

SOUND OF TEARS 2014, Colour, Canada, Focus on World Cinema    Production Team Director : Dorothy A. Atabong Screenwriter : Dorothy A. Atabong Cinematographer : Joel Kim Editor : Charles Ross Cast : Albert Williams, Dorothy A. Atabong, Edsson Morales Music : Coline Laroche de Feline, Dobet Gnahoré Film production and Sales : Prod. & Ventes/Sales: Dorothy A. Atabong, Ayinke Films,    ...

Québec Film "FOR THE LOVE OF POE" has its world premiere in Montreal

The feature-film will be presented in two distinct original versions: English and French, a rare event.   FOR THE LOVE OF POE, produced written, directed and starring Nils Oliveto, will be presented in world premiere at the Montreal World Films Festival (MWFF) on August 30 at 18h45.   The film, screened separately in a French original version (''Pour l'Amour de Poe'') and also in an English original version, will turn out to be a rare event at the MWFF for a fea...

Pupi Avati in Montreal to present his latest film with Sharon Stone...Golden Boy

For its 38th edition, the Montreal World Film Festival is delighted to host the great director, screenwriter and Italian producer, Pupi Avati. The director is presenting UN RAGAZZO D’ORO (A Golden Boy) in the world competition, starring Sharon Stone and italiian actorRiccardo Scamarcio.             The World Competition feature film UN RAGAZZO D'ORO (A Golden Boy), tells the...

Golden Boy - Un Ragazzo d'Oro has its world premiere in Montreal Pupi Avati in attendance

Written and directed by Pupi Avati with cinematography by Blasco Giurato, edited by Luigi Capalbo; starring Riccardo Scarmacio, Sharon Stone, Cristiana Capotondi, Giovanna Ralli; music by Raphael Gualazzi Synopsis When Davide's father, a maker of B movies, dies in a car accident, he is said to have left behind an unpublished autobiography. Unable to find the book, Davide decides to write his own.    Director Born in Bologna, Italy in 1938, Pupi Avati j...

The 38th Montreal World Film Festival opens today, word from the President

The 38th Montreal World Film Festival August 21 - September 1, 2014   Since its founding 38 years ago, the Montreal World Film Festival continues to offer film lovers and professionals a rich program based on cultural 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 North America recogniz...

38th edition of the MWFF The Cinema Under the Stars will be showing free movies!

The Montreal World Film Festival Cinema Under the Stars program will be back this year with twelve nights of free outdoor movie screenings. Beginning August 21 and running nightly at 8 :30 pm through Labour Day, September 1, the Festival will show a wide selection of popular movies on the esplanade of the Place des Arts. Pick your places… first come first serve!   Thursday, August 21th LA VIE EN ROSE, France 2007, French, Olivier Dahan. Biopic of French singing icon Edit...

Italian focus in Montreal: Thirteen films, produced or co-produced by Italy, are on show

LA DOLCE VITA DOWNTOWN ITALY IN FINE FORM AT THE 38th MWFF As always the Montreal World Film Festival has a bumper crop of Italian films to show, this year more than ever. Starting with the president of the jury, Sergio Castellitto, and continuing through various sections of the Festival, lovers of Italian cinema will have plenty to celebrate.             Thirteen films, produced or co-produced by Italy, are on show and Pupi Avati w...

Line up for The Montreal World Film Festival announced

        AT THE MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL from August 21 to September 1, 2014     A RICH SELECTION FROM 74 COUNTRIES   THE FUTURE OF CINEMA WITH 51 FIRST FEATURE FILMS   350 FEATURES AND SHORT FILMS 160 feature films (100 world or international premieres and 32 North American premieres)       A jury presided over by Italian actor and director Serge Castellitto   Claude Lelouch will present «Salaud, on t&rsq...

Strong German participation in Montreal

MONTREAL COMPETITIONS WITH GERMAN ENTRIES 38th Montreal World Film Festival (21 August – 1 September 2014)   German films are prominently and abundantly represented in Montreal's 2014 program: after four German films shown last year, this year sees no less than six films with German involvement screening in the World Competition and First Films Competition. In total, 34 German films and co-productions have been programmed in the Montreal World Film Festival.   All of t...

Hippolyte Girardot will attend Montreal showing of Resnais’ last film Aimer, boire et chanter

Montreal World Film Festival president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard are pleased to announce that a posthumous tribute will be paid to Alain Resnais at this year’s Festival to mark his extraordinary career. Actor and personal friend of Resnais, Hippolyte Girardot, will attend the film’s showing to accept the Festival’s award in Resnais’ honour. One of the giants of French cinema, Resnais began his career in the late 1950s and consolidated h...

Montreal FFM pays Tribute to Michael J. Werner

  The Montreal World Film Festival will pay tribute to international distributor-producer Michael J. Werner, chairman of film sales of Fortissimo Films. The veteran America-born producer has been located in Hong Kong over the past two decades from where he guided the production and distribution of Asian films to markets around the world.   “Michael J. Werner is an essential figure in the world of independent cinema, a shining example of how to make and distribute quality fil...

Jury of the 38th Montreal World Film Festival

Sergio Castellitto, president    The Montreal World Film Festival is pleased to announce that  Franco-Algerian director-producer Rachid Bouchareb, Andréanne Bournival, grande dame of Quebec television and cinema, and noted Icelandic producer Fridrik Thor Fridriksson will complete the international jury of the 38th Festival. These three join already announced jurors, actresses Ana Torrent and Jane Zhang under the presidency of Italian actor and director Sergio Castellitt...


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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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