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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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Alain Resnais’ last film, Aimer, boire et chanter (Life of Riley), will close the 38th Montreal World Film Festival

Alain Resnais’ last film, Aimer, boire et chanter (Life of Riley), will receive its North American premiere to close the 38th Montreal World Film Festival on September 1, it was announced by Festival president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard. Resnais began his career in the late 1950s and consolidated his early reputation with Hiroshima Mon Amour (1959), Last Year at Marienbad (1961), and Muriel (1963), all of wh...

Salaud, on t'aime, (We Love You, You Bastard) by Lelouch will open the 38th edition of Montreal

  Salaud, on t’aime, (We Love You, You Bastard) the latest film by celebrated French director Claude Lelouch, will open the 38th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival on August 21, it was announced by the MWFF’s president Serge Losique and director-general Danièle Cauchard. “I am faithful to this great festival and I am very happy to return to Montreal to show Salaud, on t’aime,” declared Lelouch. “The Montreal World Film Fest...

Meet Frederic Feraud Producer of the documentary "De Chair et de Lait" in competition in Montreal

DE CHAIR ET DE LAIT / DE CHAIR ET DE LAIT 2013, Couleur, France, Documentaires du monde (longs métrages)    Équipe de production Réalisation : Bernard Bloch Scénarisation : Bernard Bloch Direction photo : Jacques Mora, Jérôme Colin, David Heft Montage : Christian Girier, Hervé Birolini Maison de production et ventes : Frédéric Féraud, Bernard Bloch, Les Productions de l'&...

A serbian review of The Whirlpool (Vir, Serbia, 2013)

  Three years after its absence in the MMF's competition programs,  the Serbian cinema can be proud of its comeback with Bojan Vuk Kosovcevic’s movie The Whirlpool, competed in the first films selection. Made for modest, less than $300.000, Kosovcevic’s piece drew much attention with its maturity in expression and skillful directing in accordance with contemporary cinematic style mainly seen in big-budget productions. Blending some of the classical drama ...

Review of The Verdict (Het Vonnis, Belgium, 2013) which won best Directing at FFM 2013

  The verdict of this year FFM’s jury led by legendary European filmmaker Jiri Menzel that best directing was demonstrated by Jan Verheyen in The Verdict, restores faith in justice, what is actually in the core of this extremely intelligent Belgian achievement. Furthermore, I would say that this piece is not just this year’s FFM highlight, but one of the peaks of recent European cinema. Starting as a profound psychological drama about a prominent engineer whose wife gets...

Iranian three grand peaces at Montreal FFM

  by Dejan Nikolaj Kraljacic - Dex (Montreal )   Although one of the most successful cinemas in the festival circuit since the mid-1990s, it seems that this year’s MMF offer of Iranian films should undoubtably resonate for a long time. Obviously, each year we are witnessing more and more courageous Iranian films given the context of their country of origin (absolutely the most restrictive worldwide in terms of censorship, ever!), but, I would say that finally Abolfazl S...

About Landes with François-Xavier Vives, Marie Gillain, Meet Hans Fraikin, plus hommage to Kathleen Turner.

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François-Xavier Vives, Marie Gillain, le Bureau de Cinéma et Télévision du Québec et hommage à Kathleen Turner.   ...

Montreal World Film Festival 2013 closing grande finale with all the winners

Montreal World Film Festival 2013 closing grande finale with all the winners. Kathleen Turner joins the grand finale winners for a well deserved festival. ...

A few questions to Short Film Winner Richard Stark for his comedy 30 Love

30-Love, a short comedy by emerging Canadian filmmaker Richard E. Stark, will make its premiere during the opening weekend of the 2013 Montreal World Film Festival.  The festival, which runs from August 22 - September 2, is one of the most prestigious film festivals in the world and one of the biggest in Canada.  Stark's family immigrated to Montreal and lived there for 20 years before moving to Toronto.  Stark is the film’s writer and director and th...

Comedy '30 Love' wins best canadian short by Richard Stark

    Richard received a great review in Inside Toronto. Richard E. Stark’s grandmother will finally have her wish of seeing her grandson’s name on the big screen come true when his movie, 30-Love, premiers Friday, Aug. 23 at the Montreal World Film Festival. After escaping Nazi-occupied Eastern Europe, his grandparents and father settled in Montreal, where his grandmother lived for 20 years before moving to North York. Stark’s family, including his 87-year-...

The minutes of the Observatory’s annual workshop : Film and Internet – Best Friends with Benefits?

IndieFlix CEO, Scilla Andreen, "The future is now and It's time filmmakers start making real money!" Indieflix.com FilmFestivals.com and The Observatory bring you the video transcript of the panel and it's introduction     FILM AND INTERNET -  Best friends with benefits?  The panel was held Saturday 18th of May, 2013 11:00 – 13:00   Salon des Ambassadeurs, 4th floor, Palais des Festival...

Kathleen Turner 'When I walk in the room and feel really good about myself, any man who does not look at me is probably gay' ...

Kathleen Turner responds to questions about sexuality and her role in the steamy classic Body Heat. Her daughter, Rachel Ann Weiss, opines on Miley Cyrus and cultural appropriation. The pair were at Montreal's Festival des films du monde Thursday August 29, 2013. (John Kenney / THE GAZETTE) She comments on her classic quote (sometimes mis interpreted... "When I walk in the room and feel really good about myself, any man who does not look at me is probably gay"   ...

Wrap of Montreal 120 articles and interviews of winners and new filmmakers on the Circuit

A serbian review of The Whirlpool (Vir, Serbia, 2013)   Three years after its absence in the MMF's competition programs,  the Serbian cinema can be proud of its comeback with Bojan Vuk Kosovcevic’s movie The Whirlpool, competed in the first films selection. Made for modest, less than $300.000, Kosovcevic’s piece drew much attention with its maturity in expression and skillful directing in accordance with contemporary cinematic style mainly ...

Interview with François-Xavier Vives - Best Artistic Contribution for Landes Under the Pines - starring Marie Gillain

Under the Pines / Landes; an interview with the director in Montreal 2013, Colour, France, Belgium, World Competition (full length movies)  Original language : french  Subtitles language : english Production Team Director : François-Xavier Vives Screenwriter : François Xavier Vives, Emmanuel Roy, Camille Fontaine Cinematographer : Emmanuel Soyer Editor : Isabelle Poudevigne Cast : Marie Gillain, Jalil Lespert, Miou ...

Best Screenplay, to the Russian film Ivan Son of Amir

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The Montreal Film Festival 2013 Prize for the Best Screenplay, to the Russian film Ivan Son of Amir. In the muslim Russia, the story weaves through two different cultures and presents a human aspect of complex human situations and relationships. VAN SYN AMIRA / IVAN SON OF AMIR 2013, Colour, Russia, World Competition (full length movies)    Production Team Director : Maksim Panfilov Screenwriter : Maksim Panfilov, Andrei Osipov Cinematographer : Oleg Luk...

PUERTO PADRE directed by Gustavo Fallas won Silver Zenith for the First Fiction Feature Film in Montreal

Photo and Interview by Leopoldo Soto PUERTO PADRE directed by Gustavo Fallas, Costa Rica- Mexico production was awarded with Silver ZENITH, as better first film. A story of a 16 years old boy, who searches for family roots.   ...

Blue and not so pink by Miguel Ferrari - Focus on World Cinema in Montreal competition

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AZUL Y NO TAN ROSA / BLUE AND NOT SO PINK   2012, Colour, Spain, Venezuela, Focus on World Cinema (full length movies)  Original language : spanish  Subtitles language : english   Production Team Director : Miguel Ferrari Screenwriter : Miguel Ferrari Cinematographer : Alexandra Henao Editor : Miguel Angel Garcia Cast : Guillermo García, Ignacio Montes, Hilda Abrahamz, Carolina López, Alexander Da Silva, ...

Interview with the Poker Face winners of Montreal Jury Grand Prix Prize, they knew but did not reveal...

A Thousand Times Good Night (Tusen ganger god natt) won the Special Grand Prix of the Jury at the 37th Montreal World Film Festival, which endedSeptember 2. The Ecumenical Jury gave it a Special Mention. This interview was made by Bruno Chatelin at the reception on the Hyatt's Terrace before the Awards  Bruno Chatelin Interviewed the Norwegian director Erik Poppe and producer Finn Gjerdrum of a '1000 times good night' before the Awards ceremony in Montreal. ...

Interview with Iranian filmmaker Behrooz Karamizade director of 'Bahar in Wonderland'

BAHAR IM WUNDERLAND / BAHAR IN WONDERLAND   2013, Colour, Germany, Focus on World Cinema (short movies)    Production Team Director : Behrooz Karamizade Screenwriter : Behrooz Karamizade Cinematographer : Michael Unger Editor : Behrooz Karamizade Cast : Kani Mohammadi, Korkmaz Arslan, Julia Kahl Film production and Sales : Behrooz Karamizade, Living Pictures Production, Rudolf-Schwanderstraße 11, 34117 Kassel (Allemagne), bka...

Interview with Alec Whaite actor from Award Winning Film 'The Longest Distance'

LA DISTANCIA MAS LARGA / THE LONGEST DISTANCE 2013, Colour, Venezuela, Spain, First Films World Competition  Original language : Espagnol  Subtitles language : s.t.f. (CI.31.5 et L12.01.2) s.t.a. (L12.30.2)   Production Team Director : Claudia Pinto Emperador Screenwriter : Claudia Pinto Emperador Cinematographer : Gabriel Guerra Editor : Elena Ruíz Cast : Carme Elias, Omar Moya, Alec Whaite, Iván Tamayo, Isabe...

Interview with Croation director Robert Ohrel for One Shot

HITAC / ONE SHOT 2013, Colour, Croatia (Hrvatska), World Competition (full length movies)    Production Team Director : Robert Orhel Screenwriter : Robert Orhel Cinematographer : Stanko Herceg Editor : Ivana Fumic Cast : Ecija Ojdanic, Iva Babic, Milan Strljic, Milan Plestina, Barbara Nola, Enes Vejzovic, Mia Biondic, Pjer Menicanin Music : Daniel Biffel Film production and Sales : Ankika Juric Tilic, Kinorama, Stoosova 25, 10000 Z...

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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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