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Montreal World Film Festival: 30 and still standing

Monday, July 10---It's been quite a year for the MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL!!! Not only has it emerged triumphant from a near-fatal loss of federal funding and the creation of a rival festival event last year, but it has confounded its critics by coming back stronger than ever in time to celebrate its 30th anniversary as North America's only FIAPF approved competition festival. The rival event, funded by local media powerhouse Equipe Spectra and headed by former Berlinale topper Mortiz de Ha...

Festival du Nouveau Cinema presents Moebius special

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The 14th International Multimedia Prix Möbius: A special presentation of the Festival du Nouveau CinemaOn the occasion of its 35th anniversary, the Festival du Nouveau Cinema is proud to join UNESCO-Bell Chair of UQAM to present the 14th edition of the International Multimedia Prix Möbius. In collaboration with the Open Source section: creational encounters, they will be hosting this special event at the Musée Juste Pour Rire on the 13th, 14th and 15th of October 2006.Founded in 1992 under th...

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is turning 35

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The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is turning 35New awards, new programmers and a joint celebrationFrom October 18 to 28, 2006, the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma will celebrate its 35th anniversary. The FNC, Canada’s oldest international film festival, has always been committed to constant renewal; in keeping with that tradition, it is today announcing the creation of new awards and the arrival of new programmers. From now to June 15, filmmakers and new media artists are invited to submit their wor...

City of Montreal reaffirms its support to the World Film Festival

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The City of Montreal reaffirms its support to the World Film Festival for its 30th Anniversary in 2006The City of Montreal through its Cultural Section has renewed its support of the Montreal World Film Festival to be held from August 24 to September 4, 2006. It would be impossible to organize an important international festival without the active cooperation of the City. We publish herewith the content of the letter dated October 13, 2005 and addressed to the President of the Festival:“The Ci...

The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma awards

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The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma has wrapped and announced its awards for the 34th FNCLOUVE D’OR - Feature Film Award SOMETHING LIKE HAPPINESS, Bohdan Slàma (République Tchèque/Allemagne, 2005) éQuinoxe/Radio-Canada Screenplay Award IRON ISLAND, Mohammad Rasoulof (Iran, 2005)Radio-Canada People’s Choice Award QUI A TIRÉ SUR MON FRÈRE ?, German Gutierrez (Québec/Canada, 2005)NFB Innovation Award FLESH, Édouard Salier (France, 2005)Feature Film MentionYAJI AND KITA – THE MIDNIGHT PILG...

New Montreal FilmFest professional meetings program

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The New Montreal FilmFest announces its first professional meetings with noted film personalities from the local and international scenes. Presented by Technicolor in collaboration with Astral Media, these meetings will discuss scripts, short films, film criticism, cultural diversity and encounters with filmmakers. The New Montreal FilmFest, presented by Toyota Canada in collaboration with Vidéotron, will show 175 films from 40 countries at its inaugural edition, September 18 to 25, 2005.Seven ...

De Hadeln reveals line up of 170 for inaugural Montreal

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170 productions from 40 countries at the Inaugural Edition of the New Montreal Filmfest including 60 Feature-Length Films in World, International or North-American première!The New Montreal Filmfest has announced those films selected for the very first edition, set to take place from September 18th to 25th, 2005. And let the record show that Program Director Moritz de Hadeln and his team have managed to score a plethora of extraordinary productions to open Montreal’s newest world-class even...

Big Names at the 34th Festival du Nouveau Cinema

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The Festival of Nouveau Cinema de Montréal (FNC) announces eight new titles and one retrospective among the 150 enticing offerings on the program for the 34th edition, which will be held from October 13 to 23 at Ex-Centris, Cinéma Impérial, Cinémathèque québécoise, the Hall Theatre at Concordia University, Cinéma du Parc, and the Studio at the Just for Laughs Museum.Programming Director Claude Chamberlan is proud to announce the world-premiere screening of PETIT POW! POW! NOEL, Robert Mo...

The New Montreal FilmFest recognised by FIAPF

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The New Montreal FilmFest slated to be accredited by FIAPF as a competitive festivalThe New Montreal FilmFest is slated to be accredited by the prestigious Paris-based International Federation of Film Producers' Associations (FIAPF).Following meetings between New Montreal FilmFest’s president Alain Simard and artistic director Moritz de Hadeln, with the directors of FIAPF, the Federation agreed that one of its delegates would attend the inaugural edition of the new Festival to prepare its offi...

Festival dates conflict situation in Montreal, to be continued

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A meeting was held Tuesday in Montréal between representatives of the Atlantic Film Festival Association (AFF), the Festival international de films de Montréal (FIFM) and Telefilm Canada, to address issues ensuing the date overlap situation.All parties have agreed to work closely together to resolve logistical considerations, such as print movement, guest and press relations between the AFF and the FIFM.“I appreciated the candour of the meeting and understand the realities of the situation,...

Montreal war of the fests: Atlantic Fest date challenged

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25th Atlantic Film Festival Blind-Sided by Festival International de Films de Montréal’s Recent Announcement of New DatesDuring a pivotal anniversary year, the 25th Atlantic Film Festival (AFF), September 15-24, 2005, has been blind-sided by the Festival International de Films de Montréal’s (FIFM) recent announcement of their new dates, September 18-25, which will completely overlap with those of AFF.“This is unacceptable,” said Gregor Ash, Executive Director, at a media conference in ...

André Lamy new head of Montreal FNC

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ANDRÉ LAMY IS NAMED PRESIDENT AND CEO OF THE FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMAThe Board of Directors of the Festival du Nouveau Cinema is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. André Lamy to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Lamy has been a member of the Board for five years and has accepted the appointment, which takes effect immediately.As a prominent figure in the film industry, in which he has worked for over forty years, André Lamy has held numerous senior executive...

Spectra 's new management team for new Montreal festival

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Le Regroupement pour un festival de cinéma à Montréal and L’Équipe Spectra are pleased to confirm the appointment of international-film luminary Moritz de Hadeln as head delegate, programming of the New Montreal FilmFest. Ms. Erika de Hadeln , who has extensive international film festival experience, will hold the position of assistant director. Mr. De Hadeln, whose appointment gives the Festival instant international credibility, will be backed by a solid Quebec-programming team and a pre...

A new Festival in Montreal

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A FESTIVAL IS REBORN IN MONTREALOne of the more intriguing announcements made here in Berlin is the establishment of a new film festival in Montreal, to be held from October 12 to 23 of this year. Industry watchers have followed the political drama that has been slowly emerging since August with the announcement that the Montreal World Film Festival, a fixture for several decades, had lost its governmental funding from Telefilm Canada and a host of other professional institutions.Criticism had c...

Montreal Festival controversial situation

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Herewith an information sent to foreign media by The Montreal World Film Festival regarding Spectra and Moritz de Hadeln.We are publishing this without any comment at this stage."We have enjoined Spectra not to use the legal names under which the World Film Festival is registered and known worldwide. Despite this, we have been apprised from reports in the press, that Spectra is using the name Festival International de Films de Montréal and New Montreal International Film Festival. These names h...

Festival of Nouveau Cinema presents its montreal Fest vision

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The Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema, in partnership with Ex-Centris, yesterday submitted to SODEC and Telefilm Canada an innovative and inclusive proposal to provide Montrealers with a film festival of international calibre between now and 2007. The proposal comes in response to the September 7 Call for Proposals from SODEC and Telefilm Canada and their October 29 decision to allow applicants to resubmit their projects by December 1, 2004. A number of prominent figures from the film and arti...

Monreal world fest: a citadel of film culture

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MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL : A CITADEL OF FILM CULTUREThe 28th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival is in full swing, with a heady mix of traditional arthouse films and innovative new voices giving this event its well-deserved reputation as the most European in style and substance of all of Canada’s film events.Perhaps it is its Francophone culture or its identity as a city of tradition (in direct contrast with the go-go atmosphere of its neighbor Toronto) but this Festival is definit...

Festival of Nouveau Cinema new management

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NEW MANAGEMENT AT THE FESTIVAL OF NOUVEAU CINEMA Daniel Langlois, Chairman of the Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema, has announced the appointment of Sheila de La Varende as Executive Director of the Festival. Sheila de La Varende will assume the position immediately; Bruno Jobin, who has served as interim Executive Director since December 2003, will assist her in the transition. An eminent figure in the world of film for the past two decades, Sheila de La Varende will draw on her experience t...

Montreal unveils World Competition

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MONTREAL UNVEILS PROMISING WORLD COMPETITIONA new film by the team that brought us the stunning French documentary Microcosmos, Carlos Saura 's return to socially conscious cinema, and the latest from Aussie underrated actor Hugo Weaving are among the premieres that will highlight the competition of the Montreal World Film Festival.Away from the hype to which film festivals are increasingly succumbing, Montreal has developed a reputation for offering a platform to filmmakers whose work has not b...

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