Last year, Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrated its 40th anniversary by creating a roadmap for the next 40 years. For this 41st edition, the FNC is delighted to welcome two new major partners on board: Air France, presenter of the Focus (Quebec/Canada) section, which will award a $5,000 cash prize and $2,500 worth of plane tickets to the director of the best Canadian film, and Mercedes-Benz, whose vehicles will be used to transport guests. The Festival also has two new venues: Théâtre Outremont and the all-new PHI Centre where, among other things, there will be a retrospective of ghost films put together by Albin de la Simone and the second edition of FNC Pro, a three-day gathering of movers and shakers in the movie industry. Close to 300 films from across the globe, parties and events, master classes, retrospectives, an interactive installation in the heart the Quartier des spectacles—not to mention Cartes blanches films by Anne Emond, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, André Turpin, Kevin Papatie, Félix Dufour-Laperrière, Istvan Kantor and Jean-François Caissy, produced by the FNC, and our virtual Festival on Illico (VOD) (p. 298)... this is just a small part of what this 41st edition holds in store.
A huge thank-you to the entire FNC team, our volunteers and all of our partners, both long-standing and new, without whom this 41st edition would not have been possible.
The FNC’s amazing team could easily have put double the number of films and activities into this year’s knockout program. Still, over 10 action-packed days, you’ll discover a sizzling selection of the world’s best fiction, documentary and experimental film. That’s right! As ever, the FNC serves up a tasty array of new currents and eye-popping works from top filmmakers and the fearless visionaries of tomorrow. It’s a vibrant encounter with cinema and those who make it, past, present and future.
Come sample the goods: satisfaction guaranteed!