In 2011, the Festival du nouveau cinéma celebrated its 40th birthday: four decades of passion, enthusiasm and innovation. Let’s make a wish for many, even happier returns!
F as in Festival: More than anything, the Festival du nouveau cinéma is about a spirit? the spirit of good company, revelry and fun. Every edition is a chance to get together and celebrate our shared passion for film around each new lineup. The eleven-day Festival is designed as a space devoted to discussions, meetings and sharing, where film fans can come together with artists and professionals to exchange ideas in an informal setting. Film isn’t something to be kept cloistered in an ivory tower. At the Festival du nouveau cinéma, we believe there’s nothing more important than keeping the flame alive, together.
N as in New: A pioneer in its presentation of video works, the Festival du nouveau cinéma, resolutely forward-looking, has long been the unfailing advocate of new technologies. Each year, the Festival seeks out new developments that move cinema forward, familiarizing audiences with 3D, VOD, a whole spectrum of different formats and the latest creative findings. The quality of its venues and the unique infrastructures that form the basis for its stellar reputation make the Festival the best place around to preview the cinema of tomorrow!
C as in Cinema: The Festival du nouveau cinéma is a showcase for cinema of all types, from offbeat, one-of-a-kind niche works to crowd-pleasers to daringly innovative big events. Films that make your heart race, bowl you over and change your life. Films that break down the language of cinema only to reinvent it; films that leave you breathless on the edge of your seat. In every one of its sections, the Festival sets itself the goal of supporting and spotlighting major works, serving as a springboard for their originality and variety. Cinema at its best? shorts and features, documentaries and fiction from Quebec and around the world? awaits you at the Festival, where you’ll discover new trends, new horizons, eagerly awaited releases and up-and-coming talents. While keeping in mind what happens to these carefully selected films after their appearance at the Festival, the programming team puts together a rich, varied lineup to celebrate local and international cinema the way it deserves, year after year.