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The 41st edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma will run from October 10 to 21 in Montreal. After its incredibly successful 40th anniversary was awarded the Conseil des arts de Montréal Grand Prize, this edition looks set to be just as memorable. True to form, Canada’s oldest international film festival is back with a stunning lineup featuring something for all audiences!

288 films from 52 countries – among them 41 world premieres, 4 international premieres,66 North-American premieres and 39 Canadian premieres, the cream of local and international cinema, have been selected. Get ready for 11 days of festivities with feature films, shorts, documentaries, animated films, tributes and retrospectives, professional gatherings, interactive installations and events. This is the place to get to know the influential filmmakers of today and tomorrow.

Opening and closing films

The world premiere of Small Blind (La Mise à l’aveugle) by Simon Galiero (Quebec/Canada) will open the 41st edition of the FNC on Wednesday, October 10, at the Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts.

On Saturday, October 20, actress/director Noémie Lvovsky’s film Camille Rewinds (Camille Redouble) (France) will close the Festival, presented with the support of the French General Consulate in Quebec.

International Selection: Louve d’Or presented by Québecor

Every year, the International Selection takes a fresh look at independent production throughout the world by focusing on the first, second or third works by still largely unrecognized filmmakers. This year, 18 films are in competition for the Louve d’Or presented by Québecor and the accompanying $15,000 cash prize.

Discover the films of International Selection HERE.

Special Presentation

This section brings together the best productions of the year and the biggest names in international cinema. This year, the Special Presentation list is made up of 24 highly anticipated films

Discover the films of Special Presentation HERE.

International Panorama

A fascinating series of current cinematic works that offer audiences a glimpse into the world around us.

Discover this year the 30 films of the International Panorama section HERE.

Focus presented by Air France

A big celebration of home-grown cinema! These are independent works from Quebec and Canada, engaged and visionary, each of them a fantastic viewing experience. Screenings of this impressive selection will begin on Thursday, October 11, with the sci-fi film Mars & Avril by Martin Villeneuve (Quebec/Canada) in the opening spot.

Discover the other films in competition for the Grand Prize presented by Air France ($5,000 in cash and $2,500 in plane tickets) HERE.

Temps Ø

With its usual wide-ranging lens, Temps Ø is once again a source of amazing finds, mysterious works and true gems.

Discover Temps Ø programming  ICI.

Short Films– International Selection – Focus

Here are 27 little marvels from around the world spread out over five lineups (Delirium, Éléments, Voyance, Attraction, Décadrage) and in competition for the Loup argenté ($5,000 in cash) presented by TFO.

Discover it all HERE.


Discover the programming HERE.

P’tits Loups presented by Archambault

There’s no shortage of fun films in this year’s P’tits Loups section!

Discover the programming for the P’tits Loups HERE.


The FNC has developed a reputation for its evening events, and this year’s edition will not disappoint, with parties scheduled for 10 consecutive nights at Festival headquarters and the PHI Centre.

Discover the program HERE.

Cartes blanches

Once again this year, the FNC is pleased to present the Cartes blanches section. On the heels of the project’s successful 2011 edition, the FNC asked seven filmmakers from Quebec and Canada to make a short film on the theme of “Liberté chérie” (Cherished Freedom). Anne Émond, Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and André Turpin, Kevin Papatie, Jean-François Caissy, Félix Dufour-Laperrière and Istvan Kantor all jumped at the opportunity to try their hand at Cartes blanches. What they come up with is sure to be amazing!

Participate to the production of 6 directors on touscoprod HERE.

FNC Lab: installations/performances, films, interactive works/Web projects, lectures

Discover the program HERE.

FNC Pro presented by Vision Globale

Discover the program HERE.

The 41st edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma will run from October 10 to 21 in Montreal. Follow the programming HERE.