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Photo credit: Adad Hannah, represented by Pierre-François Ouellette art contemporain.

The Screen by Adad Hannah was commissioned by the Conseil des arts de Montréal to be awarded to our Festival, winner of the Grand Prix 2011.

Adad Hannah has produced commissioned projects for museums around the world and been exhibited and collected widely. He has been awarded numerous grants and prizes. His work can be found in the permanent collections of many institutions including Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, National Gallery of Canada, Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Museo Tamayo, Mexico City, Samsung LEEUM Museum, Seoul, Zacheta National Gallery of Art, Warsaw, and many others.

Adad Hannah is interested in the way the photographic moment is performed for a camera and his works often take the form of video-recorded tableaux vivants and photographies of these performances. Through his videos, photographies, and installations he explores the connections between photography, video, and performance and how the human body occupies this space.

For more information about Adad Hannah and his work, click here.

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Find out the exclusive and much-awaited lineup of the FOCUS section, sponsored by Air France: a selection of 53 films from Quebec and Canada, a showcase for emerging talent by filmmakers from a wide range of backgrounds.

Don’t miss the preview of Diego Star”the first feature by Frédérick Pelletier, which will open the FOCUS section on October 10 at the Imperial Cinema! The feature starring Issaka Sawadogo and Chloé Bourgeois, follows the travails of a Côte d’Ivoire mechanic working aboard an aging cargo ship, the Diego Star.


The FOCUS lineup:


  • 12 features in competition : 

Diego Star (Quebec), by Frédérick Pelletier;

Chez Lise (Quebec), a documentary by James Galwey and Jeanne Pope that recounts a love story between two bipolar and schizophrenic people;

Gerontophilia (Canada), by notorious filmmaker Bruce LaBruce, who once again turns his camera on taboo sexual proclivities;

La ferme des humains - definitive version (Quebec), a multicultural chronicle of immigration and everyday hypocrisy by Onur Karaman;

Vann “Piano Man” Walls: The Spirit of R & B (Quebec), a documentary by Steven Morris about the musician Vann Walls and the origins of Rhythm & Blues;

Rhymes for Young Ghouls (Quebec), the first feature by Jeff Barnaby, shot on the Kahnawake reserve;

Secondaire V (Quebec), a documentary by Guillaume Sylvestre told from the viewpoint of kids from a multiethnic Outremont high school;

Spring & Arnaud (Canada) a documentary by Katherine Knight and Marcia Connolly about the shared passion of artist couple Spring Hurlbut and the late Arnaud Maggs, who passed away in 2012;

Un parallèle plus tard (Quebec), the first feature by Sébastien Landry about a hacker forced to go into hiding;

Une vie pour deux (Quebec), Luc Bourdon and Alice Ronfard’s film inspired by the play of the same name;

Uvanga (Quebec), by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Madeline Piujuq Ivalu, the story of a mother who introduces her son to the Inuit family of his late father in the High Arctic;

White Wash (Quebec), by Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais, winner of the Best New Narrative Filmmaker at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, which tells the story of a caterpillar driver who accidentally causes a fatal accident.


  • Six out-of-competition features: 

2 temps 3 mouvements (Quebec), the first feature by Christophe Cousin that recounts the journey of a teenage boy who immigrates to Quebec with his mother after his father dies;

All the Wrong Reasons (Canada) by Gia Milani, an ensemble film about the daily lives of four characters who struggle after a traumatic incident, one of the last films Glee star Cory Monteith shot before he died;

Érection Canada, l’histoire du parti Rhinocéros du Canada de 1963 à 2013 (Quebec) by foolosopher and jokeologist François Yo Gourd and his accomplice Mélanie Ladouceur;

Found (Canada) by Mitchell Stafiej, an experimental work on the theme of mourning and our relationship to our over-consumption of images;

From Neurons to Nirvana: The Great Medicines (Canada) by Oliver Hockenhull, a documentary about the resurgence of psychedelic drugs used as medicine;

La Croisée des chemins (Quebec) by Francine Pelletier, which takes a look back at the 2012 student movement and its real-world consequences.


  • The 35 short films in the running for the Grand Prix Focus – short films, which are divided into five programs: 

Monia Chokri : Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire, a winner at Locarno and an energetic film with an appealing cast;

Maxime Giroux : La tête en bas, a stunning journey into three solitudes;

Joel Vaudreuil : Le courant faible de la rivière, noted at Annecy;

Olivier Godin, the Grand Prix Focus from last year, back with Full Love;

Jean-Guillaume Bastien with Je ne suis pas un grand acteur, a cinematic tour de force;

- the gorgeous Le jour nous écoute, the new film by the ever-popular Félix Dufour-Laperrière;


But also revelations in every genre, from fantasy (Dive by Kaveh Nabatian) to experimental (watch out for Charles-André Coderre’s new film H2T) and from surrealism (Smile Stealers) to poignant documentary (Coming Home to Boon). This year, short films stand tall.

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From October 15 to 17, 2013, at the PHI Centre, the Festival du nouveau cinéma will welcome industry professionals to the third annual FNC Pro. With a content lineup that’s more diverse than ever, FNC Pro sits at the crossroads of creation, production and new technologies.

The three-day event gives professionals the chance to pool their knowledge, discuss their projects and address specific issues related to the ever-changing media landscape. Consisting of talks, case studies, round tables and networking events, FNC Pro prompts participants to exchange views, compare experiences and make connections that can lead to new working relationships.


Until September 24, the FNC Pro pass for three-day passes is avalaible at the special rate of $250 (taxes included).

As of September 25, passes will be available for $295. One-day passes to attend the day of your choice can also be purchased for $150.

For group rates, please contact us at fncpro@nouveaucinema.ca



This year’s themes and speakers are as follows:

Tuesday, October 15 – Digital tools

As distribution platforms continue to change, the habits and interests of the client user likewise evolve. Various professionals share their expertise, tools and tips for improving and revamping the user experience, both onscreen and online.

- Laurent Maisonnave (Founder and CEO, SEEVIBES)

- Trevor Doerksen (Founder and CEO, MOBOVIVO)

- Jean-Marc Juramie (Head of international projects, GROUPE CANAL+)

- Pierre-Alexandre Labelle (Co-founder, UNDER THE MILKY WAY)

- Jonathan Marlow (Co-founder, FANDOR)

- Joëlle Stemp (CEO, YU CENTRIK)


Wednesday, October 16 – Innovative content

In a context of ever-increasing content, how do you reach and retain your audience? Creators, designers and producers discuss what they’ve done to get innovative, original content noticed.

- Iranorama (case study: webdoc)

- Yann Buxeda (Journalist and interactive designer)

- Frédéric Bonnard (Head of new media, GROUPE FRANCE MÉDIAS)

- Last Room/Dépli (case study: film/interactive work)

- Pierre Carniaux (Filmmaker, photographer, actor)

- Thierry Fournier (Visual artist and curator)

- Les Jaunes (case study: webseries)

- Pascal Plante (Producer and co-founder, NEMESIS FILMS)

- Katerine Lefrançois (Producer, NEMESIS FILMS)

- Rémi Fréchette (Filmmaker and screenwriter, NEMESIS FILMS)

- Projet-M (case study: webseries)

- Eric Piccoli (Filmmaker, screenwriter and co-founder, PRODUCTIONS BABEL)

- Marco Frascarelli (Co-founder and CEO, PRODUCTIONS BABEL)

- Un été avec les kids de Larry Clark (case study: documentary webseries)

- Thomas Kimmerlin (Photographer and filmmaker)

- Marc Lustigman (Co-founder and CEO DARJEELING)

- McLaren’s Workshop (application)

Jean-Sébastien Defoy (Marketing director, NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA)

- Roxane Girard (Director of program administration, CANADA MEDIA FUND)

- Claire Dion (Associate director, INDEPENDENT PRODUCTION FUND/BELL FUND)

- Benoit Beaudoin (New media director, TV5 and head of the FONDS TV5)

- Serge Thibaudeau (CEO, QUÉBECOR FUND)


Thursday, October 17 – Visual effects

Visual effects push the boundaries of the imagination. But are they critical to the success of today’s films? How can independent productions access them? Various professionals decode the industry’s development in Montreal.

- Antoine Le Bos (Co-founder, CROSS CHANNEL FILM LAB)

- Joséphine Derobe (Stereographer, filmmaker, screenwriter)

- Nicolas Delval (Head of production, BUF Montreal)

- Pierre Raymond (Founder, president and head of operations, HYBRIDE)

- Chris Lawrence (CG supervisor, FRAMESTORE)

- Gilles Gaillard (Managing director, MIKROS IMAGE)

- Benoit Touchette (General manager, FRAMESTORE Montreal)

- Marc A. Rousseau (CEO, VFX producer, MOKKO STUDIO)

- Jan-Fryderyk Pleszczynski (CEO, DIGITAL DIMENSION)

- Annie Normandin (VFX producer, VISION GLOBALE)


For more information: Twitter and on Facebook.

FNC Pro would like to thank its partners Vision globale, the Canada Media Fund and the PHI Centre and its media partner Le Lien Multimédia.


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Cinema, passion and new experiences are waiting for you from October 9 to 20, as part of the 42nd edition of the Festival du nouveau cinéma.

Take part in the adventure by joining the volunteer team! To learn more about the positions available and the privileges offered, we expect you to one of our information sessions to be held at 3805 St- Laurent Blvd.

Here are the time available:

-September 17, 18:30

-September 19 ,18:30

-September 23, 18:30

Thank you to confirm your attendance at :


Before coming to one of these meeting, we invite you to complete the registration form online at:


*Please note that if you can’t come to one of these meeting, submitting the online form will be sufficient.


For more information, please contact Marie-Lyne Lamarre, at the following address: