NFB Playlist


For the 40th anniversary of the Festival du nouveau cinéma, the NFB asked the Festival programmers to draw up a list of NFB films that have made an impression on them over the years. After much reflection, the team selected 10 films that you can watch on the NFB website, and a list of 40 works (most of them have previously been screened at the FNC).

“Naturally, it started out as a game, a demanding and complex game that involved agreeing on a history of these past 40 years. Placing all these films within the collective memory that cinematic works cultivate. Films that FNC has screened, or in some, many, instances would have liked to have screened… A history that spans filmmaking in Quebec and the world: the greats of direct cinema, the masters of animation. In the end, it really only reveals a tiny part of that history, since new stories are constantly added to the ongoing saga.”
Philippe Gajan, FNC programmers – short films/FNC Lab

To watch the 10 films and discover the 40 works selected by the team, click here


19 films in competition for the 40th louve d’or

    The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce the 19 contenders for the Louve d’Or during its 40th edition, to be held in Montreal from October 12 to 23. As usual, the Festival will showcase first, second and third films as part of its mission to promote the work of talented new auteur filmmakers from around the world.

    The 19 films in competition for the Louve d’Or in the International Selection, which includes a $15,000 prize from Quebecor, are:

    Behold the Lamb, John Mcllduff (UK)
    Black Blood, Miaoyan Zhang (China)
    Blue Bird, Gust Van Den Berghe (Belgium)
    Elena, Andrey Zvyagintsev (Russia)
    The Giants, Bouli Lanners (Belgium)
    The Island, Kamen Kalev (Bulgaria)
    The Last Christeros, Matias Meyer (Mexico)
    Nuit #1, Anne Émond (Quebec/Canada)
    OK Enough, Goodbye, Rania Attieh, Daniel Garcia (Lebanon/United Arab Emirates)
    Oslo, August 31, Joachim Trier (Norway)
    Play, Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
    Shame, Steve McQueen (UK)
    Toll Booth, Tolga Karacelik (Turkey)
    Tomboy, Céline Sciamma (France)
    Twilight Portrait, Angelina Nikonova (Russia)
    Volcano, Runar Runarsson (Iceland/Denmark)
    Wasted Youth, Argyris Papadimitropoulos (Greece)
    White White World, Oleg Novkovic (Russia)
    Without, Mark Jackson (US)

    The jury for the 40th Louve d’Or International Selection competition is made up of actor/singer Mario Saint-Amand (Gerry), producer for ACPAV Bernadette Payeur and journalist/film critic Éric Fourlanty.

    The full lineup for the 40th Festival du nouveau cinéma will be announced at a press conference at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 in the Agora at UQÀM’s Cœur des sciences.