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



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.






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:






Triptyque by Pedro Pires and Robert Lepage in opening film !


Robert and Pedro

The Festival du nouveau cinéma is pleased to announce that Triptyque, a film co-directed by the artist and filmmaker Pedro Pires and playwright, director, actor and director Robert Lepage, will open the 42nd edition of the festival, held from October 9 to October 20, 2013.

Triptyque is Robert Lepage’s long-awaited return to the director’s chair and will get the festival’s 42nd edition underway on Wednesday, October 9 at the Imperial Cinema, in the presence of directors Pedro Pires and Robert Lepage, and actors Lise Castonguay, Frédérike Bédard and Hans Piesbergen. It should be noted that Robert Lepage’s previous film La Face cachée de la Lune kicked off the festival in 2003, and in 2009 with a short film by Pedro Pires, Danse macabre, winner of 42 international awards.

Adapted and inspired from the play Lipsynch, Triptyque is a contemporary urban saga that tells the story of Michelle (Lise Castonguay) a schizophrenic bookseller, Marie (Frédérike Bédard), singer and actress, and Thomas (Hans Piesbergen), a German neurologist. Three lives, three destinies that cross and resonate, Triptyque is a sensitive and deeply moving variation on the themes of memory and identity.

After opening the Festival du nouveau cinéma, Triptyque hits theatres on October 25, 2013. Produced by Lynda Beaulieu (Les Productions du 8e Art), in association with National Film Board of Canada, the film is distributed by Christal Films (sub-distribution Seville Pictures).

The festival’s full line up will be unveiled at a press conference on Tuesday, September 24 at 11.00AM at the Agora, UQAM’s Cœur des sciences (175 Ave. President Kennedy corner Jeanne-Mance).


Western under the stars !


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Blazing Saddles by Mel Brooks

As part of « Django Project », our mutual retrospective with Fantasia that traces a parallel history of the Western, the Festival du nouveau cinéma invites you on Thursday, August 1st, to a special free outdoors screening : Blazing Saddles by Mel Brooks at Place de la Paix du Quartier des spectacles !


7 pm : DJ ALEXIS BOWLES & guest chef AARON LANGILLE from the Labo-culinaire Foodlab
9 pm : free screening in English, with French subtitles
Where : Place de la Paix : boul. Saint-Laurent, between Ste-Catherine St. and boul. René-Lévesque East
Don’t forget your folding chair and blanket !


Blazing Saddles
In the American Old West of 1874, a town where everyone seems to be named Johnson is in the way of the railroad. In order to grab their land, Hedley Lemar, a politically connected nasty person, sends in his henchmen to make the town unlivable. After the sheriff is killed, the town demands a new sheriff from the Governor. Hedley convinces him to send the town the first Black sheriff in the west. Bart is a sophisticated urbanite who will have some difficulty winning over the townspeople.

An hysterical comedy signed by Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, etc.), a classic of happy and intelligent dementia, a succession of gags and a beautiful reflexion about the American society. A timeless and worship movie which will seduce public from 7 to 77 years old. Unavoidable !

The programming of Place de la Paix is a presentation of the Société des arts technologiques and Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, in collaboration with arrondissement de Ville-Marie, Labo-culinaire Foodlab and Mixsessions.

Bande annonce du film : ICI