The Festival du nouveau cinéma acknowledges that its activities take place in Montreal on unceded Indigenous land.We salute the Mohawk Nation for maintaining a living connection with the territory’s great Haudenosaunee culture.
We believe that festivals, as major players in a changing industry, need to begin a process of reflection and constant work to achieve parity in both our content and the makeup of our teams and boards of directors. In order to evolve and become more transparent, we have signed the 50/50 by 2020 charter.
Diversity has always been part of the Festival’s DNA, which aims to offer film lovers the opportunity to see the works of emerging and marginal voices. In a general atmosphere sometimes monotonous, the FNC is a space for expressing divergent points of view and divergent proposals.
We recognize the otherness, the multitude of experiences, points of view and propositions, as well as their validity. The Festival du nouveau cinéma wishes to fully embody the diversity of creators as well as the diversity of artistic practices.
We deliberately promote the voices of women, indigenous peoples, members of the LGBTQ2X community and representatives of marginalized groups.
For a number of years, the Festival du nouveau cinéma has made efforts to develop initiatives in favour of sustainable development, with the goal of encouraging festivalgoers and partners to adopt eco-friendly behaviour or expand on what they’re doing.
Our printed material (schedule + programs) are printed on Rolland Enviro. This paper from St-Jérome contains 100% post-consumer fibre, is made with a chlorine-free process and from biogas energy.
Made from certified organic materials and locally produced, our by-products (bags and t-shirt) are created in collaboration with Once Again. The eco-friendly company Once Again is a Montreal-based creative fashion studio that aims to inform and educate consumers about the social, economic and environmental impacts of the fashion industry.
In addition to the recycling bins already in place at the Festival Headquarters, we are adding compost bins to dispose of leftovers after our events. Also, our bars have water stations to fill your reusable bottles instead of offering plastic water bottles with our partner Amaro.
Act to preserve the environment through simple gestures: it is the duty of each of us, it is a citizen’s action. The FNC is collaborating with Ecocup to offer reusable cups at its bars.
To learn more about Ecocup
To learn more about Amaro
Through various partnership agreements, contests, discounts offered with the purchase of Festival tickets, etc., we encourage patrons to use more ecofriendly transit!
The Festival gives priority to local businesses when developing its service sponsorships to reduce its environmental footprint.
Kiju (organic juices)Camellia Sinensis (teas)Mate Mata (beverage)Bold Vodka (liquor)Les Subversifs (liquor)Riverbend (micro brewery)Domaine DesrochersOko Créations (zero waste accessories) Ola bamboo (cosmetics)Dinette MagazineMacaron QuébecÉditions somme toutes (publishing house)Éditions Mécanique Général (publishing house)Maurin Cuisine (catering)
Finally, the Festival is partnering with several organizations working in favor of eco-responsibility to support and make them benefit from more visibility through our communications tools.
Le Grand DébarrasConseil québécois des événements éco-responsablesIci on recycle (Recyc-Québec)Récupérer, c’est recréerQuestions, comments, suggestions that you would like to share with us to improve our eco-responsibility?Email us at [email protected]!
The Festival du nouveau cinéma offers free admission to people with reduced mobility upon presentation of the VATL card.
Since 2014, the FNC is also certified event accessible to anyone with limited physical capacity, by Kéroul, a privileged interlocutor of Tourisme Québec.
Our accessibility barrier for people with limited physical ability has also been sent to Tourisme Québec (www.bonjourquebec.com), to the Regional Tourism Association (ATR) and distributed in Kéroul's publications, including the online directory (www. keroul.qc.ca).
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