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The Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is pleased to unveil the programming for FNC Forum, its professional program focused on film creation, funding and distribution.
The Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is pleased to unveil the programming for FNC Forum, its professional program focused on film creation, funding and distribution. In light of the current context, the 2020 Forum will be held online from October 7 to 18. On the lineup: networking events, workshops and expert panels aimed at sparking discussion among film industry professionals. On October 16, a master class with Philippe Falardeau will provide the perfect lead-up to the screening of his latest feature, MY SALINGER YEAR, which closes the Festival on October 18.
Master class with Philippe FalardeauOnline on Friday October 16 at 11 a.m.Presented by the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC)as part of DGC Visionaries
A well-established director and screenwriter whose Monsieur Lazhar (2011) received an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film, Philippe Falardeau shoots in both French and English and is today one of the most recognized and respected Quebec filmmakers in the world. During this master class, presented by filmmakers Daniel Roby and Tristan Dubois, Falardeau will discuss his career and share his vision of today’s film industry.
Friday, October 9 at 10 a.m.What happened in 2020? Where are we at? How can we project ourselves in 2021, 2022, etc.? Donato Rotunno, producer and co-founder of Tarantula production company based in Luxembourg and Belgium, takes a look at the current state of Culture and the film industry.
Friday, October 9 at 11:30 a.m.In partnership with the Bureau Estrien de l'Audiovisuel et du Multimédia (BEAM)Roundtable with filmmakers and producers who had to suddenly shutdown their shoots due to COVID. How did they cope? Were there any alternatives? Was there any positive impact despite this forced pause?
Tuesday, October 13 at 10 a.m.What is the responsibility of the artist? Has the year 2020 increased awareness? A conversation with filmmakers who see Cinema as a means of expressing their social commitment.
With Simon Lavoie, director and screenwriter, QuebecElza Kephart, director and screenwriter, QuebecJoana Hadjithomas, visual artist and filmmaker, Lebanon
Wednesday, October 14 at 1;30 p.m.Case study about Kaveh Nabatian’s film SIN LA HABANA, selected in the National Competition at the 2020 FNC edition. The director and his team will talk about their experience, the production and the creative process of the film.
Thursday, October 15 at 9 a.m.Presented by the Canada Media Fund (CMF)Since the recession of 2008 , funding and the distribution of Arthouse films have been hit by harsh blows. Where do we stand today? What is the state of funding around the world and more specifically in Canada? How are institutions adapting? Which initiatives or tools will be available for creators so they can create arthouse films which are original and diverse in their content and their form.
Moderated by Ilann Girard, Arsam, FranceWithPauline Couture, CEO of BlockFilm, CanadaAnne-Marie Gélinas, producer EMAfilms, CanadaA Canada Media Fund (CMF) representativeA Telefilm Canada representative
Thursday, October 15 at 11 a.m. — panel in EnglishTraditional film distribution has been affected by profound changes in the last few years. Slowly but surely, online distribution and streaming are becoming the norm. More than ever, key players in distribution and producers need to adapt, and are called to design innovative strategies.
Moderated by Wendy Bernfeld, Right Stuff founder, NetherlandsWithScilla Andreen, Indieflix founder, USAPierre Antoine, CEO of Kinow, FranceAn IFFR Unleashed representative
Thursday October 8 to Friday October 16 at 9 a.m.Presented by Hôtel MonvilleRelaxed and intimate discussions with filmmakers and cultural professionals sharing their experiences, points of view, and career path choices. An invitation to discover their relationship with the industry, their sensibility, their personal views and concerns.
With 6 pairs consisting of:- Caroline Monnet (artist/filmmaker) and Élaine Hébert (producer at micro_scope)- Tatiana Zinga Botao (actor) and Maxime Giroux (casting director)- Alexandre Domingue (founder, Post-Moderne and co-founder, Cinéma Moderne) and Paul Landriau (director of programming, Pleins Écrans)- Félix Dufour-Laperrièr (filmmaker) and Marie Michelle Deschamps (artist)- Anthony Therrien (actor) and Stéphanie Hamelin Tomala (composer)- Ariane Giroux-Dallaire (Managing Director and Head of Distribution MK2 MILE END) and Daniel Séguin (Vice president of operations for Eastern Canada - Cineplex Entertainment)
Thursday, October 15 at 4 p.m.In partnerhship with FCTMNVirtual meetings between emerging female directors and industry professionals. This event has been created to support networking between women and give the new generation the opportunity to better understand their work and their creation.Private event; registration required.
First Cut Lab FNC Montreal is a program designed for selected feature fiction films from Canada that are currently in the editing phase. Selected producer/director teams will screen their rough cut in a private session and receive expert feedback on their edit from international film professionals (creative producers, festival programmers, sales agents, etc.) as well as personalized advice from an editing consultant. Private event; registration required.
The three selected projects are:
Pitch session where eight emerging Canadian filmmakers will pitch their films to a jury of experts and industry professionals. A presentation of first features and medium-length films in development (fiction, documentary, experimental, animation).Private event; registration required.
Jury:- Marit van den Elshout, Head of IFFR Pro, CineMart et Hubert Bals Fund, IFFR- Anick Poirier, WaZabi Films co-president, Montréal- Donato Rotunno, producer, co-founder of production company Tarantula (Luxembourg and Belgium).
Offered to selected participants of the 2020 Premières Oeuvres pitch session, this workshop focuses on developing and structuring a compelling pitch. Led by Hayet Benkara, industry consultant for FNC Forum 2020.Private event; registration required.
One-on-one meetings between Premières Oeuvres pitch participants and industry pros selected by the FNC Forum team.Private event; registration required.
FNC Forum professional passes can now be purchased for $50 (taxes included) on our website.The full Festival lineup will be unveiled on September 29.SEE THE FULL PRESS RELEASE
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