Screen gems shine at #FNC2017

Isa Tousignant

Mix with the glittering film buffs in dashing scarves at the 2017 edition of the Festival Nouveau Cinéma! This exciting fall festival runs from October 4 to 15, 2017 and unites groundbreaking films from around the globe in English and French at cinemas across the downtown core.

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Friend-and-family flicks

The screen gold at Festival Nouveau Cinéma comes from hundreds of cutting-edge filmmakers from Quebec and far beyond making cinema of all types, from off-beat, one-of-a-kind niche works to crowd-pleasers to daringly innovative big events. There’s stuff for through-and-through film buffs for sure, but also films fit for a family outing, a movie date, or a night out with friends. Find the complete #FNC2017programming here – inspiration included.

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Calling all cinephiles

For film buffs, the eleven-day FNC is a feast for the senses: Over its 40-year history the festival has introduced the Montréal audience to eminent auteur filmmakers including Denis Villeneuve, Atom Egoyan, Léa Pool, Wong Kar-wai and Wim Wenders, in addition to constantly pushing the technological envelope. Festival Nouveau Cinéma seeks out what moves cinema forward, such as 3D, VOD and a whole spectrum of different formats and forms of creative expression. Just take a look at the FNC Explore section, which unites interactive and virtual reality projects.

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And the award goes to…

Every edition of Festival Nouveau Cinéma comes with its own juried international competition, including a $1,000 award for the winner of the public’s hearts (so make sure to vote!) and the prestigious Louve d’or, a grand prize representing $15,000 for the winner courtesy of Québécor. New media creators also get to compete: the FNC Explore awards include a grand prize for Innovation whose winner receives $10,000 in production expenses plus an artist residency at PRIM for creating the most innovative work for new platforms of the year.  

 

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Meanwhile, off-screen

Festival Nouveau Cinéma is designed as a space for discussions, meetings and sharing, where film fans can come together with artists and professionals to exchange ideas in an informal setting. That means lectures, live interviews, meet-and-greets and more to be announced – check back here and plan your schedule accordingly!

 

Isa Tousignant

Isa Tousignant, blogger

Isa Tousignant is an art and lifestyle writer based out of Montréal’s ecclectic Park Ex neighbourhood. She is Contributing Editor for Canadian Art magazine and freelances full-time for a wide variety of magazines and brands. She’s also a jewellery designer and passionate about animal costumes and their role in contemporary art.