THE MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

OFFERS YOU THE WORLD FROM AUGUST 25 TO SEPTEMBER 5, 2016



The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.

The Montreal World Film Festival (MWFF) is the only competitive Film Festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations) 

The Montreal World Film Festival includes the following sections:

  • World Competition
  • First Films World Competition
  • World Greats (Out of Competition)
  • Special Chinese Film Festival
  • Focus on World Cinema (Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe, Oceania)
  • Documentaries of the World
  • Tributes
  • Francophone Film Festival (Francophone cinema is found in almost all sections of the MWFF)
  • Student Film Festival
  • Cinema Under the Stars

 

The high profile WORLD COMPETITION includes world and international premieres. The international official Jury awards the various prizes for the feature films of this section: Grand Prix of the Americas, Special Grand Prix of the Jury, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Artistic Contribution, Innovation Award. This same Jury awards two prizes for the short films of this section.

The FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION gives the opportunity to authors of selected first feature films to be recognized. A separate jury awards the Golden Zenith, Silver Zenith and Bronze Zenith to the winners of this section.

The Festival includes the WORLD GREATS section and SPECIAL CHINESE FILM FESTIVAL.

The section FOCUS ON WORLD CINEMA (Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania) reflects the vocation of the Festival as “World Film Festival”.

The DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WORLD section includes non-fiction films reflecting the subjects and concerns of filmmakers from countries around the globe.

As well, the program includes:

  • TRIBUTES
  • STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Canadian and International Sections)
  • OUR CINEMA
  • FRANCOPHONE FILM FESTIVAL (Francophone cinema is found in almost all sections of the MWFF)
  • CINEMA UNDER THE STARS

 

Every year, films from more around 80 countries, including well-known and first-time filmmakers alike, are selected. Many films have been discovered in Montreal. The Festival welcomes cinema professionals and the general public.

The festival-going public is invited to vote for the films they like best in different categories.

  • People’s Choice Award for a film in the section FOCUS ON WORLD CINEMA
  • Award for the Most Popular Canadian Film
  • Glauber Rocha Award for the Best Film from Latin America
  • Best Documentary Film Award
  • Best Canadian Short Film Award

 

MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL
1432 de Bleury Street
Montreal, Quebec H3A 2J1 CANADA
Tel.: 1 514 848-3883 / Fax: 1 514 848-3886
E-mail: info@ffm-montreal.org