Wednesday August 14, 2013
Since its inception in 1977, the Montreal World Film Festival has presented more French language films than any other film festival in the world. This year over 100 features and shorts whose main language is French will be shown. Produced in various countries of the Francophonie, France, Canada (Quebec), Switzerland and Belgium, along with the French-speaking countries of Africa and the Caribbean, these films make the MWFF the undisputed champion of French-language cinema. "It is in Montreal, the French cultural metropolis of North America, that Francophone cinema gets its most extensive exposure and its biggest public welcome," said MWFF president Serge Losique.
The presence of dozens of filmmakers reflects the ongoing effort to showcase a significant number of French cineastes. In 2013, as in previous years, cinephiles can enjoy a host of quality French-language features and short films from around the world. Its Francophone films constitute a veritable festival within the MWFF.