46th Annual

Festival du nouveau cinema de Montreal

October 04, 2017 to October 15, 2017

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COURTS MÉTRAGES // SHORT FILMS
Films under 59 minutes.
LONGS MÉTRAGES // FEATURE FILMS
Films over 59 minutes.
ŒVRES INTERACTIVES // INTERACTIVE WORKS
Since its creation in 1971, the Festival du nouveau cinéma of Montreal has continuously encouraged emerging practices in the field of image and sound.
Its new section, FNC eXPlore, is a space for decoding audiovisual mutations, which aims to trace the contours of tomorrow's cinema by exploring the most innovative forms of narration: interactive, immersive, virtual reality and 360° works, installations and performances...
Board on a riveting journey now!

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

A major event on the international cinema scene for 45 years now, the Festival du nouveau cinéma in Montreal (FNC) has proven its ability to continually adapt to the most avant-garde audiovisual practices in the field.

The FNC invites you to an event which, more than ever, gives the entire place to innovation. Our short and feature length programming, pushing back the limits of conventional film, will be complemented by the new FNC eXPlore section that offers a free access to many virtual reality works.

The major filmmakers, the Young Turks and the highly sought after artists of local and international cinema will all be gathered for 11 days of festivities, events and meeting that will prolong every night in our headquarters. The she-wolf is expecting you !

www.nouveaucinema.ca

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

PROGRAMMING 2016

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

THE FLAGSHIP section of the festival, gutsy CINEMA that breaks new ground 18 features and 28 short films, presented in this high and strived to stand out section, that offer strong, sometimes disturbing and for sure moving, visions

Several prizes are awarded in this section:

> La Louve d’or presented by Québecor rewards the best feature film with grant of $15,000

TONI ERDMANN of Maren Ade (Allemagne, Autriche)
Special mentions: MISTER UNIVERSO of Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel (Autriche, Italie)
The jury was composed of: John Griffin, Louis Laverdière et Chloé Robichaud

> Le Loup argenté rewards the best short film with a residency at Paralœil – Rimouski with a total value of more than 10 000$ in financial aids, equipment and editing room, including transportation and accommodation

UNDISCLOSED RECIPIENTS of Sandro Aguilar (Portugal)
Special mentions: VAYSHA, L'AVEUGLE of Theodore Ushev (Québec/Canada)
The jury was composed of: Mathieu Grondin, Valérie Mongrain et Marie-Élaine Riou

> Le Prix de l’innovation Daniel Langlois rewards a work that differentiates itself by its daring aesthetics, its creative use of new technology and its innovative way to address a sensitive
THE STUDENT of Kirill Serebrennikov (Russie)

> Le Prix de l’AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma) rewards the best feature film THE DEMONS of PHILIPPE LESAGE
Special mention: WALKING DISTANCE of ALEJANDRO GUZMÁN ALVAREZ (Mexico)
The jury was composed of: Pascal Grenier, Maxime Labrecque and André Roy

> Performace Award for the best acting performance in the whole section
Peter Simonischek (Autriche) in TONI ERDMANN of Maren Ade

FOCUS
SPOTLIGHT ON new QUEBECois AND CANADiAn cinema 17 feature and 30 short films of the most innovative artists of the moment in Quebec and Canada

Several prices are awarded in this section:

> Le Grand Prix Focus (feature film) presented by Air France rewards the best feature film with 2 round trip tickets in Economy class to a European destination
WEREWOLF de Ashley Mckenzie
The jury was composed of: Emmanuel Chaumet, Carmen Garcia, et Mustafa Uzuner

> Le Grand Prix Focus (short film) presented by Post Moderne rewards the best short film with a grant of $3,000 in cash and $12,000 in post-production services
TOUT SIMPLEMENT de Raphaël Ouellet
The jury was composed of: Elsa Charbit, Kyrylo Marikutsa et Krzysztof Sienkiewicz

> Le Prix créativité presented by MAtv rewards the most original short film with a grant of $1,000
THE GHOST AND THE GARDEN de Nelson Roubert

> Audience Award
RUBY PLEINE DE MARDE de Jean-Guillaume Bastien

PRÉSENTATION SPÉCIALE
Event films and master classes of the year, 32 feature and short films, 4 master classes, 2 commented screenings and one screening with live music.

TEMPS Ø
The wild bunch, bold cinematic rebels and adventurous films 19 feature films creating an eclectic, playful, incisive, forward-thinking, enjoyable and unbridled panorama that escapes classification

One prize is awarded in this section:

> Audience Award presented by FARNHAM rewards the best feature film with a grant of $2,000 in cash
PRANK of Vincent Biron (Québec/Canada)

PANORAMA
A contrasting view of new world cinema 22 feature films, witnesses to the diversity and the vivacity of world film production that have distinguished themselves in the most renowned festivals

HISTORY OF CINEMA
35 feature short films of artists that have stood out for their level of excellence; works with social, historical, political and artistic richness necessary to the fulfillment of new generations

> KRZYSZTOF KIESLOWSKI
> FELIX VAN GROENINGEN
> JENNIFER REEDER
> JEAN-PIERRE LEFEBVRE
> DADA
> SAMUEL BECKETT
> BERTRAND TAVERNIER
> TOSHIRÔ MIFUNE
> MICHAEL CIMINO
> ABBAS KIAROSTAMI
> LOUIS LE PRINCE

NEW ALCHEMISTS
An exploration of experimental and multidisciplinary forms of cinema 16 feature and 31 short films as exploratory reflections on cinema, arts and new technologies

> AQCC AWARD (ASSOCIATION QUÉBÉCOISE DES CRITIQUES DE CINÉMA)
THE SUN, THE SUN BLINDED ME of Wilhelm Sasnal and Anka Sasnal (Pologne)
The jury was composed of: Jason Béliveau, Robert Daudelin and Marie Claude Mirandette

> DADA SHORT FILM AWARD
IF IT WAS de Laure Prouvost (Royaume-Uni)
The jury was composed of: Véronique Sapin, Steven Woloshen et Michael Yaroshevsky

P’TITS LOUPS
NEW cinema for children, young and old 3 feature films, 24 short films and various workshops to promote cinema curiosity among young people and teenagers, from a playful but also educational point of view

FNC SÉRIES
Trending tv series from around the world 8 renowned shows, with worldwide or north-american exclusivity, in a new original but already promising section in Montreal

RENCONTRES PANCANADIENNES DU CINÉMA ÉTUDIANT
National COMPÉTITION of short student films 21 short films, discussions and workshops for academics and picture professionals with an international school in the spotlight: ÉCAL (École cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Suisse)

> PANCANDIAN STUDENT AWARD presented by Ulule with immersive stay at l'ÉCAL in Switzerland, flight and accommodation included, and a grant of $1,500 to start a crowdfunding campaign and a personalized pre-campaign support

Les Beiges of Etienne Lacelle (Concordia University, Montréal)
Special Mention: 6e gauche of Magdalena Forger (ÉCAL)
The jury was composed of: Sarianne Cormier et Émilie Mannering, Anaïs Charbonneau-Meilleur

FNC EXPLORE
EXPLORING NEW TECHNOLOGY TRENDS, INTERACTIVE AND IMMERSIVE WORDS, 22 projects, 12 virtual reality experiences, individual, couple or groupe, sensorial, theatrical and audacious, available in two circuits.

> AUDIENCE AWARD, presented by TÉO TAXI, Best virtual reality work (1 000 $ in cash by Téo Taxi).
NOTES ON BLINDNESS of Arnaud Colinart, Amaury La Burthe, Peter Middleton and James Spinney (France, United Kingdom)
Special Mention, Empathy
IN MY SHOES of Jane Gauntlett (United Kingdom)

Special Mention, Sound Production
VIRTUAL ODDITY of Raphael (One Production | Apollo Studios) (Quebec/Canada)

> INNOVATION GRAND PRIX Presented by PRIM, The most innovative work for new platforms (10 000 $ in production and artist residency awarded by PRIM).
LA PÉRI of Balthazar Auxiètre (Innerspacevr) (France)

> IMMERSION PRIZE Presented by FESTIVAL TOUS ÉCRANS, Best Immersive work of FNC eXPlore.
PATTERNS of Pierre Friquet (Quebec/Canada, France)

The FNC eXPlore jury was composed of: Luc Courchesne, Emmanuel Cuénod, Melissa Mongiat and François Toussaint.




ORGANIZERS

El Ouazzani Sarah; El Ouazzani Sarah; El Ouazzani Sarah; Katayoun Dibamehr; Philippe Gajan (Programmer)

GENERAL RULES

FILMS

- Only works produced after January 1st, 2016 AND are not previously shown in Montréal, Québec are eligible.
- All selected entries must be in their original language and subtitled in French (preferably) or in English.


ENTRY PROCEDURES

Each film entry must include:
- The completed online entry form;
- A secure web link WHICH REMAINS ACTIVE UNTIL THE END OF THE FESTIVAL, 15 OCTOBER.
- Payment of the entry fee.

In Brief
• Premiere status
All selected works must be Montreal premieres. In other words, they should not be previously screened in Quebec, for the feature films, and in Montreal, for the short films and new media.
• Length
Short and medium-length films: under 59 minutes productions
Feature films: over 59 minutes productions
• Entry
The Festival requires a registration fee on any submitted work.

2017 Registration Deadline: June 15th
The selection results will be announced via email as of mid September.

N.B. Submission packages will not be returned.


SHIPPING AND INSURANCE

Participants must pay the shipping, customs and insurance costs (including return costs) for their selected work. The FNC covers insurance costs only between the time of reception of the material and the time of its return to the participant. In the event of loss or damage during this specific period, the FNC is responsible for the replacement cost of the material only. On the pro-forma invoice, indicate only the replacement value of the tape or film stock to avoid problems clearing customs.

On the package, make sure to indicate:
FILM-VIDEO FOR FESTIVAL PURPOSES ONLY - NO COMMERCIAL VALUE


N.B. The FNC organizers have final authority on all matters not specifically covered by these regulations.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

ENGLISH BELOW
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En soumettant votre œuvre, vous acceptez l'ensemble des règlements du Festival du nouveau cinéma et vous autorisez le Festival du nouveau cinéma à utiliser des extraits de votre film et/ou le matériel publicitaire de votre film pour des fins de promotion (kit de presse, affiches, photos).

En acceptant le règlement, la personne, physique ou morale, qui soumet le film confirme qu'elle détient les droits nécessaires pour le faire.

N.B. La direction du FNC se réserve les décisions finales sur toute autre question non prévue par le règlement.

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By submitting your film, you accept all rules and regulations laid out by the Festival of nouveau cinéma and authorize the use of all publicity materials and excerpts from the submitted work for promotional purposes (press kit, posters, pictures).

The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby declares that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations.

N.B. The FNC organizers have final authority on all matters not specifically covered by the regulations.