Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema

Festival Description: 

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A lively, bold, popular, innovative event! For 50 years, the FNC has been showcasing national and international auteur cinema, treating audiences to works of diversity and originality by emerging and major filmmakers. Our focus on the NEW is threefold: new creators, new approaches and new technologies. Dean of Canadian film festivals and a major Quebec event, the FNC presents every year over 200 works from 60 different countries to celebrate the best of today’s cinema!

Fougueux, rassembleur, audacieux, innovant, événementiel… Depuis 50 ans, le FNC rend accessible le cinéma d’auteur national et international, tant par ses voix émergentes que ses oeuvres majeures, afin d’en faire découvrir toute l’originalité et la diversité. Le NOUVEAU s’incarne en trois temps: nouveaux créateurs, nouvelles approches et nouvelles technologies. Doyen des festivals de cinéma au Canada et événement québécois d’envergure, le FNC présente chaque année plus de 200 œuvres de 60 pays différents pour célébrer le meilleur du cinéma actuel!

Awards & Prizes: 

International Film Critics Awards (FIPRESCI Prize)

Today’s most relevant, bold, thrilling cinema
• Louve d'or - best international feature film
• Loup argenté - best international short film
+ Academy Award® Qualifying
• Daniel Langlois innovation award
- most innovative international feature film
• Best performance award
- best performance in an international feature film

NATIONAL COMPETITION: Spotlight on Canadian cinema
• National Grand Prize - best Canadian feature and short films
• Prix de la diffusion Québecor - Canadian feature film
• Audience award - Canadian short film

TEMPS Ø: The wild bunch, bold cinematic rebels and adventurous films
• Audience Award - Temps 0 feature film

NOUVEAUX ALCHIMISTES (NA): Experimentation, poetry, transcendence
• Nouveaux alchimistes prize - best NA feature film
• Dada international prize - best international NA short film
• Dada national prize - best national NA short film
• Best animation prize - best animated NA short film

P’TITS LOUPS: New cinema for children, young and old
• P’tits loups prize - best P'tits loups short film
given by a jury of young moviegoers (aged 8-12)

National competition of student short films
• RPCE award - best student short film

THE ESSENTIALS (LES INCONTOURNABLES): The greatest names in cinema
HISTORY OF CINEMA: Tributes, retrospectives, films about cinema
SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Premiers, events, happenings

FNC EXPLORE : Exploring new technology trends (XR projects)
• Horizon Award - most innovative 6DoF Animation
• Panorama VR Award - best 360 virtual reality artwork

FNC FORUM: Four days of professional gatherings
• Pitch Premières oeuvres award - best film pitch
(first feature and medium length fiction projects in development)

Rules & Terms: 


The followings should be provided with each submission:
• Duly filled submission form
• Full payment of the submission fees

The festival accepts submissions of:
• Short film: Films under 59 minutes
• Feature film: Films of 59 minutes and over
• New media art work (virtual or augmented reality, installation, immersive work): no length limit

All works selected by FNC must comply with the following premiere status requirements:
• feature films: Quebec premiere
• short films: Quebec premiere for the Canadian shorts; Canadian premiere for the international shorts
• new media works: Canadian premiere (exceptions can nonetheless apply on a case by case basis upon discussions with the programming team)

***** IMPORTANT NOTICE: Films and artworks that have been presented prior to our dates, via an online platform accessible in all over Canada (Canada-wide geoblocked) DO NOT qualify for submission. 

All works which do not comply with these premiere status requirements (meaning works that have been broadcast on television or screened publicly in theaters prior to the festival dates) are not eligible for consideration.

Works must be subtitled in either French or English if the original language is neither French nor English.
• Works previously submitted and rejected by the festival are not eligible for consideration.

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Opening Date: 
February 13, 2024

3805, Boulevard Saint Laurent
Montréal, Québec H2W 1X9

Earlybird Deadline: 
March 31, 2024
Regular Deadline: 
April 30, 2024
Submission Address: 
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Late Deadline: 
May 05, 2024
Extended Deadline: 
May 14, 2024
Notification Date: 
September 10, 2024
Event Date: 
October 04, 2024 to October 15, 2024

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