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Montréal World Film Festival

40th Edition

Montréal World Film Festival

where:Montreal
when:August 25st - September 5th, 2016
address:1432, de Bleury Street
Montréal, Québec
Canada, H3A 2J1
tel:+1 514-848-3883
fax:+1 514-848-3886
email:info@ffm-montreal.org
website:www.ffm-montreal.org
deadline:June 10th, 2016 (shorts)
July 10st, 2016 (feature films)
entry form:Online Submission

To celebrate its 40th anniversary the Montreal World Film Festival has announced a Golden Chelem of World Cinema which will add $1 million (US) in cash prizes to the awards of its competitive sections. The prize money will be shared equally (on a 50–50 basis) by the producers and directors of the winning films so as to contribute in a material way to cinematographic creation. “No other festival in the world rewards its best films in that material way,” stated MWFF Chairman Serge Losique. “We hope that this will inspire a genuine revolution in the organization of an international film event. Our goal is, at once, to promote cinema around the world and to underscore Montreal’s history and continued prominence in the creation and projection of all facets of the 7th art.”
These prizes are being underwritten by a generous sponsor which proposed that they be established at the coming festival both as an acknowledgement of the MWFF’s prestigious history and as an encouragement to new cinematic creation. The prize money will be deposited in-trust at a notary’s office so that it is disbursed solely for this express purpose at the MWFF’s Awards Ceremony.
WORLD COMPETITION:
Grand Prize of the Americas -  $250,000
Jury Grand Prize -   $120,000
Short Films MWFF Award -  $20,000
FIRST FILMS COMPETITION
Golden Zenith - $110,000
Silver Zenith - $50,000
Bronze Zenith - $40,000
BEST DOCUMENTARY -  $50,000
BEST CANADIAN FILM
Gold Prize -  $110,000
Silver Prize - $60,000
SPECIAL COMPETITION OF CHINESE FILM
Gold Prize - $110,000
Silver Prize - $60,000
STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL
Best Fiction Film -  $10,000
Best Animation - $10,000

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