Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

52nd Edition

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma

when:October 4th - 15th, 2023
address:3805, boul. Saint-Laurent
Montréal QC H2W 1X9
tel:+1 514 282-0004
deadline:May 14th, 2023
entry form:Submission at Filmfreeway.com

Off-beat, unique, rallying, bold, innovative, festive, ... Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) celebrates all aspects of the 7th art that reinvent the cinematographic language. Through its different sections, the festival pursues its mission of supporting and showcasing major works, as well as offering a platform to introduce the authentic and diverse works by emerging artists. New tendencies, new technological and narrative horizons, Quebecois, Canadian and international discoveries, highly anticipated films, short and feature lengths, documentary, fiction and experimental, new media works; the cinema and all sorts of moving images await you at the festival!
8 competitive sections and 3 non-competitive sections showcasing over 300 works
20 awards with prizes in cash and/or services are presented by juries of local and international industry professionals.
* INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: the flagship section of the festival, gutsy cinema that breaks new ground
Louve d'or awarded to the best feature film of the international competition
Loup argenté awarded to the best international short
Daniel Langlois innovation award given to a feature film from the international competition
Award for best interpretation in a feature film of the international competition
* NATIONAL COMPETITION: spotlight on a selection of new feature and short films from Canada
Grand Prize for best Canadian feature and short film
Prix de la diffusion - Canadian feature
People’s Choice award given to the audience’s favorite Canadian short
* TEMPS Ø: the wild bunch, bold cinematic rebels and adventurous films
People’s Choice award given to the audience’s favorite feature film in the Temps Ø section
* NEW ALCHEMISTS: an exploration of experimental and multidisciplinary forms of cinema
Experimentation award given the best short and feature films in the New Alchemists competition
* INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA: an engaging view of the new world cinema
Peace award given to the audience’s favorite feature film in the International Panorama section
* P’TITS LOUPS: cinema for children young and old
P’tits loups award given to the best short of the P’tits loups competition by a jury of young moviegoers (aged 8-12)
* RENCONTRES PANCANADIENNES DU CINÉMA ÉTUDIANT (RPCÉ): a national competition of student short films
RPCE award given to the best short film in the RPCE competition
* THE ESSENTIALS (LES INCONTOURNABLES): the latest feature films by the greatest names in cinema
* HISTORY OF CINEMA: retrospectives and tributes to important artistic figures
* SPECIAL PRESENTATION: special screenings, masterclasses and festive events
* FNC EXPLORE - NEW MEDIA ART WORKS: exploring new technology trends (virtual reality works, interactive and immersive worlds)
Grand Prize awarded to the most innovative new media work
Emerging talent award given to the best student work in the VR student competition
Immersion award
Best pitch award

  • Alcarràs by Carla Simon: Panorama international

  • EO by Jerzy Skolimowski: Les incontournables

  • Italia, Fire And Ashes by Céline Gailleurd, Olivier Bohler: Histoire(s) du cinéma

  • Alì blue eyes by Claudio Giovannesi: Panorama

  • The Great Beauty by Paolo Sorrentino: Compétition Internationale

  • Sacro GRA by Gianfranco Rosi: Compétition Internationale

  • Salvo by Antonio Piazza, Fabio Grassadonia: Compétition Internationale

  • Gabrielle by Patrice Chéreau: Special Presentation

  • Hidden by Michael Haneke: In Competition

  • Mary by Abel Ferrara: Special Presentation

  • The sun by Aleksandr Sokurov: Tribute to Aleksandr Sokurov