Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinéma is an annual film festival dedicated to new trends in the field of cinema and new media. It offers a springboard for original and largely unseen works, placing emphasis on promoting cinema d’auteur and digital production. The Festival presents daring, one-of-a-kind films from Montreal and abroad, ensuring their success as well as introducing audiences to new filmmakers.
Independent Works of Art
For nearly 40 years, the Festival du nouveau cinema has contributed to the success of innumerable independent works by both local and international artists who have today earned worldwide acclaim, such as Jim Jarmusch, Abbas Kiarostami, Spike Lee, Wim Wenders, Raymond Depardon, Jane Campion, Pedro Almodovár, Wong Kar-Wai, Peter Greenaway, Chantal Akerman, Marguerite Duras.
The Festival of Nouveau Cinema is Canada’s oldest international film festival. The festival has long been cherished as an event that heralds movies that are unconventional and innovative. It was previously known as the Montreal Festival of New Cinema and New Media until 2004. For 40 years now, the Festival du nouveau cinéma has fulfilled its mission as Montreal’s best film festival for unique films from Montreal and abroad.