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New cinema - New media
The Festival du nouveau cinéma is committed to the exploration and development of new practices in cinema and new media. It is a premiere showcase for original and brand-new works, particularly in the fields of independent cinema and digital creation.
The Festival du nouveau cinéma’s calling card is its rigorous and diverse programming, consistently presenting high-quality and often unseen works selected for their originality and innovation. The FNC has always developed in tandem with evolving practices and trends in cinema, and equipped with high-tech screening and presentation facilities, it has earned an international reputation as a leading-edge festival.
Travel, meet, exchange
The FNC is also an excellent platform for discoveries, introductions, events and exchanges uniting audiences and industry professionals.
Ever geared towards new and original works, the Festival du nouveau cinéma is committed to promoting the latest practices in cinema and new media, with a special regard for independent cinema and digital creation. The Festival's programming is organized into seven main sections comprising more than 300 short and feature-length films.
•International Competition (Competition)
International films offering a new vision and approach to cinema.
• Focus (Competition)
Discover the vitality of Quebec and Canadian cinema.
• Special Presentation
Great names in cinema and the year’s best films.
• Panorama International
A tour of the world’s best cinema.
• Temps Ø
The festival's wildest section is an eclectic showcase of films that defy classification. Avant-garde, mischievous, off-kilter and totally riotous, this section is all about surprising discoveries and ultimate audience pleasure.
• P'tits Loups
Our youth section: new cinema made for kids.
• FNC Lab (Film Competition / Interactive Projects Competition)
Wide-ranging works of experimentation at the crossroads of cinema, visual arts and new technology. A laboratory that pushes beyond traditional narrative and aesthetic forms in a program spanning performances, talks, installations, experimental films, interactive/ Web projects...
• FNC Pro
The annual rendez-vous where industry professionals converge. Activities that facilitate the exchange of expertise in the domain of cinema with a special attention towards the new technological realities of the field.
• Louve d'Or - Québecor ($15,000 cash)
FÉLIX ET MEIRA, Maxime Giroux and
SPARTACUS ET CASSANDRA, Ioanis Nuguet
• Daniel Langlois Innovation Award
VIOLET, Bas Devos
• Best Actor or Actress Award
David Gulpilil for CHARLIE'S COUNTRY, Rolf de Heer
• People’s Choice Award presented by Canal + Canada ($5,000 cash)
DIFRET, Zeresenay Berhane Mehari
• AQCC Award
VIOLET, Bas Devos
• Focus Grand Prize presented by Air France ($5,000 cash and 2 plane tickets)
ANTOINE ET MARIE, Jimmy Larouche
• Special Jury Prize
IN HER PLACE, Albert Shin
Temps Ø Grand Prize
L'ENLÈVEMENT DE MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ, Guillaume Nicloux
• Temps Ø People's Choice Award prsented by TFO ($5,000 cash)
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA, Isao Takahata
• FNC Lab grand Prize feature film
PARASITE (HUBA), Wilhelm Sasnal et Anka Sasnal
• Loup argenté
HILLBROW, Nicolas Boone
• Special Mention
SILENT BLOCK, Cédric Dupire
• Grand Prix Focus short film presented by Post Moderne ($5,000 cash and $ 10,000 in post-production services)
FEU DE BENGALE, Olivier Godin
• Prix créativité presented by MAtv ( $1,000 cash)
NAN LAKOU KANAVAL, Kaveh Nabatian
• Format Court - Focus presented by Format Court
THE WEATHERMAN AND THE SHADOWBOXER, Randall Lloyd Okita
• Pan-canadian student film meetings prize
SATAN 'S DOLLS, Carlo Schefter
• FNC Lab grand Prize-short film
BROUILLARD-PASSAGE # 15, Alexandre Larose
• Special Mention - short film
WILL O' THE WISP, Andrew Kim
• Innovation Award presented by Urbania ($1,000 cash)
HOLLOW, Elaine McMillion Sheldon
• Special Mention
JUST A REFLEKTOR, Vincent Morisset
Festival du nouveau cinéma
3805, Boulevard Saint-Laurent