Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Call for submissions: Festival du nouveau cinéma 2012

Montreal's Festival du nouveau cinéma has put out a call for submissions for their 41st edition later this year. The festival accepts films, crossmedia projects, installations and performances.

FNC is one of the top film festivals in both Montreal and Canada. The programming is always strong and it is well-attended. It recently won the Grand Prix of the Conseil des arts de Montréal for its “diligence, avant-gardism, originality, and diversity of the festival’s programming” of the festival’s 40th edition in October 2011.

Only works produced after January 1st, 2011 and not previously shown in the province of Québec are eligible. All selected entries must be in their original language and subtitled in French (preferably) or in English.

The deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2012. The 41st Festival du nouveau cinéma takes place Wednesday, October 10 to Sunday, October 21, 2012.



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.

Avant garde
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 Selection (Competition)
International films offering a new vision and approach to cinema. The films presented must be first, second or third feature-length works by a director.

• Focus
Discover the viality 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.

• FNC Lab
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 films, installations, performances and transmedia projects..

• FNC Pro
The annual rendez-vous for media and industry professionals. Activities that facilitate the exchange of expertise in the domain of cinema with a special attention towards the new technological realities of the field.

• Interactive Projects
Interactive works (Web-based projects, transmedia, etc.) that experiment with new audiovisual formats and innovative technological tools and devices to tell a story, express a concept and continue to determine more actively than ever what can be tomorrow’s cinema.

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