Thursday, August 23, 2012
The festival presents 212 feature films of which 110 are world or international premieres; 16 medium length films (12 world or international premieres) and 144 short films (94 world or international premieres). There will be a master class featuring German director Volker Schlondörff. The festival also presents a tribute to Mel Hoppenheim, founder of Panavision Canada and supporter of the Canadian film and television industry and Montreal's Concordia University.
The festival will host a number of free outdoor screenings including this year's Oscar-winning films Hugo and The Artist. The festival also include the 43rd Canadian Student Film Festival.
The 36th Festival des Films du Monde continues to September 3 at the Imperial Cinema and various venues.