Montreal World Film Festival

39th edition

Presenting films from across the globe, the festival inspires the development of quality cinema, promotes independent and innovative works, showcases emerging talents, and encourages gatherings among industry professionals working here and abroad.

The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.

The MWFF (Montreal World Film Festival 2015) is the only competitive Film Festival in North America recognized by the FIAPF (International Federation of Film Producers Associations)

The high profile WORLD COMPETITION includes world and international premieres. The international official Jury awards the various prizes for the feature films of this section: Grand Prix of the Americas, Special Grand Prix of the Jury, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, Best Artistic Contribution, Innovation Award. This same Jury awards two prizes for the short films of this section.

The FIRST FILMS WORLD COMPETITION gives the opportunity to authors of selected first feature films to be recognized. A separate jury awards the Golden Zenith, Silver Zenith and Bronze Zenith to the winners of this section.

The Festival includes an HORS CONCOURS (World Greats, out of competition) category.

The section FOCUS ON WORLD CINEMA (Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, Oceania) reflects the vocation of the Festival as “World Film Festival”.

The DOCUMENTARIES OF THE WORLD section includes non-fiction films reflecting the subjects and concerns of filmmakers from countries around the globe.

For more information, including a list of films:    514-848-3883

Event locations
Cinéma Impérial
1430 de Bleury Street, Montreal, H3A 2J1
Metro: Place-des-Arts

Place des Arts
Théâtre Maisonneuve
175 Sainte-Catherine W. Street
Montreal, H2X 1Z8

Cinéma Cineplex Odeon
Quartier Latin
350 Emery Street
Montreal, H2X 1J1

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