49th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC)

An evolving edition: online and in person 
From October 7 to 18, 2020

Montreal, July 7, 2020 The Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC), presented by Québecor, is pleased to announce that its 49th edition will bring festivalgoers together online as well as in person! As the city’s first film festival to move back into a physical venue, the FNC looks forward to seeing you from October 7 to 18, 2020.

The FNC, the largest general-interest international film festival in Quebec and the oldest in Canada, is known for its boundary-pushing quality programming. Discovery is the watchword of this festive event for film buffs and the general public alike. Through the year’s best shorts, features and new media works, our focus on the NOUVEAU is threefold: new creators, new approaches and new technologies. 

In these exceptional circumstances, our rich, diversified lineup can be experienced online thanks to the Festival Scope platform together with Shift72, host of the Cannes Film Market, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (the Oscars) and SXSW. By going digital, we can reach new audiences beyond geographic boundaries, which aligns perfectly with the FNC’s primary mission: making national and international auteur cinema more accessible. And the digital aspect is ingrained in the DNA of the festival, which has always been open to new filmmaking trends. The current situation turns out to be yet another opportunity to explore new avenues in technology and innovation.

We all know that discovering a work on the big screen surrounded by other people is a unique and treasured experience, so the FNC is also delighted to be able to offer festivalgoers some major physical screenings this fall, all the while following social distancing and public health guidelines. The whole team is hard at work, with surprise announcements in store all summer long. The full lineup will be unveiled in late September.



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