Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC)

Canada

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With its unique, offbeat approach, the FNC is a bold, innovative event that brings people together. We shine a spotlight on the world of cinema through works that deconstruct cinematic language to better reinvent it. Since 1971, our mandate has been to support and showcase major productions and provide a springboard for emerging voices in all their diversity and originality by screening over 300 films from 60 different countries.

New trends, groundbreaking narrative and technological perspectives, revelations from Quebec, Canada and around the world, talks, special events and festive parties all await you at the FNC.

Event date

07.10.2020 ⟶ 31.10.2020

INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION
LOUP ARGENTÉ
Presented by TFO
Best short film in the International Competition ($5,000 cash)
* Oscar Qualifying

NATIONAL COMPETITION
NATIONAL GRAND PRIZE
Presented by CineGround
Best short film in the Focus Québec/Canada competition ($7,500 in camera and/or postproduction services awarded by CineGround).

AUDIENCE AWARD
Presented by SLA Location
Best short film of the competition ($5,000 in film equipment rental awarded by SLA Location)

LES NOUVEAUX ALCHIMISTES (EXPERIMENTAL COMPETITION)
DADA INTERNATIONAL PRIZE
Best international short film of the competition ($1,000 grant).

DADA NATIONAL PRIZE
Presented by MAIN FILM and the AQCC
Best national short film in the Les nouveaux alchimistes competition ($5,000 in creative residency at Main Film and $500 grant from AQCC).

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Presented by TVPaint
Best animated short film of the competition (a professional TVPaint license worth $1,900)

PAN-CANADIAN STUDENT FILM MEETING – RPCÉ (STUDENT COMPETITION)
GRAND PRIX
Presented by Netflix
Best student short film (2 000$ grant awarded by Netflix and a research and creation residency in collaboration with the invited international school)

Event Address
3805 Boul St-Laurent
Montréal (QC)
H2W 1X9

Entry fee: $35—$50

  • Oscar-Qualifying

Émilie Poirier

(Head of Short Film & RPCE)

Emilie Poirier’s current practice revolves around art history/cultural studies, film festival curating and how the two intersect and interact. She is a head of short film and student competition (RPCE) at the Festival du nouveau cinema (FNC) and was head of the Netflix talent lab La Forge Québec Cinéma. She is currently writing her master thesis in Art History at Université de Montréal, where her academic research examines collaborations between pop culture and contemporary art and on the blurred boundaries between different types of cultural production. Poirier holds a B.A in political science (international relations) from UQAM (2010) and a certificate in art history from Université de Montréal (2014).