Off-beat, unique, rallying, bold, innovative, festive, ... the Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) celebrates all aspects of the 7th art that reinvent the cinematographic language. Through its different sections, the festival pursues its mission of supporting and showcasing major works, as well as offering a platform to introduce the authentic and diverse works by emerging artists. New tendencies, new technological and narrative horizons, Quebecois, Canadian and international discoveries, highly anticipated films, short and feature lengths, documentary, fiction and experimental, new media works; the cinema and all sorts of moving images await you at the festival!

The 48th edition of FNC will be held from October 9 to 20, 2019.

8 competitive sections and 3 non-competitive sections showcasing over 300 works
20 awards with prizes in cash and/or services are presented by juries of local and international industry professionals.

> INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: the flagship section of the festival, gutsy cinema that breaks new ground
Louve d'or awarded to the best feature film of the international competition
Loup argenté awarded to the best international short
Daniel Langlois innovation award given to a feature film from the international competition
Award for best interpretation in a feature film of the international competition

> NATIONAL COMPETITION: spotlight on a selection of new feature and short films from Canada
Grand Prize for best Canadian feature and short film
Prix de la diffusion - Canadian feature
People’s Choice award given to the audience’s favorite Canadian short

> TEMPS Ø: the wild bunch, bold cinematic rebels and adventurous films
People’s Choice award given to the audience’s favorite feature film in the Temps Ø section

> NEW ALCHEMISTS: an exploration of experimental and multidisciplinary forms of cinema
Experimentation award given to the best short and feature films in the New Alchemists competition

> INTERNATIONAL PANORAMA: an engaging view of the new world cinema
Peace award given to the audience’s favorite feature film in the International Panorama section

> P’TITS LOUPS: cinema for children young and old
P’tits loups award given to the best short of the P’tits loups competition by a jury of young moviegoers (aged 8-12)

> RENCONTRES PANCANADIENNES DU CINÉMA ÉTUDIANT (RPCÉ): a national competition of student short films
RPCE award given to the best short film in the RPCE competition

> THE ESSENTIALS (LES INCONOUTRNABLES): the latest feature films by the greatest names in cinema

> HISTORY OF CINEMA: retrospectives and tributes to important artistic figures

> SPECIAL PRESENTATION: special screenings, masterclasses and festive events

> FNC EXPLORE - NEW MEDIA ART WORKS: exploring new technology trends (virtual reality works, interactive and immersive worlds)
Grand Prize awarded to the most innovative new media work
Emerging talent award given to the best student work in the VR student competition
Immersion award
Best pitch award

The Festival is looking for films as well as virtual reality, interactive and performances works for its 48th edition which will run from October 9 to 20, 2019 in Montréal!

Submit your works before June 15th to be considered for the Festival this year!


The followings should be provided with each submission:
• Duly filled submission form
• A secured online screener valid until the end of the festival on October 20, 2019
• Full payment of the submission fees

• The festival accepts submissions of:
• Short film: Films under 59 minutes
• Feature film: Films of 59 minutes and over
• New media art work (virtual or augmented reality, installation, immersive work): no length limit

All works selected by FNC must comply with the following premiere status requirements:
• feature films: Quebec premiere
• short films: Quebec premiere for the Canadian shorts; Canadian premiere for the international shorts
• new media works: Canadian premiere (exceptions can nonetheless apply on a case by case basis upon discussions with the programming team)

All works which do not comply with these premiere status requirements (meaning works that have been broadcast on television, screened publicly in theaters or online prior to the festival dates) are not eligible for consideration.

Works must be subtitled in either French or English if the original language is neither French nor English.
• Only works completed after January 1, 2018 will be considered.
• Works previously submitted and rejected by the festival are not eligible for consideration.

Submission Fees :
- Early Bird : from March 15 to April 30 : 40 USD
- Regular : from May 1 to May 31 : 45 USD
- Last Minute : from June 1 to June 15 : 55 USD

- Early Bird : from March 15 to April 30 : 35 USD
- Regular : from May 1 to May 31 : 40 USD
- Last Minute : from June 1 to June 15 : 50 USD

Please note that submission fees will not be refunded if an applicant decides to withdraw a submission.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: June 15, 2019 at 11:59pm (UTC-5)

SELECTION: applicants will be notified of the selection or rejection of their submitted work by email around early September 2019.

N.B. The FNC organizers have final authority on all matters not specifically covered by these regulations.