MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Sept. 27, 2016) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, today announced $20,000 in funding for the 45th Festival du nouveau cinéma, which will take place from October 5 to 16, 2016 at various locations in Montréal.

The festival will use this funding, which was provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund, for its two new interactive audiovisual performance components, Événements and FNC eXPlore.

Quick Facts

  • The mission of the Festival du nouveau cinéma is to support and present important local and international films to raise their profile in Quebec and the world.
  • The Événements component features a series of performances, installations and conferences. FNC eXPlore gives visitors a chance to experience virtual reality.
  • Over 11 days, audiences can discover interactive works, audiovisual performances and experimental films with the latest high technology.


"The Government of Canada is proud to support a cultural event that showcases Quebec and Canadian films in addition to promoting innovation and bringing together industry professionals. Congratulations to the entire Festival du nouveau cinéma team on 45 years of exploring new trends in cinema."

-The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage

"For 45 years, the FNC has been promoting new practices emerging in the field of sound and moving images. This new support from Canadian Heritage will help us reaffirm our leadership role at the national and international level."

-Nicolas Girard Deltruc, Executive Director, Festival du nouveau cinéma

Associated Links

Festival du nouveau cinéma

Canada Arts Presentation Fund

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Contact Information:

Pierre-Olivier Herbert
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage

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Canadian Heritage