Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

September 25, 2014 09:00 ET

Gearing Up for the 28th Festival International de Cinema Francophone en Acadie

Government of Canada Supports Film Zone

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - Sept. 25, 2014) - Department of Canadian Heritage

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe), today announced total funding of $71,000 to Film Zone for the 28th Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (FICFA), which will be held in November 2014, as well as for the CinéRelève project. He made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Of this amount, $36,000 will allow for the screening of films by local directors, musical performances featuring local musicians, film workshops, and an exhibition of media art by local artists during the Festival. These activities will showcase the talent of about 150 local artists. This funding is being provided under the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program.

The CinéRelève project is receiving funding of $35,000 ($20,000 in 2014-2015 and $15,000 in 2015-2016) through the Development of Official-Language Communities Program. Thanks to this support, young people in New Brunswick will be able to create and present French-language films. They will also benefit from the knowledge of professional artists during learning workshops on various aspects of film and media arts.

Quick Facts

  • Film Zone is a not-for-profit organization that promotes Francophone films in the community.

  • FICFA screens around 20 works by local filmmakers, as well as many films from all parts of the Francophonie.

  • In addition to FICFA in November, the organization holds activities in Acadian and Francophone communities throughout the Atlantic region to promote French-language cinema among film lovers.

Quotes

"Our Government is pleased to support FICFA, which allows local creators to tell their stories-fictional or real-life-on the big screen in the region's theatres."

-The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"Thanks to FICFA and its team, audiences are able to discover new and exciting films in French and appreciate local talent."

-Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament (Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe)

"We are very pleased to learn that Canadian Heritage will once again contribute to the success of the largest film event in New Brunswick, the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie."

-Marc Gauthier, Executive Director, Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie

Associated Links

Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage

Development of Official-Language Communities Program

Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Gilles Theriault
    Communications Manager
    Atlantic Region
    Canadian Heritage
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