Government of Canada

Government of Canada

September 28, 2010 10:00 ET

Government of Canada Invests in Montreal's Festival du Nouveau Cinema

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Sept. 28, 2010) - The Honourable James Moore, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, today announced funding for Montréal's Festival du nouveau cinéma.

The Festival today revealed a bold and innovative program for its 39th edition, which will take place in Montréal from October 13 to 24, 2010. The Government of Canada is pleased to support the Festival's FNC Lab component, which will present works primarily from the media arts, as well as interactive performances and installations in locations other than movie theatres. In addition, it offers audiences a chance to explore new trends in the world of cinema through activities involving the artists.

"Our Government is proud to invest in Montréal's Festival du nouveau cinema. In addition to providing an unparalleled springboard for artists from near and far, the Festival promotes evolution in how cinema is viewed and made throughout the world," said Minister Moore. "It fosters the vitality of both our communities and our economy."

The Festival du nouveau cinéma is dedicated to the promotion and development of new trends in film and new media. Since 2008, it has worked to reposition its new media component, the FNC Lab. Along with its regular program of activities, the FNC Lab will include around 20 works on various digital media platforms, artistic performances, social events, and interactive installations in different locations.

The Government of Canada has provided funding of $10,000 through the Canada Arts Presentation Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage. This program gives Canadians increased access to the variety and richness of Canada's culture through professional arts festivals, presentations of live professional performances, and other artistic experiences.

(This news release is available on the Internet at www.canadianheritage.gc.ca under Newsroom.)

Contact Information

  • Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
    Jean-Luc Benoit - Director of Communications
    819-997-7788
    jean-luc.benoit@pch.gc.ca
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Quebec Region
    Eric Amyot
    Director, Regional Communications
    514-283-4027
    or
    Canadian Heritage
    Media Relations
    819-994-9101
    1-866-569-6155
    media@pch.gc.ca