Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

March 06, 2015 12:00 ET

Statement by Minister Glover on the DiverCine Film Festival

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - March 6, 2015) - Once again this year, film lovers in the National Capital Region will enjoy discovering the rich cultural diversity of La Francophonie during the DiverCiné film festival.

This event, taking place from March 7 to 15 at the ByTowne Cinema in Ottawa, presents films from Francophone countries around the world.

Launched in 2003, the annual festival showcases the talent of Canadian and international film creators.

DiverCiné has special significance this year, as 2015 marks the 10th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and the Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions. Canada-the first nation to ratify the Convention-played a key role in its adoption and also ensures that the Convention's goals are furthered through initiatives such as DiverCiné.

Our Government is an active member of the international Francophonie, and we are proud to partner once again with the Embassy of France in Canada to present the 13th DiverCiné film festival.

On the occasion of the DiverCiné film festival, I invite you to discover the diversity and creativity of Francophone films from here and many other countries. Enjoy the movies!

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Contact Information

  • Marisa Monnin
    Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages