5 Reasons We Can’t Wait for the World Film Festival

The Montreal World Film Festival Kicks off on August 27th

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Beginning this Thursday, August 27th, 2015, the 39th edition of the Montreal World Film Festival will kick off and run until September 7th. The festival's aim is to encourage diversity and understanding among cultures and nations. This truly inspiring event promotes filmmakers, new talent and innovative work. With over 400 films from more than 80 countries worldwide, there will be a lot going on. Here are 5 things you can start getting excited about in anticipation of the 2015 Montreal World Film Festival

1. Muhammad

On the opening day of the MWFF you can witness the world premiere of director Majid Majidi’s 171-minute biopic, Muhammad. This was the most expensive film ever created in Iranian history. The movie depicts a world of conflict between nature and the gods leading up to the birth of Muhammed, the future Prophet of Islam. This has been a widely anticipated film and we are so excited to host the world premiere in Montreal. 

2. Cinema Under the Stars

Nothing feels better than the warm air of a summer night. Head down to Place des Arts for free nightly screenings throughout the festival. The screenings start at 8:30pm. Just because you didn’t manage to get tickets doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun! A film under the stars is also the perfect summer date idea. 

3. Student Film Festival

The 46th Student Film Festival will be held from August 29th to September 2nd 2015 as part of the MWFF. This is your chance to see the innovations of today’s young talent. This year's festival showcases a variety of works, where young filmmakers can display their unique outlook and their fresh skills. You can expect works in the following categories: animation, documentaries, experimental films and fiction.  

4. Documentaries of the World 

In this series, filmmakers are invited to take us on a journey inward into cultures, places, subjects and issues that are important to different nations. You can expect films such as Scrum, directed by Australian Poppy Stockell. Scrum tells the story of an openly gay man, Mark Bingham, who was on a plane that was subject to a terrorist attack, leaving no survivors. The Bingham Cup, an international gay rugby cup, was founded in his memory. Take part in a journey around the world and witness this beautiful film in Bingham's memory. 

5. Voting

Last, but not least, attendees are allowed to vote on their favourite films and take part in the selection process! Some of the categories include: People’s Choice, Award for the Most Popular Canadian Film, Glauber Rocka Award for the Best Film from Latin America, Best Documentary, Best Canadian Short Film, and more! Come out and support local and international filmmakers by giving them the recognition they deserve. 

 

MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL

1432 de Bleury St.

Montréal (Québec)

Canada H3A 2J1

Tel.: (514) 848-3883 / Fax : (514) 848-3886

Email : info@ffm-montreal.org

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