The Montreal Festival of Nouveau Cinema is devoted to the dissemination and development of emerging trends in cinema and new media. It is a forum for audiences to discover original new works, particularly in cinйma d'auteur and digital creation.
Its founders, Claude Chamberlan and Dimitri Eipides, are known for their daring and flair. They have helped to broaden the horizons of Montreal audiences by showing them moving images of every kind. A privileged witness to the constant revolution in image and sound, the Festival made new media part of its eclectic programming in 1997. Thanks to the support and commitment of Daniel Langlois, Chairman of the Board since 1999, the Festival has devoted particular attention to better viewing technology and to support for individual works. The Festival of New Cinema has made its home at Ex-Centris since 1999.
The Festival's strength lies above all in the quality of its programming, which has evolved in step with trends in cinema and new media. Its international renown is also a result of the exceptional quality of its state-of-the-art venues. The 32nd edition of the Festival, in 2003, once again satisfied audiences and industry professionals; its success was unprecedented, with over one hundred internationally renowned artists, such as Peter Greenaway, Claude Miller and Robert Lepage, participating. With them came over 400 works from more than forty countries, including about one hundred Canadian productions.