Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC) exists to highlight the most original and innovative achievements in film and new media.
After 38 years of stellar programming, the 2010 festival is guaranteed to be visually amazing, while offering fascinating stories from around the globe.
Here’s snippet from the “Artistic Vision” of the festival:
“A major presence within the Canadian cinematic landscape since 1971, the Festival du Nouveau Cinema has demonstrated with verve its ability to evolve and adapt to cutting-edge audiovisual practices by incorporating the newest technologies of production and presentation into its programming. The Festival also represents a singular space in which artists and their public explore together the most innovative trends in cinema and new media. Over the course of twelve days, film, video, performance, multimedia work, interactive installations as well as other hybrid forms of artistic practice engendered by digital technologies converge at the heart of one single event.”
In the past, such iconic filmmakers as Deepa Mehta, Daniel Langlois, Jacque Audiard and Atom Egoyan have made special appearances at the festival. In the coming weeks the FNC will be announce it’s 2010 program schedule, as well as the big names that you’ll be seeing throughout the event.
Stay tuned for more updates, including tips on what else to do while you’re in town, and where to eat during the festival. In the meantime, check out some of the great accommodation options below!
The following hotels/guest houses have special packages offered in conjunction with the Festival du Nouveau Cinema to save you some money. And we know you like saving money. Consult the festival website for specific accommodation details.
If you search something a bit homier, where you can leave your key at the desk and be greeted with smile each time you arrive back, the Auberge Le Pomerol is a really wonderful option. Plus many of the rooms have Jacuzzi tubs! Located in the eclectic Gay Village.
If you’re on a budget, or if you simple would like a space that is more conducive to connecting with other travelers, we recommend the Auberge Alternative du Vieux-Montreal in the heart of Old Montreal. They brand themselves as “budget boutique,” and we love their eco-conscious values.
All the chic-sters of the festival (yes, I just created that word) will want to lay their heads at Opus Montreal on the trendy Plateau. It’s got sleek minimalism, and easy access to the many parties that take place on Boulevard Saint Laurent.