As it marks its 39th year, the Montreal World Film Festival mirrors the tenacious, even pugnacious spirit of its founder and director, Serge Losique. Launched in 1977, the Montreal fest was conceived…
Change may be coming to the Montreal fest scene. Last fall Francois Macerola, president of Quebec film-funding agency Sodec, proposed that the city's three main film festivals -- the Montreal World…
Competing with larger fests, Montreal has carved out a niche for new talent
The Montreal World Film Festival unquestionably has a thing for China. After three decades of providing a platform for Mainland directors, including such stalwarts as Zhang Yimou, the fest appears to…
Chinese helmer Lin Lisheng's "Million Dollar Crocodile" will open the Montreal World Film Festival on Aug. 23, fest prexy Serge Losique announced on Tuesday.
The Montreal World Film Festival will pay tribute to veteran Canuck distributor Victor Loewy, fest prexy Serge Losique announced Wednesday.
Montreal World Film Festival toppers Serge Losique and Daniele Cauchard unveiled a 20-pic competition lineup strong on Quebecois and Gallic films plus two U.S. offerings on Tuesday.
Bertrand Tavernier's "The Princess of Montpensier" will close the 34th Montreal World Film Festival on Sept. 6.
In an increasingly corporate fest milieu, Serge Losique is a maverick. Pugnacious, unpredictable, the 76-year-old Montreal World Film Festival chief has for over three decades run his event as a…
To say the Quebec industry has an ambivalent relationship with the Montreal World Film Festival is one major understatement. Many Quebecois producers, filmmakers and distributors have clashed with…
On the day that the fledgling New Montreal Filmfest officially launched, two rival events lodged objections to its format. On Thursday World Film Festival topper Serge Losique disputed the new…