The Festival du nouveau cinéma's mission is to offer audiences in all their diversity, including young audiences, genuine immersion through a unique experience that goes beyond simply watching a film. The Festival is above all a catalyst for meetings, a space to develop discussions and a certain critical outlook toward local and international issues.
For several years, the FNC has been developing mediation and awareness-raising activities for the student public and young audiences, as well as targeted audiences by the programming (communities, associations, clubs, committees…).



The FNC, always conscious of new trends in education in the visual image and audience support, provides its audiences, especially young audiences, with a platform for experimenting and reflecting on the audio-visual world that surrounds them.

The FNC encourages the younger generation to discover the best of cinema and its new forms, through screenings and gatherings, by favouring a tailor-made welcome and special rates for groups and students:

There are plenty of activities available to students and their teachers during the 11 days of the Festival:

  • To participate in a schoolastic screening (morning and week, for elementary and secondary schools, preferential rate of $5 per student, free for the accompanying person)
  • To attend a screening of a film with commentaries by its director. A unique concept created in 2013, to live the cinema of the interior, to discover the manufacturing secrets and unusual anecdotes of filming and production.
  • To participate in the Rencontres pancanadiennes du cinéma étudiant (RPCÉ) : the national student short films competition opened to universities and film schools across Canada. Three days of meetings, workshops, participative meetings and networking, master class. More information and video
  • To meet our programmers and/or film professionals in class leading up to or during the Festival. They will outline the programmer’s job and the way they choose films as well as the 2017 line-up and the not-to-be-missed films and events. Film clips could also be screened.
  • To include a project about the Festival in the course outline: film review, interview with Festival guests (director, actor, producer, programmer, executive director, etc.) or case study on a Festival component. The best project could be posted on the Festival’s Facebook page.
  • To benefit from preferential rates on FNC passes and individual tickets. The FNC offers reduced prices on presentation of a student card.
  • To attend the Festival as a group is an unforgettable experience. We offer screenings related to themes brought up in class, followed up and expanded by a master class and/or meetings with Festival programmers and guests, installations, performances and other interactive events to discover and try out. For groups from outside Montreal, we offer hotel/transportation/accommodation packages with partner organizations.
  • To benefit from a special group rate. The Festival offers a $2 discount on tickets for any group of 10 or more students: $7 per student ($5 for under 15 years old) and free for chaperones.
  • To take part in interesting free activities. You only have to pay for films (shorts and features).



This section presents films (shorts and features) for children 3 and up and families as well as fun, educational practice workshops. It raises awareness among young audiences of film, digital and media arts, and encourages dialogue between parents and children about art based on topical subjects. Competitive since 2016, the short films "P'tits Loups" have since been evaluated by a jury of young film buffs (selected following a call for applications).This year, the section is enhanced by school screenings aimed at primary and secondary schools and digital educational activities for families. 







Business public, work councils, collectives, associations: the FNC offers a wide range of activities. Together, let's build your customized package according to the programming and your desires.

  • Benefit from preferential rates to attend a group session;
  • Organize a cocktail after the screening in our headquarters to gather your community and your network;
  • Meet the artists and the FNC team to make your visit to the Festival a unique and privileged experience.



The Festival du nouveau cinéma offers free admission to people with reduced mobility upon presentation of the VATL card.

Since 2014, the FNC is also certified event accessible to anyone with limited physical capacity, by Kéroul, a privileged interlocutor of Tourisme Québec.

Our accessibility barrier for people with limited physical ability has also been sent to Tourisme Québec (, to the Regional Tourism Association (ATR) and distributed in Kéroul's publications, including the online directory (www.





Camille Favroul Caster, Communication and Audience Development Manager

[email protected]

514 282 0004 #2232


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