Festival years (9)
CINEMANIA has grown from modest beginnings at The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts into an internationally recognized event. The Festival is dedicated to Francophone films presented in North-American, Canadian or Quebec premieres. Since its inception in 1995, it has become the annual rendez-vous of cinephiles to discover quality feature films judiciously selected by its team of programmers.
The Festival introduces a great number of special events: masterclasses (with Anouk Aimée, Sandrine Bonnaire, Costa-Gavras, Bertrand Tavernier), Focus on Belgian Cinema, French New Talents ("The Inimitable Vincent Macaigne", "ADAMI"). The Mel Hoppenheim Audience Award honors the most popular film of the Festival. Among other prizes, the TFO Audience Award is dedicated to young filmmakers dealing with original subjects and highlighting new talents.
Many of the greatest names of French cinema as well as young up-and-coming talents were featured at CINEMANIA. Among them: Maïwenn, Tahar Rahim, Nicole Garcia, Arnaud Desplechin, Juliette Binoche, Cédric Klapisch, Emmanuelle Devos, Arnaud Des Pallières, Emmanuelle Beart, Jacques Audiard, Louise Bourgoin, Mathieu Kassovitz, Stéphane Cazes and Guillaume Brac.