Montreal Film Festival 2009

The Montreal Film Festival in Canada takes place between 27th August and 7th September 09.  

A record number of films from 78 countries will participate in the 2009 Montreal World Film Festival, comprising a program that is eclectic in ways that include their origins, their sources of inspiration, their system of reference and their styles. Discoveries are guaranteed. 240 features (including 130 world and international premieres, 43 North American premieres and 29 Canadian premieres), 9 medium-length films and 208 short films will be presented (source)

There are 9 sections to this festival. The main competition is  the World Competition’ which comprises 20 features and 13 short films from various countries that include Spain, Germany, Iran, Japan, China and Canada. The ‘Focus on World Cinema’ programme focuses on World Cinema (!) with 106 feature films and 70 short films.

Awards are also given for feature films in the World Competition such as for Best Director, Best Actor/Actress and Best Artistic Contribution.

For full details about the  Montreal Film Festival, film summaries and other information click here.

To find our recommended foreign language films, visit our World Film section

To buy a foreign language film, browse our Language Advantage World Film shop [UK]

To buy a foreign language movie, visit our Language Advantage World Film store [USA]