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ABOUT US

OUR STORY

 The Montreal International Film Festival is a non-profit organization creating solutions to support young creators within the entertainment industry. The week long celebration includes unique activities daily, presented by some of the most acclaimed filmmakers worldwide. From event panels to screenings and Q&A's hosted by industry leaders, the non-profit creates opportunities for our youth to access traineeships, scholarships, job opportunities and funding for their projects within the industry.

 

Our mission is to create opportunities and be a support system for young creatives within the entertainment industry. Film en television is a massive way for us to connect as humans around the world and it's worth celebrating and why not do it while making a difference. Our goal is to empower, inspire and motivate the youth to share their talents and creativity with the world. Because wonderful things happen when we come together for the creative legacy of tomorrow.

 

The festival is a value driven non-profit:

  • Authenticity

  • Contribution

  • Creativity

  • Kindness

  • Collaboration

The non-profit event welcomes ambassadors within the industry sharing their advice and expertise with the youth participating in the festival. Find below just a few of our previous guest speakers and ambassadors at the Montreal International Film Festival.

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Rachelle Lefevre

Actress

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Peter Mortimer

Film Director

Ita O'brien

Movement Director

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Christina Wise

Head of VFX - MELS Studios

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Alexandra Sirard.P

Founder

Alexandra Sirard.P has been a producer within the entertainment industry for just about a decade now, her portfolio includes projects like; The Princess Switch (Netflix), SCOOB (Warners Bros), Pachinko (Apple TV), Rumble (Paramounts Pictures), Minions (Illumination), True Spirit (Netflix) and more. She is also the founder of the production company HELM Entertainment Productions Inc.

"My personal journey whithin the entertainment industry inspired my to create the Montreal International Film Festival, a non-profit organization where we come together for the creative legacy of tomorrow. Because I believe no one should lack opportunities to showcase their creative talents and my goal is to create an association that will continue to open doors for years to come".

The Montreal International Film Festival provides the below solutions:

Opportunities: The festival provides the youth with traineeships, scholarships, jobs opportunities and funding for their projects.

Community: The establishment is a key source of connections within the industry and with partners while creating a strong community with its audience.

Information: Film festivals provide a lot of information and visibility to discover new talents, cultures, world issues and more. Many topics are conveyed through films.

Entertainment: Entertainment provides happiness and comfort to its audience, it is essential in today's day and age. Creativity makes the world a better place.

Economy: As an international film festival a lot of participants travel from around the world to take part in the events, bringing tourism and economy to the host country and city.

Our vision for the upcoming years is to be a key leader worldwide in opening doors for young creators within the entertainment industry.

Join us this year from August 28th - September 3rd 2023.

Let’s Work Together

4529 Clark Street

Montreal, QC, H2T 2T3