Changing the world... one frame at a time.

Changer le monde… une image à la fois.








with the MFG.

avec le MFG.
































with the MFG.

avec le MFG.



































with the MFG.

avec le MFG.


Welcome to the most frequently visited page on the Montreal Film Group web site. Bookmark this page and check back often... For older news, visit our News Archives // Bienvenue à la page la plus fréquemment consultée du site Web du Montreal Film Group. Sauvegardez-la dans vos favoris et venez y jeter un coup d'œil souvent. Pour les nouvelles plus anciennes, consultez les Archives de nouvelles du MFG.

Please click here for info on how to submit your News. / Veuillez voir ici pour lire les instructions pour soumettre vos nouvelles.

  • Seen the MFG Tips Page? Check it out here. // Avez-vous vu notre page 'Astuces'? Lisez-le ici.


  • News coming in from our 2300+ members... // Les dernières nouvelles envoyées par nos quelque 2 300 membres…

  • Posted January 9th, 2012: MFG member Andrea Feder writes: "The Montreal Documentary Film Festival (RIDM) is proud to announce Bombay Beach (english version) as the opening film of their new monthly series Docville. The American-Israeli filmmaker Alma Har'el's film will be shown THURSDAY JANUARY 26 AT 7 PM AT THE EXCENTRIS CINEMA. The screening will be followed by a conversation via Skype with the filmmaker." More info.

  • Posted January 4th, 2012: MFG member Holly Brace-Lavoie writes: "4100 feet of recently purchased 35mm motion picture film stock to sell. It is the shortends and recans from an American Film Production that recently shot here in Montreal." Contact

  • Posted January 4th, 2012: MFG member Kris Leblanc writes: "Kris Leblanc Studios, Now looking for projects in sound mixing, mastering, audio post, etc. Please contact Kris,, 438-994-1333"

  • Posted January 3rd, 2012: MFG member Kara Blake writes: "Main Film member wanted to digitize material from BetaSP using Final Cut Pro suite. 2 hours of easy, paid work!" If interested, please contact:

  • Posted January 3rd, 2012: MFG member Bill Kerrigan writes: "I'm selling over 50 books on the subject of film and video production, budgeting, script writing, acting, directing, cinematography, producing, film history etc."

  • Posted January 3rd, 2012: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Best of the season to everybody. I am interested to buy a second hand miniDV camcorder. More info. "

  • Posted December 20th, 2011: MFG member Patrick Greatbatch writes: "Local cinematographer/director Maarten Kroonenburg is looking for the script for his next short film. He is an accomplished d.p. with his own equipement who is planning to shoot next summer. The script should be no more than 7 pages long. Minimal special effects and locations. The writer must be Canadian. Please send your script to his intern, Patrick, at"

  • Posted December 20th, 2011: MFG member Andrea Feder writes: "Vous n'avez pas encore acheté vos cadeaux de Noël? Achetez un passeport Docville et illuminez la vie de vos amis et famille tout au long de l'année!!! 8 séances pour seulement 50$! // Haven't bought your Christmas or Hannukah gifts yet? Buy a Docville Pass and give your friends and family the gift that keeps on giving!!! 8 screenings for only 50$! To purchase just go to: "

  • Posted December 19th, 2011: MFG member ELAN writes: "Call for submissions: Are you aware of ELAN's new Arts & Community Culture on the Road (ACCORD) touring project? In response to many requests from Quebec's English-speaking communities for cultural events in English, the Department of Canadian Heritage has generously funded a pilot project, designed to stimulate the creation of a touring network linking artists to audiences across the province. If you feel you have something to offer on tour, as an individual artist or part of a group, please sign up by clicking this link: It is free to sign up and you don't need to be an ELAN member to join, so please share this invitation with any friends who may be interested! We urge you to sign up now if the idea of touring to English-speaking communities in Quebec's regions interests you. So, writers, musicians, dancers, visual, film and video artists, improv performers, comedians, theatre performers, and you name it, please register, especially if you can also offer workshops for adults or youth. Season's Greetings to All! Elsa Bolam, Project Manager,"

  • Posted December 19th, 2011: MFG member CKUT writes: "Film/Video Submissions Wanted for Art's Birthday@L'Envers 13 January 2012: Bring shorts (under 60 minutes long) on DVD, for review to Tamara at CKUT (3647 University St.) by midnight, Jan 3. After 7pm & weekends, put in Spoken Word box on 2nd fl. Include: name, email, phone number, length of work, screening format (16mm, 8mm or digital).

  • Posted December 19th, 2011: MFG member Lea Nakonechny writes: "URGENT! CREW CALL: JANUARY 2012. Arid Sea Films is looking to fill crew positions for the upcoming production of a short drama entitled RYE N COKE by director Adam Budd. Rye N Coke is a story of a young soldier from a small town as he begins to realize the impact of his choices and the emotional pull of the people closest to him. The film is financed by the Canada Council for the Arts, SODEC (Jeunes créateurs), and will be broadcast on CBC Television (Canadian Reflections). The following positions are available: Craft Person (4 days approximately), must have a valid Class 5 driver's license; Key Grip (8 days approximately); Best Boy Grip (8 days approximately); Swing Grip (2 days approximately); The film will be shot in the Montreal area between the dates of January 6-20th. All applicants must be residents of Quebec and Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents. If you are interested please send a CV to as soon as possible. Positions will be filled as qualified applicants are found. Arid Sea Films is an emerging production company with a focus on director-driven filmmaking. Their films have been broadcast nationally in Canada and internationally and have been shown at film festivals around the world including the Toronto International Film Festival, Slamdance, Libertas Dubrovnik, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and Santa Cruz."

  • Posted December 19th, 2011: MFG member Lea Nakonechny writes: "CALL FOR EXTRAS (no prior acting experience necessary). Arid Sea Films is looking for extras 18-30 years of age available on or around January 9th or 17th (Montreal area). Must provide own costume: full outdoor winter gear (head to toe). Must NOT be ACTRA/UDA members. Food, transportation and honorarium provided. If you are interested please send a photo of yourself to"

  • Posted December 16th, 2011: MFG member Karina Mariano writes: "Submit your subversive films to the 7th MONTREAL UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (MUFF) 2012! Send your films now! Soumettez vos films subversifs au 7ème FESTIVAL DE FILMS UNDERGROUND DE MONTRÉAL (MUFF) 2012! Envoyez vos films maintenant! DEADLINE January 31st, 2012, $15 late fee after February 29th. More info:

  • Posted December 13th, 2011: MFG member Eddie Augustin writes: "Love is tested when 3 friends faced with jealousy find their destinies turned upside down. My new film Heart Goes Out was shot in Montreal! Please check out our first look teaser! Please Comment or Like if you enjoy! Heart Goes Out will be premiering Summer 2012" Watch.

  • Posted December 13th, 2011: MFG member Just For Laughs Film Festival writes: "Do you have a great feature-length comedy, documentary or short film? Here's your chance to submit it to the 16th edition of the Just For Laughs Film Festival, which will be held from July 23-29, 2012, during the 30th edition of the Montreal Just For Laughs Festival (Canada), and also during the 4th edition of TBS Just For Laughs Chicago (USA) which will be held from June 12-16, 2012. Your film could be selected to screen amongst the best comedy films in the world. ENTRY DEADLINES: CHICAGO Festival: Friday, March 23, 2012. MONTREAL Festival: Friday, April 20, 2012." More info.

  • Posted December 11th, 2011: MFG member Luka Constantine writes: "Looking for Special effect genius for Editing help.
    More info. Thank you."

  • Posted December 10th, 2011: MFG member Adrian Bobb writes: "I'm writing to let you know about 'REDSHIFT'. Take a moment to check it out on IndieGoGo and also share it with your friends. All the tools are there. Get perks, make a contribution, or simply follow updates. If enough of us get behind it, we can make 'REDSHIFT' happen." Visit the film's IndieGoGo site.

  • Posted December 9th, 2011: MFG member Emmanuelle Wiecha writes: "Pixcom Productions is looking for an editor available next week (December 12) until mid-January to work on a new documentary series - documentary experience is crucial. Please contact Audrey Picarou if you're interested/available: // Pixcom Productions est a la recherche d'un monteur disponible dès lundi le 12 décembre jusqu'à la mi-janvier pour travailler sur une nouvelle production anglophone. Nous recherchons quelqu'un avec expérience en documentaire. Si vous etes dispo et interesse, contactez Audrey Picarou:"

  • Posted December 9th, 2011: MFG member Erik Anderson writes: "For the last few years I've been hard at work on my first feature film, The Second Times of Troubles, and now, it'll finally begin a theatrical run; starting Friday December 9th at the AMC theatre. Showtimes are 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, and 10:10 each day. Like any indie film, it'll live or die based on its first weekend, and I'm hoping to get enough people out this weekend to elicit a second week. So I hope a few of my fellow MFGers will come out and support the team (and because they might really like the movie!). Cheers. Facebook page here."

  • Posted December 7th, 2011: MFG member Alex Epstein writes: "What Do I Want In My Contract? A WGC Panel Discussion. What should you ask for when you option a feature film or a TV series? The Writers Guild's basic contract (the Independent Producer Agreement) covers many basic terms, but others aren't codified, including lots of ways veteran writers get paid on the back end, your right to write new material, and the crucial "Created by" credit in TV. Plus, what's all this fine print? We've invited an agent who reps writers to talk about what writers can and should ask for; a producer's lawyer to talk about what's easy for producers to give and what's hard; and a representative of the Writers Guild of Canada to talk about what contract terms end up in disputes. The panel will be moderated by Alex Epstein, who's worked both sides of the table. Audience members will be able to ask questions. This event is aimed at professional, emerging and aspiring screenwriters, but filmmakers of all kinds may find it illuminating. The panel discussion will start at 7 pm sharp. A presentation of the Writers Guild of Canada. Monday, February 6, 6:30pm until 9:30pm. Where: Moot Court and Atrium, McGill University, New Chancellor Day Hall, 3644 Peel Street. Entry is free. First come first served. WGC members can reserve a seat by emailing: All who want to attend should also RSVP on the Facebook event page.

  • Affiché le 7 décembre 2011: Québec Cinéma nous écrit : "C'est avec plaisir que Québec Cinéma annonce des appels de projets pour la 30e édition des Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois ainsi que pour la 14e Soirée des Jutra : Appel de projets - OEUVRES TRANSMÉDIA. Les 30es Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, 15 au 26 février 2012, Date limite : 15 décembre 2011, Télécharger l'appel de projets. Appel de films - JUTRA DU MEILLEUR COURT OU MOYEN MÉTRAGE 2011. La 14e Soirée des Jutra | 11 mars 2012. Date limite : 17 décembre 2011, Télécharger l'appel de films. N'hésitez pas à nous contacter pour de plus amples informations. Au plaisir de recevoir vos oeuvres !",

  • Posted December 4th, 2011: MFG member Luka Constantine writes: "I need some help with Green-Screen editing." More info here.

  • Posted December 4th, 2011: MFG member Bayard Outerbridge writes: "As a Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema alum, the unrivaled city of Montreal being the place where I honed my craft as an artist, I'd like to share the news of my upcoming AFI thesis film, "Machsom". The film tells the story of an Israeli soldier stationed at one of the many checkpoints of the West Bank, and was inspired by Gandhi's famous quote, "An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind." Learn more about the story and team and see how you can be a part of our film at"

  • Posted December 2nd, 2011: MFG member Olivier Labonté Lemoyne writes: "Director duo PILA presents the music video for the song Mtl by St. Ange. An homage to life in Montreal that features local talent. Enjoy! Watch."

  • Posted December 2nd, 2011: MFG member Mila Aung Thwin of EyeSteelFilm writes: "INSIDE LARA ROXX has been extended for another week at the newly opened Cinema Excentris (3536 Boulevard St-Laurent). Screens everyday at 5:10 PM and 9:30 PM. Director Mia Donovan and the production team will be in attendance this weekend for questions and answers (after the 9:30 screening). ALSO NOTE: 2-for-1 special on all films this weekend! And half price popcorn! "Il y a quelque chose d'invincible chez Lara Roxx" - Nathalie Petrowski, La Presse (article), 4 STARS - The Montreal Gazette (article).

  • Posted December 2nd, 2011: MFG member Ezra Soiferman writes: "My doc Man of Grease, about charismatic Cosmos chef Tony Koulakis, his 11-stool greasy-spoon and his first trip back to Greece in 32 years, is now available at Also available at Cosmos Snack Bar at 5843 Sherbrooke St. W. (corner Draper), and we'll have copies on hand at the DVD launch and screening at the Segal Centre's CinemaSpace on Monday, December 5th at 7pm. There's a buy-3-get-1-free deal on until Dec 31 at all locations. Read the Bill Brownstein article about the film in the Gazette here. Here are the trailer and some fun outtake clips. Big thanks to Colin at Duplium for the great service duping our DVDs."

  • Posted November 22nd, 2011: MFG member Garry Beitel writes: "reFrame Films and C.A.R.E. invite you to the premiere of Giota's Journey, a documentary film by Garry Beitel. Sunday, December 4th, 7pm at Cinema de Seve (main floor of Concordia's Library building). Giota's Journey is an intimate portrait of Giota Boussios, a 48-year-old Montreal woman, born with cerebral palsy. Warm, good humoured, acutely sensitive and keenly intelligent, Giota is wheelchair bound and unable to speak. She has learned to communicate through an intriguing system that uses subtle eye movements and slight facial gestures. Supported by a loving Greek family, she spends her days at C.A.R.E., an educational program for adults with similar disabilities. Giota's Journey explores her unique relationships with family and caregivers, her dreams of love and travel, the poetry of her eyes and words. Tickets: $10 admission, $20 admission includes a DVD of Giota's Journey. Tickets available at the door or in advance at C.A.R.E. To reserve tickets contact: Laura at (514) 483-7200 x 6205 or All proceeds will support the ongoing programming needs of Centre d'Activités Recreative et Educatives (C.A.R.E) More info about the event on Facebook here."

  • Posted November 21st, 2011: The Canadian Film Fest (CFF) writes: "The Canadian Film Fest (CFF), a forum dedicated solely to the advancement of Canadian film, today announced the sixth festival will be held in Toronto from March 27 to 31, 2012. Filmmakers from across the country are invited to submit their short and feature length films for consideration by the Festival jury. Submission forms and rules are available on the CFF web site: Deadline for submissions is January 13th, 2012. The CFF was created to provide a forum for Canadian filmmakers to showcase their films and meet to exchange ideas and discuss their work. "After a necessary hiatus we're back. We were determined to come back because the Canadian Film Fest fills a distinct need in the exhibition of top-quality Canadian films and emerging, exciting new filmmakers to a strong, growing number of interested and engaged audience members," said Bern Euler, Founder and Festival Director of the Canadian Film Fest. "And the 2012 event is going to be the biggest yet."

  • Posted November 20th, 2011: MFG member Matt R. Sherman writes: "Offering full audio services for your productions. We provide quality multitrack production recordings including equipment & sound crew as well as fully equipped post production sound studio. Affordable rates, Indy/package deals!"

  • Posted November 20th, 2011: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "Please watch Fluid Landscape, award-winning experimental short on KYOKA FILM vimeo site!"

  • Posted November 17th, 2011: MFG member Amanda Ihnatowicz writes: "Mascara and Popcorn is a festival for artists, filmmakers and movie fans in the Montreal area. For its 2nd edition, the festival continues to stir up a steady mix of underground art and film, bringing you an exciting schedule of short and feature length independent movies, visual arts and music. Nov 15th - Nov 24th!" More info.

  • Posted November 16th, 2011: MFG member Le Cinéclub: The Film Society writes: "Don't miss one of the all time greatest thrillers from France!... dim./ Sun. 20 novembre 7pm, LE SALAIRE DE LA PEUR (WAGES OF FEAR) -1953- H.G. Cluozot. v.o.f.. Trois hommes doivent survivre un voyage de plus de 300 miles en terrain dangereux à bord d'un camion contenant des explosifs volatiles. Synopsis. // Three men must travel over 300 miles of rough terrain in a truck carrying volatile explosives. Although there is a psychological element to Wages of Fear, this is primarily a visceral thriller. It's aimed more at the pit of the stomach than at the head. English subtitled version. Synopsis. Précédés de courts métrages. Café, thé et eau de source offert gratuitement! Preceded by rare and exciting short films. With complementary coffee, tea and spring water. Comment se rendre. How to get there. SVP nous appuyez avec votre présence. On ne peut pas survivre sans vous ! Please support us by your presence. You'll be keeping us going into 2012!"

  • Posted November 16th, 2011: MFG member Elza Kephart writes: "Hi all. I am selling the assets from my shoot. There are some super great deals not to be missed! (see list) Please forward! Camping lovers, check it out too. Thanks, Elza Contact Elza here. // Bonjour à tous, Je vends des articles de mon tournage; il y a plein de bonnes occasions à ne pas manquer! Amateurs de camping, prenez note... (Voir liste). SVP faites suivre! Merci, Elza Contactez Elza ici."

  • Posted November 16th, 2011: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Hi, I am looking for help for writing a political satire." More info.

  • Posted November 16th, 2011: Craig Campbell writes: "Ethnographic Terminalia is pleased to present a public screening of Sweetgrass (2010). We have procured a 35mm print of this award winning film. Our Montréal screening will also mark the first time Sweetgrass has been shown in Quebec!" Saturday, November 19, 7:00pm - 10:00pm, de Sève Cinema, Concordia University,

  • Affiché le 27 octobre 2011 : Prends ça court! nous écrit : "Prends ça court! est une présentation de VANS en collaboration avec Télé-Québec, L'INIS, le Monument-National et PHI Group. Les portes et le cabaret ouvrent dès 19h00, les films débutent à 20h00! Au programme, mardi 15 novembre prochain: NOSTRADAMOS de Alexandre Lampron, Maxence Bradley et Elisabeth Tremblay, ISSUES de Hugh Dillon et Enrico Colantoni, SORRY, RABBI de Mark Slutsky mettant en vedette Jacob Tierney et Jessica Paré, TROTTEUR de Francis Leclerc et Arnaud Brisebois, CHRONIQUES DE LA POISSE de Osmen Cerfon, THE PALACE de Anthony Maras, A RIVER IN THE WOODS de Christian Sparkes, SCORE de Lawrence Côté-Collins avec Micheline Lanctôt et Gaston Lepage et plusieurs autres! Ah oui, j'oubliais....ça va faire 12 ans que Prends ça court! existe.....célébrons! Parce qu'on sauve des vies!" Sur Facebook ici.

  • Affiché le 27 Octobre 2011: Membre MFG Simon Lacroix nous écrit: "C'est ce vendredi le 28 octobre qu'aura lieu Total Crap 8 au Club Soda! Beaucoup de gens nous ont dit que c'est un des meilleurs spectacles qu'on a faits. En plus, Gaston Lepage, l'ancien animateur de Relevez le défi sera aussi avec nous. On va lui poser plein de questions sur la scène et on va lui rendre un petit hommage. Gaston Lepage avait vraiment une façon particulière d'essayer de racheter ce qui était probablement la seule présence à vie à la télé des concurrents qui venaient relevez un défi. Il avait toujours la bonne phrase au bon moment pour nous faire rire même si ce qu'on voyait dans cette émission était juste une personne qui épluchait des carottes ou roulait des cigarettes." Il reste toujours des billets au Vidéo Beaubien, Le Septième, au Sonik et sur internet juste ici. Pour plus d'infos:

  • Posted October 27th, 2011: MFG member RIDM writes: This year's Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will be held from November 9 to 20. For the 14th edition, the RIDM has reorganized its sections, the better to bring the year's finest documentaries and works by new Canadian and international talents to Montreal audiences. The 115 films programmed this year will be presented in three main sections: the Official Competition, Panorama and Retrospectives. The Official Competition includes the International Feature Competition, the Canadian Feature Competition and the International Short and Medium-length Competition. The non-competitive Panorama section presents a selection of the year's major films, and includes four sub-sections: Special Presentations, showcasing the latest films by leading documentary filmmakers and the year's most acclaimed films on the festival circuit; Horizons, which includes works documenting the world's tumultuous events; Against the Grain, showcasing bold films on the frontiers of popular and underground culture; and EcoCamera, a selection of films with environmental themes. Lastly, the Retrospectives section gives audiences the opportunity to (re)discover the work of three major filmmakers. RIDM will have the honour of opening the festival with Crazy Horse, the latest film by the distinguished American director Frederick Wiseman. The festival will close with Tahrir, Place de la Libération, by Italian filmmaker Stefano Savona. The 14th edition of RIDM will take place from November 9 to 20 at the Cinémathèque québécoise, Cinema ONF, Cinema Excentris, Grande Bibliothèque, Goethe-Institut and Université Concordia."

  • Posted October 20th, 2011: MFG member Simon Charrier writes: "Montreal music composer seeking for projects. Postgraduated in Music for film/television. Working experience. Composition and production all included." e-mail:,

  • Posted October 20th, 2011: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "image+nation, the oldest LGBT film festival in Canada, is proud to unveil the programming of its 24th edition, which will take place from October 26 to November 6, 2011. Over 125 shorts, documentaries and feature films have been thoughtfully selected to represent multiple voices and perspectives, to document social struggles and gains, and to share the richness and the secrets of other cultures. Bringing together the best queer titles of the past year, image+nation aims to quench the thirst of gay film buffs and wider audiences alike. This is why the Festival encourages the LGBT community to bring along their loved ones - whether they be family, friends, work colleagues or fellow cinephiles to share in the visual pleasures with them. Plenty of stories to share will be showcased within the framework of this colourful 24th edition. The 24th edition of image+nation will take place at the following venues: Cinéma Impérial (1432 Bleury), Theatre Hall Concordia (1455 Maisonneuve W.), JA de Sève Theatre (1400 Maisonneuve W.), and Goethe-Institut (418 Sherbrooke E)." For a complete schedule and to purchase tickets, please visit: Follow image+nation on Facebook here.

  • Posted October 18th, 2011: MFG member Ezra Soiferman writes: "My doc Man of Grease, about Montreal greasy-spoon Cosmos Snack Bar, is coming soon to DVD for the very first time. Later this Fall, we'll be releasing a remastered version of the film with 2 hours of bonus features. The film played on TV extensively and was nominated for a 2001 Jutra Award for Best Doc. The DVD was created and designed by the film's editor Mika Goodfriend and the film's score is by Socalled. Watch the trailer on Vimeo here. 'Like' the film on Facebook here. Thanks, guys!"

  • Posted October 17th, 2011: MFG member David Bertrand writes: "BLOODY VALENTINES 48 Hour Horror Filmmaking Contest - HALLOWEEN EDITION! Blue Sunshine's 48 Hour filmmaking contest returns for another round this weekend! Filming takes place Friday, Oct. 21st, 7pm - Sunday, Oct. 23rd, 7pm, with screenings of the finished films on Saturday, Oct. 29th! SIGN-UP YOUR TEAM TODAY! Find all the details at, or watch this trailer."

  • Posted October 16th, 2011: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I am asking advice concerning the opening of an independent film production company in Quebec. For more details please see my detailed ad here. Thank you.

  • Posted October 14th, 2011: MFG member the WGC writes: "The WGC's Bell Media Diverse Screenwriters Program is calling for applications from screenwriters in eastern Canada to apply by December 2, 2011. The program is free-of-charge, and offers emerging and mid-career writers from diverse backgrounds the chance to hone the skills they need to become successful professional screenwriters - and one writer will come out of the program with a paid internship on a Bell Media TV series. Please visit for information and the application package."

  • Posted October 13th, 2011: MFG member Dan Ahmad writes: "Offering my services as a video production assistant. Knows lighting, camera and audio set-ups. Over 10 years experience. My rate is $17/hour. References available."

  • Posted October 10th, 2011: MFG member Masoud Raouf writes: "Free 7-day documentary filmmaking workshop for those aged 18-35. October 31-November 6th. More info.

  • Posted October 10th, 2011: MFG member Nadia Rona writes: "Upcoming Elite Casting Camera Audition Workshops. Sunday, Nov. 6th, Monday, Nov. 21, from 9:30am to 6:30pm. Location: Elite Casting. 3981 Blvd. St. Laurent, suite 310." More info.

  • Posted October 6th, 2011: MFG member Holly Brace-Lavoie writes: "35mm Kodak Film Stock for Sale: 2000 feet of 5207 for $500 and 2100 feet of 5219 for $525. Longends and full 1000 foot recans, recently purchased and excellently preserved. Contact me at"

  • Posted October 6th, 2011: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "KYOKA FILM is pleased to announce Dreams and Mirrors (20 min. experimental/narrative) will be presented at 22nd New Orleans Film Festival and is a finalist for an award!" Watch the trailer on Vimeo. More info on Facebook here.

  • Affiché le 6 octobre 2011 : Membre MFG Caroline Rompré nous écrit : "C'est avec une immense fierté que l'agence de presse, qui possède et alimente la plus grosse base de données francophone en Amérique du Nord sur le cinéma, met officiellement en ligne MEDIAFILM (+), un site amélioré, accessible par abonnements, contenant les fiches de 60 mille longs métrages : cotes, résumés, appréciations critiques, et (+) encore, tout ça en français. Plus d'info et voyez la bande-annonce sur

  • Posted October 6th, 2011: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "Doc Circuit Montreal is proud to support new talent by offering emerging producers three grants as well as a new networking activity for up-and-coming directors to present their documentary projects. In doing so, Doc Circuit Montreal affirms its commitment to a new generation of directors and producers by giving them an opportunity to get an inside look at the specific dynamics of the documentary industry and a chance to update their skills by interacting with industry professionals. Since its beginnings in 2004, Doc Circuit Montreal has positioned itself as the flagship event of the Quebec documentary industry by bringing together over 300 professionals and decision-makers from documentary-making circles for three days every year." To see the grant info, click here.

  • Affiché le 3 octobre 2011 : Membre MFG Denis McCready nous écrit : "CHERCHER LE COURANT - Lancement DVD: Le coffret DVD est disponible, en français seulement, sur le site Web, dans toutes les librairies Renaud Bray et dans d'autres boutiques."

  • Posted October 3rd, 2011: Gloria Long writes: "Dear filmmakers and location managers in Montreal. I own a large lakeside (Lac St.Louis) Victorian Home property that I have rented to film/commercial producers in the past. i.e. La Fabrique d'Image. At this time, the property is vacant and could be a perfect location for some of your productions. Do let me know of your interest. I invite you to come and have a tour of the property and/or fax you photos. Looking forward to hearing from you. 514 639-6373,"

  • Affiché le 3 octobre 2011: Membre MFG Giovanni Princigalli nous écrit : "Visas d'amour, deux documentaires sur amour et émigration de Giovanni Princigalli : Les fleurs è la fenêtre (Canada, 2010), tourné a Cameroun (primé au MVF Mediterraneo Video Festival Documentario Internazionale) et J'ai fait mon propre courage (Canada 2009), tourné parmi les Italiens de Montréal (primé au Ethnographic Film Fest of Belgrad et Lauréat SCAM) seront présentés le 12 octobre à 19h30 à la Maison de la culture de Pointe aux Trembles (entrée libre). Les fleurs è la fenêtre est aussi en compétition au Festival de films ethnographiques de Belgrade (du 17 au 23 octobre) au festival en ligne : et il sera programmé à Lausanne dans le cadre de Panoramas des Cinémas Africains au Pole Sud le 6 octobre à 20h30."

  • Posted October 3rd, 2011: MFG member Caroline Rompré writes: "image+nation the oldest LGBT film festival in Canada, is proud to celebrate its spirit of openness with this year's theme: Share your stories with the ones you love. For its 24th edition, taking place this year from October 26 to November 6, the Festival encourages the LGBT community to bring along their loved ones; whether they be family, friends, work colleagues or fellow cinephiles. In this way, image+nation reminds us that the independent cinema that they have showcased for close to a quarter century offers up an enriching experience for everyone. Also, in keeping with its tagline, this year's line-up will contain a vast display of films "to be shared". The 24th edition will take place from October 26 to November 6, 2011." Follow image+nation on Facebook here.

  • Affiché le 3 octobre 2011: Membre MFG Le FNC nous écrit: "Le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal a dévoilé la programmation complète de sa 40e édition qui aura lieu du 12 au 23 octobre. Cette année, plus de 292 films dont 11 premières mondiales, 23 premières nord-américaines et 10 premières canadiennes, en provenance de 45 pays, ont été sélectionnés avec le souci d'offrir le meilleur du cinéma produit dans l'année. Procurez-vous dès aujourd'hui la PASSE FNC à tarif réduit donnant accès à toutes les séances, à l'exception de la soirée d'ouverture et de clôture, sur le site de La Vitrine. Plus d'info. English version here.

  • Posted September 26th, 2011: MFG member Ezra Winton writes: "Join us for tonight's Cinema Politica screening of THE INTERRUPTERS. Filmmaker Steve James will be in attendance." Link to event promo email here, Link to CP screening page here, Facebook event page here.

  • Posted September 23rd, 2011: Journalists for Human Rights, McGill Chapter, writes: "We'd like to tell you about the 3rd annual jhr & CMHR Rights Media DocFest - an upcoming human rights film festival in Montreal. Hosted by the McGill University's chapter of Journalists for Human Rights (jhr), the festival will showcase the following six films: The Price of Sex, by Mimi Chakarova; Remembering the Ashes: Incendies Through Their Eyes, by Anais Barbeau-Lavalette; A Dream Deferred, by Robin Pierro; Burgundy: La Petite Bourgogne, by Adam Bemma; Inuit Knowledge and Climate Change, by Zacharius Kunuk and Ian Mairo; The Team, by Patrick Reed. The event will take place Friday, September 30th, from 6:00 PM-9:30 PM and Saturday, October 1st, from 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM. The start times of each film can also be found on our website. It will be held at the Concordia BMO Ampitheatre, in the Molson building. (1450 Rue Guy, Montreal, QC, H3H 0A6). Tickets are $10/one day; $15/both days. (Student prices are $8/one day, $10/both days.). They can be bought online here: or at the McGill University campus. A limited number of tickets may also be available at the door, and you may call 514-775-3448 to reserve tickets. Full synopses of all the films and more info on the festival can be found on our website:"

  • Posted September 21st, 2011: The Quebec Writers Federation writes: "Workshop posting: 'THE ART OF WRITING FOR DOCUMENTARY: FROM IDEA TO PROPOSAL' Eight Tuesdays, 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. (October 4th to November 29 - no meeting Nov. 15), led by filmmaker and MFG member Pepita Ferrari." More info.

  • Posted September 21, 2011: MFG member FNC writes: "Only one week to go for the early birds registration for the FNC Pro of the next Festival du nouveau cinéma. Dedicated solely to established and up-and-coming professionals, FNC Pro offers an array of activities designed to let film and media pros share their expertise and skills, discuss their projects and exchange ideas on key issues in our fast-changing industry. More details here. // Seulement une semaine pour se procurer une passe FNC Pro à un prix exclusif aux premiers inscrits. Dans le cadre du Festival du nouveau cinéma, le FNC Pro regroupe l'ensemble des activités qui permettent aux professionnels de l'industrie du cinéma et des médias de partager du savoir, des compétences et des projets sur des problématiques pointues et ambitieuses concernant l'évolution rapide de leur milieu." Plus de détails ici.

  • Posted September 19th, 2011: MFG member Erica Richard writes: "Hello everyone. If you want to perform in comedies for tv, I am writing and performing one every week. You can join our crew sending your resume and head shot to All this is on a volunteer basis in order to have video clips for our reel. The goal is to have a good crew having fun and improving together by practice."

  • Posted September 16th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Night of the Hunter (1944) plays at Le Cinéclub: The Film Society this Sunday, September 27th at the Crowley Arts Centre. Directed by Billy Wilder. Adapted from a James M. Cain novel by Wilder and Raymond Chandler, Double Indemnity represents the high-water mark of 1940s film noir urban crime dramas in which a greedy, weak man is seduced and trapped by a cold, evil woman amidst the dark shadows and Expressionist lighting of modern cities. BONUS: Live singer Melissa Furlotte will perform a short set of "film noir" tunes. Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+). More info.

  • Affiché le 16 septembre 2011: Membre MFG les RVCQ nous écrit : "Les Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois lancent un appel enthousiaste à tous les réalisateurs, producteurs et distributeurs de films québécois ou franco-canadiens : à quelques mois de la 30e édition, l'heure est aux inscriptions ! Vous avez jusqu'au 21 octobre pour soumettre vos œuvres. Les formulaires et les règles d'admission sont disponibles au La 30e édition se déroulera à Montréal du 15 au 26 février 2012."

  • Posted September 14th, 2011: MFG member NSI Canada writes: "Job posting: NSI is seeking a Manager of Programs and Development to manage the NSI Drama Prize program, co-manage the NSI Features First program and contribute to the management team on other training programs and initiatives as required. This is a permanent full-time position, based in Winnipeg, MB. Please submit a resumé indicating relevant experience and a cover letter expressing your interest in the position along with two references to: David Pollock via email at Questions: 204-956-7800. Application deadline: 5 p.m. CT on September 20, 2011. More info."

  • Affiché le 13 septembre 2011 : Membre MFG Catherine Pallascio nous écrit : "Recherché: (Montréal) caméra-woman avec expérience pour le tournage à 3 caméras d'un concert le 18 septembre, non-rémunéré. Mais belle expérience, et occasion d'essayer notre caméra sur tête télécommandée sur grue. Merci. Catherine"

  • Posted September 13th, 2011: MFG member YES Montreal writes: "YES is proud to announce the 2nd Annual YES Art Expo, a public event showcasing the talents and works of more than 50 of our clients aged 30 years and under. This two-day event hosted by YES, a non-profit organization, takes place on December 1 & 2, 2011 and will feature a vast array of original artwork available for sale as well as showcases, presentations and networking opportunities. Artists, artisans and arts-entrepreneurs are invited to submit their application by the submission deadline of September 22, 2011. Eligibility criteria and application forms are available on the YES website"

  • Posted September 9th, 2011: MFG member Derek Kennedy writes: "I'm preparing a film shoot near Florence, Italy and I'm looking for a fixer and driver. Anybody have some names and contact info? Thank you."

  • Posted September 9th, 2011: MFG member Dr. Richard von Fuchs writes: "If you need music that is Canadian content for films, commercials or introductions to programs, look at my work on Youtube:"

  • Posted September 5th, 2011: MFG member Aaron Hancox writes: "Ladies and gentlemen - please tune your television sets to TVO this coming Wednesday at 9pm! Unheralded, the documentary about a small-town newspaper that Allie Caldwell and I have been working on for the past two years is finally ready to be released into the world. Hope you can watch (or maybe set your DVR for later). Facebook page.

  • Posted September 5th, 2011: MFG member Ronit Milo writes: "The Montreal 60 Second Film Festival presents CHANCE, Friday, September 16 and Saturday, September 17 at the Théâtre Rialto (5723 avenue du Parc) at 7:30 pm. After years of sold-out screenings at La Sala Rossa and Cinéma du Parc, we are finally coming to Mile End's magnificent movie palace - the Rialto, built in 1923. We look forward to showing M60 2011's rollercoaster line-up of more than 70 original films on the theme of CHANCE (September 16 and 17 screenings are identical) in this gorgeous milieu, before a packed & cheering crowd. Tickets ($8) and information are available at our website: Facebook event page here.

  • Posted September 5th, 2011: MFG member John McKay writes: "NDG OFF THE WALL Outdoor Screening reviewed in the Link."

  • Posted September 4th, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "A night of dance, film, art and music in Parc X! Café l'Arthère, welcomes us to present more nights of Bollywood/ World/ Gypsy/ Swing/ Balkan/ Turkish and Middle Eastern music. Therefore, we have decided to host another evening of dance, music, live performance and general debauchery at Café l'Arthère with their Healthy and tasty choices on the menu. This event will encourage local performers and give them a platform right here in their neighborhood. Please come and bring all your friends and support our hood and our artists! WE PUT THE X in Parc eX! Facebook event page.

  • Posted September 4th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Here is another big screen classic for you... dim./Sun. 11 sept. 7pm at the Crowley Arts Centre. NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955, U.S., 93 min.) Charles Laughton. A serial killing preacher terrorizes two young children on the run. A visually innovative and stunning masterwork, this is actor Charles Laughton's sole directorial effort and reveals that his brilliant talent extended to behind the camera as well. His collaboration with cinematographer Stanley Cortez (MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS by Orson Welles) resulted in a striking cinematic work that will haunt you for weeks. Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+) Café, thé et eau de source offert gratuitement! With complementary coffee, tea and spring water! (and cookies if you are nice.), Facebook event page.

  • Posted September 4th, 2011: MFG member Andreas Krätschmer writes: "Looking for CREW MEBERS for MUSIC VIDEO (local artist Jahnice). Sureal short film approach. 2 days. Sept 10-11th. PRODUCTION MANAGER (for some pre-prod and shoot coordination), GAFFER, GRIP, PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS (ideally with driver's license), CAMERA ASSISTANT (with DSLR experience). Deferred payment if BRAVO! grant is accepted. Contact: andreas(at)"

  • Posted September 4th, 2011: MFG member Adam Bernett writes: "INDIE FILMMAKING MONTREAL is a community for passionate independent filmmakers in Montreal to find each other, put cast and crew together and make some amazing independent films. The IFM Team would like to invite you to UPLOAD your profile to be featured on the IFM Page right HERE. These are collections of some of the amazing ACTING TALENT, DIRECTORS, SCREENWRITERS, MUSIC COMPOSERS and CREW MEMBERS (i.e sound, cinematographer, stunts, etc...) out there right now in Montreal interested in making independent films! IFM is run by indie filmmakers, for indie filmmakers and in case you were wondering, it an entirely free non-profit organization."

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: MFG member NSI writes: "The National Screen Institute (NSI), in association Presenting Sponsor Telefilm Canada announces the call for applications for NSI Features First. NSI Features First seeks Canadian filmmaking teams working on their first or second feature film to apply for training. Run by NSI, the program prepares filmmakers for production through customized, intensive training and mentoring with industry professionals. It aims to help filmmakers hone their script while also understanding many other aspects of feature film development. Read our guidelines and download the application form. Applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., CST, Wednesday October 12, 2011.

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: MFG member YoungCuts Film Festival writes: "The YoungCuts Film Festival is pleased to celebrate its 10th anniversary with the announcement of 2011's Top 100 short films by the world's best young filmmakers 25 and under. Founded in 2001, the YoungCuts Film Festival's goal is to advance the careers of up-and-coming filmmakers. This international festival selects the best independent short films produced by young people 25 and under. The event runs from September 30th to October 2nd at the Guzzo Mega-Plex Sphèretech 14, 3500 Côte-Vertu, Ville Saint-Laurent." More info and film list:

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: MFG member RIDM writes: "The 14th edition of the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM) will be held from November 9 to 20. Screenings of close to a hundred films and many related activities will take place at various Montreal venues, after which the proceedings will move on to Quebec City. The RIDM, the only Quebec festival entirely focused on documentaries, offers audiences the best of non-fiction film by bringing together respected veterans and up-and-coming talents. The full program will be unveiled during the October 26 press conference at the Cinémathèque québécoise. More info.

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: Job Posting: Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema invites applications for one tenure-track position in Film Animation for July 1, 2012. More info.

  • Posted September 2nd, 2011: Job Posting: Concordia University's Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema invites applications for one tenure-track position in Film and Moving Image Studies for July 1, 2012. More info.

  • Posted August 30th, 2011: MFG member Robert Rudman writes: "Recycling The Dead - To all those interested in participating in a very low budget production (no pay and with minimal craft service): 24 minute short comedy shot in HD with Canon Mark2 5D camera. Shoot schedule for mid fall (late October or mid November) Planning a 4 day shoot split in 2 consecutive weekends. Various positions available." More info.

  • Posted August 30, 2011: MFG member Mark Lavorato writes: "FREE MUSIC! Hello all, I'm a Montreal composer and I'd like to offer filmmakers the usage rights to an album that I recently released. This means that you're free to use anything you want on the album, in any of your film work, so long as I get CLEAR CREDIT, and you let me know, by email, what you've used and where it can be seen. Others have already done so, including independent filmmakers, the United Nations, and Greenpeace International. Some of their links below. My site:; UN documentary (link, my music is from 4:10 to 9:50): ; Greenpeace documentaries: Olive tree; Drum steal; Last train; Picking wires; Other. The album, IN AUTUMN, can be downloaded here. Enjoy! For more info:"

  • Affiché le 30 aout 2011 : FIFEQ 2012 nous écrit : "Le Festival International du film ethnographique du Québec lance un appel à candidatures ! Édition 2012 Vous trouverez le formulaire de soumission sur notre site internet: Nous accepterons vos envois jusqu'au 31 octobre prochain inclusivement. Bonne chance !"

  • Posted august 26th, 2011: MFG member Jean Claude de La Ronde writes: "Freelance Storyboard Artist in the Montreal area looking for work. I'm currently available. Contact me for my rates. Thank you.,"

  • Posted August 26th, 2011: MFG member Lorne Svarc writes: "The English Montreal School Board is looking for film students and young professionals to facilitate film, video and animation projects with students 9-12 after school, helping students create media projects from conception to post-production. An excellent way to work on your craft and instill the love of creation in the youth of tomorrow. Contact:"

  • Posted August 26th, 2011: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "Hi! I am looking for advice for grants or loans for post-production. For more info please visit my KIJIJI ad here. Thank you."

  • Posted August 25th, 2011: MFG member Andrea Mohammed writes: "Independent Filmmakers- this one's for you! If you've got the guts to make a film, I'm your 'creative enabler'- let's make some noise about your project! I'm a film programmer, with a knack for PR/marketing. I work in both Montreal and New York, so you've got the best of both worlds! If you're looking for someone to give you advice on your film website, create a buzz over your film, create a film festival strategy or organize your film event, I'd love to help you! My rates are reasonable and negotiable. Email me at and let's get to work!"

  • Posted August 22nd, 2011: Stefani Novick writes: "Canadian Premiere! Last Man Standing, the groundbreaking documentary on the rise and fall of the Israeli Mafia in New York Do not miss Director-Producer Emilio Roso when he presents his film at our exclusive engagement on Monday, September 12 at 6:30 pm. At the Segal Centre CinemaSpace. $20 members/$30 non-members. Includes refreshments and Q&A with Director-Producer Emilio Roso. Last Man Standing is based on FBI files about the rise and fall of the Israeli Mafia in New York. Wrongfully convicted at 17 and hardened by 6 years in prison, Eitan Chaya headed to NYC and started a massive crime organization which spanned several countries and included contract killings, heroine trafficking, money laundering and loan sharking. At the pinnacle of its reign, the organization was taken down by informant Roman Gonen, resulting in numerous arrests including its top four leaders who turn State's Evidence, went into witness protection and returned to Israel. Kingpin Eitan served only 15 years of the life sentence he was given and Roman Gonen remains in the witness protection program to this day." Official Trailer: Last Man Standing:, PROMO PIECE:

  • Posted August 22nd, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "Doggoned is the latest film by Arshad Khan about a hipster South Asian girl looking to make ends meet after her work permit is denied. Set in the enchanting Mile End and Outremont neighbourhoods and shot entirely on film, Doggoned is a labor of love that promises to delight audiences world over. With a winning cast, including Ulka Mohanty, Karl Werleman, Steve Marsh and Andrei Fasola, Doggoned epitomizes political conscientious Indie filmmaking. Help support the creation of this new film. Check out the Indiegogo Page with trailer here. Filmmaker's site:,"

  • Posted August 22nd, 2011: MFG member Dany Papineau writes: "My new DVD "On va s'aimer encore - 2 Frogs dans l'Ouest" comes out September 13th. Here's the trailer."

  • Posted August 22nd, 2011: MFG member Douglas John Kropla writes: "Just finished the production "Doggoned" for Arshad Kahn of Gray Matter Productions. Here are some behind the scene pics. Film is in post and should be a good laugh. Cheers!"

  • Posted August 20th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Débrancher votre laptop! Fermer votre lecteur DVD! Venez voir du vraie cinéma sur grand écran au CROWLEY… LORD OF THE FLIES (1963, r.u./U.K., 92 min.) Quel meilleur sujet pour un film que le célèbre roman Le Seigneur des Mouches de William Golding? Cinéaste expérimental, Peter Brook a pris un risque avec une troupe de jeunes acteurs amateurs mais a remporté son pari en nous offrant un film puissant et réaliste. Beaucoup mieux que la version 1990. // Unplug your laptop! Turn off your DVD player! Come check out ''reel'' movies on the big screen at the CROWLEY... What better cinematic subject than William Golding's famed novel Lord Of The Flies? Experimental director Peter Brook took a risk in tackling this film with a cast of young amateur actors but he succeeds beautifully in making this a powerful work by way of realist camera technique and measured pacing. This haunting film is far superior to the 1990 version and is required viewing for fans of fine literature and edgey 60's cinema. Sunday, August 28th, Crowley Arts Centre, 5325 ave. Crowley (angle Décarie) métro Vendôme Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+) Facebook page.

  • Affiché le 20 aout, 2011 : Membre MFG Denis McReady nous écrit : "Après presque 7 ans en production, les réalisateurs et scénaristes Érik Cimon et Alain Cliche sont fiers de présenter leur documentaire « MTL PUNK : La première vague » à Canal D en première télévisuelle le dimanche 21 août 2001 à 20h. Le film a été produit par Denis McCready, Érik Cimon et Yanick Létourneau pour Périphéria Productions. Lorsque le courant punk atteint Montréal en 1977, il embrase le coeur d'une poignée de jeunes qui en seront marqués à jamais. Trente ans plus tard, les acteurs de cette scène rocambolesque racontent avec une étonnante sincérité comment ils ont vécu cette période clé de leur vie... la musique et la défonce mais surtout ce furieux besoin de faire les choses autrement. Incluant de rares archives de la scène punk montréalaise et mettant en vedette la musique des premiers groupes punk locaux : Les 222s, The Normals et The Chromosomes. Français, anglais avec sous-titres français. La première mondiale de la version française à eu lieu à Montréal au Festival international du film sur l'art 2011 (FIFA), le lundi 21 mars 2011. MTL PUNK Intro française :, La page de presse en ligne :

  • Posted August 17th, 2011: MFG member John McKay writes: "NDG OFF THE WALL is a free outdoor screening in NDG Park, corner Marcil and Sherbrooke on Friday, August 26th from 8-10 p.m. All twenty videos are about 5 minutes long and relate to NDG either by content or simply that the filmmaker is a current or past resident of the neighbourhood. Example: Ezra Soiferman of the Montreal Film Group has a music short film called "Do you feel the world?" in the screening lineup. Check out for updates and descriptions of the videos. Go to to see most of the videos screened last year. Come early, set up a blanket or a chair and enjoy stories, short docs and music videos, all connected to NDG. You will be amazed at all the media creativity in the neighbourhood."

  • Posted August 17th, 2011: MFG member Paul Neudorf writes: "Hi all, I've just finished my most recent doc In-Between (13:00) about a Church of the Brethren lesbian whose license to minister was revoked when she came out. This is the 2nd - and final - film in a doc series funded by the Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests. The first film, On the male side of middle (12:00) about a female-to-male trans Mennonite, has been doing exceptionally well, and will be used in various institutions and workshops educating people on sexual orientation and gender identity issues."

  • Posted August 16th, 2011: MFG member Christos Sourligas writes: "My latest movie Happy Slapping premieres at the 35th Montreal World Film Festival in the coming days... It's the world's first feature film shot solely on an iPhone 4 HD. Synopsis: Five bored suburban rich kids set off to the inner city to seek out fame by creating an evening so shocking that their camera phone footage will turn them into instant Internet celebrities. After they are rivaled by another gang and intimidated by their on-line idol, they are forced to take their mischief up a notch if they want to make a name for themselves. But what will they risk losing in doing so? Watch their cell phone footage to find out... All five actors doubled as cameramen; the entire film was shot with their camera phones. Come to a screening, spread the word, feel free to re-post. Thanks! More info and festival screening dates here."

  • Posted August 15th, 2011: MFG member Katelynd Kuhar writes: "Raindance Montreal is holding its first French workshop! August 23/24 6:30 - 9:30. "Introduction à la Direction Photo" - Ce cours, donné sur 2 soirées, est une introduction à la direction photo : le travail avec les caméras et l'éclairage. Avec discussions et exemples, les étudiants apprendront les rudiments de la composition, le cadrage et des mouvements de caméra, avec une introduction aux principes d'éclairage. Instructeur : Mark Morgenstern. More info: "

  • Posted August 15th, 2011: MFG member Holly Brace-Lavoie writes: "35mm Kodak Film Stock for Sale: 2000 feet of 5207 for $500 and 2100 feet of 5219 for $525. Longends and full 1000 foot recans, recently purchased and excellently preserved. Contact me at"

  • Posted August 12th, 2011: MFG member Michael Solomon writes: "Dear Friends & Colleagues: I wanted to let you know that I am distributing a film called The Little Traitor. Starring Alfred Molina, with Theodore Bikel, The Little Traitor is the story of a 10-year old Jewish boy in Palestine on the eve of Israel's independence and his relationship with an occupying British soldier. It is based on the novel "Panther in the Basement" by Amos Oz. This is the film's Canadian premiere, beginning a limited release August 19th at Cineplex theatres in Toronto (Sheppard Grande & Cumberland) and in Montreal (Cavendish Mall). "The Little Traitor" is a sweet movie about friendship and tolerance that the whole family can enjoy. An independent film worth supporting, so please share this with those who might be interested. Trailer"

  • Posted August 11th, 2011: MFG member Jean Déraps writes: "Epic-M in Montreal! The RED Epic-M has finally landed in Montréal. Cinematographer Jean Déraps is proud to offer his services as well as the Epic-M, the world's most advanced camera. Samples can be found at Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or requests! email: info (at)"

  • Affiché le 10 aout 2011: Membre MFG RIDM nous écrit : "Les RIDM sont présentement en période de recrutement pour leur 14e édition qui se tiendra su 9 au 20 novembre prochain." Plus d'info.

  • Affiché le 10 aout 2011 : Membre MFG Laurent Maurice Lafontant nous écrit : "Je réalise un documentaire de 15 min sur l'homosexualité dans les communautés noires. Le tournage se déroulera cette fin de semaine. Je recherche d'un monteur pour la pour m'assister durant le montage comme c'est mon premier film. Contactez-moi si vous êtes intéressés."

  • Posted August 10th, 2011: MFG member Albert Nerenberg writes: "Rire Extrême - Extreme Laughter at The Eastern Townships Film Festival. Saturday, August 20 · 7:00pm. Lac Brome, Quebec. When Laughologist Albert Nerenberg sees two angry cage fighters crack up before a fight he gets a crazy idea. Instead of an ultimate fighting championship what if you held an ultimate laughter championship? So begins an unprecedented odyssey into the nature of violence, laughter and Quebec. The goal to create the world's first laughter championship. The Mission - Find Quebec's best laugher. While many consider the concept impossible and or idiotic, the Laughologist inadvertently stumbles on what may be an entirely new sport with revolutionary and hilarious results. Scene from the film:, CTV news report about Extreme Laughter competition: Featuring the Eastern Townships Laughter Championship before the film. To compete email: Facebook event page here."

  • Posted August 10th, 2011: MFG member Robert Osler writes: "Multi-instrumentalist with pro gear seeking filmmakers to collaborate on projects of all types. Examples of my work can be heard at in a multitude of styles and textures, with descriptions of each piece included. Conception, recording, mixdown and mastering to WAV format. I am a member of SOCAN but work Pro Bono for now. Contact: Robert Osler"

  • Posted August 10th, 2011: Agent Pictures (UK) writes: "When stolen secret tapes land on his desk, a washed up British spy, Archie Cookson, becomes the target for a psychopathic hitman sent to retrieve them. ELIMINATE: Archie Cookson is a British Black Comedy Thriller; written, directed and produced independently by Agent Pictures. This smart and funny film is being screened for the first time in Canada at the Montreal Film Festival. Details of screening: ELIMINATE: ARCHIE COOKSON, L12 Cinema Quartier Latin-theatre 12: August 25, 19h10, L12.25.5; August 26, 12h20, L12.26.2; August 27, 16h50, L12.27.3; August 28, 16h40, L12.28.3"

  • Posted August 9th, 2011: MFG member Patti Murphy writes: "Any Les Blank fans out there? Searching for "Garlic is as Good as Ten Mothers", a 51 min documentary from 1980 directed by Les Blank. To screen for the 5th annual Garlic Festival in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue. Help me out by contacting me: Thanks."

  • Posted August 8th, 2011: MFG member Tim Kelly writes: "I am looking for a second hand Sound Devices 302 field mixer to buy or rent. Prepared to pay $1000-1200. Or $300 to rent for September, October, November. Please email me at:"

  • Posted August 7th, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Cinéclub/Film Society presents: Dracula Has Risen From The Grave (1968, U.K., 92 min.) Legendary Christopher Lee really shines in his third outing as the famous Count. This is another fine horror-thriller from the famed Hammer Studios with innovative cinematographer Freddie Francis directing one of the best British horror films of all time. Features impressive art direction and atmospheric images of cemeteries, castle rooftops and an ancient horse-drawn hearse! Nice 16mm print with original technicolor qualities. BONUS: Court métrage très epeurant! Very scary surprise short film! Sunday, August 14. Portes / doors: 7 p.m. Film: 7:30 p.m. Admission: 8$, 6$ (étudiants/students & 65+) Café, thé et eau de source offert gratuitement. With complementary coffee, tea and spring water. Facebook.

  • Posted August 7th, 2011: MFG member Lukas Constantine writes: "I am looking for some help to produce a Documentary over rental issues. You may read all the details on my KIJIJI ad. Looking forward to hear from you."

  • Posted August 3rd, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Cinéclub/Film Society presents: Voltaire: Puppet Master of the Macabre at FantAsia. Hard to categorize, this uniquely talented singer/performer is a major hit on the comic and fan convention circuit and creator of wicked comic books, spooky animated shorts and strange toys. Voltaire's original music can best be described as a collection of murder ballads, tongue-in-cheek exercises in the macabre, with just enough bawdy songs about STAR TREK and STAR WARS to keep an audience rolling in the aisles. A darkly comic evening of movies and music by a charismatic entertainer, this is one of the not-to-be-missed events of the festival that will leave you screaming for more, more, more! // Échappant à toute classification, cet artiste multidisciplinaire au talent unique connait un succes sans précédent sur le circuit des conventions de fans en plus d'être le créateur d'étranges bandes dessinées, de courts animés donnant la chair de poule et de surprenants jouets. Une soirée subversivement comique de projections et de musique en compagnie d'un artiste charismatique, voici l'un des nombreux événements du festival qui vous feront hurler pour en avoir plus et encore plus et encore plus!" Ven./Fri. Aug. 5 aout 8PM, Theatre D.B. Clarke, Hall Building, Concordia. Facebook, FanstAsia

  • Posted July 30th, 2011: MFG member Ezequiel Rubin writes: "I have strong experience as Producer's Assistant and Screenplayer, having worked for production companies from Spain, UK, Italy and Argentina. I have excellent production skills and high teamwork spirit, I am looking for a film crew, to collaborate on a project of any kind. Contact me at:"

  • Posted July 29th, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "Dear MFG friends, We are a group of energetic Montreal filmmakers trying to raise $5000 for a short film to be shot on Super 16. We are crowd funding and looking for support. Doggoned is a film about Maria, a South Asian international student whose work permit has been cancelled and she is trying desperately to make ends meet by finding off jobs. Based on an urban legend, Doggoned is a dark comedy with political subtext. Please visit us on IndieGOGO and help spread the word. We are also hosting a fundraiser on the 13th of August with belly dancers, burlesque, bollywood dance, classical Indian dance, jazz, opera and contemporary urban indie music. View fundraiser info on Facebook. We need to raise at least half the budget by next week. Your help is immensely appreciated! Thanks!"

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: The Montreal Urban Ecology Centre writes: "The Montreal Urban Ecology Centre is looking for a volunteer with some technical skills. In August we will be hosting ECOCITY WORLD SUMMIT in Montreal, 22-26 August 2011. The EcoCity conference deals with urban planning, ecology architecture and society. We are planning a screening room for documentaries and films on these topics. We have a few selected already, and are looking for someone available to help us compile the movie list and DVDs. It would not require very much time and would contribute to this event. If you are interested please contact Alexandra Coelho at"

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member D.J. Matrundola writes: "This is our second official Cinepool Podcast. It features a film set being built up, shot on and taken apart at our LaSalle studios. This all happens in one minute using time-lapse footage:, Un avion s'est écrasé dans nos studios à LaSalle ! Voyez comment le tout s'est fait... et défait en une minute ! Bravo à l'équipe de S.O.S. !" Become a fan on Facebook here.

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member Samantha Scafidi writes: "Clyde Henry Productions seeking interns for filming of current project "Cochemare". In search of dedicated and experienced production crew from September 1st to end of December 2011 for lighting set up, data management, etc. Can accommodate students with credit. Contact

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member Elza Kephart writes: "Hi everyone, My shoot is fast approaching, and I am looking for a a few crew members who would be willing to work on the Montreal portion of my film "Go Into The Wilderness" for free. Looking for: unit manager; transport coordinator; coordinator/PM. Here are the specs: 100% deferrals (calculated according to AQTIS daily rates), Non-union, Shooting August 13-16 in the MTL area, Shooting August 19-21 in Ontario (Food, lodging, travel paid for), shooting august 22 in the MTL area. A little bit more about the project: "Go in the Wilderness" tells the story of Lilith, Adam's first mate, who escapes the Garden of Eden to find her way in the outside world." For more info: Contact:

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member John Christou writes: "Check out 'RED RIGHT HAND: The Short Films of Jeff Barnaby'. Saturday, August 6 at 9:00pm, Blue Sunshine Psychotronic Film Centre, 3660 Boul. St-Laurent, 3rd floor." More info at the event's Facebook page.

  • Posted July 28th, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "I am looking for some animal actors. A dog that enjoys the limelight and an ambitious movie star cat. Please call 514 653 8549 or email"

  • Posted July 26th, 2011: MFG member Kier-La Janisse writes: "FANTASIA WEB ASSISTANT: Putting the call out for a semi-bilingual assistant to do maybe 2 hours of work a day from home, doing web updates plus sending out a newsletter every three days (about a 2 hour process), in exchange for a Fantasia pass that gets you FREE MOVIES. The fest runs through Aug 7th so there are still a million great movies to see. If interested, email Kier-La Janisse at"

  • Posted July 26th, 2011: MFG member CSIF writes: "The Calgary Society of Independent Filmmakers is pleased to present the 20th annual $100 Film Festival from March 1-3, 2012. The festival embodies the spirit of independent filmmaking and brings the experience of projected celluloid to our audience by only screening film prints. It is one of only a handful of festivals left in the world that screens exclusively on Super 8 and 16mm film. The $100 Film Festival does not charge any entrance fees and pays artist honorariums for all films selected for the festival. The selected films will also be eligible for festival prizes. More info."

  • Posted July 25th, 2011: MFG member Josh Usheroff writes: "I'm shooting a feature film in early August. Erik Anderson (writer / director) and I (cinematographer) are producing the project along with our lead actress, Melisa Paulson. We're currently crowd-funding to support this project, which means we're asking for your contributions to help make this meaningful work of art. There are some great rewards for contributors that allow you to become part of our production family. Your support will help feed our talented actors & crew; purchase the hard-drives to store our footage safely; and provide the means for the technical needs of the film from lights and lenses, through to post production. Even a small contribution can make a big difference and the perks get better as your commitment increases. Please follow this link to read more about the film, contribute, and share the link with everyone you know: We would like to send a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has generously contributed to help us raise our first $1,000. We're hoping to surpass the $2,500 mark by the time we start shooting on August 1st. We'll be updating our online campaign throughout production to keep you informed about our progress. You can find us on Facebook here:

  • Posted July 25th, 2011: MFG member Lorne Svarc writes: "New "New Media Theatre Ensemble" is being assembled by founder of Boston-based The Disastrous Miracles. Looking for actors of all ages interested in creating mixed media plays in a collaborative theatre environment. Filmmakers, writers, animators etc may also inquire. Please contact the Masters of the Good Name Productions at"

  • Posted July 23rd, 2011: Suzie E. writes: "After 50+ years in business in Mile End, a legendary photography business is closing. After all these years, it's time to roll up the background, archive 50+ years of weddings, bar-mitzvahs, communions and sweet sixteens pictures. Now we need to unload 50 years of accumulated equipment. For sale are enlargers (perfect for an at-home dark room), old cameras, 8mm projectors and 1 studio light. These are ideal items to be used as movie props, as a display in a studio, movie theatre, etc. or for a collector of classic photography equipment. Check out pictures of these items on Craigslist and contact me if you are interested any of these items. View ad 1, , View ad 2, View ad 3, View ad 4, View ad 5, Contact:

  • Posted July 22nd, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "Sunday night with Z o m b i e s ! Un dimanche soir avec les Z o m b i e s! NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968, é.u./U.S., 96 min.) George Romero. Lorsque le film est sorti en salle en 1968, son style documentaire et ses images très crues en noir et blanc ont choqué les spectateurs de cinémas et de cinéparcs Nord Américains. C'était peut-être la première fois qu'un concept extraordinaire était tourné de façon si réaliste. De nombreux critiques de cinéma très respectés lui donnent une place de choix dans ...le top 10 des meilleurs films d'horreur. (18+) When released in 1968, its documentary style and gruesome black-and-white imagery totally shocked audiences at theatres and drive-ins all over North America. It was perhaps the first time that such a fantastic concept was handled in such a realistic manner. Ranked by many respected critics as one of the top ten horror films of all time. (18+) Extra creepy on a big screen in a darkened room! Précédé d'un court métrage. Café, thé et eau offert gratuitement. Présentez vous et courez la chance de gagner des billets pour des séances à FANTASIA! Preceded by a short film. With complementary coffee, tea and water. Show up and you will have an excellent chance of winning tickets to see films films at FANTASIA! Centre des Arts CROWLEY Arts Centre, 5325 ave. Crowley (angle Décarie) métro Vendôme.

  • Posted July 22nd, 2011: MFG member Philippe Spurrell writes: "The FANTASIA international film festival is short on drivers to pick up and drop off guests between the airport and their downtown hotel. If you are interested in helping out Montreal's largest and most electrifying film festival, please contact: We will supply a vehicle, pay for gas, parking and meals as well as give you free tickets to screenings of some truly fantastic films. Thanks!"

  • Posted July 21, 2011: MFG member Eddie Augustin writes: "We have just released the official trailer for our short film Heart Goes Out online at YouTube! Love is tested when 3 friends faced with jealousy find their destinies turned upside down." Trailer. Facebook fanpage.

  • Affiché le 19 juillet 2011 : Membre MFG Elohim Sanchez nous écrit : "Mon court métrage "Le monde intérieur" joue à Fantasia le 27 juillet et le 7 août. Aussi, je viens de terminer mon premier long métrage, Marianne et Sophie. Les liens: Marianne et Sophie :, Le monde intérieur :

  • Posted July 19th, 2011: MFG member Arshad Khan writes: "Job posting: I am looking for a South Asian or Middle Eastern actress (18-30) for a lead in a short film to be shot on the weekend of the 5th of August 2011. Also looking for sound recordist with 4 lavaliers, one boom, a mixer and one headset. Both opportunities are paying. Please contact or call 514 653 8549."

  • Affiché le 19 juillet 2011: Membre MFG Éric Falardeau nous écrit : "Annonce de casting pour Thanatomorphose - le film: PROPRIÉTAIRE : 3e rôle masculin, 1 journée de tournage, non union, langue anglaise sans accent, cinquantaine/soixantaine. PROPRIÉTAIRE : man, 1 day of shooting, non union, english speaking (without accent), early to mid fifties."

  • Posted July 19th, 2011: MFG member Robert Boulos writes: "Equipment for sale: Panasonic HVX-200A (P2) for sale. Mint condition. $2700. More info.

  • Posted July 19th, 2011: MFG member Blue Sunshine writes: "Blue Sunshine's Party-Time Blow-up Collector's Bazaar! Sunday, July 24th. More info."

  • Posted July 19th, 2011: MFG member Holly Brace-Lavoie writes: "11 000 feet of 35mm Kodak shortends and recans for sale. Originally purchased in May for professional use. Excellently stored. Several cans of 1000' intact. Please contact for further details."

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member The FNC writes: "Call for submissions: The 40th Festival du nouveau cinéma explores a multiplicity of platforms 3X3X3, 3 PROJECTS, 3 PLATFORMS, 3 MENTORS. You have a project (documentary, animation, fiction or T.V.) and wish to develop it on new platforms? Submit your project before September 1st to participate in the new training and networking intensive 3X3X3, presented as part of the FNC Pro, the Festival's section dedicated to professionals. For more information: Call for submissions. The Festival du nouveau cinéma will celebrate its 40th anniversary in Montréal, October 12-23, 2011. // APPEL À PROJETS - Le 40e Festival du nouveau cinéma sous le signe de la multiplicité des plateformes. 3X3X3: 3 PROJETS, 3 PLATEFORMES, 3 MENTORS. Vous travaillez sur un projet audiovisuel (de documentaire, d'animation, de fiction ou télévisuel) et vous désirez le décliner sur de nouvelles plateformes multimédia? Envoyez-nous votre candidature d'ici le 1er septembre pour participer à la toute nouvelle activité de formation-réseautage 3X3X3, présentée dans le cadre du FNC Pro, volet professionnel du Festival. Pour plus d'information: Appel à soumissions. Le Festival du nouveau cinéma fêtera ses 40 ans à Montréal du 12 au 23 octobre 2011."

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "Job posting: Looking for a production assistant / sound person / driver for a 1-2 day shoot in the week of 18 and/or 25 for the video clip on green issues across generations." For more info, please visit

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member Kyoka Tsukamoto writes: "We are looking for artists making art works using recycling materials who can spare time for an interview. It is for an educational video clip talking about green issues across generations." For more info, please visit

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member Matthew Saliba writes: "Hey everybody! As some of you may or may not recall, I was recently interviewed on CUTV. They uploaded the interview today. Check it out and let me know what you think!"

  • Posted July 18th, 2011: MFG member Adam Reider writes: "Come see my film DOGSITTER on the big screen! Dogsitter is playing as part of the Fantasia Film Festival along with 8 other short films. Who knows when the next time it will be playing so make sure you come and see it now. Seriously it might be a whole year before you have the chance to see it again so make sure you save the date. Saturday, August 6, 9:30pm. Concordia's Hall Building. See you there! Thanks for supporting independent film!"

  • ...

    Earlier MFG news (lots!) here:

How to submit your News if you are an MFG member / Comment soumettre vos nouvelles si vous êtes membres du MFG:

To let us know your film or TV news, please compose it as a brief (2-4 lines) but complete and self-contained blurb or press release and email it to us via our Contact Page. // Pour nous communiquer vos nouvelles cinématographiques et télévisuelles, veuillez rédiger un court texte (2-4 lignes) complet ou un communiqué de presse et nous le faire parvenir par courriel, par l'entremise de notre page Contact.

We are happy to post job listings or calls for team members for your next project. Send us a short (2-4 lines) but thorough description with your contact info so people can reach you directly when we post it. // Il nous fera plaisir d'afficher vos offres d'emploi ou vos avis de recherche pour compléter les équipes de vos prochains projets. Envoyez-nous une brève description (2-4 lignes) de tous vos besoins, incluant vos coordonnées afin de permettre aux intéressés de vous joindre directement après que nous aurons affiché votre annonce.

If you'd like us to post your upcoming screening, please send us a brief (2-4 lines) but complete and self-contained blurb or press release about the event. This should include the title of the film, a short synopsis, the date, time, location and entry fee. // Si vous souhaitez que nous annoncions votre prochaine projection, veuillez nous envoyer un court texte (2-4 lignes) complet ou un communiqué de presse à propos de l'événement. Ce texte devrait comprendre le titre du film ou de l'émission, un bref synopsis, ainsi que la date, l'heure, le lieu et le coût de l'événement.

All news items are posted in their original language. We reserve the right to not post items we feel aren't suitable for this site and/or our members. // Les nouvelles sont affichées dans la langue dans laquelle elles sont reçues. On a le droit de ne pas affiché des choses qu'on considere pas acceptable pour ce site web et/ou nos membres.