FilmFest Wars Claim Two In Montreal

Montreal’s Festival du Nouveau Cinema is in danger of folding in the wake of the resignations of its president and executive director. Montreal has three major film festivals, and city officials have been working with the film industry to try to cut that number by two. The result has been open warfare between festival organizers, which culminated last week when the newest entry, the Montreal International Film Festival, was seen as encroaching on the Nouveau’s territory with its decision to schedule its inaugural season directly opposite Nouveau’s.