Montreal Film Fest Ends With A Question Mark

The beleagured Montreal World Film Festival wrapped up last weekend amid speculation that it would not live to see another summer. “Funding agencies gave $1 million of [World Film’s] funding to a new event after an analysis criticized the festival’s operation.” But founder Serge Losique insists that the show will go on in 2006, and claims that 34 countries have already signed on to provide films. Where the money will come from is another question, and one which likely will not be answered for months to come.