Montreal World Film Festival
The Montreal World Film Festival (Festival des Films du Monde - Montréal (FFM)) is Montreal's oldest current film festival. It displaced the old defunct Montreal Film Festival. The festival has taken place since 1977 and has been competitive since 1978. It is the only competitive film festival in North America recognized by the International Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF) (as of 2001)
The goal of the Montreal World Film Festival (Montreal International Film Festival) is to encourage cultural diversity and understanding between nations, to foster the cinema of all continents by stimulating the development of quality cinema, to promote filmmakers and innovative works, to discover and encourage new talents, and to promote meetings between cinema professionals from around the world.