2017 Festival

Cinémental 2017 gave AN EYEFUL!

Cinémental’s 26th edition was very successful! Manitoba’s Festival of French-language Films welcomed 1500 spectators, which represents a 300-person increase from 2016. The festival took place October 13-15 at the Centre culturel franco-manitobain and from October 20 to 22 at SilverCity St. Vital Cinemas.

The audience feedback received verbally and through the star-rating system was extremely positive. Movie-goers clearly expressed their satisfaction with the festival, and especially regarding the programming. Quality films of all genres screened, and all caught the attention of the audience in their own way. Cinémental would like to highlight the popularity of the festival passes, which enabled many to view a great number of films.

The audience was able to view dramas, comedies, animated films, musical presentations, documentaries including Manitoba premiere screenings. Cinémental audiences most appreciated the films: Two Is A Family, My Life As A Zucchini, Dalida, M. & Mme Adelman, Beats Per Minute, Back to Burgundy, Le fils de Jean, Les rois mongols, Et au pire on se mariera, and especially De père en flic 2 and the Franco-Manitoban drama MIA, which had its Canadian premiere.

Discover the winners of the short film competition!

Many thanks to our viewers and our guests: Olivier Asselin, Roger Bilodeau, the 100 Nons artists, the entire cast and crew of MIA including Benoît Rivest, Jean-Simon Leduc, as well as François Lemieux and Marc-Antoine Lévesque of La tournée du cinéma québécois. Thank you to our board members and volunteers. See you in 2018!

Cinémental wishes to thank all our main sponsors and partners for their assistance and financial support. Thank you to the Bureau du Québec à Toronto (SAIC), Telefilm Canada, Sport, Culture et Heritage of the Government of Manitoba, Bureau de l’éducation française, the Centre culturel franco-manitobain, 233-ALLÔ, Radio-Canada Manitoba, Manitoba Hydro and especially Québec Cinéma.