Cinémental 25 App

To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Cinémental, Manitoba’s premiere Festival of French Language Films, we’re doing something a little different.

While many festicomment-jouervals have event apps that help you find screenings and book tickets, the “Cinémental 25” App goes beyond that by featuring a unique, location-based poster hunting game that will tell the story of our festival year by year from locations around Winnipeg that impacted us most.

Part interactive history book, part tour of the city, this app comes jam-packed with content taken from deep in our archives that can be discovered from over 30 locations.

Win prizes by playing! For every 5 posters you discover, you can be entered into a draw for prizes, including seasons passes to next year’s festival.

To learn more, check out the App on the App Store, or Google Play. It’s completely free!

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  • Hunt for posters across Winnipeg to unlock tales from Cinémental’s 25 year history
  • Watch the poster in front of you transform into posters from the festival’s past using augmented reality!
  • Travel to important landmarks across Saint-Boniface and Winnipeg such as the Saint Boniface Cathedral, the Esplanade Riel and Gabrielle Roy House!
  • View maps with game poster and festival screening locations
  • View this year’s screening schedule
  • Buy tickets


How to Play:

1- Download the App.

2- Select the year you want to learn more about.


3- Use the map to hunt down that poster.


4- Once you’ve found the poster corresponding to that year, press “Scan Poster.”

5- Center the QR Code with the onscreen guides


6- Follow the onscreen prompt. If you’ve found the right poster, you’ll see it transform into a historic poster from that year’s festival!


7- Once revealed, click “Accept” to unlock interesting stories and details about that year and location.


8- Find the next poster!

How to Enter the Draw:

  1. Go to the Cinémental box office during open times.
  2. Show all the locations you’ve discovered to a festival representative.
  3. Be entered into a draw for every 5 posters you’ve revealed. Up to six chances to enter!