TITLE

New Montreal fest folds

AUTHOR(S)
Kelly, Brendan
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Daily Variety;2/13/2006, Vol. 290 Issue 31, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the rivalry of various film festivals in Montreal, Quebec. Serge Losique's World Film Festival prevailed as the winner in the rivalry. Other film festivals decided to closed down because of their failure to generate funds. However, this victory is short-lived after government film funding bodies refused to fund the next edition of the festival.
ACCESSION #
19762246

 

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