VIEWS OF THE WORLD FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL, MONTREAL 22 – 25 SEPT 2016 : JOIN US ON THE FRONT LINES TO DEBATE SOME OF THE MOST PRESSING ISSUES ON THE GLOBAL AGENDA & ENGAGE WITH FILM DIRECTORS AND PRODUCERS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD.
THE EDITORIAL FROM THE PARIS FESTIVAL TEAM
History is made up of defining moments and pivotal events : VOWFMF ( VIEWS OF THE WORLD FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL ) is a Cinematographic Forum in which high calibre Film Makers, Film Directors and Producers – with integrity and strong team spirit - exchange expert knowledge about social progress and the growth of stable market economies while identifying good topics and stories for movies, long or short films, in light of emerging challenges .
VOWFMF ‘s mission is to promote movies that improve economic and social well – being of people around the world.
We do believe this is an opportunity to make lives better.
The festival is also intended to cultivate transparent economic and societal engagements in all areas with a view to enabling countries to benefit from cinematographic insights and preventing the key societal and environmental issues from becoming a source of conflict.
Located in Montreal, VOWFMF is a once – in – a year opportunity to reach a new international commitment to combat through value – added movies and short films , environmental pressures, climate change, discrimination, pollution, corruption, poverty, inequality, and accelerate the transition to better societal and economic practices or policies.
- We at VOWFMF want to influence leaders to seize the momemtum and help make the world a cleaner, healthier, and fairer place to live and getting public policies in line with climate goals, energy transitions, rational energy use, planetary limits, living standards improvement , peace and social and human needs.
- We at VOWFMF ask Film Directors and Film Producers to honour our Festival by deepening their commitment to making the world a better place through their films and documentaries.
- We at VOWFMF are inviting the public to share their thoughts on what factors contribute to a better life because in this world, we do need fresh thinking on growth, development, social responsibility social progress, citizen commitment to building a cleaner planet, gender equality, green and inclusive sustainable growth.
Put simply, VOWFMF is a currency to invest in.
We are glad you join us to debate some of the most pressing issues on the global agenda and engage with Film Directors and Producers from acrosss the world.
Again, together, we hope to provide strategic guidance to leaders, governments, public and private organisations through the movies we do select , and to the public indeed , on how to address the coming challenges and to leverage social opportunities across the globe.
Given the intrinsic relationship between the movie industry and the key societal issues, we believe that VOWFMF may have an impact on people’s lives.
To us, VOWFMF means fresh ideas for tomorrow. It also means the new forces at work to shape the world of tomorrow. It’s also all about really, really talented Film Directors and Film Producers whose work and vision have the ability to change our lives in some way.
There ‘s a lot to watch in this Festival.
From Paris, where Ysé and myself live, the French are feeling morose about their future. The thrusting energy and creativity of their film makers suggests they should not, even if the longest crisis of our lifetimes is not over yet…and the world economy is still not firing on all cylinders.
So, the pretty good news today is VOWFMF, because it’s precisely being launched in beautiful Montreal at a critical juncture on the road to recovery !
We hope you’ll enjoy it.
You can change the world if we stand together : Discover it from 22 – 25, 2016 in Montreal !
See you there !