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Born in the creative brains of five Film, TV and Production and Marketing professionals, the originally US based Views of the World Film & Music Festival’s primary goal is to present films, scripts & film scores which have the power to raise awareness about vital social issues and inspiring audiences to take positive action as stated in our Mission Statement.

The beautiful city of Montreal is the home of Views of the World Film and Music Festival.

The first edition of the festival took place from September 22 to 25.

The second edition is scheduled on September 19 till 24, 2017.

From World Premiere to Awards ceremonies, from screenings to fruitful networking, from fierce competitions driven by international jurors to bright keynote speakers, opportunities to fulfill your needs to better understand and be part of the ultimate trends in movies making are numerous.

By participating in the Views of the World Film & Music Festival, all attendees will get exposure to the world of scriptwriting, feature films and writing music for scores on an international level, enjoying a forum to share knowledge, experience and talents with peers as well as an opportunity to network with international professional movers and shakers.


 Michel Zgarka, President of Views of the World Film & Music Festival / Vues du monde festival de cinéma & de musique de films.

An experienced executive with a successful career of over 30 years in the productions, communications, marketing, financial engineering and business development fields, Mr. Zgarka is highly skilled in strategic and creative planning, marketing and personnel management for the media industry.

He is persuasive and possesses excellent communication skills that help build strong relationships. He is a rigorous and creative strategist with a proven track record of achieving and surpassing corporate objectives.

Mr. Zgarka has been a senior executive in numerous sound, film and television production, distribution and new technology companies.

Michel Zgarka has produced, directed and distributed numerous film and television productions for the international marketplace.
Michel Zgarka has been a guest speaker at over 30 international entertainment industries events as well as recently the co-President of the Jury of the Rocky Awards at the Banff TV Festival (2009).
He also recently created a full program for a Quebec based career college about the technical and creative jobs in production.

He writes editorials for several international publications especially for Video Age Int’l.
Michel Zgarka latest is Executive producing the follow up Christmas Special and TV Series of the 5 billion on Youtube hit property Gummibar & Friends as well as producing the High Concept/Prime Time TV Series titled SIGNS of which he is also the creator.
Michel Zgarka is the Co-Founder / Chairman/CEO of XII Tribes Entertainment, an international production company with offices in Paris, Los Angeles, London, New York, Calgary and Montreal.
Mr Zgarka is President of  Views of the World Film & Music Festival which takes place in Montreal.


Ysé Brisson, Delegate general of Views of the World Film & Music Festival / Vues du monde festival de cinéma & de musique de films.

 Ysé is a Paris-based accomplished multi-lingual and multi-talented entertainment professional with a versatile  track record as a director, screenwriter  as well as being an accomplished actress and pianist.

She has also been involved in productions for the new media environment and recently penned a musical with the famous choreographer Larry Vickers. Her second novel « Chrysalis » will be published in August 2016 by Storia Editions.

Ysé Brisson is the co-founder of XII Tribes Entertainment, an international media company with offices in Paris, New York, London, Los Angeles and Montreal as well representation offices in Beijing, Singapore and Rome.

She has extensive knowledge and expertise in securing funding and producing for the international marketplace.  

The company funds and develops all of its own proprietary Intellectual Properties. 

XII Tribes Entertainment has built over the past few years a fully multi-platform slate of proprietary intellectual properties ranging from theatrical feature films, Prime-time scripted drama, animation, factual & reality shows and is actively working in creating new streams of monetization for all of its properties. 

The company also makes substantial acquisitions of revenue generating media properties as well as to further monetize its new technologies.


Philippe – Henri du Clésieux, Ph.D, Secretary – general & President of the Advisory Board.

Born in Paris, a clinical financier graduated from LA SORBONNE, also educated in the U.S.A, formerly in the Banking industry in senior positions with International Institutions such as CITIBANK, Merrill Lynch, The National Bank of Kuwait, Phil is a full time Editor & Chief Editor at www.conversationprivee.com / www.off-the-recordmessaging.com since 2011.
He lectures and writes internationally with a truly global view on issues that are changing the world and in particular on the subjects of Project Finance, Public Diplomacy, Executive Education, Corporate Responsibility and Governance.
He has written for numerous magazines, newspapers and online publications.
Having traveled to many corners of the world during the last 30 years, and passionate about Cinema,Doctor Phil Latimier du Clésieux shares his experiences with his articles and photographs related to International Film Festivals ( Cannes, Deauville, Champs – Elysées Film Festival, Sundance, Dubai, Mar del Plata, Venice…) before establishing himself as the Secretary – General of VIEWS OF THE WORLD FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL / VUES DU MONDE FESTIVAL DE FILM & DE MUSIQUE DE FILM – Montreal.( www.viewsoftheworldfestival.com) & President of its Advisory Board.
He is also a member of the Editorial Committee of THE DIPLOMATIC LETTER / LA LETTRE DIPLOMATIQUE ( www.lalettrediplomatique.fr ).
For the past 15 years, Phil has been passionate about everything Polo Sport.
A seasoned globetrotter, World travel has also greatly inspired his lifestyle.