23 August 2021
The Abitibi-Témiscamingue International Film Festival finally reveals the visuals of its 40th edition, a tribute to Gilles Carle, director, filmmaker, and artist.Read the news
4 March 2021
The Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue opens its 2021 film submission season to prepare for the exceptional 40th edition of the FestivalRead the news
17 November 2020
It has already been a few days since the closing night of our dear 39th Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Festival-goers, volunteers, team members and partners have demonstrated an amazing capacity to adapt, in a creative manner, for us all to live this Festival, a 2020 different edition, but also deeply joyous. Let us remind ourselves of all the good times.Read the news
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The three founding members of the festival have been behind the programming and organization of the event for the past 40 years, a rare feat in the film festival world, but they have never wavered in their motivation and passion to bring this iconic and vibrant gathering of moviegoers to life.
Louis Dallaire, vice-president, and co-founder of the festival is thrilled to present the poster celebrating this 40th anniversary and points out that the choice of the artist who inspired this year’s visual was an obvious one.
“To celebrate this 40th edition, our goal was to feature an artist who has marked the festival over the years and who has contributed to making it a renowned destination in the film world. Gilles was a regular presence at the festival right up until his death. He had a strong bond with both the festival and the region. While we have often showcased his work as a filmmaker, today we are pleased to present Gilles Carle the illustrator, whose pictorial works share the same buffoonish approach as some of his filmic works. “Me at my Finest!” was the perfect slogan for us to mark our 40th anniversary.” – Louis Dallaire.
Once again, this year, Stéphanie Cloutier, graphic designer at LEBLEU Communication humaine, has drawn on the work of Gilles Carle to design the 40th Festival poster.