The Government of Canada supports the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke
SHERBROOKE, QC, April 15, 2018 /CNW/ - The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Compton–Stanstead), today announced $32,200 in funding for the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke. Minister Bibeau made the announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage.
The funding, provided under the Local Festivals component of the Building Communities Through Arts and Heritage program, helped the Festival host its fifth edition at an array of venues in Sherbrooke from April 9 to 15. Film lovers had an opportunity to explore cultural diversity through screenings of more than 100 works by foreign and Canadian filmmakers.
"The Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke is a unique opportunity to enjoy the quality and diversity of cinematic works by Canadian filmmakers, as well as those from around the world. It is a great way to explore the many forms of this art that lets us tell our stories and reflects the richness of our culture."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"The Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke plays a vital role in the region by providing a venue for cultural exchange that strengthens ties between people from many different cultures, and promotes greater awareness and understanding."
—The Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, Minister of International Development and La Francophonie and Member of Parliament (Compton–Stanstead)
The Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke screens a wide range of films from around the world and hosts various celebrations and education activities. There are also round-table discussions with directors, outdoor screenings, media arts forums and film presentations followed by discussions.
This event, which draws about 8,000 visitors a year, showcases the talent of around 40 local artists and is supported by about 100 volunteers.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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