Eight Québec productions will be shown at the inaugural Québec Film Festival in Haiti, which will be held in Port-au-Prince from March 19-22 in conjunction with the Quinzaine de la Francophonie. The festival receives support from the Government of Québec.
The festival will feature screenings of Dany Laferrière’s Comment conquérir l'Amérique en une nuit and Fabienne Colas’s Minuit, both of which were directed by Quebecers of Haitian origin, in addition to box office hits such as Philippe Falardeau’s Congorama and Jean-François Pouliot’s La grande séduction. The films will be shown at various locations, including the Impérial (the Haitian capital’s largest cinema) and Champs de Mars, an outdoor site capable of accommodating up to 5,000 people.
The Montreal International Haitian Film Festival has been held annually since 2005.
The Ministère des Relations internationales (MRI) and the Ministère de la Culture, des Communications et de la Condition féminine (MCCCF) have provided financial support to the inaugural edition of the Québec Film Festival in Haiti, which is organized by the Fabienne Colas Foundation. Québec and Haiti signed a joint declaration on cooperation in the areas of culture and communications during the Québec City Summit in October 2008.
Haiti is among the priority countries identified in Québec’s International Policy.
Québec Film Festival in Haiti (in French)