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A Comprehensive Guide

Montreal, known for its vibrant arts and culture scene, hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year. October is no exception, with various events catering to diverse interests. Here’s a comprehensive guide to some of the most anticipated festivals in Montreal for October 2023 will help you create your epic night by booking you a table at one of Montreal’s fine restaurants, and they will even hook you up with one of Montreal’s nightclubs or bars if you want to have a drink or two after the concert. That is not all; if you come from out of town, will also care for your hotel needs in ideal city areas and your travel accommodations at the best rates. Call or text them now at 438-995-6496 to find out how you can have the perfect night in Montreal.

Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF)

Date: September 28 to October 2, 2023

Description: The MIBFF is dedicated to celebrating the very best in Black cinema from around the globe. It offers a platform for artists who might not otherwise be seen or heard. The festival is a dynamic, innovative, and audacious platform that fosters the development of the independent film industry and seeks to inspire and empower artists, especially those from marginalized communities.

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC)

Date: October 5 to October 16, 2023

Description: The Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC) stands as a beacon in the cinematic world, emphasizing innovation and originality. For over four decades, this Montreal-based festival has championed avant-garde films that challenge conventional cinema, offering a platform for diverse filmmakers, both emerging and established. Beyond traditional cinema, the FNC celebrates the evolving storytelling landscape, encompassing digital art, virtual reality, and other cutting-edge media forms. Its legacy, built on a commitment to fresh perspectives and unconventional narratives, has solidified its reputation as a must-visit event for cinephiles and industry insiders.

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L’OFF Jazz Festival

Dates: October 5 to 15, 2023

L’OFF Jazz Festival, celebrated in Montréal, is a symbolic fall event that has carved a distinctive identity by presenting audiences with original and pioneering creations from both esteemed and emerging artists. Taking place in various venues across the city, including the notable Lion d’Or, the festival’s 24th edition promises a rich tapestry of performances. Over a hundred local and international musicians will grace 10 of Montréal’s most captivating venues for 22 shows, offering jazz aficionados a golden opportunity to immerse themselves in visionary projects and revel in the city’s dynamic jazz ambiance.

Montreal Burlesque Festival

Date: October 20 to October 23, 2023

Description: The Montreal Burlesque Festival, organized by Scarlett James, is a grand celebration of burlesque and cabaret, offering two nights filled with sensuality, tease, and empowerment. It showcases diverse performances, including music, comedy, dance, and song, all imbued with sensuality and a celebration of feminine glory. The festival is a nod to Montreal’s cabaret glory days during the Prohibition era, featuring renowned performers like Miss Tosh, Jett Adore, and Frankie Fictitious.

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Festival SPASM

Date: October 18 to 31st

Description: Festival SPASM is a Halloween event that offers a selection of horror films, including several premieres. Activities during the festival will be held in several rooms, and it promises to be an event that sets the mood for Halloween, offering a variety of genres in Québec cinema and the international Francophonie. This includes genres like horror, science fiction, fantasy, action, suspense, comedy, trash movies, and even those that are unclassifiable.

Phénomena Festival 2023

Dates: October 3 to 21, 2023

Location: La Sala Rossa, 4848 Saint-Laurent Blvd., Montréal, QC, Saint-Laurent

Description: Phénomena is an interdisciplinary and bilingual festival produced by Les Filles électriques. The festival aims to showcase unclassifiable, innovative, and atypical artists. It hosts various events, including cabarets, theatrical and whimsical performances, puppeteering performances, artistic happenings, performative dance, installation art, and compelling poetic events. The festival is particularly interested in unique artistic practices by both emerging and established artists and independent companies with a distinct perspective.

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