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Launched in 1996, Festivalissimo has become the most important event in Canada expressing the effervescence of Latin-American, Spanish and Portuguese cultures. The 16th edition will unveil a range of varied events: an Ibero-Latin-American film festival showcasing current and cutting-edge movies, as well as a large-scale outdoor event, la Fiesta Latina.

In addition to its component film competition, Festivalissimo presented for the first time this year-Feria Fiesta del baile, a large free outdoor event held in downtown on St. Catherine Street West. For four days the festival-goers danced to the rhythms of tango, flamenco, salsa and samba. Many stalls and entertainment graced the site colorful neighborhoods of Buenos Aires, Havana and Seville. Festivalissimo, the biggest event Ibero-Latin American in Canada, was created in 1997 by Ms. Elisa Pierna under the name of cultural Muestra Ibero-Latin Americana de Montreal . With the support of the community and the consular corps Ibero-Latin American Montreal, he quickly became a broadcaster par excellence of cultural cinema in Spain, Portugal and 24 Latin American countries.

In 2000, he marked his entry into the new millennium by incorporating components Entertainment and Visual Arts at its annual programming. He also created educational workshops for students of all levels of Quebec and American high schools. More than 10 000 students attended.

In addition to support two dozen private companies, the agency received in 2001 his first government grants. It was during this same year that the crop mustra adopted the official name of Festivalissimo .

Consequently, the popularity of Festivalissimo knew unbridled growth. An impressive array of movies, shows and exhibitions was presented in 2001 to an estimated audience of 140 000 participants. From 2002 to 2004, the number of films and countries represented increased by 300%. So much so that in 2005 the 298,130 festival-goers urged not to take part in one of the three strands of programming.

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