This year's festival will feature 120 films from 30 countries. The President and Founder of the MIBFF, Fabienne Colas, says "This historic 2020 Online edition highlights the tales and events that have challenged conventions, left a distinctive mark on our times, and changed how we see the world."
This year's selections focus on topics, like LGBTQ+, climate change and the Black Lives Matter movement, among many others.
The all-access pass is available for $49, which grants access to all films and events, with some exceptions.
All of the films will be available on the streaming platform, CineSound, until October 4 at 11:59 p.m.
According to the release, "Some of this year’s must-see films are: Back of the Moon, Binti, Lusala, The Cuban, The Last Tree, We are the Heat, Black Boys, Kenbe Fem, Mrs. F, T Gros, Land of Dry Bones & more!"
But don't expect a typical Montreal Pride Parade complete with vehicles, floats, dancers, and all the usual festivities. According to a press release, the current health context does not allow for a traditional parade.
However, Montréal Pride says holding a march "returns to the roots of the Pride movement by handing back the public space to participating communities," specifically focusing on amplifying the voices of diverse sexual and gender communities that were "made close to invisible" during the pandemic.
"The first demonstration in favor of the Montréal 2SLGBTQI+ communities’ rights was held in 1979, organised by the Pink Brigade [...] with 52 marchers participating," said Jean-François Perrier, interim director of the Montréal Pride Festival, in a statement.
"It is therefore with great pride that we confirm [...] a unifying activity open to all that will allow the advocacy and community aspects of the festival to shine."
The Pride March will take place on August 15 and will depart from Jeanne-Mance Park at 1 p.m.
tefficient noted that most mobile service providers are no longer trying to make money from SMS usage or voice talk minutes, but are now making revenue by offering data and plan allowances for a flat fee.
In Canada, in 2019, mobile services made over 13€ (roughly CAD$19) per gigabyte of data.
India, China, Finland and Poland were among the world's countries with the lowest revenue per gigabyte of mobile user data consumed, the report stated.