The Montreal World Film Festival (WFF) (French: le Festival des Films du Monde; alternative official name Montreal International Film Festival, not commonly used), founded in 1977, is one of Canada's oldest international film festivals and the only competitive film festival in North America accredited by the FIAPF (although the Toronto International Film Festival
is North America's only accredited non-competitive festival). The
public festival is held annually in late August in the city of Montreal in Quebec. Unlike the Toronto International Film Festival,
which has a greater focus on Canadian and other North American films,
the Montreal World Film Festival has a larger diversity of films from
all over the world.