Hot on the heels of the Montreal World Film Festival's(MWFF) reaccreditation by the Federation of Film Producers' Associations(FIAPF), Moritz de Hadeln and Alain Simard's New Montreal Filmfest has appliedfor accreditation for 2006.

Followingmeetings between de Hadeln and Simard with FIAPF directors, the Federationagreed to send a delegate to this year's event, which runs from Sept 18-25, toprepare official accreditation for 2006.

The rivalfestival is ineligible for accreditation this year as the FIAPF doesn'tofficially endorse events in their inaugural year.