Sunday, October 20, 2013
The top prize known as the Louve d'Or went to Amat Escalante's Mexican crime drama Heli. The film is a hard-hitting look at the effects of the drug trade and police corruption on a young working man and his family.
Frédérick Pelletier's Diego Star picked up a pair of prizes. It was presented with the Jury Special Prize for Focus Québec/Canada well as a Prix d'Interprétation (Best Actor Award) to its lead actor Isaka Sawadogo.
Today is the final day of screenings for the festival.
Complete list of winners for the 42nd annual Festival du nouveau cinéma
LOUVE D'OR PRESENTED BY QUÉBECOR
HELI by Amat Escalante
Best feature film in the International Competition ($15,000 cash from Québecor)
SPECIAL JURY PRIZE (COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE)
IN BLOOM by Nana Ekvtimishvili et Simon Gross
DANIEL LANGLOIS INNOVATION AWARD
MISS VIOLENCE d’Alexandros Avranas
The work in the International Competition that stands out for its daring aesthetics, creative use of new technologies and/or groundbreaking treatment of a sensitive subject matter.
PRIX D’INTERPRÉTATION (COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE)
Samantha Castillo in PELO MALO by Mariana Rondón
Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International Competition
MENTION SPÉCIALE (COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE)
L’INCONNU DU LAC d’Alain Guiraudie
PRIX DE L’AQCC (ASSOCIATION QUÉBÉCOISE DES CRITIQUES DE CINÉMA)
L’ESCALE by Kaveh Bakhtiari
Best feature in the International Competition
FOCUS GRAND PRIZE PRESENTED BY AIR FRANCE
GERONTOPHILIA by Bruce Labruce
Best feature film in the Focus section ($5,000 cash and 2 plane tickets from Air France)
JURY SPECIAL PRIZE (FOCUS QUÉBEC/CANADA)
DIEGO STAR by Frédérick Pelletier
PRIX D’INTERPRÉTATION (FOCUS QUÉBEC/CANADA)
Isaka Sawadogo in DIEGO STAR by Frédérick Pelletier
Best actor or actress in the Focus section
TEMPS Ø PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD - PRESENTED BY TFO
WHY DON'T YOU PLAY IN HELL? by Sion Sono
($5,000 cash from TFO)
SHORTS - LOUP ARGENTÉ
MILLE SOLEILS by Mati Diop
Best short film in the International Competition
GRAND PRIX FOCUS SHORT FILM PRESENTED BY POST-MODERNE
QUELQU’UN D’EXTRAORDINAIRE by Monia Chokri
Best Canadian short film in the Focus Québec/Canada section ($ 5,000 cash and $ 10,000 in post-production services awarded by Post-Moderne)
PRIX CRÉATIVITÉ PRESENTED BY MATV
MALODY by Phillip Barker
Awarded to the most original short film in the Focus Quebec/Canada section ($ 1,000 cash prize awarded by Matv)
FNC LAB - PRIX INNOVATION FNC LAB – OEUVRES INTERACTIVES / PROJETS WEB
JOURNAL D’UNE INSOMNIE COLLECTIVE by Guillaume Braun, Bruno Choinière, Thibaut Duverneix and Philippe Lambert
Awarded to the most innovative work for new platforms ($1,000 cash)
MENTION SPÉCIALE FNC LAB – OEUVRES INTERACTIVES / PROJETS WEB
LAST ROOM / DEPLI by Pierre Carniaux and Thierry Fournier
Louise Archambaud Screenwriter and director Louise Archambault first made a name for herself with the film Atomic Saké, which was screened around the world and won awards including a Jutra for best short film. Her film Familia was sold internationally and won awards including best Canadian feature at TIFF and a Genie for best first film. This year, along with directing episodes of the series La Galère, broadcast on Radio-Canada, Archambault launched her film Gabrielle at the Locarno Festival, winning the audience choice award.
Violette Chauveau An alumnus of the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Montréal, Violette Chauveau has appeared in over sixty theatre productions. Her performances have earned her several distinctions, including the Quebec theatre critics (AQCT) award for her role in Une vie pour deux by Evelyne de la Chenelière. On television, she has appeared notably in C.A., 19-2, Les Bougon, Mirador, Au nom de la loi and La Galère. Her film credits include Les 3 p’tits cochons (2007), L’âge des ténèbres (2007), Karaoké Dreams (2011), Laurence Anyways (2012) and Podz’s forthcoming feature, Miraculum (2014).
Pierre Even In 2009, along with Marie-Claude Poulin, Pierre Even founded Item 7, a production company for feature films stamped with a powerful, original cinematic style. Café de Flore by Jean-Marc Vallée, Rebelle by Kim Nguyen and Une vie qui commence by Michel Monty appear in the catalogue of the company, which in the coming months will release Meetings with a Young Poet by Rudy Barichello, Miraculum by Podz and Ghost(s) by Stéphane Lapointe.
Robert Gray Robert Gray is Canada’s leading subtitler of feature films. His language skills (English, French and German) and knowledge of world cinema, have made him a much sought after international film festival press conference and panel moderator in Cannes, Rotterdam, Berlin and Toronto. For many years he has been the translator of choice for Catherine Breillat and the Dardenne brothers. He has worked with Michael Haneke for close to 25 years in Cannes, on set and at the Oscars, and accompanied Ulrich Seidl to Cannes, Venice and Berlin for the premieres of his Paradise Trilogy.
Daniel Grou (PODZ) What do the following TV series have in common: 19-2, C.A., Les Bougon — C’est aussi ça la vie !, Minuit, le soir, Au nom de la loi and 3X rien ? Each was a resounding success, and each was directed by Daniel Grou, aka Podz. In 2008, Podz shot his first feature film entitled Les 7 jours du Talion. This was followed by 10ó and L’affaire Dumont. Podz is currently in the editing stage of his fourth feature, Miraculum.
Serge Abiaad Ph.D. Candidate in cinema, Serge Abiaad is a university and college professor, critic, writer, DJ and programmer. He writes regularly for 24 Images in addition to sitting on the magazine’s editorial board, and is also a contributor to the online magazine Hors Champ. Host of the LaBanque weekly film club, he is a member of the RIDM selection committee and has served on the juries for Fantasia, the RVCQ and the WFF. The FNC is his ultimate coup. His book on Tarkovsky will be published this fall.
Luc Chaput Luc Chaput studied at the Institut d’Études politiques in Paris, where he also developed his passion for cinema and for the film industries of numerous countries. Chaput is on the editorial team of Séquences, the world’s third oldest French-language film magazine. His column “Salut l’artiste” profiles renowned and up-and-coming filmmakers. For many years, he has served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Québec Association of Film Critics (AQCC), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this fall..
Nicolas Gendron Nicolas Gendron has written for Ciné-Bulles since 2006 and sits on the magazine’s editorial committee. His film reviews have garnered an award of excellence from the SODEP and two young critics prizes which sent him to the Avignon and Cannes film festivals. He also contributes film reviews to CIBL 101.5 FM as part of the team of Quartier Général.
Sophie Bourdon After starting out in advertising, Sophie Bourdon turned to cinema and became a sales agent, notably for MK2 where she worked with Chabrol, Kieslowski, Makhmalbaf, Kiarostami, Haneke and Lodge Kerrigan. In 2000, she joined Ateliers du cinéma européen and, for 11 years, supported the new generation of independent producers and their filmmakers and forged a united network of producers from around the world. Now based in Switzerland, she organizes workshops and conferences for festivals and training foundations like Locarno and FOCAL.
Georges Goldenstern The founder of Arte France Cinéma and its general director for 15 years, Georges Goldenstern is now the general manager of the Cinéfondation, which supports new talent by fulfilling its three-part mission: the selection (four lineups of student films from around the world, 1ó hours each, in official selection at Cannes), the residence (twice a year, six directors are chosen to write the screenplay of their first or second film over 4ó months in Paris) and the workshop (15 written projects that have secured 20% of their funding are invited to Cannes to help them find additional funding).
Vanja Kaludjercic Vanja Kaludjercic is a Croatian-born festival programmer who started out working at the Motovun Film Festival in Croatia and the Slovenian Cinematheque before organizing several festivals and festival sections in Zagreb, including the Human Rights Film Festival, the ZagrebDox Pro workshop and Animafest. For the past six years, she has programmed the short-film section at the Sarajevo Film Festival. She is currently the head of Paris Project, the Paris Cinema International Film Festival’s co-production market, and she is also in charge of the industry section at Les Arcs European Film Festival in France.
Michel La Veaux Michel La Veaux has over 25 years’ experience as a cinematographer, working in both documentary and fiction. His keen eye and flair for creating meaningful imagery have made him a highly sought-after director of photography at home and abroad. Throughout his career, he has forged close working relationships with numerous filmmakers, playing a pivotal role in their developing cinematic language.
Sébastien Pilote Sébastien Pilote lives in Saguenay. His first film, Dust Bowl Ha! Ha! (2007), played at the Locarno and Toronto festivals. His first feature, Le vendeur (2011), which competed at Sundance, collected three awards from FIPRESCI (Torino, Mannheim and San Francisco). It also won the best film award from the Quebec association of film critics .....(AQCC). His lates film, Le démantèlement (2013), was shown during International Critics’ Week at Cannes where it earned the SACD prize for best screenplay.
COURTS COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONAL
Mélissa Bouchard The director of programming for the Festival REGARD sur le court métrage, Mélissa Bouchard first came to attention as a filmmaker in 2003 at the Festival Vidéastes Recherché(es). While her interests lie more with the distribution side of short film, she went on to program the Images en Vues short film festival in 2006. She also coordinated La Longue Nuit du Court au Saguenay and was distribution coordinator for Vidéo Femmes before moving on to REGARD in January 2010. Through REGARD, she continues her involvement with local and national filmmakers to create new opportunities for showing their films.
Ève Duranceau After graduating from the CADM in 2000, Eve Duranceau worked with directors including André Turpin, Catherine Martin, Olivier Godin, Sylvain Archambault, Sébastien Rose and Denis Villeneuve. She had her first starring role in Denis Côté’s Elle veut le chaos (All That She Wants). In 2011, Chloé Robichaud offered her the title role in her short film Chef de meute, followed by the role of Fanny in Sarah préfère la course, both selected for competition at Cannes. As a stage actress, she toured France and Quebec with the play Éclats et autres libertés by Théâtre Le Clou.
Scott Miller Berry Scott Miller Berry has been working with artist-run, community-based arts collectives and organizations for over 15 years. He is the executive director of the Images Festival (Toronto), where he has worked since 2001, shepherding many projects, tours and publications. He sits on the boards of the Media Arts Network of Ontario and the national Independent Media Arts Alliance, holds an MA from the New School for Social Research in New York and maintains an independent filmmaking and programming practice.
Jukka-Pekka Laakso Jukka-Pekka Laakso is the festival director of Tampere Film Festival. He has been involved with the selection and programming since 2000. As a festival director he shares the responsibility to strategic planning and programming with a co-director. He acts also as the executive director for Pirkanmaa Film Centre a local film centre in Tampere. The film centre is a non-profit organisation that runs an art-house cinema, distributes films in Finland and works extensively with media education. He is also a member of the National Film Council of Finland and European Film Academy.
Ralph Mckay At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Ralph McKay established and programmed the Film Department from 1976 to 1989. In August 1989 he moved to New York to program for Anthology Film Archives. In 2004 he returned to Texas to direct Cinematexas. He is currently a Program Advisor for International Film Festival Rotterdam, Manager of Sixpack Film Americas, Docent at Chinati Foundation and Marfa Coordinator for TAAK art akademie.
Samuel Prat Samuel Prat was born in Normandy. For years, he was a tour manager for bands. Since 2000, he has been the general coordinator of the Association OFF, which organizes the Festival Off-Courts in Trouville-sur-Mer. Off-Courts is a France-Quebec short-film event that is not only a screening venue but also a platform for transatlantic creation (including cinema, video, painting, music and photography).
Mylène Chollet Mylène Chollet has credits on over thirty film projects to date, including development producer (In Extremis Images, micro_scope), screenwriter, director and multiplatform developer. In this capacity, she has been involved in some of Quebec’s pioneering convergent media projects (Anamorphones, Inuk) as well as collaborating on Portable North Pole, a groundbreaking Web-based personalized immersive experience. She works frequently as a screenwriter and screenwriting consultant for cinema.
Matthieu Dugal Mathieu Dugal holds degrees in political science and journalism. He has worked as a freelance journalist for Le Devoir and Voir Québec and a host on TV5 as well as heading up the Télé-Québec magazine program Méchant Contraste. He currently hosts the digital arts and entertainment radio show La Sphère on ICI Radio-Canada Première. He also co-hosts ARTVstudio and contributes to Lire, both on ARTV. For the past year, he has filed a weekly column with Quebec City newspaper Le Soleil on the topic of new technologies.