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Louve d’or - Quebecor, International Selection ($15 000 in cash)
Best feature film in the International Selection (Competition)
Best acting awards
Best actor in a feature film in the International Selection
Best feature in the International Selection
Daniel Langlois Innovation Award
To highlight the exceptional contribution of Daniel Langlois to the FNC’s development and continuing success, as well as his dedication to championing the arts and culture, the Daniel Langlois Innovation Award recognizes a work in the International Selection that stands out for its daring aesthetics, creative use of new technologies and/or groundbreaking treatment of a sensitive subject matter.
Focus - Cinémathèque québécoise Grand Prize
Best feature film in the Focus section
($1,500 cash and $3,500 in services)
Short Film Section
Best short film in the International Selection
Focus Grand Prize
Best Canadian short film in the Focus section
($5,000 cash from CTV’s Bravo!FACT Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent)
Georges Laoun Opticien Oboro Very Short Film Prize
Best original work of three minutes or less
$3,000 ($1,000 in cash and a $2,000 credit at OBORO’s New Media Lab)
Temps 0 Public Prize
Louve d'Or - Quebecor, International Selection / Best Acting Award / Daniel Langlois Innovation Award
Marc-André Grondin first caught the attention of filmgoers in the major critical and audience hit C.R.A.Z.Y. in 2005. His performance in Le Premier jour du reste de ta vie (The First Day of the Rest of Your Life) by Remi Bezançon earned him the best new actor prize at the 2009 César awards. He has appeared in Soderbergh’s Che: Part Two, acted alongside Didier Bourdon and Gérard Depardieu in France and worked with Quebec directors Karim Hussein, Denis Côté and Eric Tessier. He plays the lead in Jean-Paul Salomé’s Le Caméléon (The Chameleon), Bus Palladium by Christopher Thompson and Insoupçonnable by Gabriel Le Bomin.
Suzan Ayscough is the Canadian correspondent for U.K.-based Screen International and heads up her own company, Ayscough Communications, in Toronto. A media expert specializing in Canadian motion pictures, Suzan has worked as a frontline reporter and film critic for Daily Variety in Los Angeles and as a Montreal producer of the television pilot for Heartland, the ongoing CBC series. She has been VP communications for Alliance and Telefilm Canada and co-authored the book Hollywood North: Creating the Canadian Motion Picture Industry. Twitter@OnCamera3000.
Bashar Shbib studied immunology at McGill, film directing at Concordia and is presently writing his doctoral thesis in Communication at McGill. Shbib has directed over 40 lighthearted feature films (Clair Obscur, Hot Sauce, Strictly Spanking, Draghoula). In Hollywood he directed several internationally distributed theatrical features reaching audiences in over 90 countries (Julia has Two Lovers, Crack Me Up). He publishes a daily e-journal rythmebeat.com and has interns learning the trades of indie filmmaking in his Stanstead film school. He is presently shooting his latest film The Last Chapter in Hatley, Quebec.www.oneira.com
Starting with Emporte-moi (Set Me Free) by Léa Pool (2000 Jutra for best actress), we’ve watched Karine Vanasse grow up on screen in Séraphin: Un Homme et son péché (Séraphin: Heart of Stone) (2003 Jutra for best actress), Sans elle (Without Her) and Ma fille mon ange (My Daughter, My Angel), among many others. Her dual role as co-producer and actress for Denis Villeneuve’s film Polytechnique (2010 Genie for best film and best actress) signalled her ambition to become increasingly involved in all aspects of the filmmaking process.
Claude Demers is a self-taught filmmaker who started out directing short fiction films. In 2000 he produced, wrote and directed his first feature film, The Invention of Love, which was in official competition at several international film festivals. He later turned to documentaries with Barbers—A Men’s Story (2006) and Ladies in Blue (opening film at Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma and nominated for a Genie for Best Canadian Feature Length Documentary in 2009). He is currently working on two new projects about childhood: Verdun (a documentary) and Tobby (a feature).
AQCC Award / Best feature in the International Selection
AQCC member Daniel Racine is the host and producer of the show CINÉFIX on CIBL 101.5 FM (he was voted host of the year in 2010). He’s also a film critic and blogger, and gives talks on Quebec cinema. Since 1996, he’s held over 2,000 film workshops at the NFB on documentary filmmaking and animation techniques.
New AQCC member Mathieu Séguin-Tétreault has been writing for the magazine Séquences since 2009 and is also completing a master’s in film studies at Université de Montréal. His research is focused on experimental film and intertextuality in contemporary film. A diehard film buff who also enjoys theatre, he has a part-time job at the repertory video club Le Septième.
Nicolas Krief hosted the film show Écran Total on CHOQ.FM radio for two years before becoming a critic for the website Panorama-cinéma, where he’s also in charge of audio productions. Passionate about radio and film (from Quebec and abroad), and fascinated by the inner workings of Hollywood, Nicolas has a soft spot for comedy—a genre he thinks is too often forgotten or ignored.
Focus Cinémathèque québécoise Grand Prize
Swedish journalist Marit Kapla is the director of the Göteborg International Film Festival in Sweden, Scandinavia’s largest with 450 films from 67 countries screened every year and an audience of 124,000. In 2009, she sat on the jury for Un Certain Regard at the Cannes festival along with Piers Handling, Paolo Sorrentino, Indian journalist and festival programmer Uma Da Cunha and French actress Julie Gayet.
After completing his management studies, Paul Richer left for New York in 1995 to work at Interama, a distributor of classic French films. Since 1997, he has worked at Pyramide International, where he is in charge of festivals. He is also one of the founding partners of UFO Distribution, set up in 2008. His likes include (in no particular order) hair metal, red meat, heating, David Bowie, Corsica and, of course, movies.
Loïc Magneron founded in 1997 WIDE Management, a leading independent sales company, currently representing more than 20 new features films every year, a library of more than 400 fiction titles, 300 documentary movies; he has been working in the field of international sales for more than 25 years. He is a member of UNIFRANCE, member of ADEF, commissioner at the OIF (Francophonie), member of Avance sur Recettes at the CNC and commissioner for Distribution support of French films in foreign countries and CNC support for exportation of French films.
Loup argenté / Focus Grand Prize – Short
Bicultural and proud of it, Gaële is a singer-songwriter originally from the French Alps and a Quebecer by adoption. As an artist, the multitalented Gaële works in a variety of media (she is also a visual artist and loves dance, theatre and acting for the camera). Her many artistic experiences here and in France undoubtedly worked in her favour when she was awarded the Prix André “Dédé” Fortin by the SPACQ.
Stéphanie Morissette is one of busiest up-and-coming independent producers around. She has been involved in close to a dozen feature films since 2004, including Curling (Silver Leopard—Locarno International Film Festival 2010) and Carcasses (Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes), both by Denis Côté, as well as Journal d'un coopérant by Robert Morin (closing film of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2010). She is currently developing a co-production with Belgium as well as two new projects through her company La Maison de prod.
After studying communications at the Université du Québec à Montréal, Dominique Dugas directed several short films and then went on to spend ten years at the Cinémathèque québécoise as a programmer and conservator. He has helped program a variety of festivals (Montreal’s Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montreal’s Festival international de jazz, Just for Laughs Festival, Festival de théâtre des Amériques) and in 2006 became the programming director for the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois.