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31 SHORTS FROM QUÉBÉC AND CANADA IN COMPETITION IN THE FOCUS SECTION

15_09_2011

This year, 31 shorts from Québéc and Canada will screen in competition in the Focus section. Among them are Ce n’est rien by Nicolas Roy, which screened at Cannes; La Ronde by Sophie Goyette, presented at Locarno; and Hope by Pedro Pires, who brought us the superlative Danse macabre in 2009.

Will also be presented:
A Film Portrait on Reconstructing 12 Possibilities That Preceded The Disappearance of Zoe Dean Drum, by Eduardo Menz
Anna, by Khoa Lê and Mathieu Verreault
At the Bottom of the Hill, by Vanya Rose
D’aléas, by Mathieu Tremblay
D’aurore, by Serge Clément
Demain j’irai dans les champs, by Serge Noël
Héligo, by Étienne de Massy
Il ne fait pas soleil, by Xavier Beauchesne-Rondeau
June, by Karim Haroun
La fleur de l’âge, by Pascal Plante
Le Tableau des Départs, by Daniel Canty
Les Dimanches, by Jean-Guillaume Bastien
Nature Morte, by Chloé Robichaud
No Contract, by Randall Lloyd Okita
Petite Mort, by Louise Archambault, André Turpin and Stéphane Crête
Place Carnot-Lyon, by Pierre Hébert
Steam is Steam, by Étienne Desrosiers
Sur la ligne Variation no 2, by Mario Calvé and Anne-Marie Turcotte
Surveillant, by Yan Giroux
Tabula rasa, by Matthew Rankin
Teatrinos: Homenaxe ao mineral do repolo, by Stephanie Dudley
The Captain and The Bear, by Chelsea Owen
The Man and The Mammoth, by Callum Paterson and Nathan Gilliss
Trains – Volcano – Fisherman, by Tokutaro Shimoda
Vacarme, by Daniel Karolewicz
Vent Solaire, by Ian Lagarde
Veronika, by Nancy Baric
Walter, by Sezen Türkmen

The Grand Prix Focus Short Film will be remitted to one of them, along with a $5000 grant from CTV’s Bravo!FACT Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent.

For its 40th edition, the FNC is pulling out all the stops to fulfil its mandate ― namely, to seek out original, largely unseen films by talented filmmakers and bring some of the country’s best works to the big screen!