Since 2014, the Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) has pursued its commitment to support emerging cinema and make it accessible with the Rencontres pancanadiennes du cinéma étudiant (RPCE). This national student short-film competition offers representatives of each school the opportunity to meet up and exchange ideas through a program of workshops, conferences and networking activities that build strong ties with the industry. In addition, each of the short films in competition is presented at a special screening, with the directors in attendance and under the watchful eye of a jury of professionals.The RPCE is designed not only as a platform for reflection and discussion, but just like the Festival, as a festive, friendly space for discovery!
Twenty Canadians universities took part in the 2019 competition, including the INIS, which also hosted the event.
- A competition: Short films are chosen by the same selection committee as for the prestigious short film competition at the FNC. Each of the schools is represented by a film during a screening with the filmmakers in attendance. A jury will award the best student short film at the FNC and RPCE Short Film Awards.
- A wide range of activities and meetings: Interactive workshops, cinema classes, master classes and networking opportunities are organized to facilitate formal and informal discussions between students and school representatives.All participants have unlimited access to the festival’s screenings and activities and are included in the activities reserved for short-film directors competing at the FNC.
- An opportunity to broaden international perspectives: In each edition, the RPCE encourages and stimulates discussions and meetings by inviting a prestigious international film school to shed light on the challenges of world film production.
2020: Universidad nacional de Colombia/Festival Equinoxio, Colombia
2019: Universidad de la Comunicación, Mexico
2018: Le Fresnoy, France
2017: Cine Institute/Festival Film Jacmel, Haiti
2016: École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL), Switzerland
2019: ILHA DA RAINHA by Kayla Fragman (Concordia University)
2018: AMONG THE FOREST by Oqim Nicholas (Wapikoni Mobile)
2017: PRENDS MA MAIN by Alexandre Lefebvre (Université du Québec à Montréal/UQAM)
2016: LES BEIGES by Etienne Lacelle (Concordia University)
2015: ALIA by Raghed Charabaty (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design/NSCAD)
2014: SATAN’S DOLLS by Carlos Schefter (University of Toronto)
2019: SURFACE TENSION by Devon Pennick-Reilly (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design/NSCAD)
2018: SKIES ARE NOT JUST BLUE by Lysandre Cosse-Tremblay (Université du Québec à Montréal/UQAM)
2017: TOER by Jasmijn Cedée (Belgium) and Sam Mongeau (Université de Montréal – Faculty of Music)
2016: 6e GAUCHE by Magdalena Froger (ECAL)
GRAND PRIX, presented by Netflix
Best Student Short Film (a $2,000 grant from Netflix and a research and creation residency in collaboration with the guest international school, Universidad de la Comunicación de México).
PRIX ESPOIR, presented by 123dcp and Ulule
Offered to the winner of the DPCE ($2,000 in services for crowdfunding an upcoming film on Ulule, including a DCP CRU drive with 123dcp).
GRAND PRIX, presented by Ulule
Offered to the winner of the Rencontres pancanadiennes du cinéma étudiant ($1,500 to launch a crowdfunding campaign with personalized pre-campaign support on Ulule).
GRAND PRIX, presented by the ECAL and Ulule
Offered to the winner of the Rencontres pancanadiennes du cinéma étudiant (immersive stay at the Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL) in Switzerland, flight and accommodations included + $1,500 to launch a crowdfunding campaign with personalized pre-campaign support on Ulule)
Offered to the winner of the Rencontres pancanadiennes du cinéma étudiant ($1,500 to launch a crowdfunding campaign and personalized pre-campaign support).
2019 : Ryan Baden, Catherine Legaré-Pelletier, Kristina Wagenbauer
2018 : Louis-Jean Decazes, Paul Landriau, Catherine Pelletier
2017 : Sofia Bohdanowicz, Alexandre Dostie, Gabrielle Lautru
2016 : Anaïs Charbonneau-Meilleur, Sarianne Cormier, Emilie Mannering
2015 : Olivier Godin, Sophie Goyette, Marie-Ève Juste
2014: José Dubeau, Yan Giroux, Michael-Oliver Harding
Head of Short Film & RPCE
Short Film & RPCE Coordinator
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