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Competition

2017 Competition

The Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke awards annually 3 Cercle d’or. Two juries are formed:

    • Jury of the regional competition
    • Jury of the international competition

A Public Award – Radio-Canada is also awarded by the festival-goers among the movies of fiction.

The laureats of the 4th edition are :

International competition

•   Cercle d’or Best feature film :
Home Care, Slávek Horák

The jury also awarded a special distinction of the jury for actress’s performance to Alena Mihulová, of the movie Home Care.

Movies in competition were: :

• Fukushima, mon amour, Doris Dörrie (Allemagne)
• Heartstone, Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson (Danemark, Islande)
• Home Care, Slávek Horák (République Tchèque, Slovaquie)
• Mr. Ove, Hannes Holm (Suède)
• Noces, Stephan Streker (Belgique, France, Luxembourg)

•   Cercle d’or Best documentary, presented by TV5 :
A Flickering Truth, Pietra Brettkelly

Movies in competition were :

• A Flickering Truth, Pietra Brettkelly (Nouvelle-Zélande)
• La résurrection d’Hassan, Carlo Guillermo Proto (Canada, Chili)
• La sociologue et l’ourson, Étienne Chaillou et Mathias Théry (France)
• Mr. Gaga, Tomer Heymann (Israël, Suède, Allemagne, Pays-Bas)
• Un journaliste au front, Santiago Bertolino (Québec)

Regional competition 

•   Cercle Best short film of Eastern Townships :
24H, Marie-Lou Béland

Movies in competition were :

• 24 H, Marie-Lou Béland
• Arrêt d’urgence, Jean-Jacques Dumonceau
• Lundi, Jean-Benoît Baron
• Nature Humaine, Mathieu Drouin

Tribute

The FCMS has paid tribute to Via Le Monde Group and to its president and founder, Daniel Bertolino, highlighting the 50 years of achievements and productions of a variety of documentaries around the world. The short film No me Savey, moi pas savoir shooted in Papua New Guinea, in 1971, and directed by Daniel Bertolino, has been presented before the closing film.

 International Category

Every edition, a jury awards two prices among the international programming:

  • Cercle d’or Best feature film
  • Cercle d’or Best documentary, presented by TV5

The selection of movies in competition will be revealed during the launch of the programming in mid-March 2017.

 

JURY OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Pierre Lebeau
President of the jury

Graduate of the l’École nationale de théâtre du Canada (National Theater School of Canada) in 1975, Pierre Lebeau divides his time between acting and writing. He was the recipient of a Jutra award in 2003 for his role as Séraphin in Séraphin, un homme et son péché. In theater, he participated in more than 50 plys, including Le Procès, En attendant Godot and Cyrano de Bergerac. In 2009, Pierre Lebeau received the Grand Prix spécial des Ameriques at the Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal for his entire film career.

 

 Véronique Grenier

Philosophy teacher at college, Véronique Grenier is the author of Hiroshimoi (Editions Ta Mère). She is also a columnist (Urbania and La Gazette des femmes), a blogger (Les p’tits pis moé), as well as speaker and co-spokesperson for the provincial campaign “Sans oui, c’est non! “.

 

Luce Couture

After studying literature and journalism, Luce Couture worked at the Journal Option Globale, the Magazine L’Estrie, and the Conseil de la Culture in the Estrie region. Then, she joined the Bishop’s Centennial Theater team where she was Programming Director for 18 years and Executive Director until May 2016. Known for her audacity, she received numerous awards during her career, including the Reconnaissance RIDEAU award and three Opus awards.

 

Anh Minh Truong

Film and television director and screenwriter, Anh Minh Truong has a filmography of 17 short-and-medium-length films, and he has produced numerous video clips, commercials and TV shows. He has more than forty awards and he is currently developing three feature film projects.

Étienne Rousseau
Juror from the public

The FCMS is proud to welcome someone from the public on its jury of the international competition.

Among the applications received as part of the juror call, Étienne Rousseau is the candidate selected.

Regional category

Within its annual programming, the FCMS presents the Projection of short films of Eastern Townships emphasizing several movies of the region having been selected by a jury.

Among these movies, the jury will award the price Cercle Best short film of Eastern Townships.

 

Vincent Marie
President of the jury

Vincent Marie is a director. Associate and PhD in History, he has specialized in visual culture approaches (cinema, comics). He teaches filmmaking at the Philippe Lamour Highschool in Nîmes and semiotics of the image at the University of Montpellier (France). With Antoine Chosson, he directed Bulles d’exil in 2014, a documentary film about comics and immigration. His latest film Là où poussent les coquelicots will be screened at this fourth edition of the festival.

Gérald Côté

Professor at Laval University, Gérald Côté has published several articles and essays, and he has given various international conferences on musical cultures of the world. He traveled to more than 40 countries on behalf of various projects that celebrate the diversity of cultures and has been a consultant for documentaries.

 

Luce Couture

After studying literature and journalism, Luce Couture worked at the Journal Option Globale, the Magazine L’Estrie, and the Conseil de la Culture in the Estrie region. Then, she joined the Bishop’s Centennial Theater team where she was Programming Director for 18 years and Executive Director until May 2016. Known for her audacity, she received numerous awards during her career, including the Reconnaissance RIDEAU award and three Opus awards.

Pocket Film Competition – School Tournament

Organized by the FCMS for a second edition, the School Tournament (Tournoi des écoles) is a short film competition for all high school students from participating schools in Sherbrooke. This is a great opportunity for young people to express their creativity through the seventh art, to initiate themselves and to discover new talent and interests.

The participants will have the whole month of February to make a video (fiction film, documentary, animated film, stop-motion, experimental) lasting between 1 and 4 minutes. This year’s theme is: Time difference.

Each school is responsible for selecting, by an internal jury, a winning film and two finalist films that will represent their school for the School Tournament. Relatives and the general public can admire the creativity of students selected at the public screening event that will be held in the Festival.

If you wish to participate, please contact the person in charge of your school in order to receive more information about the contest details.

For teachers who would like to register their school, please contact us at [javascript protected email address]

To watch the winning short films from 2016, click here.

Submit a film

International program

The period of deposit of movies for the 2017 edition of the Festival is now ended.

The form to submit a movie for the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke 2018 will be available from June 2017.

Selection of short films – Eastern Townships

Filmmakers from the Estrie region are invited to submit their short films to the Cercle d’or Award for short films in the Estrie region for 2017.

Short films received will be evaluated by a jury of professionals and the best films will be screened during the festival.

The award recipient for The Cercle d’or – Best regional short (Eastern Townships) will be announced at the closing ceremony, on April 9, 2017.

Call for entries is now close for 2017 edition.

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