Katherine, nageuse de compétition, doit réussir son standard afin d’accéder au championnat provincial. Avec la pression de son entourage, Kath remet en doute sa passion. Veut-elle continuer la natation? Veut-elle aller au championnat? Ce que ça vaut présente le questionnement identitaire d’une jeune adolescente. William Blanchet is a screenwriter and director. He was selected to participate at the Course des Régions 2009 and brought back the Kino movement in Estrie. He works as a swimming coach and has a bachelor degree in communication. His sport is creativity. He sees it as a way to surpass his capacity of coming up with new ideas and being more open-minded.
Ce court documentaire, fruit d’une démarche collective par et pour les jeunes, vous invite dans l’univers de la transition à l’âge adulte. « L’envol » aborde avec authenticité les défis et enjeux liés à cette période de vie, qui ne laisse personne indifférent. Cette œuvre lucide livre un message d’espoir concernant ce passage obligé, d’une liberté à l’autre.
On an alpine winter night, Saint-Nicolas visits the children accompanied by frightening creatures, the Krampus. For centuries, these monsters have been responsible for disciplining children to ensure good behavior in the coming year. Is the Krampus good or bad? Holder of a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication (Film Major) from UQAM, Pierre-Yves Beaulieu then worked in multimedia. For a few years, he has lived as a digital nomad, traveling mainly throughout Europe and Asia. Inspired by his journeys, encounters and his curiosity for a variety of topics, he completed a Documentary program (Director’s Track) at INIS in 2017.
Best Canadian Short – Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) 2018 Best Canadian Short & Public Prize – Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (FNC) 2018 Tanit d’or – Best fiction short – Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage 2018 Mohamed is a hardened shepherd living in rural Tunisia with his wife and two sons. Mohamed is deeply shaken when his oldest son Malik returns home after a long journey with a mysterious new wife. Tension between father and son rises over three days until reaching a breaking point. Tunisian-American writer/director Meryam Joobeur is a graduate of Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montréal. She is currently developing three feature films including the feature version of ‘Brotherhood’ and has participated in the Berlinale Talent Lab (2016) TIFF Talent Lab (2016) and the Rawi Screenwriter’s Lab (2016).
Jury Special Mention – Regards sur courts, Épinal, France 2018 A woman-tampon joins a man-astronaut on a road trip to the moon. Daniel is on a mission to scatter his mother’s ashes and Claude is hoping for her period to make a miraculous return. A modern tale that captures the fever dream of a first voyage to the moon. Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal (Quebec), Mélanie Charbonneau directs films, web series and commercials. Her last short film, Single, was selected in many festivals including Namur, Fantasia, Cambridge, Off-Courts Trouville and Bayou. In 2018, Mélanie will film her first feature, Fabulous, produced by Go Films.