Madeleine, directed by Raquel Sancinetti, won the International Critics Award at the 27th edition of the Regard Festival.
Regard International Short Film Festival continues On-line Until April 9, when the head-to-head element of Saguenay ended this weekend with the awarding of 14 awards and 6 special mentions.
The jury awarded the film the grand prize Natureza Humana Portuguese director Monica Lima particularly noted set L Directed by the French Vincent Fontano.
The winning films are among the 180 short films available on the festival’s website with a $45 ticket purchase.
The official competition
This year, the jury for the official competition, which awards five prizes, is composed of director Maxime Giraud and actress Sophie Desmarais, as well as international guests Charles Tesson (former Artistic Director of Cannes Critics’ Week), Mia Walstein (programmer at the Melbourne International Film Festival) and Samir Karahoda (Programmer at DokuFest, Documentary and Short Film Festival in Kosovo).
The Canadian Grand Prix was awarded to Charles-Émile Lafrance for Season thirty two. Another Kepke was rewarded: Vincent Rene Lortie, who received the Jury Prize for InvincibleHe was also crowned at the Gala Brands ça court! at the beginning of the month. Tskaltubo by Toby Andres received a special mention in the same category.
Great duo movie ice merchants by Portuguese João Gonzalez (Best Animation Award, special mention to Eva by Lucija Mrzljak and Morten Tsinakov) and Burman Abdi by Dutch Doi Dijkstra (Best Documentary Award) also received honors.
FIPRESCI International Critics Prize – awarded by film critics Enoe Lopes Pontes (Brazil), Michela Manente (Italy) and Patrick Mullen (Canada) – awarded to Magdalene Written by Raquel Sancinetti, born in Brazil, Quebec, who recounts her friendship with a hundred-year-old woman by mixing real footage with stop motion.
The Prix de la Critique québécoise AQCC, presented by journalists Jérôme Delgado, Marc-Antoine Levesque and Sheila Rowan Legg, is awarded to It is said of a deer leaving its antlers Directed by the Belgian director, Salome Crix.
This award was also mentioned specifically for the film Avocado pit by Portuguese director Ary Zara, who also received the General Prize for the official competition, as well as receiving another special mention, this time for the new prize, the Short & Queer Prize awarded to blonde night By Quebec Director Gabrielle Demers.
It was the parallel competition jury (composed of Quebec filmmaker Nicolas Paquet, Montreal Image and Nation Festival director Charlie Boudreau and Mexican festival programmer Morelia Chloe Roddick) who awarded this new prize.
He also granted it Bergen, Norway by Quebec director Alexia Roc (Tourner à Tout Prix Best Film Award, with special mention to spring by Sebastien Duguay), between islands background Cuban Hideki Nakazaki (Americana Award) and at the end of the world by Quebec William Bagge (Philip Bailey Award). Furthermore it Happy birthday mess Quebec was Jean-Martin Gagnon and Guillaume Harvey who won the general prize for the parallel competition.
For the first time, the award for Best Children’s Film was awarded by a professional jury made up of Regard Youth Department founder Sylvie Poisson, Jake Leström from the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival, and director Sophie Farkas-Pola, who presented her film Joule in the land of Asha It will be released in July. The trio awarded the award to Quebec director Justine Gauthier for Kill the bikini! With special reference to the short film Simo Directed by Quebec director Aziz Zurumba, the punctured film was also rewarded at the Gala Brendis ça!
In addition to posting online, Regard is touring the province sharing the experience with people who haven’t made it to Saguenay. A selection of the winning films from this 27th edition will be screened in ten cities, including Montreal. It’s an appointment on April 7th at the Cinéma Moderne.