49th Montreal Festival du nouveau cinema (FNC)Unveiling of Awards Available online from Oct 7-31
Montreal, October 19, 2020 - Following the presentation of Salinger My Year, Philippe Falardeau symbolic closing of the Festival of New Cinema last Saturday, the FNC is pleased to announce the winners of its 49th edition. In addition, for those who missed it, note that the Quebec director's master class given online on October 16 is now available here
. Remember that for this particular edition, all programming remains available online across Canada until October 31.
The public is also invited to discover the 7 winning films thanks to the Awards package offered on the online platform and which brings together the winning feature films of the Festival at a price of $ 56 taxes included. Films are also offered at the individual rate of $ 10 per film.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - FEATURE FILMS
The jury for the International Competition - Feature Films was made up of Pascale Bussières, Louise Lecavalier, and Félix Dufour-Laperrière.
LOUVE D'OR PRESENTED BY QUÉBECOR
Best Feature Film of the International Competition
($ 15,000 in cash awarded by Quebecor)
Atlantis by Valentyn Vasyanovych
DANIEL LANGLOIS INNOVATION AWARD
Rewards a work that stands out for its aesthetic daring, its new technologies, and its innovative ability to tackle a sensitive subject.
Ecstasy by Moara Passoni
Best Actor Performance of the Competition
Mary Twala Mhlongo for her role in
This Is Not A Burial, It's A Resurrection
by Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese
INTERNATIONAL CRITICISM AWARD - FIPRESCI
The FIPRESCI jury consisted of Daniel Medeiros, Jasmina Šepetavc and Victor Stiff, all members of the International Federation of the Cinematographic Press
Best first feature film, all sections
Last and First Men by Jóhann Jóhannsson
The jury for the National Competition - Feature Films was made up of Evelyne de la Chenelière, Timothée Donay and Ewa Puszczynska .
GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY POST-MODERNE
Best Feature Film of the Competition ($ 1,000 in cash and $ 15,000 in equipment rental and post-production at Post-Moderne)
Judy vs Capitalism by Mike Hoolboom
QUEBECOR BROADCAST AWARD
For the influence of an outstanding work of the Competition
($ 30,000 in advertising service provided by Quebecor)
Sin la Habana by Kaveh Nabatian
THE NEW ALCHEMISTS
The Main Film jury The New Alchemists - Feature Films was composed of Karl Lemieux, Jacquelyn Mills, and Erin Weisgerber.
NEW ALCHEMISTS AWARD PRESENTED BY MAIN FILM
Best Feature Film of the Competition
($ 1,000 in cash awarded by Main Film)
Khamsin by Grégoire Orio & Grégoire Couvert
FNC EXPLORE PRESENTED BY VIVEPORT FROM HTC VIVE
The jury for the FNC Explore competition was made up of Annick Blanc, Charlotte Corchète and Victoire Thevenin.
Most innovative work of the Horizon competition ($ 1,000 in cash)
The Book of Distance by Randall Okita
PANORAMA VR PRICE
Best 360 Virtual Reality Artwork ($ 1,000 cash)
O by Qiu Yang
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION - SHORT FILMS
The International Competition - Short Films jury was made up of Odile Joannette, Deragh Campbell, and Carmine Pierre-Dufour.
SILVER WOLF PRESENTED BY TFO
Best short film of the Competition ($ 5,000 in cash awarded by TFO)
Filipiñana by Rafael Manuel
SPECIAL MENTION: Red Aninsri; or, Tiptoeing on The Still Trembling Berlin wall by Ratchapoom Boonbunchachoke
NATIONAL COMPETITION - SHORT FILMS
The jury for the National Competition - Short Films was made up of Mathieu Janssen, Sarah Schlüssel, and Mathilde Delaunay.
GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY CINEGROUND
Best short film in the Competition
($ 7,500 in post-production services provided by CineGround).
Foam by Omar Elhamy
SPECIAL MENTION: Benjamin, Benny, Ben by Paul Shkordoff
AUDIENCE PRIZE PRESENTED BY SLA LOCATION
Public's favorite short film ($ 5,000 in the rental of cinematographic equipment given by SLA Location)
Like a comet by Ariane Louis-Seize
THE NEW ALCHEMISTS - SHORT FILMS
The AQCC The New Alchemists - Short Films jury was made up of Justine Smith, Julie Vaillancourt, and Claire Valade, all members of the Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma (AQCC )
DADA INTERNATIONAL AWARD
Best international short film of the Competition ($ 1000 in cash)
How to disappear
by Total Refusal (Leonhard Müllner, Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf)
DADA NATIONAL PRIZE PRESENTED BY MAIN FILM AND AQCC
Best national short film of the Competition ($ 5,000 in creative residency at Main Film and $ 500 in cash awarded by the AQCC)
Barcelona Burning by Theodore Ushev
AWARD FOR THE BEST ANIMATION PRESENTED BY TVPAINT
Best animated short of the Competition
(a professional license worth $ 1900 awarded by TVPaint)
Serial Parallels by Max Hattler
THE LITTLE WOLVES
The P'tits Loups jury was made up of Thomas Billard, Zoé Soubeyrand, Audalie De Laminne, Ines Izquiero, Emile Lavoie, and Adèle Lasnier.
PRICE OF LITTLE WOLVES
The best short film in the P'tits Loups competition for young audiences
Fashionable by Jean Lecointre
PAN-CANADIAN STUDENT FILM ENCOUNTERS
PRESENTED BY NETFLIX IN COLLABORATION WITH INIS
The short film jury of the Rencontres pananadiennes du cinema student was composed of Sophie Dupuis, Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne and Carlos David Velandia Vargas
GRAND PRIX PRESENTED BY NETFLIX
Best student short film
($ 2,000 scholarship awarded by Netflix with research and creation residency in collaboration with the invited international school)
Danica's Mom by Kennedy Kao(University of Toronto)
The jury for the Pitch Premieres Works was made up of Anick Poirier, Donato Rotunno and Marit Van Den Elshout.
FIRST WORKS PITCH AWARD PRESENTED BY NETFLIX
Best pitch among the first feature and medium-length fiction projects at the development stage ($ 10,000 grant awarded by Netflix)
Virginia Tangvald's Offshore Children
produced by Élaine Hébert of micro_scope and Isabelle Couture of the NFB
The 49th edition of the Festival du nouveau cinema de Montréal (FNC) is available online to everyone across Canada until October 31. Directed by Nicolas Girard Deltruc, the FNC is presented by Quebecor and made possible thanks to the financial assistance of SODEC, Telefilm Canada, the City of Montreal, the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Tourisme Montréal, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, Canadian Heritage and the Canada Media Fund. The Festival also thanks to its private partners and official suppliers as well as all the distributors for their support.