Regard continues online and reveals the winning films

Regard continues online and unveils the winning films

The film “Madeleine” by Raquel Sancinetti won the FIPRESCI International Critics Prize at the 27th edition of the Regard festival.

The Regard international short film festival continues online until April 9, while its face-to-face component concluded in Saguenay this weekend with the awarding of 14 prizes and 6 special mentions.

The jury awarded the Grand Prize to the film Natureza Humana by the Portuguese director Mónica Lima and gave a special mention to Sèt Lam by the French director Vincent Fontano.

The winning films are among the 180 short films accessible on the festival site with the purchase of a $45 pass.

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The Official Competition

This year, the Official Competition jury, which awards five of the prizes, was made up of director Maxime Giroux and actress Sophie Desmarais, in addition to international guests Charles Tesson (former artistic director of Critics' Week at Cannes), Mia Falstein (programmer at the Melbourne International Film Festival) and Samir Karahoda (programmer at the Documentary and Short Film Festival DokuFest, in Kosovo).

The Canadian Grand Prix was awarded to Charles-Émile Lafrance for The thirty-second season. Another Quebecer was rewarded: it is Vincent René-Lortie, who received the Jury Prize for Invincible, also crowned at the Gala Prends ça court! at the beginning of the month. Tskaltubo by Toby Andris received a special mention in this same category.

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The magnificent bichrome film Ice Merchants by Portuguese director João Gonzalez (Prize for best animation, special mention to Eeva by Lucija Mrzljak and Morten Tsinakov) and Buurman Abdi by Dutchman Douwe Dijkstra (Best Documentary Award) also received honours.

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The FIPRESCI International Critics Prize – awarded by film critics Enoe Lopes Pontes (Brazil), Michela Manente (Italy) and Patrick Mullen (Canada) – was given to Madeleine by Quebecer of Brazilian origin Raquel Sancinetti, who recounts her friendship with a centenarian woman by mixing live action with stop-motion.

The AQCC Quebec Critics Award, presented by journalists Jérôme Delgado, Marc-Antoine Lévesque and Shelagh Rowan-Legg, was awarded to Said of a deer leaving its antler by the Belgian filmmaker Salomé Crickx.

A special mention for this prize was also given to the film An Avocado Pit by Portuguese director Ary Zara, which was also awarded with the Public Prize of the Official Competition , in addition to receiving another special mention, this time for the new award, the Short & Queer, which was granted to Nuit blonde by Quebec director Gabrielle Demers.

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It was the jury of the Parallel Competition (composed of Quebec filmmaker Nicolas Paquet, the director of the Montreal Image+Nation festival Charlie Boudreau and the programmer of the Mexican festival Morelia Chloe Roddick) who awarded this new prize.

The latter also rewarded Bergen, Norway by Quebec director Alexia Roc (Prize for best film Tourner à Tout Prix, with a special mention to Printemps by Sebastien Duguay ), Entre dos islas by Cuban Hideki Nakazaki (Prix Americana) and Au bout du monde by Quebecer William Pagé (Prix Philippe Belley). It’s also Happy Birthday to the messby Quebecers Jean-Martin Gagnon and Guillaume Harvey, who won the Public Prize in the Parallel Competition.

For the first time, the Prize for Best Youth Film was awarded by a professional jury made up of the founder of the youth section of Regard, Sylvie Poisson, Jake Laystrom of the Chicago International Children’s Film Festival and filmmaker Sophie Farkas Bolla, whose film Jules au Pays d'Asha will be released in July. The trio awarded the prize to Quebec director Justine Gauthier for À mort le bikini! with a special mention to the short film Simo by Quebec director Aziz Zoromba, a punchy film also rewarded at the Gala Prends ça court!

In addition to expanding online, Regard is going on tour across the province to share the experience with people who have not been able to make 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 7 at the Cinéma Moderne.

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