“Viking” in good position at the Canadian Screen Awards

«Viking&raquo ; in good position at the ÉCanadian Screen Awards

With 32 nominations, Quebec is the province that shines the most in cinema at the Canadian Screen Awards, including the finalists for the next edition were released this morning. No less than 13 of them are for Stéphane Lafleur's Viking.

The sci-fi-flavored feature film is cited in the cutting-edge categories of Best Picture, Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Performance in a Leading Role (for Stéphane Laplante). Viking is positioned just behind the film Brother by Clement Virgo, which obtained 14 nominations.

Quebec dominates

Stéphane Lafleur's film is not the only Quebec feature to stand out among the finalists. Falcon Lake by Charlotte Le Bon earns six nominations; Babysitter by Monia Chokri and Noémie dit oui by Geneviève Albert each won five; Sarah Fortin's Nouveau-Québec and Joëlle Desjardins Paquette's Rodéo received two nominations each.

For a second consecutive year, all the finalists in the best short fiction category are Quebec films. They are III by Salomé Villeneuve, produced by Catherine Boily and Rosalie Chicoine Perreault; To life in love by Emilie Mannering and Lex Garcia, produced by Léonie Hurtubise; Mimine by Simon Laganière, produced by Fanny Drew and Sarah Mannering; No Ghosts in the Morgue by Marilyn Cooke, produced by Kélyna N. Lauzier; and Simo | سيمو by Aziz Zoromba, produced by Rosalie Chicoine Perreault.

The purpose of the Canadian Screen Awards is to celebrate the creativity and talent of artists and artisans from across the country in film, television and digital media.

The awards will be presented during the gala broadcast on April 16 at 8 p.m. CBC, a ceremony presented as part of Canada On Screen Week, which will take place from April 11 to 16.

For the complete list of film finalists, click here.

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