Festival du Nouveau Cinema 2013 Wrap-Up

The 42nd annual Festival du Nouveau Cinema just wrapped up this past Sunday and they presented their awards.  Here is a list of the winners:

LOUVE D’OR – presented by Québecor

Best feature film in the International Competition ($15,000 cash from Québecor)

HELI, Amat Escalante (Mexico/Germany/Netherlands/France)

Special Mention:

L’INCONNU DU LAC, Alain Guiraudie (France)

(Compétition Internationale)  Special Jury Prize

IN BLOOM,  Nana Ekvtimishvili and Simon Gross (Georgia/Germany/France)

Daniel Langlois Innovation Award

The work in the International Competition that stands out for its daring aesthetics, creative use of new technologies and/or groundbreaking treatment of a sensitive subject matter.

MISS VIOLENCE, Alexandros Avranas (Greece)

(Compétition Internationale)  Best Actor or Actress Award

Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International Competition

Samantha Castillo in PELO MALO by Mariana Rondón (Venezuela)


AQCC Award

Best feature in the International Competition

L’ESCALE, Kaveh Bakhtiari (Switzerland/France)


Focus Grand Prize presented by Air France

Best feature film in the Focus section ($5,000 cash and 2 plane tickets from Air France)

GERONTOPHILIA, Bruce LaBruce (Québec/Canada)

Special Jury Prize

DIEGO STAR, Frédérick Pelletier (Québec/Canada)

(Focus Québec/Canada) / Best Actor or Actress Award

Best actor or actress in the Focus section

Isaka Sawadogo dans DIEGO STAR by Frédérick Pelletier (Québec/Canada)


Temps Ø People’s Choice Award – Presented by TFO

($5,000 cash from TFO)

WHY DON’T YOU PLAY IN HELL? (JIGOKU DE NAZE WARUI), Sion Sono (Japan)


Short Films

Loup argenté

Best short film in the International Competition

MILLE SOLEILS, Mati Diop (France)


Grand Prix Focus Short Film presented by Post-Moderne 

Best Canadian short film in the Focus Québec/Canada section ($ 5,000 cash and $ 10,000 in post-production services awarded by Post-Moderne)

QUELQU’UN D’EXTRAORDINAIRE, Monia Chokri (Québec/Canada)

Prix créativité presented by MAtv Awarded to the most original short film in the Focus Quebec/Canada section ($ 1,000 cash prize awarded by MAtv)

MALODY, Phillip Barker (Canada)


FNC LAB

Prix innovation FNC Lab  

awarded to the most innovative work for new platforms ($1,000 cash)

JOURNAL D’UNE INSOMNIE COLLECTIVE, Guillaume Braun, Bruno Choinière, Thibaut Duverneix and Philippe Lambert (Québec/Canada)

Special Mention 

LAST ROOM / DEPLI by Pierre Carniaux and Thierry Fournier (France)

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