Fantasia: The Juries Unveiled for Mon Premier Fantasia and Les Fantastiques weekends du cinéma québécois

ONLINE FROM AUGUST 20 TO SEPTEMBER 2

On the occasion of its 24th edition which will be online this year from August 20 to September 2, Fantasia is honoring the cinema here during the 14th edition of Les Fantastiques weekends du cinéma québécois. With more than 70 short films and 6 feature films, the section is a great way to discover today’s talents and identify those of tomorrow. This year, the Festival is also dedicating programming to young film fans thanks to Mon Premier Fantasia. For these two sections, the festival has brought together, as every year, a professional jury composed of industry personalities who will watch the films in competition and will present the 11 prizes awarded during this 2020 edition.

MY FIRST FANTASIA

The 24th edition of the Fantasia festival welcomes the return of the MON PREMIER FANTASIA section: five programs of animated short films aimed at children and their parents. Two programs are aimed at children 3 years of age and older, two for children 5 years of age and older, and one for young people between the ages of 8 and 88. All programs in the section will be available for free online. This year’s jury will present the first prize POULAIN NOIR and is composed of three directors paired with one of their young children under the age of 12:

Robin Aubert, actor, director and screenwriter (LES AFFAMÉS). For the jury MON PREMIER FANTASIA, Robin will be accompanied by his daughter Rosa Frédérique Aubert, aged 7.

A self-taught director and animation filmmaker, Patrick Boivin has made a name for himself with his series of short films available on YouTube, including DRAGON BABY and IRON BABY. He also co-directed the feature films ENFIN L’AUTOMNE and BUNKER. For the jury, he will be accompanied by his 11-year-old daughter Marguerite Bulté Boivin.

Carnior, a multidisciplinary artist. In addition to his participation in the Phylactere Cola collective, Carnior has directed more than 35 short films, including several within the Kino movement. In 2016, he co-wrote and co-wrote with Thierry Bouffard and Édouard Tremblay the feature film FEUILLES MORTES, a musical set in a post-apocalyptic Quebec. For the jury, he will be accompanied by his daughter Penelope Landry, 9 years old.

LES FANTASTIQUES WEEKEND DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS

The jury of LES FANTASTIQUES WEEKEND DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS will consist of:

Alexa-Jeanne Dubé, ACTRESS AND DIRECTOR, (FAITS DIVERS, LE CHALET, DISTRICT 31).

Mathieu R. Grenier, founder of the production company MRGenre, which specializes in Quebec genre cinema and director (L’INQUIÉTANTE ABSENCE).

Eve Ringuette, ACTRESS AND DIRECTOR OF INNU ORIGIN. HER FIRST PRODUCTION, KAKATSHAT, A PRODUCTION OF WAPIKONI MOBILE, WAS PRESENTED LAST YEAR AT FANTASIA.

The jurors of LES FANTASTIQUES WEEKEND DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS will present the following 11 awards:

MELS AWARD FOR BEST FILM

The most distinguished work at LES FANTASTIQUES WEEKEND DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS, the director of this film will receive a prize worth $10,000, comprised of a value of $5,000 in equipment loans and a value of $5,000 in post-production and sound services.

MELS AWARD FOR BEST PHOTO DIRECTION

MELS is very proud to present a $10,000 prize in equipment loans to a photo director who will have distinguished himself this year at FANTASTIQUES WEEKEND, a prize that can be used for their next shoot.

PEAK MEDIA AWARD FOR BEST SOUND

PEAK MEDIA IS REALLY PLEASED TO JOIN THE RANKS OF FANTASTIQUES WEEKEND PARTNERS AND PRESENT A $2,500 PRIZE IN TECHNICAL SERVICES TO THE FILM WHOSE SOUND MIX WILL JUDGED TO BE THE BEST AMONG THE FILMS IN COMPETITION.

MATV “CREATIVITY” AWARD

THE CHANNEL IS PROUD TO OFFER A $25,000 PROVINCIAL OUTREACH CAMPAIGN TO THE CREATIVITY AWARD WINNER, VALID FOR TWO YEARS. IN ADDITION TO THE EXCELLENCE AND ORIGINALITY OF THE SHORT FILMS, FILMS DEALING WITH SOCIAL AND COMMUNITY ISSUES WILL ALSO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT IN THE AWARDING OF THIS AWARD.

ARRQ AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTOR

The Association of Directors of Quebec (ARRQ) encourages creators from all walks of life and is proud to offer a $1,000 scholarship to the director whose work has distinguished himself most in the context of the LES FANTASTIQUES WEEKEND DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS.

CANADIAN CINEMA EDITORS AWARD FOR BEST EDITING

THE CANADIAN CINEMA EDITORS WILL AWARD A $500 GRANT AND A ONE-YEAR MEMBERSHIP TO THE C.C.E. TO THE EDITOR WHOSE WORK WINS THIS PRIZE.

EVS PRICE OF THE BEST EMERGING PRODUCER

Video Service Enterprises (EVS) is pleased to offer a $2,500 lease at EVS to the winning producer.

NAD AWARDS FOR BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

THIS YEAR, THE NAD SCHOOL IS PROUD TO OFFER A FIVE-DAY ACCESS TO ITS STUDIOS FOR A TOTAL VALUE OF $5,000 TO THE DIRECTOR WHOSE FILM HAS DISTINGUISHED ITSELF IN TERMS OF VISUAL EFFECTS.

NAD PRIZE FOR BEST ANIMATION

THIS YEAR, THE NAD SCHOOL IS ALSO PROUD TO OFFER A $500 SCHOLARSHIP TO THE DIRECTOR WHOSE ANIMATED FILM WINS THIS PRIZE.

SPIRA PRIZE

It is with pleasure that Spira is partnering with the 2020 Fantasia Festival to present a $5,000 prize in professional film and post-production equipment loans to the winner of this award.

SLA COOP FAVOURITE FILM AWARD

We are proud to present a $2,000 rental prize to a Quebec short film deemed to be a favourite by the jury members.

Remember that this 24th edition will take place online. Through the Scope Festival platform, festival-goers from across Canada will have access to a comprehensive program of films, panel discussions and workshops. The service will be geo-located and reserved for the Canadian public, allowing the many moviegoers across the country to enjoy the Festival. For all those who have never been able to travel to Fantasia, this year the festival will come to your home!

The online edition of Fantasia will take place from August 20 to September 2. The full line-up for this 24th edition will be announced on August 10; followed by tickets for the Festival going on sale on August 10.

More information: www.fantasiafestival.com

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