Nouveau Cinema Film Festival 2010 Wrap-Up

The Nouveau Cinema Film Festival continued in its 39th year to forge ahead on the path it had begun of innovation, interactive, premieres, diversity, and imagination. Innovation came in the form of presenting new distribution platforms like the web, cell phone or cable television. The interactive dimension came through master classes, directors and filmmakers coming to present their films and stick around for Q&A with audiences. Continuing to bring film premieres like opening film "10 ½" and "You Don't Like the Truth" to engage, attract and keep loyal film fans. Diversity comes in the form of the types of films being screened like feature length, documentaries, short films, and student productions along with films from 51 different countries including Mexico, Poland, France, Austria, USA, Russia, Israel, Spain, Romania, Germany, England, China, and Cuba. Imagination was there in abundance from the programmers who chose the films to the directors and actors/actresses involved in the films screened. A festival like this is like life blood to those of us who are fans of the artistic medium of film.

Prize Winners:
LOUVE D'OR – presented by Quebecor – Best feature film in the International Selection with 15 000 $ cash
ANNÉE BISSEXTILE (Ano Bisiesto), Michael Rowe (Mexique, 2010)

Acting Award – Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International Selection
Avtandil Tetradze for SUSA, Rusudan Pirveli (Georgie, 2010)
Sibel Kekilli for WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE), Feo Aladag, (Allemagne, 2010)

Mention spéciale du jury / Jury's Special Mention
The team from LITTLEROCK, Mike Ott (États-Unis, 2010)

Daniel Langlois Innovation Award
LE QUATTRO VOLTE, Michelangelo Frammartino (Italie/Allemagne/Suisse, 2010)

Focus – Cinémathèque québécoise Grand Prize (1,500$ cash and 3,500$ in services) – Best feature film in the Focus section
OLIVER SHERMAN, Ryan Redford (Canada, 2010)

Loup argenté, Best Short Film Award
DIVERS IN THE RAIN, Olga Pärn and Priit Pärn (Estonie, 2009)

Grand Prix Focus Short Film (5000$ cash from CTV's Bravo!FACT Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent)
SOPHIE LAVOIE, Anne Émond (Québec/Canada, 2010)
JONATHAN ET GABRIELLE, Louis-Philippe Eno (Québec/Canada, 2010)

AQCC Award – Best feature in the International Selection
JO POUR JONATHAN, Maxime Giroux (Québec/Canada, 2010)

Temps Ø People's Choice Award
CONFESSIONS, Tetsuya Nakashima (Japan, 2010)

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