44th FESTIVAL DU NOUVEAU CINEMA WINNERS for 2015
The Festival of New Cinema in Montreal is proud to announce the winners of its 44th edition:
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – FEATURE FILMS
The feature films jury – International Competition jury members: Félize Frappier, Maxime Giroux and Richard Peña.
Louve d’Or presented by Quebecor
Best Feature Film International Competition ($15,000 in cash awarded by Quebecor)
EL CLUB directed by PABLO LARRAÍN
Daniel Langlois Innovation Award
The work in the International Competition section that stands out for daring aesthetics, creative use of new technologies and/or groundbreaking treatment of a sensitive subject matter.
Best Performance by an actor or actress in the International Competition Section
MARÍA MERCEDES COROY in IXCANUL directed by Jayro Bustamante
The feature films jury – comprised AQCC Pascal Grenier, Maxime Labrecque and André Roy.
Best feature in the International Competition Section
THE DÉMONS directed by Philipped Lesage
Special mention / Special Mention
WALKING DISTANCE directed by ALEJANDRO GUZMÁN ALVAREZ
FOCUS – FEATURE FILMS
The feature films jury – comprised of Focus Mario Fortin, Suzanne Hénaut and Alessandro Raja.
Focus Grand Prize presented by Air France
Best feature movie in the Focus section ($5,000 cash)
THE HEART OF MADAME SABALI directed by RYAN MCKENNA
Ø TIME – FEATURE FILMS
Ø Time Audience Award – Presented by TFO / Temps Ø People’s Choice Award – Presented by TFO
Best feature of the Temps Ø section ($ 5,000 in cash delivered by the Group Média TFO)
GREEN ROOM directed by JEREMY SAULNIER
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – SHORT FILMS
The jury short films – International Competition consisted of Ainhoa Jauregui, Nelson MacDonald and Emmanuel Schwartz.
Best Short Film in the International Competition
ALWAYS TIRED directed by JOCHEN KUHN
DRIVING LESSON directed by MARCO LEÃO and ANDRÉ SANTOS
RATE ME directed by Fyzal Boulifa
FOCUS – SHORTS
The jury short films – Focus consisted of Daniel Ebner, Mike Plante and Seigo Tono.
Grand Prix Focus – Short Film presented by Post-Moderne
Best Short Film in Focus competition ($3,000 in cash and $12,000 in post-production services provided by Post-Modern)
STAR directed by EMILIE MANNERING
Creativity Award presented by MATV
Awarded to the Most original short film in the Focus competition ($ 1,000 cash prize Awarded by MATV)
BLOOD MANIFESTO directed by Theodore Ushev
BLUE THUNDER directed by PHILIPPE DAVID GAGNE and JEAN-MARC E. ROY
VOYAGERS directed by SANTIAGO MENGHINI
MEETINGS ACROSS CANADA STUDENT FILM – SHORT FILMS
The jury short films Dating Canada-wide student film was composed of Olivier Godin, Sophie Goyette and Marie-Ève Juste.
Rencontres pancanadiennes du cinéma étudiant Prize presented by Ulule
Presented to the winner of the Rencontres Pancanadiennes du cinema etudiant Prize ($ 1,500 to start a crowdfunding campaign and personalized support pre-campaign).
ALIA directed by RAGHED CHARABATY
FNC LAB FILMS – FEATURE FILMS AND SHORTS
The jury features and shorts – FNC Lab Films was comprised of Roxanne Arsenault Félix Dufour-Laperrière and Mario Kozina.
FNC Lab grand Prize (feature movie)
Ex aequo :
BOROBUDUR directed by ARNOLD PASQUIER
DEADLY directed by PHILIPPE GRANDRIEUX
FNC Lab short film Prize
F FOR BEATRICEdirected by FIBONACCI GIBSON
The jury was composed of José Luis de Vicente, Jean Décarie and Yako (Jean-Christophe Yacono).
Innovation Award presented by Urbania / Innovation Award presented by Urbania
Awarded to the Most Innovative work for new platforms ($ 1,000 cash from Urbania)
Ex aequo :
KAREN directed by BLAST THEORY
THE MADS DOGHOUSE directed by DAMSBO and JOHAN KNATTRUP JENSEN
*The winners will all be awarded a wolf carved and created by the sculptor Pierre Dupras.
The Festival du nouveau cinéma is presented by Quebecor and made possible by funding from SODEC, Telefilm Canada, City of Montreal, Tourisme Québec,
Secretariat of the metropolitan area, Canada Council for the Arts, Tourism Montreal
Montreal Arts Council and Canadian Heritage. The Festival also thanks its major partners Air France and the STM, its official suppliers and all the distributors for their support.
See you next year for the 45th FNC in October 2016!