Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma (FNC) is proud to unveil the winners of the 48th edition:
COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE – FEATURE FILMS
The jury was made up of: Hayet BENKARA, Caroline DHAVERNAS and Brandon HARRIS.
Louve d’Or presented by Québecor
Best feature film in the International competition ($15,000 cash from Québecor).
BEANPOLE directed by Kantemir Balagov
Daniel Langlois Innovation Award
Recognizes a 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.
DIVINO AMOR directed by Gabriel Mascaro
Honourable Mention: CANCIÓN SIN NOMBRE directed by Melina León
Best Actor or Actress Award
Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International competition.
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson in A WHITE, WHITE DAY directed by Hlynur Pálmason
Honourable Mention: Sandra Drzymalska and Claudio Segaluscio in SOLE directed by Carlo Sironi
International Critics Prize (presented by FIPRESCI)
This jury was made up of: Ernesto Diez Martinez, Jean-Max Mejean, Guillaume Potvin.
Best first feature from any section.
CANCIÓN SIN NOMBRE directed by Melina León
COMPÉTITION NATIONALE – FEATURE FILMS
This jury was made up of: Geraldine BRYANT, Kasia KARWAN and Boyd VAN HOEIJ.
Grand Prize presented by Post-Moderne
Best feature film in the National competition (1,000 cash and $15,000 in equipment rental and post-production services awarded by Post-Moderne).
THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN
directed by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers
Most promising feature film of the National competition ($30,000 in advertising services from Quebecor).
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY directed by Matthew Rankin
PUBLIC PRIZE TEMPS Ø – FEATURE FILMS
People’s Choice Award presented by La Pimenterie
Best feature film of the Temps Ø section ($500 cash and $500 in hot sauces awarded by La Pimenterie).
BACURAU directed by Kleber Mendonça Filho and Juliano Dornelles
PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL – FEATURE FILMS
Peace Award presented by the Brian Bronfman Family Foundation
Best feature film of the International panorama section ($2,000 cash from the Brian Bronfman Family Foundation).
AND THEN WE DANCED directed by Levan Akin
LES NOUVEAUX ALCHIMISTES – FEATURE FILMS
The jury was made up of: Miryam CHARLES, Lou SCAMBLE and Marina SERRAO.
Nouveaux Alchimistes Prize
Best feature film in the Les nouveaux alchimistes competition ($1,000 cash from Main Film)
Experimentation Award presented by Mubi
Best feature film in the Les nouveaux alchimistes competition (exclusive broadcast on the Mubi platform).
RALF’S COLOURS directed by Lukas Marxt
Honourable Mention: SERPENTÁRIO directed by Carlos Conceição
The jury was made up of: Roman Dimitrov, Clémence Boisvenue, Laurianne Desrosiers, Adèle Richer, Clara Soret, Kiyane Racine.
P’tits loups Award
Best short film of the competition according to a jury of young moviegoers.
LE REFUGE DE L’ÉCUREUIL directed by Chaïtane Conversat
FNC EXPLORE – INTERACTIVE PROJECTS AND VIRTUAL REALITY
The jury was made up of: Myriam ACHARD, Toby COFFEY, Jean DUBOIS, Dario LAVERDE, Anna TICKTIN.
Innovation Award presented by wrnch
The most innovative work for new platforms ($5,000 cash from wrnch).
COMMON GROUND directed by Darren Emerson
Cinema VR Prize
Best virtual reality 360 film.
LAST WHISPERS: AN IMMERSIVE ORATORIO directed by Lena Herzog
Best In Development XR Project Pitch:
THEY CALL ME ASYLUM SEEKER directed by Tamara Shogaolu
SH_T HAPPENS directed by David Štumpf and Michaela Mihályi
Best student work in virtual reality ($20 000 in studio rental and artist residency at Zu.)
PLAYTIME directed by Catherine Bazinet, Maxime Boisvert, Ronan Le Gall, Alexis Maher et Charles Tétreault
Reminder that the prizes for short films were given out on October 15th:
COMPÉTITION INTERNATIONALE – SHORT FILMS
The jury was made up of: Meryam JOOBEUR, Fanny-Laure MALO and Raphaël OUELLET.
Best short film of the International competition ($5,000 cash).
BLESSED LAND directed by Phạm Ngọc Lân
Honourable Mention: DIVA & ASTRO directed by Angel Barroeta
COMPÉTITION NATIONALE – SHORT FILMS
The jury was made up of: Anne GASCHUTZ, Sang-Hoon LEE and Enrico VANNUCCI.
Grand Prix (presented by CineGround)
Best short film of the National competition ($10,000 in post-production services awarded by CineGround).
ORACLE directed by Aaron Poole
People’s Choice Award presented by MELS
Best short film of the National competition ($5,000 in rental and services awarded by MELS).
JARVIK directed by Emilie Mannering
LES NOUVEAUX ALCHIMISTES – SHORT FILMS
The jury was made up of: John BLOUIN, Jaime MANRIQUE and Mégane VOGHELL.
Best animation Prize
Best animated short film of the competition.
THE PHYSICS OF SORROW directed by Theodore Ushev
Honourable Mention by the jury: SH_T HAPPENS directed by David Štumpf and Michaela Mihályi
Dada National Prize presented by Mubi
Best short film of the competition ($5,000 in creative residency at Main Film and $1,500 cash).
THE PHYSICS OF SORROW directed by Theodore Ushev
Honourable Mention spéciale by the jury: DISPLACEMENT directed by Maxime Corbeil-Perron
Dada International Prize presented by Mubi
Best short film of the competition (exclusive broadcast on the Mubi platform).
LAST YEAR WHEN THE TRAIN PASSED BY directed by Huang Pang-Chuan
Honourable Mention by the jury: LEAKING LIFE directed by Shunsaku Hayashi
RENCONTRES PANCANADIENNES – STUDENT SHORT FILMS
The jury was made up of: Ryan BADEN, Catherine LEGARÉ-PELLETIER, Kristina WAGENBAUER
Prix Espoir presented by 123DCP and Ulule
Particularly distinguished student short film ($2,000 in crowdfunding services on Ulule and a Cru-Drive DCP from 123dcp).
SURFACE TENSION directed by Devon Pennick-Reilly (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design)
Grand Prix presented by Netflix
Best student short film (2 000$ grant awarded by Netflix and a research and creation residency in collaboration with the invited international school.
ILHA DA RAINHA directed by Kayla Fragman (Université Concordia)
FNC FORUM – Pitch
First movie Pitch Award presented by Netflix
Best film pitch for first feature and medium length fiction projects in development ($10,000 prize awarded by Netflix)
VAMPIRE HUMANISTE CHERCHE SUICIDAIRE CONSENTANT directed by Ariane Louis-Seize, written by Christine Doyon and produced by Jeanne-Marie Poulain (art&essai)