The Festival du nouveau cinema de Montréal is pleased to announce the winners of its 50th edition.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION – FEATURE FILMS
The International Competition – Feature Films jury was made up of André DUDEMAINE, Bernadette PAYEUR and Lorraine PINTAL.
Louve d’Or presented by Québecor
Best feature film – International Competition ($15,000 in cash awarded by Quebecor)
GREAT FREEDOM by Sebastian Meise
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.
LA TRAVERSÉE by Florence Miailhe
Special Mention: TASTE by Lê Bào
Best Actor or Actress Award
Best actor or actress in a feature film in the International competition
Sofia Kokkali in Moon 66 Questions by Jacqueline Lentzou
Awarded by the Council of Europe’s Eurimages Fund, of which Canada is an associate member, the Audentia Prize rewards a woman director for the quality of her directing (30,000 euros in cash awarded by Eurimages).
The jury was composed of Claude JOLI-CŒUR, Carole LAURE and Marielle POUPELIN and the prize was awarded by Alanis OBOMSAWIN
LA TRAVERSÉE by Florence Miailhe
International Critics’ Prize (presented by FIPRESCI)
The FIPRESCI jury was composed of Pedro Almeida Tavares, Jérôme Michaud and Victor Paz Morandeira
Best first feature from any section
DAMASCUS DREAMS by Émilie Serri
NATIONAL COMPETITION – FEATURE FILMS
The National Competition – Feature Films jury was made up of Fabienne Colas, Alexis Juncosa and Weijie Lai.
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).
NIGHT RAIDERS by Danis Goulet
Most promising feature film of the National competition ($30,000 in advertising services from Quebecor).
LE BRUIT DES MOTEURS by Philippe Grégoire
Special Mention : THE WHITE FORTRESS by Igor Drljaca
PRIX DU PUBLIC TEMPS Ø – FEATURE FILMS
Prix du public
Best feature film of the Temps Ø section
Ex-aequo: BARBAQUE by Fabrice Éboué and VORTEX by Gaspar Noé
PANORAMA INTERNATIONAL – FEATURE FILMS
Peace Prize presented by the Peace and Social Harmony Network and the Brian Bronfman Family Foundation
Best feature film in the International Panorama section ($2,000 in cash awarded by the Brian Bronfman Family Foundation)
LES INDES GALANTES by Philippe Béziat
LES NOUVEAUX ALCHIMISTES – FEATURE FILMS
The jury for Les Nouveaux Alchimistes competition was made up of Charles-André CODERRE, Éléonore GOLDBERG and Philippe LÉONARD.
Nouveaux Alchimistes Prize
Best feature film in the Les nouveaux alchimistes competition ($1,000 cash from Main Film)
ESQUI by Manque La Banca
Special Mention: EL NIÑO DEL PLOMO by Daniel Dávila
The jury of P’tits loups was made up of Mia DESJACQUES-TAZI, Margot DUFOUR LENNON, Lila ULOTH, Helena UNTERBERGER and Emmanuelle GAGNÉ.
P’tits loups Award
Best short film of the competition according to a jury of young moviegoers.
DANS LA NATURE by Marcel Barelli
FNC EXPLORE – INTERACTIVE PROJECTS AND VIRTUAL REALITY
The jury for FNC EXPLORE was made up of Patrick BERNATCHEZ, Tamara SHOGAOLU and Raqi SYED.
Best 360 Virtual Reality Artwork ($1 000 cash from FNC)
IN THE MIST by Chou Tung-Yen
Most innovative 6DoF Animation ($1 000 cash from FNC)
MARCO AND POLO GO ROUND by Benjamin Steiger Levine
Special Mention: GOLIATH – PLAYING WITH REALITY by Barry Gene Murphy and May Abdalla
FNC INDUSTRIE : FNC FORUM
Premières œuvres Pitch Award presented by Netflix in collaboration with Eurimages
Best film pitch for 8 first Canadian feature fiction projects in development ($10,000 prize awarded by Netflix)
ADIEU MINETTE by Sarra El Abed
Production Isabelle Grignon-Francke (Club Vidéo)
Special Mention: HOME OF THE FLYING MOONS by Victoria Catherine Chan
FNC INDUSTRIE : NOUVEAU MARCHÉ
Jury Prize, feature film
Best feature film in development ($25 000 cash awarded by the FNC).
BELLS OF KABUL by Chabname Zariab
Mentions spéciales : MEXICO 1986 by César Diaz and MOTHERHOOD by Meryam Joobeur
Jury Prize, VR
Best Virtual Reality Artwork in development ($5 000 cash awarded by the FNC).
FIGHT BACK VR by Céline Tricart
Production: Red Corner (Marie Blondiaux), Lucid Dreams Productions
Selection at the Rotterdam Film Festival
FUTUR RITES by Sandra Rodriguez and Alexander Whitley
Production: Normal, Alexander Whitley Dance Company
The winners were presented with a louve created by artist/sculptor Pierre Dupras. The Festival du nouveau cinema continues online until October 31. Selected titles are available for a rate of $10.00 (per film) for feature films and $6.00 for short films. A package featuring all of the award-winning films is available for purchase now for $60.
The Festival du nouveau cinema will be back next year for its 51st edition, which will take place from October 5 to 16, 2022.