A very "Home-produced" program
Canada and Québec, among others, are honoured by the Festival de Clermont-Ferrand in France. Indeed, this year, the Festival will take place from 1 to 9 february 2019 and a special programmation is devoted to quebec films, in collaboration with the Société de développement des entreprises culturelles (SODEC) and Téléfilm Canada.
This overview is composed of six programs of movies, spanning the past twenty years. In this selection, we can find movies from famous filmmakers : Jean-Marc Vallée, Theodore Ushev, Denis Villeneuve and Pierre Falardeau.
In one of the retrospective called Flash Back will feature shorts by Jean-Marc Vallée; Les mots magiques, or Night Mayor by Guy Maddin. Moreover, these two filmmakers were rewarded by the Festival of Clermont-Ferrand, respectively in 1998 and 2011.
A Saguenay touch will travel to France considering that Jean Marc E. Roy and Philippe David Gagné’s new film Fôret noire and Bleu Tonnerre will be screened in two different sections of the programmation. Besides the duo, a third filmmaker from the region, Chantale Boulianne, will be there to present her movie called Sur la ligne de crête to the Youth program of the Festival. A second quebec film will be presented to this section, Meute by Florence Lafond which was presented as a world premiere during REGARD’s 22nd edition for the program Shoot, no matter what!.
Founded in 1981, Clermont-Ferrand became International Short Film Festival became the benchmark and is considered to be one of the industry’s most prestigious short film fests.
It’s proudly that our executive director, Marie-Elaine Riou, will take part at the 41st edition and represent REGARD Festival within the canadian delegation counting more than 60 professionals from the quebec films’ field.
« Every february, It’s always so exciting to land in the small town of Clermont-Ferrand in order to meet my fellow colleagues from all around the world, just the right amount of time to celebrate the short film genre. I’m even happier this year due to the special place Canada and Quebec have in this year’s programmation. Above all, Saguenay as well will be represented ! » says Marie-Elaine Riou.
Eventually, the 6 of February at 4 PM, the Québec en courts’ screening is programmed co-hosted by SODEC and programmed by Mélissa Bouchard, head of programming for REGARD. Six short films will make vibrate cinephiles of Clermont-Ferrand, in addition with a lot of canadians and quebec short films.
For more information about the Canadian and Quebec films, please read SODEC’s article on the subject.
In a nutshell, an impressive “home-made” programmation is all set !