Saguenay international
short film festival


9 year-old Sarah is quietly discovering love when an assault derails her sexual awakening. Summer 2000 is an intimate and delicate tale in which the play between different mediums offers an insight into gender performativity and consent.

Production :
La Créative Films
Distribution :
Travelling, les films qui voyagent
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Screenplay :
Virginie Nolin and Laurence Olivier
Cast :
Jeana Arseneau, Millie-Jeanne Drouin, William St-Louis and Dylan Walsh
Cinematographer :
Isabelle Stachtchenko
Artistic direction :
Alexia Roc

In competition for :

Best Youth Short Film Award

  • Virginie Nolin

    Screenwriter and director, Virginie Nolin is doing a Master's degree in Cinematic Arts which addresses sexuality and the body with a feminist-queer perspective. She directed the short films Summer 2000, OK and Sleeping Longing, all screened internationally. She is currently developing her first feature film, the adaptation of Mikella Nicol's novel, Aphélie.

  • Laurence Olivier

    Laurence Olivier is a writer and filmmaker. Her film Phantom poem was awarded the Best experimental short prize at Vues dans la tête de (2023), and her novel Répertoire des villes disparues (Herbes rouges, 2015) was adapted for the screen by Denis Côté (Ghost Town Anthology, 2019).