Saguenay international
short film festival


With movement inspired by Merce Cunningham's iconic piece "50 Looks," a group of dancers move together through a vast landscape seemingly plucked from an alternate future. Just as changing light infiltrates the choreography, so do 35mm negative manipulations, compelling the dancers to engage with forces beyond time.

Production :
Pixel Projects
Distribution :
La Distributrice de films
Contact :
Sound designer :
Sacha Ratcliffe
Screenplay :
Mistaya Hemingway
Editing :
Claude Lemay
Cinematographer :
Simran Dewan

In competition for :

Jury Award


Audience award Official competition

  • Mistaya Hemingway

    In the last few years, Mistaya has been exploring the film form, collaborating on mixed media projects and creating work in the public space. She has also created visuals for Justin Timberlake , Patrick Watson, Islands and Karneef. Mistaya is directing and producing her own screendance projects. Forward Back is Mistaya's first collaboration with director, Kaveh Nabatian.

  • Kaveh Nabatian

    Kaveh Nabatian is an award-winning Iranian-Canadian director and musician whose evocative filmmaking has brought to life stories from the margins of society and across the world: Haiti, Nunavut, New York and beyond. His latest feature Kite Zo A premiered at SXSW in 2023.