Thank you for being part our 49th online edition!
The Festival du nouveau cinema is a 45 years journey. Each edition carry its share of stories, experiences and memories. This journey's story is told through a visual identity that evolved and that shows the passage of time. To each new year a new emblem, a poster, is carefully crafted to represent our festivities in Quebec's film landscape. Take a look at our different posters!
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Since 2011, the Festival du nouveau cinema allows different filmmakers to create a short film, without any constraint of style, genre or themes. These Cartes Blanches are then presented at various locations during the festival and give a creative inspiration to the event.
Each year the Festival hand out many distinctions to the films that stood out such as the Louve d'or which is awarded to the best feature film of the International Compandition. Many filmmakers were revealed by our awards ceremonies.
LOUVE D’ORBest feature film from the Compétition internationale section
Beanpole by Kantemir Balagov (2019)Genèse by Phillipe Lesage (2018)Ava by Léa Mysius (2017)Toni Erdmann by Maren Ade (2016)El Club by Pablo Larrain (2015)Félix and Meira by Maxime Giroux (2014, ex-aequo)Spartacus et Cassandra by Ioanis Nuguet (2014, ex-aequo)Heli by Amat Escalante (2013)Aqui y Alla by Antonio Méndez Esparza (2012)Volcano by Rúnar Rúnarsson (2011)Année Bissextile by Michael Rowe (2010)Dogtooth by Yorgos Lanthimos (2009)Tulpan by Sergey Dvortsevoy (2008)Bikur Hatizmoret by Eran Kolirin (2007)Day Night Day Night by Julia Loktev (2006)Something Like Happiness by Bohdan Slàma (2005)Dias de Santiago by Josué Méndez (2004)Osama by Siddiq Barmak (2003)Waiting for Happiness by Abderrahmane Sissako (2002)
LOUP ARGENTÉBest short film from the Compétition internationale section
Blessed Land by Phạm Ngọc Lân (2019)Juck by Ulrika Bandeira, Julia Gumpert et Olivia Kastebring (2018)Copa-Loca by Christos Massalas (2017)Undisclosed Recipients by Sandro Aguilar (2016)Always Tired by Jochen Kuhn (2015)Hillbrow by Nicolas Boone (2014)Mille Soleils by Mati Diop (2013)Solo by Mariana Gaivão (2012)Magma byMarianna Mørkøre and Rannvá Káradóttir (2011)Divers in the Rain by Olga and Priit Pärn (2010)Jalkeilla taas by Maarit Suomi-Väänäen (2009)Sentinela by Afonso Nunes (2008)Dust Bowl Ha! Ha! by Sébastien Pilote (2007, ex-aequo)Madame Tutli-Putli by Chris Lavis and Maciek Szcerbowski (2007, ex-aequo)À l’ombre by Simon Lavoie (2006)Flesh by Édouard Salier (2005)*Ryan by Chris Landreth (2004)*O Nome E O N.I.M by Ines Oliveira (2003)Dream Work by Peter Tscherkassky (2002)*In 2004 and 2005, the Loup Argenté/Prix ONF was not awarded. The Prix de la découverte Z Télé and Prix de l’innovation ONF respectively succeeded it.
PRIX DE LA CRITIQUE INTERNATIONALEPresented by FIPRESCI - Best first feature from any section
Canción Sin Nombre de Melina León (2019)
GRAND PRIX COMPÉTITION NATIONALE – FEATURE FILMSBest Canadian or Québécois feature film
The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open by Kathleen Hepburn and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers (2019)Mad Dog Labine by Jonathan Beaulieu-Cyr and Renaud Lessard (2018)Les Faux Tatouages by Pascal Plante (2017)Werewolf by Ashley McKenzie (2016)Le cœur de madame Sabali by Ryan McKenna (2015)Antoine et Marie by Jimmy Larouche (2014)Gerontophilia by Bruce LaBruce (2013)Stories We Tell by Sarah Polley (2012)Roméo Onze by Ivan Grbovic (2011)Oliver Sherman by Ryan Redford (2010)Nuages sur la ville by Simon Galiero (2009)La mémoire des anges by Luc Bourdon (2008)
GRAND PRIX COMPÉTITION NATIONALE – SHORT FILMSBest Canadian or Québécois short film
Oracle by Aaron Poole (2019)Brotherhood by Meryam Joobeur (2018)Milk by Heather Young (2017)Tout Simplement by Raphaël Ouellet (2016)Star by Émilie Mannering (2015)Feu de Bengale by Olivier Godin (2014)Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire by Monia Chokri (2013)La boutique de forge by Olivier Godin (2012)Sur la ligne, variation no 2 by Mario Calvé and Anne-Marie Turcotte (2011)Sophie Lavoie by Anne Émond (2010, ex-aequo)Jonathan et Gabrielle by Louis-Philippe Eno (2010, ex-aequo)Danse Macabre by Pedro Pires (2009)La battue by Guy Édoin (2008)
PRIX DE L’AQCCBest feature film from the Compétition internationale section chosen by the Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma
Les garçons sauvages by Bertrand Mandico (2017)The Sun, the Sun Blinded Me by Wilhem Sasnal (2016)Les Démons by Philippe Lesage (2015)Violet by Bas Devos (2014)L’Escale by Kaveh Bakhtiari (2013)Boy Eating the Bird’s Food by Ektoras Lygizos (2012, ex-aequo)Sudoeste by Eduardo Nunes (2012, ex-aequo)Volcano by Rúnar Rúnarsson (2011)Jo pour Jonathan by Maxime Giroux (2010)Fausta : La teta asustada by Claudia Llosa (2009)XXY by Lucia Puenzo (2007)The Bothersome Man by Jens Lien (2006)Keane by Lodge Kerrigan (2005)Le maître et son élève by Sonia Herman Dolz (2004, ex-aequo)The Ister by David Barison and Daniel Ross (2004, ex-aequo)Jésus, toi qui sais by Ulrich Seidl (2003)Alexei and the Spring by Seiichi Motohashi (2002)
PRIX D’INTERPRÉTATIONBest acting performance by an actor or actress of the Compétition internationale section
Ingvar E. Sigurðsson for A White, White Day (2019)Halldora Geirhardsdottir for Woman at War (2018, ex-aequo)Théodore Pellerin for Genèse (2018, ex-aequo)Darya Zhovnar for Closeness (2017)Peter Simonischek for Toni Erdmann (2016)Maria Mercedes Coroy for Ixcanul (2015)David Gulpilil for Charlie’s Country (2014)Samantha Castillo for Pelo Malo (2013)*Isaka Sawadogo for Diego Star (2013)*Alice de Lencquesaing for La tête la première (2012)Nadezhda Markina for Elena (2011)Avtandil Tetradze for Suza (2010, ex-aequo)Sibel Kekilli for Die Fremde (2010, ex-aequo)Magaly Solier for Fausta : La teta asustada (2009)Michael Fassbender for Hunger (2008)Richard Green for Boxing Day (2007)Kate Dickie for Red Road (2006)*In 2013 two Prix d'Interprétation were handed out for the International Competition and Focus Québec/Canada respectively.
PRIX DE L’INNOVATION DANIEL LANGLOISThe Compétition internationale work that is standing out by its visual boldness, its creative use of new technologies and its capacity to talk about a sensible subject in a new way
Divino Amor by Gabriel Mascaro (2019)Thunder Road by Jim Cummings (2018)Téhéran Tabou by Ali Soozandeh (2017)The Student by Kirill Serebrennikov (2016)Embrace of the Serpent by Ciro Guerra (2015)Violet by Bas Devos (2014)Miss Violence by Alexandros Avranas (2013)Blancanieves by Pablo Berger (2012)Nuit #1 by Anne Émond (2011)Le Quattro Volte by Michelangelo Frammartino (2010)Should I Really Do It? by Ismail Necmi (2009)Valse avec Bachir by Ari Folman (2008)Buddha Collapsed Out of Shame by Hana Makhmalbaf (2007)
PRIX CRÉATIVITÉHanded out to a short film in the Compétition nationale section for the most daring work
The Ghost and the Garden by Nelson Roubert (2016)Blood Manifesto by Theodore Ushev (2015)Nan Lakou Kanaval by Kaveh Nabatian (2014)Malody by Phillip Barker (2013)
PRIX DU PUBLIC – TEMPS ØBest feature film of the Temps Ø section selected by the moviegoers.
Bacurau by Kleber Mendonça Filho et Juliano Dornelles (2019)Au poste! by Quentin Dupieux (2018)Les affamés by Robin Aubert (2017)Prank by Vincent Biron (2016)Green Room by Jeremy Saulnier (2015)The Tale of Princess Kaguya by Isao Takahata (2014)Why Don’t You Plan in Hell? by Sion Sono (2013)Les Enfants Loups by Mamoru Hosoda (2012)Notre jour viendra by Romain Gavras (2011)Confessions by Tetsuya Nakashima (2010)Amer by Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani (2009)Sita Sings the Blues by Nina Paley (2008)I’m a Cyborg but That’s Okay by Park Chan-Wook (2007)Paprika by Satoshi Kon (2006)Yaji and Kita by Kankuro Kudo (2005)
PRIX DU PUBLIC COMPÉTITION NATIONALE - COURT MÉTRAGEBest French language short film from the Compétition nationale section
Jarvik by Emilie Mannering (2019)Brotherhood by Meryam Joobeur (2018)Crème de menthe by Jean-Marc E. Roy et Philippe David Gagné (2017)Ruby pleine de marde by Jean-Guillaume Bastien (2016)
PRIX DES RENCONTRES PANCANADIENNES DU CINÉMA ÉTUDIANTBest short film presented at the Rencontres pancanadiennes du cinéma étudiant
Ilha Da Rainha by Kayla Fragman (2019)Among the Forest by Oqim Nicholas (2018)Prend ma main by Alexandre Lefebvre (2017)Les Beiges by Etienne Lacelle (2016)Alia by Raghed Charabaty (2015)Satan’s Doll by Carlo Schefter (2014)
PRIX ESPOIR - RENCONTRES PANCANADIENNES DU CINÉMA ÉTUDIANTParticularly distinguished student short filmSurface Tension by Devon Pennick-Reilly (Nova Scotia College of Art and Design) (2019)
PRIX LES NOUVEAUX ALCHIMISTES - FEATURE FILMSBest feature film from Les nouveaux alchimistes section
Ralf's Colours by Lukas Marxt (2019)Black Mother by Khalik Allah (2018)Borobudur by Arnold Pasquier (2015, ex-aequo)Meurtrière by Philippe Grandrieux (2015, ex-aequo)Parasite (Huba) by Wilhelm and Anka Sasnal (2014)
PRIX DADABest short film from Les nouveaux alchimistes section
Last Year When the Train Passed By by Huang Pang-Chuan (2019)Trigger Warning by Scott Fitzpatrick (2018)Painting with History in a Room filled with people with Funny Names 3 by Kokrakrit Arunanondchai (2017)If It Was by Laure Prouvost (2016)F for Fibonacci by Beatrice Gibson (2015)Brouillard – Passage #15 by Alexandre Larose (2014)
PRIX INNOVATION – FNC EXPLOREHanded out to the most innovative work made for new platforms
Common Ground by Darren Emerson (2019)Battlescar by Nico Casavecchia et Martin Allais (2018)VR_1 by Gilles Jobin et Artanim (2017)Notes on Blindness by Arnaud Colinard (2016)Karen by Blast Theory (2015, ex-aequo)The Doghouse by Mads Damsbo and Johan Knattrup Jensen (2015, ex-aequo)Hollow by Elaine McMillon Sheldon (2014)Journal d’une insomnie collective by Guillaume Braun, Bruno Choinière, Thibaut Duverneix and Philippe Lambert (2013)Bear 71 by Jeremy Mendes and Leanne Allison (2012)Bla Bla by Vincent Morisset (2011, ex-aequo)La Zone : Retour à Tchernobyl by Bruno Masi and Guillaume Herbaut (2011, ex-aequo)Chroma by Erik Loyer (2002)**In 2002 the price was called Prix de la création numérique
PRIX CINÉMA VR (FORMERLY PRIX IMMERSION) - FNC EXPLOREBest virtual reality 360 film
Last Whispers: An Immersive Oratori by Lena Herzog (2019)Rooms by Christian Zipfel (2018)Nothing Happens by Michelle & Uri Kranot (2017)
PRIX DE LA RELÈVE ÉTUDIANTE - FNC EXPLOREBest student work in virtual reality
Playtime by Catherine Bazinet, Maxime Boisvert, Ronan Le Gall, Alexis Maher and Charles Tétreault (2019)
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