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Festivals & events

13 September 2012 à 18:12

13th Festival Off-Courts in Trouville

The Festival Off-Courts, gathering people around French-Quebec shorts films, strives to increase artistic exchange on a professional level.

In 2000, Off-Courts entered into the world of cinema through the digital door at a time when photo-chemical film still reigned.
In 2012, Off-Courts had the Web locked in its sights by creating, during 9 days, a 24/24 flow from Trouville so that everyone can enjoy the adventure via Web TV Off, conveyed by fiber-optic cable, wherever they happen to be.

This edition was an opportunity to watch 42 films in competition: 21 short French films and as many from Quebec. Alongside them, special programs, retrospectives and cartes blanches further confirmed the originality of the directorial approach of this event resolutely dedicated to new creation.

Award-winners were: Tennis Elbow by Vital Philippot (Audience Award), Bigshot by Maurice Huvelin (Critics' Award), Les Meutes by Manuel Schapira (Région Basse-Normandie Award), and Lapse by Gilles Guerraz (French-Quebec Office for Youth Award).

This year, the uniFrance Film - RTP2 Onda Curta Award was inaugurated. It went to Vends chien qui parle, 10 euros by Lewis-Martin Soucy. It entails subtitling aid to the value of €1500  offered by uniFrance, and by the film's acquisition by the RTP2 television channel (Portugal) to be broadcast during the Onda Curta program.

The international short film market took place nearby in the Village Off, in a space set up so that buyers, distributors, programmers, directors, and producers could take advantage of both the energy generated by the festival and the calm necessary for their work. Meetings, discussions, and cocktails allowed them to openly exchange and connect around a varied catalog of titles available to all.

Author : Christine Gendre

Latest update : 20 September 2012 à 18:12 CEST