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November 20th, 2022

The Soirée de la relève Radio-Canada

Every year, the soirée de la relève Radio-Canada is a chance to discover short documentaries from Quebec’s emerging filmmakers. This is a one-of-a-kind opportunity for audiences to appreciate the talents of the voices set to shine brightly on our screens.

Radio-Canada will award a $10,000 grant to the winner of the Soirée de la relève Radio-Canada to support the production of a project. A jury of documentary professionals will choose the prize winner. The soirée de la relève’s shortlisted films will also be available to stream free of charge on ICI TOU.TV starting November 21, 2022.

The films for the Soirée de la relève Radio-Canada are:

Agonie

Arnaud Beaudoux / Canada (Québec) / 2022 / 13 min / Sans paroles
Through the filmmaker's contemplative and agonizing experience on a fishing boat, Agonie brings forth an impressive visual and sound exploration.

Correspondance
Laurence Ly / Canada (Québec) / 2022 / 12 min / v.o. français s.-t. anglais
Several voices intertwine poetically with images in Correspondance, a personal and communal reflection on an abandoned school and the transformation of a gentrifying neighbourhood.

NDDJ (Notre-Dame-du-Jambon)
Grace Divya Singh / Canada (Québec) / 2022 / 20 min / v.o. français s.-t. anglais
With a sense of unbridled freedom, this hybrid, vintage-contemporary short film follows two young brothers on their trek to the village and back.

Surface
Adèle Foglia / Canada (Québec) / 2022 / 15 min / v.o. français s.-t. anglais
This skillfully constructed sports documentary follows the Canadian women’s water polo team as they qualify for the Olympic Games, from their physical and mental preparation to the reality of the competition.

Tio Kevin
Kayla Fragman / Canada (Québec) / 2022 / 17 min / v.o. portugais / anglais / français s.-t. français ou anglais
A filmmaker turns a complicit camera on her uncle. By interacting with him during his daily life and discussing his possessions and memories, she explores the complexity of grief and family relationships.

Milik? tshishutshelimunuau (Accordez-moi votre confiance)
Isabelle Kanapé / Canada (Québec) / 2022 / 12 min / v.o. innu s.-t. français
A savvy camera captures intimate moments of a councilor candidate’s electoral campaign in this acutely constructed short film filled with positivity and gentle laughter.

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