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International Short and Medium-Length Competition

Churchill, Polar Bear Town Annabelle Amoros

The quaint town of Churchill, Manitoba, leads a double life. This cold and misty blue universe comes to life each fall when polar bears migrate south to hunt seals. The presence of these creatures lured in by the odor of restaurants and trash cans becomes a tourist attraction and a source of income for the inhabitants. Amoros humorously captures the tug of war between humans and nature, as night sirens bellow through snowy patrolled streets, helicopters fly overhead and organized bus expeditions and media reporters navigate their way through this winter wonderland. Complexities arise when these two worlds merge.
— Editorial Team

With the support of the Consulat général de France à Québec

competition : Short and Medium-Length International Competition

Churchill, Polar Bear Town

  • Country : France
  • Year : 2021
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 37 MIN
  • Cinematography : Annabelle Amoros
  • Cinematography : Negin Khazaee
  • Editing : Laurent Leveneur
  • Production : Clarisse Tupin
  • Sound Design : Annabelle Amoros
  • Sound Design : Léonore Mercier
  • Sound Design : Jules Wyzocki
Filmography of Annabelle Amoros :

La maison des lilas (2016)
Sur la route (2016)
Area 51 (2017)
Les lucioles (2018)
Big sister (2018)

The film’s journey :

Clermont Ferrand International Film Festival | World Premiere, Special Mention

Vision du Réel | Special Youth Jury Award for a medium length film

IndieLisboa | Special Mention Best Short Movie - Sylvestre Competition

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