Each 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.
This year, the prize was awarded to Juliette Balthazard for her film Where Motion Has Not Yet Ceased. Ukrainian women exiled in Prague tell their stories as they attempt to rebuild their lives; meanwhile, the war seeps into the voices of the men who have stayed behind.
Juliette was awarded a $10,000 grant ffered by Radio-Canada to support the production of a future project.
Short films from Camille Salvetti, Myriam Ben Saïd, Nicole Doummar, Diego Gros-Louis and Louise Blancheteau are available for free on ICI TOU.TV.
The other shortlisted films from the Soirée de la relève Radio-Canada :
Casa Bonjadim | Camille Salvetti
A woman sweeps the street, and a fishmonger opens her car trunk. From a window, a neighbour looks on as workers smash the bricks of Casa Bonjardim.
Clémence | Myriam Ben Saïd
Weaving together accounts from Clémence’s family and friends, the director exposes the grief that follows the young woman’s death by femicide.
It Is What It Is | Nicole Doummar
Nicole pays a visit to her mother, camera in tow. With great warmth and intimacy, she shares a look into a home inhabited by the memories of a resilient woman.
La ravissante | Diego Gros-Louis
Through a poetic letter to its nation, this short film reveals a strong community and the bond of the young generation to its culture.
ZEITGEIST | Louise Blancheteau
Between day and night, rave culture creates a suspended moment in which bodies come together, moving intuitively to the pulse of music and strobe lights.