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21 November 2022 Festival

The Soirée de la relève Radio-Canada award goes to Milikᵘ tshishutshelimunuau

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

This year, the prize was awarded to Isabelle Kanapé for her film Milikᵘ tshishutshelimunuau (Accordez-moi votre confiance). 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.

The Innu filmmaker was awarded a $10 000 grant offered by Radio-Canada to support the production of a future project. Her film and those of Arnaud Beaudoux, Laurence Ly & Kayla Fragman are available for free on ICI TOU.TV until December 18, 2022.

The other shortlisted films :

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.

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.

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.


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