Discover the short films that represented Canada at the 45th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival! A special screening at the Canadian Cultural Centre will feature a selection of strong and poignant stories from a new generation of filmmakers.
The Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival is now the world’s largest film event dedicated to short films. Each year, the Canadian presence is important both at the festival (27 January – 4 February 2023) and at the Marché du Film Court (30 January – 3 February 2023).
The Canadian selection is rich in discoveries and immerses filmgoers in the multiple sources of inspiration of filmmakers who are masters in the art of storytelling.
In the presence of Julie Rousson, member of the international selection committee of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
In partnership with the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
Length 76 minutes
Canada, Québec / 2022 / Documentary / 14’10”
At the dawn of their teenage years, Raphaël and Rémi are twins whose intimate bond crumbles while one of them, suffering from an increasingly serious disability, remains a prisoner of childhood. But during one last summer in the countryside, time seems to stand still.
KOHA WA TAPAHA (HILLS AND MOUNTAINS)
Canada, Afghanistan / 2022 / Fiction / 08’00”
An Afghan woman delves deep into her experiences that forced her to the edge of her society.
DES VOISINS DANS MA COUR (NEIGHBORS IN MY BACKYARD)
Eli Jean Tahchi
Canada, Québec / 2021 / Experimental documentary / 15’03
Between Parc-Extension and the town of Mont-Royal, a scar in space creates a strange dichotomy between two neighborhoods.
Canada, France / 2023 / Animation / 09’04”
The first few days of spring are a time of year when kids are eager to see the snow melt and to cast off their winter coats, which suddenly seem way too warm. For our protagonist, though, this is the spring when his father passes away.
Canada / 2022 / Fiction / 29’43”
Inspired by a true story, the film recounts the last 48 hours in the life of Marc-Antoine Bernier, a 14-year-old boy on a desperate quest for freedom.
Special International Jury Prize at the 2023 Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival