Second edition of Sherbrooke film festival
– Unveiling of the judges for the international and regional competitions
The second edition of the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke (FCMS), which takes place between April 8th and April 12th, will this time host an international and a regional competition with the awarding of pri es being decided by two juries composed of professionals from the world of cinema, culture and the arts. The Cercle d’Or Meilleur long métrage de fiction and the Cercle d’Or Meilleur documentaire awards will be decided by the judges of the international competition, presided by Dr. ean-Francois Chicoine. The Prix Cercle d’Or Meilleur court métrage de la region estrienne will be decided by the regional jury, presided over by Ms. Pepita Ferrari.
The Festival’s Comité de programmation is in charge of choosing the films that will be eligible for the competitions. The names of those films will be revealed later this month.
Dr. ean-Francois Chicoine, well-known paediatrician, author and active film lover involved in many media and film productions, will be the president of the jury for the international competition. He will be accompanied by Martina Adamcova, actress and producer of cinema and television Bernard Fabi, president and director general of the Societé générale de production inc. and a show promoter Pierre avaux, established director in the Estrie with forty years of experience in television and film acques Labrecque, former director of the Centre Culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke and founding manager of the Cinema Festival projection hall, in Sherbrooke, in 1976 erome Pruneau, general director of Diversité Artistique Montreal (DAM) and a professor of Sociology.
Sitting as the president of the jury in the regional competition, Pepita Ferrari is a film director and producer and the president of the Documentary Association of Canada. She will be accompanied by Louis-Philippe Hébert, artistic director of the Richmond Arts Centre and an author and composer and Ginette Souchereau, professor of Art, Communication and Technology at Ecole Mitchell Montcalm. The submissions of short films ended on anuary 16th and the members of the jury have selected the finalists. The recipient of the Prix Cercle d’Or Meilleur court métrage de la region estrienne will be announced during the Festival’s closing ceremony. ew film sites For the second edition, the FCMS will take place in several new locations besides at La Maison du Cinema where the films of the main program will still be shown. The Salle de Tremplin will hold training activities and special projections. Debates will be presented at the Foyer Mont-Bellevue of the Centre Culturel de L’Université de Sherbrooke and soon to be announced activities will take place at Bishop’s University. Sherbrooke’s Science and ature Museum and the Sherbrooke Historical Society will also host events for the Festival.
The complete program of the Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke will be unveiled on March 19th.