Sec­ond edi­tion of Sher­brooke film fes­ti­val

– Un­veil­ing of the judges for the in­ter­na­tional and re­gional com­pe­ti­tions

Stanstead Journal - - FROM PAGE ONE - Vic­to­ria Vanier Sher­brooke

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.

In­ter­na­tional Com­pe­ti­tion

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.

Re­gional Com­pe­ti­tion

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.

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