Au­di­ence grows for Sher­brooke film fes­ti­val

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Sher­brooke

The third edi­tion of the Fes­ti­val cinema du monde de Sher­brooke (FCMS) fin­ished on Sun­day, April 10th, with the view­ing of the film Les Her­i­tiers, by Marie-Claude Men­tion-Scharr. Four prizes were awarded dur­ing the clos­ing cer­e­mony of the fes­ti­val that in­cluded about one hun­dred films, touch­ing about fifty coun­tries, and a dozen events held at the Mai­son du Cinema, the Salle le Trem­plin, Salle Al­fred-Des-Rochers, the Cen­tre Cul­turel of the Univer­sité de Sher­brooke, the Granada The­ater, Le Parvis and the Café-bou­tique Umano. This year’s events at­tracted al­most seven thou­sand movie lovers.

The fes­ti­val win­ners were: Trois fen­e­tres et une pendai­son, by Isa Qosja; Come to my Voice, by Huseyin Karabey; Les 18 fugi­tives, by Amer Shomali and Paul Cowan; and Estrela d’Alma, by Fabio Dorea

The Ra­dio-Canada pub­lic Coup de Coeur prize went to the film The Sec­ond Mother, by Anna Muylert.

Photo Julien Cham­ber­land

Seen here at Sher­brooke’s film fes­ti­val are (back l. to r.): Sher­brooke mayor Bernard Se­vi­gny; Saint Fran­cois MNBA Guy Hardy; Mai­son du Cinema pres­i­dent and co-founder of the FCMS, De­nis Hur­tubise; Ma­lika Ba­j­jaje, co-founder and gen­eral di­rec­tor of FCMS; FCMS pres­i­dent Claude Bel­leau; Min­is­ter and Comp­ton/Stanstead MP Marie-Claude Bibeau; Min­is­ter and MP Sher­bre­ooke Luc Fortin; and (front) five of the Con­cours Pocket film win­ners, Olivier Les­sard, Mikael Al­laire, Alec O’Reilly, Edouard Plante Gagnon, Emile Fortin and Fabio Dorea, win­ner of the Cer­cle d’or Meilleur court me­trage.

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