Audience grows for Sherbrooke film festival
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.
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.