DISCOVER OUR SHORT FILMS PROGRAMS
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The 26 short films were selected with an eye to celebrating diversity and supporting the next generation of filmmakers. Six Francophone countries are represented: Morocco, Belgium, Luxembourg, Senegal, Canada and France. Many of the titles will be making their Canadian premier.
/// PROGRAM 1A grieving widow in Corsica in the 1880s seeking revenge. Ginette Reno in the shoes of a comical grandmother, Simone. The wanderings of the famous writer Jean Genet in the streets of Tangier. A strange trade in the heart of the Luxembourg forests. Baron Potowski, a solitary and endearing vampire.
The first shorts program in competition of CINEMANIA offers you an array of atypical and endearing characters.
/// PROGRAM 2Films about youth and its aspirations.
The dreams and expectations of Adil, an 11-year-old Moroccan boy. An old man who discovers how to get younger. The mysterious silence of little Edmond, an introverted child. The emancipation of a teenage girl through her love of soccer. The family and social pressure exerted on Zuzana, a young Senegalese girl whose life suddenly requires her to become an adult woman.
Initiatory journeys, beliefs and memories put to the test.
/// PROGRAM 3
A Moroccan shepherd facing an unexpected phenomenon. An impossible love, immense territories and the texts of a poetess. A terrible fire told through the eyes of a little girl. A room, two soldiers and the wounds of a war. The misadventures of two skateboarders who steal cannabis.
Unusual, funny, extreme or dangerous situations.
/// PROGRAM 4
Gino's beautiful retreat in the heart of the woods. In a prison, the meeting between two young inmates. A terrible misunderstanding between delinquents and a troubled man. A farmer fighting the presence of a wolf on his land. The conflictual relationship between two sisters. A gang of friends looking for an unusual way to get rid of the body of one of them...
Pretences, and preconceived ideas to fight.
/// PROGRAM 5
In Ghana, a young man who trains children to do risky work. Between France and Afghanistan, the uprooting of a young player of bouzkachi, the Afghan national sport. A music journalist who goes to meet a metal band with a troubled past. Two young Parisian losers and a girl to woo. In the middle of the night, a deserted gas station, a driver and an uncertain young woman.