The 45th Student Film Festival August 23 to 27, 2014

Tuesday August 12, 2014

26 Canadian films, 60 international films selecteds A bumper year for diversity and new talent

Montreal, August 12, 2014 — Organized within the framework of the Montreal World Film Festival, the Student Film Festival, held August 23 to 27, 2014, this year has 2 competitive sections, comprising 26 Canadian films and 60 international films respectively. The winning films will share 6 prizes, including the Norman McLaren Prize for best Canadian film and the jury award Most Promising Director.

                  The members of the 2014 jury are Roger Otis, Montreal filmmaker whose own short film is entered in this year’s official competition of the main festival, Leopoldo Soto, Mexican critic and filmmaker, and Alisi Telengut, who won two prizes at previous festivals.

                  Thoroughly eclectic, the 2014 edition comprises all forms and subjects. Locally, Concordia University has 4 films selected and the University of Montreal one. Simon Fraser University in Vancouver has nine films selected and Emily Carr University of Art and Design in Vancouver has one. From Ontario the festival has selected two films each from Humber College and Ryerson, and one each from the University of Western Ontario in London, and York University in Toronto. The University of Regina in Saskatchewan is represented by an experimental film.

The reputation of the Montreal festival has attracted many student films from around the world and this year, to accommodate the abundance of excellent foreign productions, an international competition was established. This section features films from 18 countries: the United States, South Korea,  Germany, Russia, Israel, Switzerland, Australia, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Serbia, Montenegro, Ireland, Spain, Austria, Cuba, France, Argentina and Poland. Prizes in both sections include the following categories: documentary, fiction, animation and experimental.

                 Founded by Serge Losique in 1969, the Student Film Festival is the oldest film festival in Canada and was incorporated into the World Film Festival in 1985. The Festival has an illustrious history of discovering new talent. Many of the young directors that have passed through its ranks over the years have gone on to become noted cineastes winning Oscars and other prizes around the world. Among them André Leduc, Joyce Borenstein, Veronica Soul, William McGillivray, Roger Cantin, Danyèle Patenaude, Jeannine Gagné, Franco Battista, Claude Laflamme, Barry Greenwald, Mario Bolduc, George Mihalka, Sturla Gunnarsson, Rafal Zielinski, Jean-Claude Lauzon, Christian Duguay, Geoff Bowie, Jeff Abugov, Stephen Reizes, Peter Mettler, Bachar Chbib, Attila Bertalan, Stefan Pleszczynski, Arto Paragamian, Benoît Pilon, André Turpin, Ann Marie Fleming…

 

 

LIST OF FILMS

 

STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL – NATIONAL COMPETITION

 

Bed / Frame / Alysha  Seriani, Jae Woo Kang, Jessica Johnson / Canada

Bromance / Florence Pelletier / Canada

Burned / Cole Northey / Canada

Copper or Plastic / Michael Gannon / Canada

Cultivator of the Way / Rheanna Toy / Canada

Debt Sentence / Travis Welowszky / Canada

Driftwood / Chris Barnard / Canada

Emma / Aerlan Barrett / Canada

Happy Endings / Hannes Thor Arason / Canada

Hard Card / Lucas Hrubizna / Canada

Inside Voice / Weiyuan Li / Canada

La Gardienne / Pier-Philippe Chevigny / Canada

Last Night's Party / Jacqueline Andrade, Mark Cira / Canada

Lifers / Joel Andrew Salaysay / Canada

My Buddy / Mark Moliterni / Canada

Naked Eye / Lilian Sepulveda Navarrete / Canada

Objective Love / Lucia Lozano / Canada

Pull Your Pants Up / Adrian Wallace / Canada

Razones / Milad Alamkhany / Canada

Ropes / Monica Cheema / Canada

Running By / Bryce  Gamache / Canada

The Katherine Problem / Joseph Carney / Canada

'Til Death / Connor Gaston / Canada

Un après-midi avec Paolo / Anabelle Lavoie / Canada

Unordinary Journey in an Ordinary Day / Yoshino Aoki / Canada

Wake / Marc-Olivier Harvey / Canada

 

STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL – INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION

Marea / Adam Breier / Cuba

17 anni / 17 ans / Filippo Demarchi / Switzerland

Ein Tag am Meer / Aline Chukwuedo / Germany

Alice / Geoffroy Faugérolas / USA

Aussi loin / Franziska  M. Hoenisch / France, Germany

Jetzt jetzt jetzt / Christin Freitag / Germany

Berlin Troika / Andrej Gontcharov / Germany

Blur Blue / Sonja Polligkeit / Germany

Bonne Espérance / Kaspar Schiltknecht / Switzerland

Burrow / Natalie Erika James / Australia

Canuck Black / Rebecca Archer / United Kingdom

Devil / Lisa Bierwirth / Germany

Door God / Yulin Liu / USA

Dreamers / Joseph Dwyer / USA

Elisabeth / Katharina Woll / Germany

Enquête familiale en pays limitrophe / Quentin Bernard / France

Espés / Tanit  Fernandez, Isaac Rodriguez / Spain

I Don’t Say Goodbye, I Say See You Soon / Giuliana Monteiro / USA

Fliegen / Katharina Woll / Germany

Full-Windsor / Faraday Okoro / USA

Gabriel / Benjamin Chimoy / Germany, Spain

How to Avoid Annoying People / Ariel Nasser / USA

I've Been a Sweeper / Ciarán Dooley / Ireland

In Passing / Alan Miller / USA

Karaganda / Max Weissberg / USA

Un Sueño Recurrente / Santiago Esteves / Argentina

Serori / Pedro Collantes / Netherlands

The Way Home / Ting Song / USA

Keep It Cool / Na'ama Keha / Israel

Le Doigt d'honneur / Malika Pellicioli / Switzerland

Load / Niv Shpigel / Robert Moreno / Israel

Love at Last Sight / Oscar Hernandez-Topete / USA

Mamis: A Family Portrait / Virginia Fuentes / United Kingdom

Marijina Epizoda / Sanja Zivkovic / Serbie / Montenegro

Has Anyone Seen Eyal Nurich? / Shira Porat / Israel

Michael S., Recollected / Steven Swirko / Austria

Morning / Yakie Ayalon / Israel

My Stuffed Granny / Effie Pappa / United Kingdom

Nadeshda / Anna Frances Ewert / Germany

Ni-Ni / Melissa Hickey / USA

Mein letztes Konzert / Selcuk Zvi Cara / Germany

Oh! My Princess / Heewook Sa / South Korea

Paris on the Water / Hadas Ayalon / Israel

Porzellan / Katinka Narjes / Germany

Rainbow / Marina Solovieva / Russia

Rendezvous / Sylvia Borges / Germany

Roughstock / Jessica Baclesse / USA

Erlösung / Mark Gerstorfer / Austria

Scaremonger / Sasa Numic / USA

Shoes from Trieste / Gregor Božic / Germany

Si no se puede bailar, esta no es mi Revolución / Lillah Halla / Cuba

Smut / Tom Sveen / USA

The Life and Death of Tommy Chaos and Stacey Danger / Michael Lukk Litwak / USA

The Divide / Ashley Monti / USA

The Immaculate Reception / Charlotte Glynn / USA

Las Cieni / Andrzej Cichocki / Poland

The Tour Guide / Amos Geva / Israel

The Wonderful / Erin Good / Australia

Tobacco Burn / Justin Liberman / USA

Woman in Fragments / Quan Zhou / USA

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