Eight emerging Canadian directors participate in a public pitch session in front of a jury of experts. First feature and medium length films in development (fiction, experimental, animation) will be presented.Netflix will award $10,000 grant to the best pitch Jury : Boyd Van Hoij, Programmer and selection committee president —Luxembourg City Film Festival, Luxembourg Etienne Hansez, Producer — Bravo CharlieMia Donovan, réalisatrice — EyeSteelFilm, Canada Projets : ZIPPER Directed by Marie-Hélène Viens et Philippe LupienProduced by Fanny-Laure Malo VIL ET MISÉRABLE Written by Samuel Cantin et Jean-François LeblancDirected by Jean-François Leblanc VAMPIRE HUMANISTE CHERCHE SUICIDAIRE CONSENTANT Directed by Ariane Louis-seize RICHELIEU Directed by Pier-Philippe ChevignyProduced by Geneviève Gosselin-G, Le Foyer Films Inc. MY ANIMAL Written by Jae Matthews Directed by Jacqueline CastelProduced by Aonan Yang et Michael Solomon LATENCES Directed by André-Anne Roussel L’ABSOLU Written and directed by Guillaume LaurinProduction Couronne Nord CHACALS Directed by Charles Grenier
Boyd Van Hoeij is an independent film journalist. Critic for the American newspaper Variety before collaborating with the Hollywood Reporter, for which he has been covering the main international festivals since 2013, he is also breeder at the Luxembourg City Film Festival and chairman of the selection committee of the Luxembourg Film Fund.
Mia Donovan is an award winning filmmaker and VR artist based in Montreal. She has written and directed three feature documentaries, INSIDE LARA ROXX (2011), DEPROGRAMMED (2015) and DOPE EQUALS DEATH (post-production). She was the recipient of the prestigious Don Haig Award for outstanding achievement as an emerging filmmaker in 2012. Her films have been presented worldwide at film festivals, on TV broadcasts, theatrically and on digital platforms such as Netflix. In 2016 she wrote and directed her first virtual reality experience called DEPROGRAMMED VR (2016) which won the coveted IDFA DocLab Award for Digital Storytelling that year. She is currently in production on her second VR experience called WELCOME TO LINCOLN DETOX and her first narrative feature film called THE TOUCH OF HER FLESH.
A former journalist and graduate of the Institut national de l'image et du son, Etienne Hansez founded Bravo Charlie in 2013. Producer of about ten short films, Etienne Hansez produced CHIEN DE GARDE, Sophie Dupuis' first feature film, chosen to represent Canada in 2018 in the category "Best Foreign Language Film" for the 91st Academy Awards. With his profile as a producer-scriptwriter, Etienne Hansez has turned project development into a real know-how. The loyalty of the filmmakers with whom he has worked for several years demonstrates a total complicity between the authors and the producer.
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