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Scars

Alex Anna / 2020 / 10 min. / Canada/France / FRENCH / ENGLISH SUBS

Synopsis

Alex Anna’s body is a canvas : her scars come to life to tell a new story of self-harming. Live action and animation intertwine in this short and poetic documentary, both intimate and universal.

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TW : Self-harming (cutting), self-depreciation, depression
CW : Nudity

Cast & Crew

Director: Alex Anna
Cinematographer: Marilee Goulet
Editor: Valérie Tremblay
Sound: Joël Eugène-Adolph
Sound mix: Thibaut Demoor
Sound editor: Clara Zilliox
Music: Victor Novak
Production: Kelyna N. Lauzier / La 115e

Genre


Documentary

Topics


Youth, Mental Health



Trailer

Biography

Alex Anna is a director and script supervisor in love with cinematographic language and words in all their beauty. As a queer and feminist filmmaker, she signed her first short film “The Fruit of Our Womb” in 2017 (as Laurie Mannessier), and uses art as a way to fight for a better world.


Festivals

- 2020 - 
World premiere | TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Atlantic Film Festival, Canada
Best Short Film | Cinémental, Canada
In competition | Whistler Film Festival, Canada
Special mention | Vues dans la tête..., Canada

- 2021 -
In competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone, Canada
In competition | Festival de films féministes - Filministes, Canada
Best Canadian Short | Kingston film festival, Canada
In competition | Seattle International Film Festival, USA
Meilleur court métrage | Festival Vues sur mer, Canada
In competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In competition | Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA
In presentation | Social World Film Festival, Italy
In competition | Partie(s) de campagne - Festival du film court d'Ouroux-en-Morvan, France
In competition | Curtas Vila do Conde, Portugal
In competition | Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
In presentation | Festival du Film Au Contraire, Canada
Mention honorable pour la Meilleure animation étrangère de la part de l’ABCA (Association Brésilienne du Cinéma d’Animation) | Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil
In competition | Nevada City Film Festival, USA
Meilleure Réalisation (catégorie Super Short Docs) | Not Film Fest, Italy
Adriatic Award Miglior Montaggio | Adriatic Film Festival (AFF), Italy
In competition | Courts d'un soir, Canada
In competition | Portobello Film Festival, UK
Prix Originalité de la proposition artistique | Off-Courts Trouville, France
In competition | Minikino Film Week 7 – Bali International Short Film Festival, Indonesia
In competition | Seoul International Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival, South Korea
In competition | Festival Les Percéides, Canada
Jury Award for Best Documentary Short | Reeling Chicago Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, USA
In competition | Intersections: rencontres citoyennes de cinéma féministe, Canada
Best Short Documentary Award | Tirana International Film Festival, Albania
In competition | Sedicicorto Forlì International Film Festival, Italy
In competition | TiSFF Thessaloniki International Short Film Festival, Greece
In competition | Scottish Queer International Film Festival, UK
Meilleur Documentaire | International Film Festival of Lanzarote, Spain
Best Documentary Short Film | Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, Canada
In competition | shnit Worldwide Shortfilmfestival
In competition | International Short Film Festival - Film Front, Serbia
In competition | Rendezvous with Madness, Canada
In competition | Aesthetica Short Film Festival, UK
In competition | Festival international du film francophone de Tübingen, Germany
In competition | Escales Documentaires, France
In competition | Mix Brasil Festival of Diversity, Brazil
In competition | Shorts That Are Not Pants, Canada
In competition | Festival du Film Court de Villeurbanne, France
In competition | Festival Chéries-Chéris, France
In competition | Cine-Sister, UK
Prix de la cinéaste émergente et Prix Public Jeune | Longue vue sur le court, Canada
In competition | Traces de vie, France
In competition | International queer film festival Merlinka, Serbia

- 2022 -
In competition | Short Film Breaks Film Festival, Romania
In competition | Brussels Independent Film Festival, Belgium
Mention honorable du jury | Positively Different Short Film Festival, Greece
In competition | Cours Mais Trash - Brussels Independent Short Film Festival, Belgium
Best Short Documentary Film | Doc.London Documentary Film Festival, UK
In competition | Journées du cinéma québécois en Italie, Italy
In competition | ClujShorts International Short Film Festival, Romania
In competition | Capital City Film Festival, USA
In competition | Festival du Cinéma européen de Lille, France
In competition | Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival, Belgium
In competition | Made Here Film Festival, USA
In competition | IMMAGINARIA International Film Festival of Lesbians & Other Rebellious Women, Italy
In competition | Doc.Sydney Documentary Film Festival, Australia
In competition | Festival Psy de Lorquin, France
In competition | Festival Elles Tournent, Belgium
In competition | Festival International du Film Ethnographique du Québec (FIFEQ), Canada
In competition | FICSAM International Mental Health Film Festival, Portugal
In competition | White River Indie Films, USA
In competition | Davis Feminist Film Festival, USA
In competition | Festival de Cinéma de Loches, France
In competition | Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival, Hong Kong, Chine
In competition | International Short Film Festival Detmold, Allemagne
In competition | Over-the-Rhine International Film Festival, USA
In competition | Boston Short Film festival, USA
In competition | Interaction: Short Docs Festival, Serbia
In competition | Västerås Film Festival, Suède
In competition | Venice Film Week, Italie
In competition | Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival, USA
In competition | Plons! Int. Short Documentary Festival, Pays-Bas
In competition | New York Super Shorts Film Festival, USA


Awards

- 2020 -
Best Short Film | Cinémental, Canada
Special mention | Vues dans la tête..., Canada

- 2021 -
Best Canadian Short | Kingston film festival, Canada
Best short film | Festival Vues sur mer, Canada
Honorable mention for the ABCA Highlight for Best Animation | Sao Paulo International Short Film Festival, Brazil
Adriatic Award Miglior Montaggio | Adriatic Film Festival, Italy
Best Director - Super Docs Shorts | Not Film Fest 2021, Italy
SPIRA Prize for the originality of the artistic proposal | Off-Courts Trouville, Franc
Best Short Documentary Award | Tirana International Film Festival, Albania
Jury Award for Best Documentary Short Reeling Chicago Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, USA
Documental | Festival Internacional de Cine de Lanzarote, Spain
Best Documentary Short Film | Toronto Arthouse Film Festival, Canada
Prix de la cinéaste émergente et Prix Public Jeune | Longue vue sur le court, Canada

- 2022 -

Mention honorable du jury | Positively Different Short Film Festival, Grèce
Best Short Documentary Film | Doc.London Documentary Film Festival, Royaume-Uni
Best Hybrid Documentary Film | Ghent Viewpoint Documentary Film Festival
Best Animated Short | New Jersey Independent Film Festival
Prix du Meilleur Documentaire, Prix de la Meilleure Forme Filmique Audacieuse | Festival de Cinéma de Loches
Best Documentary Film | Hong Kong Arthouse Film Festival

 




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