In festivals Ousmane Jorge Camarotti 2021

Ousmane

Jorge Camarotti / 2021 / 25 min. / Canada / ENGLISH SUBS

Synopsis

Feeling uprooted and looking for a purpose, Ousmane, a newly arrived Burkinabé immigrant living in Montreal, has his life take a turn when he meets an elderly, disoriented lady, Edith, at the end of a long workday. After learning about Edith’s terrible living conditions, but not fully understanding what the task entails, he naively decides to take on the role of her caregiver as if she was his own mother.

Cast & Crew

Screenplay : Jorge Camarotti
Cinematographer: Nicolas Canniccioni
Editor: Jorge Camarotti
Sound: Stéphane Barsalou
Sound mix: Isabelle lussier
Sound editor: Brian d’Oliveira
Artistic director: Ludovic Dufresne
Cast: Issaka Sawadogo, Marie-Ginette Guay, Nadine Jean
Production: GoodNeighbours Productions
Executive Producer: Fernando Meirelles

Genre


Fiction

Topics


Culture, Drama, Family, Illness, Elderly



Trailer

Biography

Jorge Camarotti was born in a working-class family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2003, Jorge moved to Montreal, where he pursued a career as a professional photographer and then as filmmaker. Since his beginnings in filmmaking 10 years ago, Jorge has directed a dozen short films, both documentary and fiction, always remaining true to giving voice to the most aggrieved individuals of our society. Jorge wrote and directed Kinship (2019), which was selected in many reputable film festivals such as Palm Springs International, Maryland, Clermont-Ferrand (Sodec), Regard and which received a nomination at the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards for best live-action. Besides working as a mentor for aspiring BIPOC filmmakers, Jorge is now working on his first feature film, Edith.

https://www.jorgecamarotti.com/

Filmography

2019
Kinship / 16 min.

2014
165 days / 19 min.


Festivals

- 2022 -
In competition | Festival du court métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France
In presentation | Fondu au Noir, Canada
In competition | Aspen Shortsfest, USA
In competition | Seattle International Film Festival, USA
In competition | Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, Canada
In presentation | Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norway
In competition | Halifax Independant Filmmakers Festival, Canada
In competition | Palm Springs International ShortFest, USA
In competition | Boston Short Film festival, États-Unis
In competition | Indy Shorts, États-Unis
In competition | Partie(s) de Campagne, France
In competition | NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA), USA
In competition | OFF - Odense International Film Festival, Denmark
In competition | Portobello Film Festival, UK
In competition | Shorts Mexico - Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes de Mexico, Mexico
In competition | Festival Off-Courts, France
In competition | Festival de cinéma de la ville de Québec, Canada
In competition | DC Shorts Film Festival, USA
In competition | Montreal International Black Film Festival (MIBFF), Canada
In competition | Edmonton International Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Au Contraire Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Bolton International Film Festival, UK
In competition | Bruges International Film Festival, Belgium
In competition | Amsterdam Independent Film Festival, Netherlands
In competition | Cindependent Film Festival, USA
In competition | Naples International Film Festival, USA
In competition | Rendez-vous with Madness, Canada
In competition | Manhattan Independent Film Festival, USA
In competition | Virginia Film Festival, USA
In competition | Ojai Film Festival, USA
In competition | Festival cinéma québécois de Biscarrosse, France
In competition | KFFK/Kurzfilmfestival Köln N°16, Allemagne
In competition | Festival du Film Court de Saint-Pierre, France
In competition | Duhok International Film Festival, Irak

- 2021 -
In competition | Toronto International Film Festival - TIFF, Canada
In competition | Festival du nouveau cinéma - FNC, Canada


Awards

- 2022 -
« Martin Dubreuil » UNION DES ARTISTES, Prix PRIM, Prix CHASSEURS FILMS, Prix COORDINATION D’INTIMITÉ QUÉBEC, Prix H264 DISTRIBUTION & Prix UNIS TV | Prends ça court!, Canada
Nomination / Meilleur court métrage de fiction | Prix Écrans canadiens, Canada
Nomination / Meilleur court métrage - Fiction | Gala Québec Cinéma, Canada
Best Narrative Short Film | Boston Short Film festival, USA
Best Drama | Aspen Short Fest, USA
Narrative Grand Prize | Indy Shorts, USA
Audience Award for Best Short | Stony Brook Film Festival, USA
Best Narrative Short Film | Bruges International Film Festival, Belgium
Best Narrative Short Film | Amsterdam Independent Film Festival, Netherlands
Prix Lieux Fictifs | Festival tous Courts
Best Actor | Budapest Film Award




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