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Ousmane

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

Synopsis

At the end of a long workday, OUSMANE, a Burkinabé immigrant living in Montreal, has his life take a turn when he meets an elderly disoriented neighbor.

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

Genre

Fiction

Topics

Culture and society, 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
In competition | Dakar Court, Sénégal
In competition | Bogoshort, Colombie
In competition | Budapest Film Award, Hongrie

- 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
Grand Prix | Dakar Court, Sénégal
Best Actor, Budapest Film Awards, Hongrie

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