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Benoit Ouellet / 2021 / 9 min. / Canada / FRENCH / SUBS ENGLISH

Synopsis

In a secluded cabin surrounded by untrodden snow, a man delves into his childhood memories with his father. Nothing can disrupt this moment of introspection, not even the most dangerous threat.

Cast & Crew

  • Screenplay : Benoit Ouellet
  • Cinematographer : David Ouellet
  • Editor : Benoit Ouellet
  • Sound : Erwann Boulanger et Charlotte Toker
  • Sound mix : Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau
  • Sound editor : Samuel Gagnon-Thibodeau
  • Music : Olivier Martin
  • Artistic director : Karine Vincent
  • Cast : David-Emmanuel Jauniaux, Roberto Mei et Frederic-Antoine Guimond

Genre

Fiction

Topics

Dramedy, Death, Music

Trailer

Biography

From Rivière-du-Loup (Eastern Québec, Canada), Benoit Ouellet was first exposed to cinema during his college years at Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. He then left for the Université du Québec in Chicoutimi to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (film studies). After a year, his student path led him to the Université du Québec in Montréal where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in Communications (cinema), with a specialization in cinematography. After graduating, he gained valuable experience on several professional production sets while conducting his own creative projects. During this period, he was also introduced to corporate video, through which he expressed a sense of creativity and screenplay writing skills that did not go unnoticed. Besides directing various video projects, Benoit Ouellet teaches at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup for the Film and Video Industry School. In 2017, he founded Bongo Films. Since its release in 2019, his short L’Amour has been selected by more than a dozen film festivals and has received great praise.

Festivals

- 2021 -
In competition | Minikino Film Week 7 – Bali International Short Film Festival, Indonesia
In competition | Seoul international Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival (SESIFF), South Korea
In competition | Festival Les Percéides, Canada
In competition | Bolton International Film Festival, UK
In competition | SENE Film, Music & Arts Festival, USA
In competition | Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Canada
In competition | Festival SPASM, Canada
In competition | Yellowknife International Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Festival du court métrage d'Auch, France
In competition | Longue vue sur le court, Canada

- 2022 -
In competition | Short Film Breaks, Romania
In competition | Vues dans la tête de..., Canada
In competition | Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone de Vancouver, Canada
In competition | Carrousel International du Film de Rimouski, Canada
In competition | Dawson City International Short Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Filmfest Bremen, Germany
In competition | Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, Canad
In competition | Calgary Underground Film Festival, Canada
In competition | Détours en cinécourt, France
In competition | Over the Fence, Australie
In competition | International Short Film Festival Detmold, Allemagne
In competition | JellyFEST Film Festival, USA
In competition | Two Riversides Film and Art Festival, Pologne
In competition | Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Allemagne

Awards

- 2022 -
Persona Association Award | ClujShorts International Short Film Festival, Romania

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