New Works! ― Nouveaux cinéastes

On April 4, 2019 from 6 pm to 9 pm

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The program is presented by Dazibao in collaboration with the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema.

Aiming to encourage the professionalization of a new generation of artists and filmmakers, Dazibao is pleased to present a series of experimental films directed by recent graduates of the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema at Concordia University.

All tempting to push the boundaries of various film genres, the selected works incorporate aesthetic approaches deriving from documentary, fashion and dance films. The divers styles employed by these first films attests to their audacity and ingenuity. Bringing forth stories that relate to issues around labour, identity and violence, this series of films tackle contemporary subjects, which concern this new generation.

The purpose of this event is to create a space for networking to these filmmakers in order to encourage the possibility of future collaborations.


Steven Turcotte, Les oiseaux volent bas (2018) ― 15 min. 25 sec.

A father and his son go about their daily work routine aboard their logging truck as the sun rises through the trees, which are characteristic of the region.

Geneviève Boiteau, Pissenlit (2018) ― 8 min. 28 sec.

Three women unite to preserve the body of their friend.

Vincent René-Lortie, La Volière (2017) ― 11 min. 48 sec.

Two lovers collide in a frenetic ballet.

Stephanie Burbano, Royal Jelly (2017) ― 9 min. 52 sec.

A vivid exploration of drag brought forth by experimentation and a unique insight into life.

About The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (MHSoC)

The MHSoC stands as the largest university-based centre for the study of film in Canada. MHSoC’s body of works have been screened to great acclaim at celebrated festivals around the world. Throughout the history of the MHSoC, alumni have gone on to receive nominations for distinguished prizes such as the Academy Awards, or Canadian Screen Awards.

Dazibao thanks the artist and Vidéographe for their generous collaboration and its members for their support.

Dazibao receives financial support from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the ministère de la Culture et des Communications and the Ville de Montréal.