The films “Arsenault & Fils” by Rafaël Ouellet, “Babysitter” by Monia Chokri, “Falcon Lake” by Charlotte Le Bon, “Unété comme ça” by Denis Côté and “Viking” by Stéphane Lafleur are in the running for the 12th edition the Prix collégial du cinema Québécois (PCCQ).
Last year, the feature film “Underground” by Sophie Dupuis received the highest awards. The director, who has since unveiled her new TV series Motel Paradis on Club illico, was there on Thursday to announce the nominations.
For the first time in its 12th edition, the PCCQ is also celebrating short films, nominating the works “À la vie à l’amor” by Émilie Mannering, “La main gauche” by Maxime Robin, “The Lauzon Theory” by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre , “Oasis” by Justine Martin and “Simo” by Aziz Zoromba.
The two winners will be announced on April 1st. Until then, much work remains to be done in terms of consultation, a step that will involve representatives from 54 CEGEPs at the Hôtel Pur in Quebec.
Remember that the 10 finalists were selected by a jury of specialists in the seventh art.
For a twelfth year, filmmaker and actress Micheline Lanctôt remains sponsor of the Prix collégial du cinéma québécois, an event also sponsored from the outset by Québec Cinéma.
“For this new edition of the Prix collégial du cinéma québécois, our organizing committee has once again outdone itself by recruiting 54 participating CEGEPs. For its part, our selection committee had the difficult task of selecting five feature films from the great variety of films in 2022. The novelty of this 12th edition? short films! Five works that can also be viewed and discussed by students. Thanks to the commitment and enthusiasm of an always motivated faculty, we will have a great 2023 edition, finally free of the virus. This 12th edition promises to be as exciting, rich and important as the previous ones and I am honored to continue to be its sponsor. Long live the PCCQ!” said Micheline Lanctôt.
“We enthusiastically support this great initiative that brings all the excitement and beauty of our Québec cinema to the new generations, young cinephiles eager for discovery. We can’t wait to discover the great films from Quebec that are finalists and to welcome you to the big discussion with the filmmakers at Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma on February 24,” said Sylvie Quenneville, Executive Director of Québec Cinéma .