Four Concordians up for Jutra awards
Four Concordians are certainly looking forward to the Jutra awards, which recognize achievement in the Quebec film industry. The event is set for Radio-Canada broadcast on Sunday, March 11.
Nominees from Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema include part-time film production instructor Micheline Lanctôt. Her film, Pour l'amour de Dieu, is vying for six Jutras including best director. Lanctôt is a veteran Quebec director, actor and screenwriter. Her latest film follows a young girl who finds refuge in religion to escape her tense family atmosphere.
Graduate Mathieu Tremblay, BFA 08 (film animation) is up for best animated film for D’aléas, a monochromatic work that animates the rhythms of a roaring train. Tremblay completed a 3D digital art program at l’Université du Québec à Montréal in 2002 before arriving at Concordia, and he has worked on own films for the past four years.
Another alumnus, Dominic Étienne Simard, attendee 02 (film animation), received a best animated film nod for the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) film, Paula. The black and white work stylistically portrays a child who witnesses an act of violence toward a prostitute. Simard recently won the NFB’s Cinéaste recherché(e) competition, which provides an opportunity for emerging artists to make their first professional, animated film.
Finally, Luigi Allemano, a film animation lecturer, created the sound and music for another Jutra nominee, Dimanche. The NFB film, directed by Patrick Doyon, is also nominated for a 2012 Academy Award in the Animated Short Film category. Winners will be announced during an ABC network broadcast on Sunday, February 26.
• Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema
• "The sound of Oscar-nominated music" – NOW, February 6, 2012
• 2012 Jutra award nominees
• National Film Board of Canada’s Dimanche trailer
• National Film Board of Canada’s Paula trailer
• Pour l'amour de Dieu website
• D’aléas website