Shorty Film Festival - Calgary


Shorty Film Festival on February 27th, 2014 in Calgary


Don’t miss the Shorty Film Festival on February 27th, 2014 at the Globe Cinema on 8 Ave SW. The Shorty Film Festivals are now sponsored by Big Rock Brewery, the official beer supplier. They invite you to this major bilingual event of the year! The Shorty Film Festival also known as « Nuit des courts-métrages » is a happening for short film lovers. This 18+ Festival only screens short films; some are preselected and others are a selection of short films submitted by the public. Complimentary refreshments will be offered during intermission. CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS, who will be the big winner? Submit your short film to the cInéMAGINE Team enter the chance to win a $ 250 grant. Filmmakers of all ages and different levels of experience are encouraged to submit their short films to our jury. The selected short films will be presented Thursday, February 27th 2014 on the big screen during the Shorty Film Festival. The public will be invited to vote for their favourite film, which will determine the winner of the cInéMAGINE Audience Award.

***Call for submissions is now closed. Thank you to all who participated!***

cInéMAGINE would like to inform you that there was a tie for the public vote for the Audience Award at the Shorty Film Festival that took place in Calgary on February 27th. Both shorts « Relentless » and « Drenica » were selected as the best short films submitted as part of the Shorty Film Festival. The winners, Timothy Nguyen and Simon Beaupré, will both receive $ 250 grant from cInéMAGINE.

This event is strictly for those who are 18 years old and over. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door: $ 10 students on presentation of student card) / $ 12 adults. The doors open at 7 p.m.

Official public submissions

DrenicaDrenicaSimon Beaupré, Canada 2012 (English subtitles) 4:50 minutes, drama/puppets;

TimbertimberBenjamin Roy-Iwanycki, Canada 2013 (without dialogue) 2:17 minutes, comedy/animation;

The low river flowLeCourantFaibleDeLaRiviere Joël Vaudreil, Canada 2013 (French only) 8:46 minutes, animation;

SacrificeSacrifice_still_3 Martin Thibaudeau, Canada 2013, (French only) 6:30 minutes, drama;

A thought for Robert459394398_640 Kevin Landry, Canada 2013, (English subtitles) 2:18 minutes, comedy;

HorsehorseOlivier Gilbert, Canada 2013, (English subtitles) 7:18 minutes, fiction;

A thought for RobertA think? E for Robert_photo promo 5Patrick Aubert, Canada 2013, (English subtitles) 2:40 minutes, comedy;

RelentlessrelentlessTimothy Nguyen, Canada 2013 (German with English subtitles) 10:25 minutes, drama;

Monksmonks Jeffrey Esteban, Canada 2013 (without dialogue) 2:10 minutes, animation;

For the Greater Gourdgourd Nik Ottinger, Canada 2013 (without dialogue) 2:45 minutes, animation;

Last call 11. Last call : Stevan Jobert, Canada 2013, (French only) 4:20 minutes, musical comedy;

Projet: RGBrgb project Sam Couture, Canada 2013, (without dialogue) 2:48 minutes, animation;

Traditional Christmas Promo Shot 13. A Traditional Christmas : Ryan Harper-Brown, Canada 2013, (French subtitles) 5:30 minutes, comedy.

Official out of competition shorts

*For the source of each short, please click on the photo.


parachute photo (French with English subtitles)

Martin Thibodeau, Comedy, 5 minutes, Canada 2012

Synopsis: In some ways it really does pay to take a leap of faith and invest in a good, strong helmet.

Biography: After writing his first feature Blind Spot (2009), the Ottawa born and Montreal based, Neighborhood Playhouse acting school (NYC) graduate and creative writing bachelor (UQAM), Martin Thibaudeau discovered directing. The Man and the Beast (2009), The Bench (2011), Cold Blood (2011), Parachute (2012) and Reflexions (2012) were broadcast on worldwide TV such as CBC, Télé-Québec, BETV Belgium, TVJapan and Air Canada In Flight programming. They also toured prestigious international festivals such as Tribeca, Toronto, Tokyo, Miami, New-York, Vancouver, Montreal, Paris and Washington. Martin is presently preparing his next features.

Roebuck (The Deer)

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Rémi St-Michel, Fiction, 14 minutes, Canada 2012 Synopsis: Marc’s lack of of serious brings him on a slippery slope.

Noeud Papillon (Bow Tied)

noeudpapillon(French with English subtitles)
Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas, Comedy, 12 minutes, Canada 2011 Synopsis: A regular morning becomes a nightmare for young Jacob when he is forced to wear a suit on school picture day


bydlo(without dialogue)

Patrick Bouchard, animation, 9 minutes, Canada 2012

Synopsis: An allegory of mankind heading for disaster, this animated short is a tragic vision inspired by the 4th movement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition. Drawing on the composer’s brilliant ability to evoke work and labour in his music, animator Patrick Bouchard brings earth to life through animated clay sculptures, creating a tactile nightmare in which man is his own slave driver.

Biography: Patrick Bouchard made his first film, Jean Leviériste (1998) at university. He won a Jutra Award in 2002 with The Brainwashers and in 2005 with Outside in November, based on a song by Les Colocs. He followed up with Subservience in 2007. As part of the festival Off-Courts de Trouville, he made Talon clay, which inspired Bydlo.

Chef de meute (Herd Leader)

pack leader(French with English subtitles)

Chloé Robichaud, Comic drama, 12 minutes 30 seconds, Canada 2012

Synopsis: Clara’s overwhelming family can’t understand her solitary life, wishing she would find someone to grow old with. Following her aunt’s sudden death, Clara is put in charge of her pet. Little does she know that these are the first steps to an unlikely, but empowering, friendship. Biography: Quebecer Chloe? Robichaud is a graduate from Concordia University and the Institut national de l’image et du son (l’Inis). In addition to directing, she is also a co-producer for the film production company Les films de la meute. Her films have been presented in a number of prestigious festivals around the world, including the Festival of New Cinema and the Vancouver International Film Festival. She is currently working on her first feature film, Sarah Runs, (La Boi?te a? Fanny Production) which will be shot in fall 2012. Awards: Best Screenplay - Short Film Festival of Mont-Tremblant, Jury Prize - Rhode Island International Film Festival Award for Public Service - Film Festival over, Telefilm Canada Award - For the film the most success in Canada

Vive la canadienne

Vibrant Canadian(without dialogue)

Joe Cobden, Action/Musical, 4 minutes, Canada 2012

Synopsis: A sweetheart dance-fight. The man holds the purse while the woman beats up the bullies, all set to the original Canadian national anthem, ‘Vive La Canadienne’, in praise of Canadian women.

Thank you to our partners :

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Once upon a time Shorty and the second edition of short films


On February 27, cInéMAGINE had a second night of short films, this time at the Globe Cinema Calgary. The evening features a little green man from a trailer inspired by the tale " Jack and the Beanstalk ". With this little Shorty, headliner of the event, cInéMAGINE has attracted more than forty people. Hors d'oeuvres from a small Italian market and Big Rock Brewery beers were probably for something too!

Impressed by the visual quality of the films, the crowd sitting comfortably in Globe Cinema, was hooted or was moved during the showing of the selection of short films. Participants looked at, among others, "Bow Tie" by Fernand-Philippe Morin-Vargas, "Leader of the Pack" Chloe Robichaud and "Parachute" by Martin Thibaudeau. Late in the evening, after the surprise entertainment featuring Shorty in person, participants were invited to elect the best film among the bids received specifically for this event. Ihere was a tie vote for the audience award between two short films: "Relentless" and "Drenica". Winners, Timothy Nguyen and Simon Beaupré, each received a $ 250 scholarship from cInéMAGINE. To finish off the day, a question period was led by director Timothy Nguyen.


cInéMAGINE thank all the volunteers who participated in the night shorts Calgary: Ashraf Khoury, Dominique Barbini, Philippe Laroche, Lauren Willos and Khalil Alomar. cInéMAGINE also thank Timothy Nguyen for his availability during this event.

In short, it was a great success for the provincial agency that has managed to make this evening a must! Visit our website for all our upcoming events and never miss cInéMAGINE activities.

The Company wishes to thank cInéMAGINE Big Rock for its generosity and its major partners: Canadian Heritage, the Francophone Secretariat, Alberta Foundation for the Arts, Film Circuit, Mount Royal University and the City of the Rockies. Recall that cInéMAGINE is a non-profit organization that has a mandate to promote the film in French in Alberta since 2003.

Thank you to our partners:

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AB-CA projet initiative over-under - small joint initiative FR

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