0ctober 31 to November 5, 2020
Festival de cinéma international en A.-T.

A GLIMPSE OF OUR PROGRAM

OPENING NIGHT

NORTH-AMERICAN PREMIERE

Le club Vinland

by BENOIT PILON

With Sébastien Ricard, Rémy Girard, François Papineau, Émilie Bibeau, Fabien Cloutier et Arnaud Vachon

Frère Jean, an outstanding teacher, wants to motivate his students, especially Émile, a young dropout, with the study of a disturbing subject for his supervisors : the Vinland.

2020, Saturday October 31st 

CLOSING NIGHT

WORLD PREMIERE

Danser sous la pluie

bY RACHELLE ROY

A personal and disruptive documentary of rouynorandian Rachelle Roy, about a young mother travelling the stormy road of the fight against breast cancer. 

 

2020, Thursday November 5th 

2020 Poster

Conceived by Stéphanie Cloutier, graphic designer at LEBLEU marketing team, design and web, and it originated from a magnificent painting from artist Frank Polson.

MASTERPIECE
Amongst the Seven Sacred lessons of the Grandfathers, the bear represents courage, because mama bear will fight even the strongest predator to protect her cubs.  Of all seven clans inside the Anicinàbe social system, members of the bear clan provide protection for the clan, as police officers and healers. They are renowned for their ability to heal, because they own the knowledge of the medicinal plants they find in their forest patrols », explains Polson.

ARTISTS
The 39e Festival’s poster originated from a magnificent artwork from Frank Polson, for a third year in a row. He is a painter from the Long Point Nation community, in Témiscamingue. Polson describes himself as self-taught. He finds inspiration with numerous memories from when he was trapping with his father, night and day under the breathtaking canvas of the northern skies, lit by sunsets and sunrises. He managed to develop his own style, allying tradition and modernism, and his work travels boundaries to reach new audiences. The unique universe to his paintings always gets to captivate us.

Stéphanie Cloutier has a bachelor’s degree in graphic design of Université Laval and she works at LEBLEU Communication humaine. She knows how to standout with her creativity, her ideas, her professionalism and her bubbling momentum when she has a new project. She also contributes to growing businesses and cultural events around her.

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YES TO A SAFE 39TH FESTIVAL DU CINÉMA INTERNATIONAL EN ABITIBI-TÉMISCAMINGUE

13 August 2020

Rouyn-Noranda, August 13th 2020 – At the Festival du cinéma international en Abitibi-Temiscamingue, we are proud to confirm the happening of our 39th edition. With the present context, the event will take place with projections within the theatre, from October 31st to November 5th 2020, accordingly to our original concept: film projections for the audience and the artists. There will be some changes.

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AN HONORARY DOCTORATE FROM THE UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC, UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE THE UQAT, FOR THE THREE FOUNDERS OF THE FESTIVAL

19 June 2020

The three co-founders of the International Film Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Jacques Matte, Guy Parent and Louis Dallaire, were deeply moved to learn just recently that the Université du Québec, under the auspices of the Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), was awarding them an honorary doctorate this year.

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© Louis Jalbert 2019

An Electrifying Edition

7 November 2019

On October 31, the closing ceremony of the 38th International Film Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue took place.

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