Here are five film programs that give audiences across Canada the chance to participate in a unique annual celebration, a rich and diversified selection of films that places the spotlight on the culture of French expression throughout Canada. Aimed at children, teens and adults, these five programs have one common denominator: they all illustrate a desire for change.
To assist to screenings, consult the RVF calendar, later in February.
In the meanwhile, films on L’espace francophonie all year long on ONF.ca.
Filmed from the perspective of its young subjects, with top billing given to French, the language of classical dance for centuries, A Delicate Balance takes an introspective look at the hopes and dreams of ballet dancers on the verge of adolescence.
In this program of two films produced at the Canadian Francophonie Studio – Acadie, happiness is contagious, and the protagonists have great respect for the environment.
This program consists of animated films and one documentary short that evoke the world of children, be it in their families or in their communities. These formative environments shape the citizens of tomorrow, and the films in this program offer unique examples of the life-learning process, in a spirit of knowledge transfer and continuity, both of which are important traits for any social group.
Mamie et Mia (Granny and Mia) | Émilie Villeneuve | 2018 | 2 min 44 s
Tzaritza | Theodore Ushev | 2006 | 7 min
Maq and the Spirit of the Woods | Phyllis Grant | 2006 | 8 min
Chez madame Poule (At Home with Mrs. Hen) | Tali | 2006 | 7 min
Wapos Bay – Raiders of the Lost Art | Daniel Frenette and Dennis Jackson | 2008 | 24 min Program
In these four films, we follow the journeys of four protagonists who have a realization that prompts them to take action and make a positive mark on their community, be it in Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick or in an Indigenous community in Quebec.
Emma fait son cinéma (Emma Makes Movies) | Mélanie Léger | 2013 | 16 min 43 s
Le chemin rouge (Red Path) | Thérèse Ottawa | 2015 | 15 min 27 s
Mes réseaux sociaux et moi (Social Me) | Katia Café-Fébrissy | 2015 | 23 min
360 degrés (360 Degrees) | Caroline Monnet | 2008 | 18 min
There are many ways in which French can be part of a community. In this program, French is spoken loud and clear through the language of theatre, the language of feminism and the language of the deaf.
La sentinelle (The Sentry) | Claude Guilmain | 2010 | 3 min 40 s
Les terribles vivantes – 1re partie : Louky Bersianik (Firewords – Part 1: Louky Bersianik) | Dorothy Todd Hénaut | 1986 | 28 min 50 s (feminist language for the informed ear)
Les mots qui dansent (The Dance of Words) | Yves Étienne Massicotte | 2014 | 44 min (Langue des signes québécoise)
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