News 03 SEP 2019

Several Belgian films at Quebec

Quebec City Film Festival has revealed its official selection. For this 2019 edition, one feature film and tree short films from Wallonia Brussels will be screened.

Escapada, directed by Sarah Hirtt and produced by Artémis Production, will officially compete in the section “First film”.

Synopsis : Siblings torn apart by the hazards of life meet in Spain to settle the family’s modest inheritance. Gustave, the mover, on the brink of bankruptcy, Jules the anarchistic activist, and Lou, the youngest, lost between her brothers, yearning for the unknown. Each one has a different outlook on life and their personal projects for this inheritance will reawaken family disagreements and phantoms of the past.

Produced by Artémis Production, in coproduction with Samsa Films, RTBF, Shelter Prod, VOO and BeTV. With the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie Bruxelles, Wallimage, the Fonds national de soutien à la production audiovisuelle du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, Taxshelter.be, TV5 Monde and screen.brussels.

Presented in the official international competition, the animated short film Nuit chérie by Lia Bertels. In the middle of winter, in the country of the Yeti, a bear does not manage to fall asleep. He thinks too much and is in the doldrums. When a white monkey suggests him going to eat some honey at his aunt to change the ideas. A beautiful and strange night opens up then and the bear realizes that he did well not to fall asleep.

Produced by Ambiances...Asbl. In coproduction with Luna Blue Film, the Centre du Cinéma de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Shelter Prod, taxshelter.be, ING. And with the support of the tax shelter of the Federal Government of Belgium and Wallonia Brussels International (WBI).

Also presented during the new edition of Quebec City Film Festival, A Sister, short film directed by Delphine Girard.

Synopsis : A night. A car. A woman in trouble. A call.

Produced by Versus production. In coproduction with RTBF. With the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Mikros, TSF.be and the Pôle Image de Liège. With the help of Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral Belge and Inver Tax Shelter. 

The film is distributed by L’Agence Belge du Court Métrage.

Last Belgian French-speaking short film among the selected films, Panique au village - La foire agricole directed by Vincent Patar and Stéphane Aubier and produced by Panique! Productions.

Synopsis : After much hard work and self-sacrifice, Indian and Cowboy pass their school exams with flying colors. To reward them for their efforts, Horse buys them VIP passes for the Annual Agricultural Fair – but when he leaves the living room to go get them, he slips on a skateboard that had been left lying around and comes crashing down on his head. When Horse wakes up in the hospital, he’s suffering from amnesia and has no idea where he hid the tickets. So begins a race against time for Indian and Cowboy who must get hold of the precious passes before it’s too late...

Also produced by Autour de minuit. In coproduction with Beast Animation, Shelter Prod, Taxshelter.be, Voo and BeTv. With the support of the Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Fonds Audiovisuel de Flandre (VAF). With the participation of RTBF, Wallimage (Wallonia), the Région of Brussels, the CNC and Francetélévisions. With the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA, Taxshelter.be, ING, Tax Shelter du Gouvernement Fédéral de Belgique.

Created in 2011, Quebec City Film Festival (FCVQ) is a non-profit organization that strives to offer film enthusiasts from Quebec and visitors from outside the province and abroad a major film event similar to other iconic international film festivals. This year, the Festival will take place September 12-21.