Main Film Awards

2019/2020   |   2018/2019

Awards given in 2019/2020

Festival du nouveau cinéma

In collaboration with FNC, we reward the best short film and feature in the “New Alchemists” section dedicated to experimental cinema.

DADA Award and best animated short  – Experimental Short Film
Theodore Ushev, The Physics of Sorrow

DADA Award – Experimental Feature
Lukas Marxt, Ralf’s Colors

Cinéma sous les étoiles

We offer a price for best cinematography at this outdoor documentary film festival in Montreal.

Cinematography Award
Audrey Nantel Gagnon, Shirley Temple

First People’s Festival

Emerging Artist Award
Christophe Yanuwana Pierre, Unti, les origines

The Magnus-Isacsson Prize, created and named in honor of the beloved Montrealer documentary filmmaker who disappeared in the summer of 2012, is given to an emerging Canadian filmmaker who shows incredibly social awareness. 

coming soon

Cuban Hat
The Cuban Hat Pitch is one of DCM’s big events and showcases the community’s collective support for promising documentary projects.

coming soon

LUX – Creation and dissemination residency

LUX is a residency program that provides digital and media artists the opportunity to create a new work with partner organizations’ support. Eligible projects include: single channel, installation, performance, and works using immersive or interactive new technologies. Eligible works must be rooted in experimental practice. As such, traditional works of fiction or documentary are not eligible. For more information.

Edith Brunette et François Lemieux, Vases communicants
Kim Kielhofner, All the images
Roberto Santaguida, Oekistics 1

Course des régions

Contest for emerging french-speaking canadian filmmakers.

Emerging Artist Award
Carlos Cortés, Nabi Wabo

Awards given in 2018/2019

Festival du nouveau cinéma

In collaboration with FNC, we reward the best short film and feature in the “alchemist selection” dedicated to experimental cinema.

DADA Award- Experimental Short Film
Scott Fitz Patrick, Trigger Warning

DADA Award- Experimental Feature
Khalik Allah, Black Mother

Cinéma sous les étoiles

We offer a price for best cinematography at this outdoor documentary film festival in Montreal.

Cinematography award
Marie-Claude Fournier, Dans la cour de Vivianne Gauthier

First People’s Festival

Emerging Artist Award
Shaandiine Tome, Mud

The Magnus-Isacsson Prize, created and named in honor of the beloved Montrealer documentary filmmaker who disappeared in the summer of 2012, is given to an emerging Canadian filmmaker who shows incredibly social awareness. 

Alexandre Chartrand, Avec un sourire, la révolution

Cuban Hat
The Cuban Hat Pitch is one of DCM’s big events and showcases the community’s collective support for promising documentary projects.

Alexandra Sicotte Levesque, Greyland

Short film creation through the creation labs during Festival Off-Courts in France.

Jean-François Gauthier

LUX – Creation and dissemination residency

LUX is a residency program that provides digital and media artists the opportunity to create a new work with partner organizations’ support. Eligible projects include: single channel, installation, performance, and works using immersive or interactive new technologies. Eligible works must be rooted in experimental practice. As such, traditional works of fiction or documentary are not eligible. For more information.

Edith Brunette et François Lemieux, Vases communicants
Kim Kielhofner, All the images
Roberto Santaguida, Oekistics 1

Course des régions

Contest for emerging french-speaking canadian filmmakers.

Prix de la relève Main Film
Justice Rutikara, Comme une étoile filante

support to independent filmmakers