06 Oct 40 years, it’s a celebration with Tënk!
To celebrate our anniversary, we have partnered with Tënk to offer you a special program around the Main Film community of independent filmmakers!
LAYOVERS – Main Film : 40 years of independent cinema
For 40 years, Main Film has supported independent filmmakers in defining their creative voices and cinematic visions through practice and artistic enrichment, regardless of medium, practice, experience or distribution context.
Today we are pleased to highlight these emerging filmmakers who have all benefited from our support through, for example, our Active Member program, our Film Factory support program (exploratory cinema) or DOC! (support for the creation of documentary films).
And we are grateful to be able, 40 years later, to continue this exceptional mission.
For this occasion, we have invited several filmmakers to share with you their feelings after viewing the films presented.
We wish you a pleasant discovery!
Executive Director of Main Film
Discover the special film program:
Caroline Monnet – Active Member
11 minutes, 2016
A unique journey on the Tshiuetin, an aboriginal railroad line that crosses the magnificent landscape from western Labrador to northeastern Quebec.
Nada El-Omari – P.R.I.S.M.E II
12 minutes, 2022
A young woman interviews Stella, a mother and cancer survivor, and observes Sonya, her daughter, to understand and communicate with Eva, the mother she lost as a child.
Félix Dufour-Laperrière – 2013 Film Factory
71 minutes, 2014
A crossing of the ocean on board a cargo ship. The journey and the daily life of the sailors, characters in the middle of infinity.
Sarah Baril Gaudet – Talent to Watch 2019
81 minutes, 2020
This film paints a poetic portrait of Gabrielle and Yoan’s eighteenth birthday, at the dawn of their inevitable departure from the remote Témiscamingue region.
- MAD DOG LABINE
Jonathan Beaulieu-Cyr & Renaud Lessard – Special support
86 minutes, 2018
A spirited and inventive docu-drama that portrays two marginalized teenage girls living in an isolated Quebec village.
- SUR LA LUNE DE NICKEL
François Jacob – Active Member
112 minutes, 2017
An intimate portrait of the closed city of Norilsk, Russia, through the eyes of teenagers, mine workers and truth seekers.
- THE SPIRIT KEEPERS OF MAKUTA’AY
Yen-Chao Lin – 2018 Film Factory
11 minutes, 2019
A journey through the villages of Taiwan’s east coast where nature, settlement and migration merge to create a unique spiritual landscape.
- THE FOURTHFOLD
Alisi Telengut – 2018 Film Factory
8 minutes, 2020
An exploration of worldview and indigenous wisdom based on ancient shamanic traditions and animistic beliefs in Siberia and Mongolia.
Sara Bensaud – P.R.I.S.M.E I
8 minutes, 2021
A personal short film with a universal scope in which the filmmaker looks back at the dynamics that developed within her family during the confinement.