Dieu Donné Racine gets a special grant!

Telefilm X P.R.I.S.M.E. Residency

Thanks to a contribution from Telefilm Canada, Main Film is very pleased to announce the creation of a special bursary granted as part of the P.R.I.S.M.E 2022 program, dedicated to supporting the development of a feature-length fiction film for one year.

This residency aims to facilitate the creation of films by African-descendant and racialized people. The grant offers the recipient privileged access to all of our organization’s services with the objective of taking the project as far as possible towards its actual production.

One project has significantly distinguished itself within the framework of P.R.I.S.M.E 2022. We are therefore very proud to present Dieu Donné Racine!


Dieu donné, a Canadian of Haitian origin, has been working for over three years at Real by Fake, a Montreal-based post-production company. He has built his expertise through various roles on a number of projects as an assistant editor, editor and VFX editor. He trained at Concordia University in Film Studies and has written and directed several short films with Kino Montreal, including two Kabarets and a three-month residency where he was asked to make one short film per month.


His project, Those who remain, is a feature-length drama that explores the fate of those left behind on the African continent after the departure of slave traders. It follows the inhabitants of a razed village as they seek to rebuild despite their trauma and the conflicts that inhabit each.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our partners, instructors, and program participants for their involvement and dedication, as well as the members of our IDS committee who helped us define the broad outlines of this program, which will bring together a third cohort this year!

The P.R.I.S.M.E. program is made possible through the support of the Canada Media Fund