Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie

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Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie (trans: International Francophone Film Festival in Acadie), or FICFA, is a francophone international film festival held annually in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Since its creation in 1987, FICFA has grown to become the largest film festival in New Brunswick and one of the largest international francophone film festivals in North America. With an official program that includes over 100 films each year, FICFA is an important gathering of over 20,000 movie lovers and more than 150 delegates from Canada, Europe and Africa.

The Festival[edit]

FICFA was created in 1987 following the Quebec City Francophonie Summit. The City of Moncton was selected to host such a festival as a tribute to those who worked for centuries in order to preserve their language and culture. The Moncton community wished to make FICFA an annual event and in 1992, Film Zone was incorporated. Film Zone is in charge of organizing FICFA, its principal event.

FICFA's mission is to promote francophone cinema in Acadie and Acadian cinema in Acadie itself and the Francophonie. Since its first edition, it has presented thousands of films from around the world.

Its objectives include: developing interest for francophone cinema in Acadie, developing interest for francophone cinema in school settings, contributing to the development and promotion of the Acadian cinema industry, and encouraging partnerships with other francophone festivals.

FICFA is the only specifically francophone cinema festival in the Americas, despite being located in a bilingual province where francophones represent a minority.

Prix La Vague[edit]

The FICFA jury, composed of professionals from Canadian and international cinema industries, attributes the Prix La Vague Awards every year in different categories:

Prix La Vague Winners 2015[edit]

  • In the Best International Fiction Full-Length Feature Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Nabil Ayouch's Much Loved.
  • In the Best Canadian Fiction Full-Length Feature Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Anne Émond's Les êtres chers.
  • In the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Richard Brouillette's Oncle Bernard - L'anti-leçon d'économie. In the same category, André-Line Beauparlant's Pinnochio received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best International Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Lofti Achour's Père.
  • In the Best Canadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague/UNIS was attributed to Joannie Lefernière's La femme qui a vu l'ours.
  • In the Best Acadian Full-Length Feature Film Category, the Prix La Vague Léonard-Forest was attributed to Pat Gauvin's Le sprint au flétan.
  • In the Best Acadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Francine Hébert's Cafétéria.
  • A People's Choice Prix La Vague was awarded to Anne Émond's Les êtres chers.

Prix La Vague Winners 2014[edit]

  • In the Best International Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis' Party Girl.
  • In the Best Canadian Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Maxime Giroux's Félix and Meira.
  • In the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Simon Beaulieu's Miron : Un homme revenu d'en dehors du monde.
  • In the Best International Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Guy Bordin and Renaud de Putter's L'être venu d'ailleurs.
  • In the Best Canadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Geneviève Dulude-Decelles' La Coupe.
  • In the Best Acadian Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague Léonard-Forest was attributed to Paul Bossé's Les Sceaux d'Utrecht.
  • In the Best Acadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Chris Harrigan's Le paradis de boue.
  • A People's Choice Prix La Vague was awarded to Paul Bossé's Les Sceaux d'Utrecht.

Prix La Vague Winners 2013[edit]

  • In the Best International Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Katell Quillévéré's Suzanne.
  • In the Best Canadian Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Denis Côté's Vic + Flo ont vu un ours.
  • In the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Rithy Panh's L'image manquante.
  • In the Best International Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Jean-Gabriel Périot's Le jour a vaincu la nuit.
  • In the Best Canadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Dan Popa's Taxi pour deux.
  • In the Best Acadian Film Category, the Prix La Vague Léonard-Forest and ACIC/ONF was attributed to Gilles Doiron's Aller-Retour.
  • A People's Choice Prix La Vague was awarded to Patrick Ridremont's Dead man talking.

Prix La Vague Winners 2012[edit]

  • In the Best International Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague/TV5 was attributed to Ursula Meier's L'Enfant d'en haut.
  • In the Best Canadian Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Kim Nguyen's Rebelle. In the same category, Nathalie Saint-Pierre's Catimini received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Denis Côté's Bestiaire.
  • In the Best International Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Franck Dion's Edmond était un âne.
  • In the Best Canadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette and André Turpin's Ina Litovski.
  • In the Best Acadian Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague Léonard-Forest was attributed to Paul-Émile d'Entremont's Une dernière chance.
  • In the Best Acadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague ACIC-ONF was attributed to Justin Guitard's Une affaire de famille.
  • Two People's Choice Prix La Vague were awarded to, ex aequo, Phil Comeau's Frédérick Back : Grandeur Nature, and Jean-Pierre Desmarais' S.W.I.T.C.H.

Prix La Vague Winners 2011[edit]

  • In the Best International Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague/TV5 was attributed to Pierre Schoeller's L'Exercice de l'État. In the same category, Athina Rachel Tsangari's Attenburg received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best Canadian Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Sébastien Pilote's Le Vendeur.
  • In the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Fernand Melgar's Vol spécial. In the same category, Simon Beaulieu's Godin received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best International Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Rudi Rosenberg's Aglaée. In the same category, Raphael Médard's Le Sucre received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best Canadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Nicolas Roy's Ce n'est rien. In the same category, Martin Thibaudeau's Sang froid received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best Acadian Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague Léonard-Forest was attributed to Paul Bossé's Moncton Vinyle. In ths same category, Monique LeBlanc's Roméo Savoie - La peinture du corps received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best Acadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague ACIC-ONF was attributed to Amanda Dawn Christie's Off route 2.
  • A People's Choice Prix La Vague was awarded to Philippe Falardeau's Monsieur Lazhar.

Prix La Vague Winners 2010[edit]

  • In the Best International Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague/TV5 was attributed to Katell Quillévéré's Un poison violent.
  • In the Best Canadian Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Robert Morin's Journal d'un coopérant. In the same category, Sophie Desraspe's Les signes vitaux received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Jean-François Caissy's La belle visite. In the same category, Sanaz Azari's Salaam Isfahan received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best Acadian Feature-Length Film Category, the jury decided to not award a Prix La Vague.
  • In the Best Acadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague ACIC-ONIF was attributed to Marie-Thérèse François's Voleuse de poussière.
  • Two People's Choice Prix La Vague were awarded to Géraldine Charbonneau's La Pilule and Patrick Jean's Pixels.

Prix La Vague Winners 2009[edit]

  • In the Best International Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague/TV5 was attributed to Kamen Kalevs' Eastern Plays.
  • In the Best Canadian Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Xavier Dolan's J'ai tué ma mère.
  • In the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Richard Brouillette's L'encerclement - La démocratie dans les rets du néolibéralisme and, ex aequo, to Rodrigue Jean's Hommes à louer.
  • In the Best Acadian Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague Léonard-Forest was attributed to Dano LeBlanc's Acadieman vs le CMA 2009.
  • In the Best Acadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Julien Cadieux's Habiter la danse.
  • Two People's Choice Prix La Vague were awarded to Frédérick Vin's Paul Rodin est... Paul Rodin and Julie Plourde's Alanna.

Prix La Vague Winners 2008[edit]

  • In the Best International Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague/TV5 was attributed to Philippe Aractingi's Sous les bombes. In the same category, Amor Hakkar's La Maison Jaune received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best Canadian Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Denis Côté's Elle veut le chaos. In the same category, the actress Isabelle Blais received an honourable mention from the jury for her role in Lyne Charlebois's Borderline.
  • In the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Marie-Monique Robin's Le Monde selon Monsanto.
  • In the Best Acadian Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague Léonard-Forest was attributed to Rodrigue Jean's Lost Song. Claude Fournier musical score also received an honourable mention from the jury, from Rodophe Caron's Marie-Hélène Allain en dialogue avec la pierre.
  • In the Best Acadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Lina Verchery's La Trappe.
  • Two People's Choice Prix La Vague were awarded to Marc Daigle's Tic Tac and Rudi Rosenberg's Une histoire louche.

Prix La Vague Winners 2007[edit]

  • In the Best International Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague/TV5 was attributed to Frédéric Choffat's La vraie vie est ailleurs.
  • In the Best Canadian Fiction Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Fernand Dansereau's La Brunante.
  • In the Best Feature- or Medium-Length Documentary Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Serge Giguère's Force de rêves. In the same category, André-Line Beauparlant's Panache received an honourable mention from the jury.
  • In the Best Acadian Feature-Length Film Category, the Prix La Vague Léonard-Forest was attributed to, ex aequo, Renée Blanchar's On a tué l'Enfant Jésus and Sofi Langis' Soldat à vie/Bootcamp Nation.
  • In the Best Acadian Short Film Category, the Prix La Vague was attributed to Daniel Léger's Un dimanche à 105 ans.
  • Two People's Choice Prix La Vague was awarded to Daniel Léger's Un dimanche and Bruno Danan's Bonne nuit Malik!.

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