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Soleil de Nuit

BC Premiere

During a training exercise in an abandoned open-pit mine, a crew of Canadian astronauts are interrupted by an Atikamekw elder, who asks them to deliver an important message to the spirit of his community on the moon.


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Larissa Corriveau, Jacques Newashish, Mark Krupa, Oshim Ottawa, Nina Corriveau, Kacim Steets

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In English, French, and Atikamekw with English subtitles

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13 min

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VIFF Short Forum: Program 5

Cosmological, geological, and speculative potentials provide hope in periods of doubt and hardship.


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Kacim Steets, Frederic Bohbot


Maria Camila Arias, Fernando Lopez Escriva


François Messier-Rehault


Fernando Lopez Escriva


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Fernando Lopez Escriva

Filmmaker and editor specialized in documentary and currently venturing in fiction. His first documentary film Hotel Gondolín won Best Human Rights Documentary in Mar del Plata. Fernando’s most recent work, La pesca, won the Serterce d’or for Best Short Film at Visions du Réel. In fiction, Fernando has directed one short film and is now developing his first screenplay. As an editor, Fernando has edited several documentary features and was nominated for Best Editing in Canada’s Prix Gemeaux for the film The Women of Brukman. He recently finished editing his first feature length fiction film Amores Modernos.

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Maria Camila Arias

Maria Camila Arias is a Colombian screenwriter based in Montreal, Canada. She wrote Birds of Passage, which premiered at Cannes Directors’ Fortnight in 2018. She is the writer and Executive Producer of the film Candelaria, awarded with the GdA Director’s Award at Venice Days 2017. In 2021, her film Clara Sola, co-written and directed by Nathalie Alvarez-Mesen, had its premiere in Cannes Directors’ Fortnight. Her last film The Kings of the World, co-written and directed by Laura Mora, won the Golden Shell at San Sebastian Film Festival, 2022. Currently, Maria Camila is developing several feature-length scripts and TV series in Mexico, Canada, and Colombia. Soleil de nuit is her first short film as writer / director.

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