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New Film // PRINDIE Curated Collection: Mutants

Updated: Aug 7

Every week leading up to the official selection announcement and virtual festival presentation, we will be introducing 2020 jury members and films to be viewed for FREE by the artists we love and support in our new PRINDIE Curated Collection!


Today the PRINDIE Curated Collection presents Alexandre Dostie's NSFW, misfit-coming-of-age dramedy: Mutants


Alexandre Dostie

Born in rural Quebec, Alexandre Dostie is a self-taught artist with a unique background. A published poet, booze-bruised punk singer, and filmmaker, his first short narrative fiction, Mutants (2016) screened in over 100 festivals and won numerous awards, including Best Canadian Short at TIFF. The film was also released as a Vimeo Staff Pick Premiere, gathering close to 700K views. I’ll End Up in Jail (2019), his latest offering, already screened at TIFF, Sundance, Clermont-Ferrand, and Tampere. The film was named “Best Int. Short Film” by the Vimeo programming team on their unofficial Sundance jury awards. Alexandre is currently working on his debut feature, SHAPE.


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2016 | Québec | French + Eng. Subs. (NSFW)


Synopsis

In the summer of 1996, life throws a curveball in the face of Keven Guénette… And it strikes. Guided by his paraplegic baseball coach, Keven discovers the mutation, sex, and love.


Cast Keven: Joseph DeLorey Kelly: Tanya Quirion Marco: Jérémy Labonté Claude: Francis La Haye Suzanne: Sandrine Bisson


Crew Production : Hany Ouichou, Gabrielle Tougas-Fréchette (Art & Essai) Réalisation : Alexandre Dostie Scénario : Alexandre Dostie Direction photo : Vincent Biron Direction artistique : Joëlle Péloquin Montage : Stéphane Lafleur Son : Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin-Gagnon, Sylvain Bellemare Musique : Christophe Lamarche-Ledoux

Synopsis

In the summer of 1996, life throws a curveball in the face of Keven Guénette… And it strikes. Guided by his paraplegic baseball coach, Keven discovers the mutation, sex and love.

Festivals

Toronto Int. Film Festival, Canada |2016| Winner *SHORT CUTS AWARD, Best Canadian Short* Whistler Int. Film Festival, BC |2016| Winner *CANADIAN SHORT WORK AWARD* Caroussel du Film de Rimouski, Qc|2016| Official Competition *MENTION SPÉCIALE DIRECTION PHOTO* Canadian Screen Award, Canada |2017| Winner *BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM* Gala du Cinéma Québécois, Québec |2017| WINNER * IRIS DU MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE QUÉBÉCOIS* Figari Int. Film Festival, Italie |2017| *WINNER* BEST DIRECTOR, BEST INT. SHORT FILM* Basta Fest, Serbia |2017| Official Competition *JURY'S SPECIAL MENTION* Thess Int. Short Film Festival, Greece |2017| Official Competition *CINEMATIC ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Guanajuato Int. Film Festival, Mexique |2016| BFI London Film Festival, UK |2016| Calgary Int. Film Festival, AB |2016| FILMETS Badelona, Espagne |2016| SPASM, Qc |2016| Oaxaca Film Festival, Mexique |2016| Festival de Cinéma en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Qc |2016| Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal, Qc |2016| Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, Qc |2016| TIFF Canada TOP TEN, Canada |2017| FlickerFest Int. Short Film Festival, Australie |2017| Aspen Int. Short Fest, É-U |2017| Les Rendez-Vous du cinéma Québécois, Montréal |2017| Landshut Int. Short Film Festival, Allemagne |2017| Nashville Int. Film Festival, É-U |2017| Kyiv Int. Short Film Festival *Quebec Focus*, Ukraine |2017| The Norwegian Short Film Festival, Norvège |2017| Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, Serbie |2017| Dawson City Int. Short Film Festival, Yukon |2017| NEXT Bucharest Film Festival, Romania |2017| Palmspring Shortfest and Market |2017| FEST - New Directors / New Films, Portugal |2017| Flicker's Int. Rhode Island Film Festival, É-U |2017| Show Me Shorts, New-Zealand |2017| Milwaukee Film Festival, USA |2017| DC Short Film Festival, USA |2017| Festival Plein la Bobine, France |2017| Maremetraggio ShorTS In TimiShort Film Festival, Romania |2017| t. Film Festival, Italie |2017| Short of the week, WEB |2017| Partie de Campagne, France |2017 STUFF Film Festival, Mexico |2017| Pancevo Film Festival, Serbie |2017| OFF-Court Film Festival, France |2017| Waterstone Brighton - Bookshop Screening Room, UK |2017| Fandependent, WEB |2017| Flicker's Int. Rhode Island Film Festival, É-U |2017| BuSho Int. Short Film Festival, Roumanie |2017| Northern Wave Film Festival, Islande |2017| Kaunas Int. Film Festival, Lithuania |2017| Lublin Int. Film Festival, Pologne |2017| Cineramabc, Sao Paulo, Brésil |2017| Tbilisi Int. Film Festival, Géorgie |2017| Vilnius Int. Short Film Festival, Lithuanie |2018| ZLIN Design Week, République Tchèque |2018| MokiCourt, Paris |2018| Festival Même Pas Peur, Ile-de-la-Réunion |2018|


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