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* Long, medium-length and short films filmography has been made by Pierre Demers and REGARD short film Festival.


Many professional filmmakers choose Saguenay as their home, to live and create either long or short movies, or documentaries.

The REGARD – Saguenay International Short Film Festival gathers every year filmmakers from all around the world, Canada and Quebec. It starts the festivities with “Saguenay’s evening”, exclusively dedicated to regional filmmakers.

Two academic programs specialized in the art of cinema bring people from all parts of the province. Saguenay becomes their first playground to experiment techniques, make movies and get a great deal of experience.

La bande Sonimage is a nonprofits organization that has been created to help local filmmakers through trainings, grants and production support. La bande Sonimage stimulates them with orders and special projects, so they can gain experience. The organization maintains a list of all the regional resources, which represents about 60 people.


In 2015: Saguenay’s filmmakers Jean-Marc E. Roy and Philippe-David Gagné will represent the province of Québec at Cannes Film Festival. « Bleu Tonnerre », a 21-minute short film has been selected in the Quinzaine des réalisateurs.

In 2013 : A first in Quebec: five filmmakers from the same region see their work being presented at the prestigious Cannes Festival!

During the 52nd Semaine de la critique in Cannes 2013 :

  • " Le démantèlement ", movie by Sébastien Pilote;

In the Short Film Corner category, exclusively dedicated to short films :

  • "In Guns We Trust", documentary by Nicolas Lévesque (filmed in Kennesaw, Georgia);
  • "Ô divin bovin", documentary by Alexandre Rufin (filmed in Honfleur, Normandy);
  • "Le Toaster", short film by Michaël Lalancette;
  • "Le chant des cabanes", short film by Philippe-David Gagné.

In 2012, « Anata O Korosu », short film directed by Jean-Marc E. Roy et Philippe-David Gagné and filmed in Barcelona, Spain was presented in the Short Film Corner category.