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Âme noire/Black Soul

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ÂME NOIRE convie le spectateur à une plongée au coeur de la culture noire, à un rapide et exaltant voyage à travers les lieux qui ont marqué l'histoire de ces peuples. Le récit que transmet une vieille dame à son petit-fils fait défiler sous nos yeux une succession de tableaux peints directement sous la caméra. Ce tourbillon de couleurs et de lumière accompagne l'enfant sur les traces de ses ancêtres pharaons, puis sous le baobab, où le griot chante les exploits des rois. L'appel des percussions annonce ensuite le commerce des esclaves et, d'exil en exil, les rythmes noirs, du gospel au jazz, entraînent le garçon des Antilles aux neiges des Amériques. Film sans paroles.

2000, 09 min 47 s

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Jury Kazoo d'Or - with a cash prize of 500$US
Francophone Film Festival
March 13 to 16 2003, Kalamazoo - USA

Award for Best Short Film
Reel Black Awards
October 19 2002, Toronto - Canada

Jury Mention to the Best Animation
Festival Internacional de Cine Para Ninos - La Matatena
August 13 to 18 2002, Mexico City - Mexico

First OCIC Award - Film with the most human values
Festival internacional de Cine para Ninos / DIVERCINE
July 8 to 19 2002, Montevideo - Uruguay

Best Animation Short Film (ExAequo)
Festival internacional de Cine para Ninos / DIVERCINE
July 8 to 19 2002, Montevideo - Uruguay

Special Commendation - Technical Achievement for Craft and Sound
International Animation Festival
June 25 to July 14 2002, Melbourne - Australia

Second Place, Animation
Black Film Festival
June 12 to 16 2002, San Francisco - USA

Best Film Fine Arts Discpline
Black International Cinema I.U.S.B.
May 2 to 5 2002, Berlin - Germany

Certificate of Merit - Division Film and Video - Category: Animation
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 18 to May 2 2002, San Francisco - USA

Gold Special Jury Award - Film and Video Production / Category: The Arts / Cultural
WorldFest - International Film Festival
April 5 to 14 2002, Houston - USA

Process Award for Visual Excellence - with a cash prize 500$US
International Film Festival
March 14 to 24 2002, Cleveland - USA

National Film Board of Canada Prize for Best Animation (all ages) by Youth Jury
Reel to Real International Film Festival for Youth and Families
March 6 to 9 2002, Vancouver - Canada

Best Animated Short Award
International Film Festival
February 27 to March 3 2002, Santa Barbara - USA

Best Animated Short
Soirée des Jutra
February 17 2002, Montréal - Canada

Black Maria Juror's Choice - with a cash prize 225$US
Black Maria Film and Video Festival
January 28 2002, Jersey City - USA

Jury Award
Expo of Short Film and Video
December 6 to 9 2001, New York - USA

Honorable Mention - Category: Human Development Across the Life Span
Itinerant - National Council on Family Relations
November 6 to 11 2001, Minneapolis - USA

Chris Statuette - Category: Arts
International Film and Video Festival
October 23 to 26 2001, Columbus - USA

Crystal Heart Award - with a cash prize of 2,500$US
Heartland Film Festival
October 17 to 23 2001, Indianapolis - USA

Special Commendation given by the Ecumenical Jury
International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film
October 16 to 21 2001, Leipzig - Germany

Chantal-Lapaire Award given by Tele-Quebec (ex aequo with Speakers for the dead by David Sutherland and Jennifer Holnes) - with a cash prize of 1,000$ (500,00$ each winner)
VUES D'AFRIQUE / Journées du cinéma africain et créole
April 20 to 29 2001, Montréal - Canada

Golden Bear - Category: Short Film
International Film Festival
February 7 to 18 2001, Berlin - Germany