A drawing of a young boy with an oversized head, a character from BLA BLA, an interactive website produced by Vincent Morisset in 2011.

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Two National Film Board of Canada films win awards at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois

Press release


Montreal, February 28, 2011 – The NFB films Jelena's song and Ça tourne dans ma tête ( Racing Thoughts) won awards at the closing ceremonies of the 29th edition of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. The NFB extends its sincere congratulations to the filmmakers and their crews.

The Prix Pierre et Yolande Perrault for best first or second documentary went to Pablo Alvarez-Mesa for Jelena's Song, a film whose images and sounds resonate with poetry, evoking memories and rituals that comprise a day in the life of an artist. The award comes with a cash prize of $5,000.

Louiselle Noël won the Prix TV5 for best Franco-Canadian film for Ça tourne dans ma tête. Her feature-length documentary offers touching insight into both the lives of children suffering from mental illness and their families. The award includes a cash prize of $1,500.

The NFB once again presented its Prix à l'innovation for the short film judged to be the most outstanding in form. This year Tomi Grgicevic and Louise Larivière won for their film Migizi. The award includes $5,000 in NFB post-production services.  

About the NFB

Canada's public film producer and distributor, the National Film Board of Canada creates social-issue documentaries, auteur animation, alternative drama and digital content that provide the world with a unique Canadian perspective. Since the NFB's founding in 1939, it has created over 13,000 productions and won over 5,000 awards, including 12 Oscars and more than 90 Genies.

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Stéphane Burelle
NFB Publicist
Telephone: 514-283-9607
Cell: 514-242-0900
E-mail: s.burelle@nfb.ca