Le Grand Sault

The Grand Falls  (2009)

15 min  –  Short film (Experimental)  –  No dialog  –  Le Grand Sault


Wandering with her beloved near the rushing waterfall, a young woman has no idea that their peaceful meeting place will be the scene of immense turmoil.


A short film loosely inspired by the folk tale of "The White Lady of Montmorency".


Producer & Director:  Hervé Demers

Story:  Hervé Demers, Xavier Lechasseur


Cast:  Janice Béliveau-Sicotte, Renaud Fortin


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Awards
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* Audience Choice Award – Best Short Film – Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2011, United States

* Special Jury Prize – Best Cinematography Award – Faludi International Youth Film Festival, 2010, Hungary

* Jury Prize – Best Short Film – Jaipur International Film Festival, 2010, Rajasthan, India

* Special Jury Prize – Yosemite International Film Festival, 2010, United States

Excerpt Le Grand Sault




Festivals (partial list)

Raindance Film Festival, 2010, London, United Kingdom
Singapore Short Film Festival, 2010, Singapore
The CON-CAN Movie Festival, Japan
Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, 2010, Germany
Budapest Short Film Festival, 2010, Hungary
Reggio Film Festival International Short Film Contest, Italy
Thess International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece
Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2010, United States
Yosemite International Film Festival, United States
Film and Video Festival of Cambodia, 2011, Kampot, Cambodia
Festival « A Film For Peace », 2010, Medea, Italy
Indianapolis International Film Festival, 2010, United States
Athens Video Art Festival, 2010, Greece
Okanagan International Film Festival, 2010, British Columbia, Canada
Cape Winelands Film Festival, 2010, South Africa
21st Ankara International Film Festival, 2010, Turkey
Jaipur International Film Festival, 2010, India
Videoformes Clermont-Ferrand, 2010, France
Skepto International Film Festival, 2010, Italy
Tirana International Film Festival, DIGIART Competition, 2009, Albania
Faludi International Youth Film Festival, 2009, Hungary


Film stills  
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Production stills  Le Grand Sault (Download)  ©  12 photos

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Technical Sheet

Original title : Le Grand Sault
English title : The Grand Falls
Category : Experimental (short)
Running time : 15 min.
Language : No dialog
Filming location : Quebec City
Country : Canada
Year : 2009

Producer, Director, Writer, Cinematographer, Editor : Hervé Demers
Cast : Janice Béliveau-Sicotte, Renaud Fortin
Assistant camera : Charles Fortin
Assistant director : Pierre-Olivier Belzile
Production designer : Isabelle Caron
Location sound recordist : Robert Thivierge
Sound designer : Olivier Calvert
Sound re-recording mixer (NFB) : Jean Paul Vialard
Producer (NFB) : Johanne Bergeron
Coordinator (NFB) : Marie-Christine Guité

Production & Distribution : Hervé Demers Images
Financial partners : Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Canada Council for the Arts,
National Film Board of Canada (FAP), Spira

Exhibition format : 35mm, 1.85:1, Color, Dolby Digital 5.1, 24 fps
Film length : 427m (1400')
Number of reels : 1
Laboratory : Technicolor (Montreal)
Shooting format : Mini-DV NTSC 24PA
Camera : Panasonic AG-DVX100A


© 2009