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Competition Québec 1

Saturday 2 | 4pm

Wednesday 6 | 6pm


IF is the story of Ryan and JO, his imaginary friend. On the eve of their ultimate adventure, JO will change Ryan's mission.

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Cinélande - Website

Distribution :

h264 Distribution - Website

Director(s) :
Didier Charette

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Didier Charette

Didier grew up in his uncle’s video store in Hawkesbury, Ontario, where his love for film was sparked. While studying at the University of Montreal in Communications, he realized he could hack his way into working in the world of media. That’s exactly what he did. First hosting radio shows, then landing a director/producer/host job for a TV show showcasing Canadian indie music. Then, he rode his skateboard across Québec for a travel show. Didier developed his skills as a storyteller while directing music videos; he was nominated for several awards including Best director at the 2017 MuchMusic Video Awards, IDFA and the Prism Prize for his project with electronic producer CRi. He was also nominated for several awards in television and advertising. Didier is a sought after commercial and music video director for his unique genre-bending approach.IF is his first short film. It is the most personal project that he has written and directed to date. His love for the medium and his technical skills acquired over the last 10 years were put to the test with his film. He is currently developing feature film projects and hopes his short film will spark curiosity towards his vision.

24th Off-Courts Trouville from September 1 to 9 2023

Useful information:

All festival activities are free and open to all.
The screenings are accessible free of charge on tickets
to be collected, on the day of the screening, at the reception of the festival locate next to the parking des bains.