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Competition Québec 3

Sunday 3 | 2pm

Tuesday 5 | 8pm


Pascal suspects the worst when he reads the post of Jérémy, a former classmate. He immediately alerts the police, convinced that Jérémy is on the verge of attacking his ex-colleagues. Feeling that the police won’t do anything, Pascal decides to go help the young man himself.

Production :

Unité Centrale - Website

Distribution :

Travelling Distribution - Website

Director(s) :
Jean-François Leblanc

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Jean-François Leblanc

Originally from Quebec City, Jean-François graduated in Film Studies from the Université de Montréal in 2007. He went on to write and direct the short films "L'Enfargée", "12 Hommes en tabarnak" and "Ordinaires", all of which toured festivals around the world. Jean-François then moved on to web series, writing and directing "Le Pool", a 24-episode series spanning three seasons. In 2015, he wrote and directed "Le Gars d'la shop", which, in addition to premiering at TIFF, won three awards at the Gala Prends Ça Court and was selected for more than 20 international festivals. He returns to the web in 2018 as director of "L'arène", which wins Best Webseries at the Festival de la Fiction de Larochelle and goes on to compete at the Canneseries and Gémeaux awards. In 2020, "Connexion en cours" wins Best Cultural Diversity Web Series Toronto Webfest and a nomination for the 35th Prix Gémeaux. His fascination with spoken language, masculinity and verisimilitude is central to his artistic approach, which stands out for its frequent use of improvisation. Like his short film "Le Prince de val-bé" (2019), his short film "Landgraves" (2020) has a strong festival track record, winning numerous awards including the prestigious TIFF Avrich Award for 10 promising filmmakers, Best Director at Festival Off Courts Trouville, as well as Prends Ça Court, Macabro and Fantasia.

Jean-François will present his short film "Virga" to the public in 2023, and is working on adapting Samuel Cantin's comic strip "Vil et misérable" for the big screen, which will be his first feature film.

25th Off-Courts Trouville from September 7 to 13 2024

The call for entries will be from April 10 to June 12, 2024 on

The program will be announced from July 17, 2024

Practical information :

All festival activities are free and open to all.
Cinema screenings are available free of charge with tickets, which can be collected on the day of the screening from the festival reception.