Churchill, Polar Bear Town
A film by Annabelle Amoros
Kind
Short films
Duration
37 minutes
Year
2022
Churchill, Polar Bear Town
A film by Annabelle Amoros

Every year in northern Canada, polar bears migrate to Hudson Bay to hunt seals. From October to November, while waiting for the ice pack to form, they take up residence on the outskirts of the town of Churchill – population 800.

Hunted for a long time and now the stars of safaris, the bears have become a tourist attraction and therefore a considerable source of income for Churchill. The small town is a unique illustration of the complex links between our modern world and the so-called “wild” world.

Team
  • Image: Annabelle Amoros, Negin Khazaee
  • Editing: Laurent Leveneur
  • Sound: Annabelle Amoros, Jules Wisocky, Léonore Mercier
  • Mixing: Grégoire Chauvot
  • Color grading: Yannig Willmann
Production

Clarisse Tupin, Paraiso Production

Partners
  • Préachat du FRAC Alsace
  • SCAM – Bourse brouillon d’un rêve
  • Grand-Est – Aide à l’écriture
  • CNC – Aide avant réalisation
  • Région Ile-de-France – Aide après réalisation
  • Procirep-Angoa
Diffusion
  • PRESELECTED FOR BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY FILM AT CESAR 2023 
  • Festivals :
  • International Short Film Fest of Clermont Ferrand, France
  • Visions du Réel – Nyon, Switzerland
  • IndiesLisboa, Portugal
  • Côté Court Pantin, France
  • Champs Elysées Film Festival, France
  • Festival des Films de l’Est
  • Concorto Film Festival, Italy
  • RIDM, Montréal, Canada
  • Festival Silhouettes, France
  • Festival Nature & Environnement, France
  • Cervino Cinemontain, Italy
  • Territoires en Images, France
  • Rencontres cinématographiques de Gindou, France
  • Festival du film de Montagne d’Autrans, France
  • DOXS RHUR, Germany
  • The Wild Fest, Spain
  • Awards: 
  • Special Mention – Clermont Ferrand Int. Short Fest
  • Special Youth Jury Award for a Medium Length Film – Visions du Réel
  • Special Mention Sylvestre Competition – Indieslisboa
  • Prospective Award – Côté Court
  • Award of the Jury – Territoires en Images
  • Award of the best technical directing – Montain Film Festival of Autrans (FIFMA)
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