Ceremonies 2018

Master of ceremonie


Jean-Sébastien Petitdemange is a journalist passionate with travel, heritage, gastronomy and meetings. He has traveled all over France and the rest of the world for the Guide du Routard for nearly 30 years. He shares his expertise and experiences on RTL and France Télévisions for many years now. He is the author of several books on the  “Made in France” for example. Futhermore, he has a special attachment to Canada where he travels regularly to Montreal, the Laurentians as well as to Vancouver.



Thursday, September 22 at 8:00 pm at the Cinéma Rex.

Parade of personalities on the red carpet.

Presentation of the members of the jury

First european screening of Hochelaga, Land of souls

11:00 pm, Cocktail on the Canadian Village Quai Henry IV

Hochelaga, Land of souls


Duration : 80 min

Director : François Girard

Producers : Roger Frappier

Main actor :  Samian, Wahiakeron Gilbert, Emmanuel Schwartz

Synopsis : A tremendous downpour hits Montreal, and a spectacular sinkhole opens up in Percival Molson Stadium in the middle of a football game. The stadium is evacuated, and a few hours later, it becomes a protected archaeological site. Centuries of history are revealed beneath the field. Mohawk archaeologist Baptiste Asigny begins investigating, and he will discover the multitude of generations who have occupied this land, each with buried secrets. Baptiste then sets out to find what he has spent his career searching for: the vestiges of the village of Hochelaga where his Iroquoian ancestors met French explorer Jacques Cartier in October 1535. HOCHELAGA, LAND OF SOULS explores 750 years of history in one single spot where the souls of all centuries and all cultures come together.




Sunday, September 25 at 8:00 pm at the Cinema Rex.

Parade of personalities on the red carpet

Awards ceremony

Screening of  Pieds nus dans l’aube

11:00 pm, Cocktail on the Canadian Village Quai Henry IV





Duration : 94 min

Director : Francis Leclerc

Producers :  Antonello Cozzolino

Main actor : Justin Leyrolles-Bouchard, Roy Dupuis et Julien Leclerc

Synopsis : In February 1927, Félix Leclerc finished his 12th year. While delivering wood with his father and brothers, he met Fidor, a young man from an underprivileged background, very different from the people he used to date. The two boys developed a good friendship, but they had to separate because Felix had to go to Ottawa to study in a classical college. Although aware of the opportunity, Felix fears leaving his family and all the familiar things he cares so deeply about.


You can now reserve your tickets for the opening and closing ceremonies by calling 02 35 40 46 46 16 or 06 84 46 65 16 or by e-mail festivaldufilmcanadiendedieppe@gmail.com.

Attention limited number of places!

The ceremonies are free and open to all public.