Short Film (16mm)

The Gatineau-Ottawa region is marked by the daily struggles between these two neighboring communities, whose cultural, political and linguistic traditions differ. The film Gephyrophobia, an English word for the phobia of bridges, is a film about movement, landscape, and the tension between two distinct identities whose common border is the Ottawa River.

The ‘Situated Cinema Commission Project’ for WNDX - Winnipeg’s Festival of Film and Video art.

Directed by Caroline Monnet, in collaboration with Daniel Watchorn
Cinematography: Eric Cinq-Mars
Soundtrack: Frères Lumières 

Gephyrophobia, 2012
2:00 minutes

Cannes Film Festival
Telefilm’s ‘Talent tout court’ (Canada)
Les Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid Palais de Tokyo (Paris)
WNDX Festival of Moving Image (Winnipeg)
ImagineNATIVE (Toronto)
Centre Phi (Montréal)
Urban Shaman (Winnipeg)
Regard sur le court métrage (Saguenay, QC)
Regard sur le court métrage (Gatineau, QC)
Centre culturel canadien (Paris)
Festival de la Relève (Montréal)
Portland Film Festival
Land In Sights (Montréal)
Aesthetica Short Film Festival (York, UK)
Künstlerhaus Bethanien (Berlin)
Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival (Stuttgart, Germany)
Tampere Film Festival, retrospective (Finland)
Le Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal
Nuit Blanche (Montréal)
World Event Young Artist (UK)

Stills from Gephyrophobia, 2012