On The Cusp, Longlist - Music Video, Short Film - Fiction

Simon Leoza, La Nuée

Vincent René-Lortie

Telescope Films

A young girl takes her first step from childhood into adulthood by deciding to flee her abusive father with her newborn sister in tow.

Vincent René-Lortie is a Montréal-based film director. Having directed festival-renowned short films and music videos for Canada’s top artists, his dream-drenched work spans a wide range of genres including fiction, sci-fi, and dance. With his attention to the poetic and his obsession with the intimate, Vincent’s narratives continue to offer surreal journeys coated in high-value execution.