First Snow

First Snow

Directed by Michael Lalancette

Genre Fiction
Country Quebec
Year 2012
Length 13 min 20 s
Formats DVD, DCP, Blu-Ray, HDCAM
Sound Stereo
Version Original French version, English subtitles


A disconnected family find themselves at a hospital. The father is in urgent need of a kidney transplant and all of the family members are compatible donners. This situation brings back old conflicts between them, all to settle with an odd reconciliation.


family relationships, illness, brother-sister relationships


Since his studies in television, Michael Lalancette directed over fifteen short films in the past decade. His latest productions (Quartet in C major, Offside, Panasony Pro V4000, The film you are the hero and Ha! Christmas!) Roam the Quebec and international festivals, in addition to being acquired by televisions. Loving the original ideas, it is in a constant concern of rhythm and aesthetics that Michael creates. He hates it when a spectator's bored and wants to see rather shoot a smile!


Benoit Gouin, David Boutin, Louise Latraverse, Marie-Laurence Moreau, François Bernier, Larine Gonthier-Hyndman, Noémie Yelle



Kramtemps Productions


Yan Binsse, Guillaume Girard


Ronald Plante

EDITING Elisabeth Olga Tremblay
Sound Pierre Bertrand, Christian Rivest, Gavin Fernandes
Music The Barr Brothers


Off-Courts de Trouville | 2012 | GAGNANT PRIX DU PUBLIC
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec | 2012 | GAGNANT PRIX DU PUBLIC
Filmets Badalona Film Festival | 2012 | GAGNANT PRIX DU JURY
Be Film the Underground Film Festival | 2013 | MENTION HONORABLE DU JURY


Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay
Vancouver International Film Festival
Off-Courts de Trouville
Milano International Film Festival
Mostra de Cinema Quebecois à Barcelone
Festival de cinéma de la Ville de Québec
Festival Images en vue
Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie
Festival du Film Francophone de Stuttgard
Filmets Badalona Film Festival
Kyiv International Short Film Festival
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois
Be Film the Underground Film Festival
Festival du Film de la Relève
J’aime ma langue dans ta bouche
Kaliber 35 Short Film Festival
Palm Springs International Shortfest
Red Rock Film Festival
DC Shorts
FAST de Sorel
Atlantic Film Festival