I'll End Up in Jail

I'll End Up in Jail

Directed by Alexandre Dostie

Genre Fiction
Country Canada
Year 2019
Length 23 min
Formats DCP
Sound 5.1
Version Original French version, English subtitles


Maureen Sauvageau's escape comes to an abrupt end when she drives’s her monster truck into a deadly car accident. Stuck in the middle of nowhere, she must share the company and the blame of a rather touching junkie dubbed Jelly the Loon.


human relationships, anger, murder, men-women relationships, rural, violence, fear, accident


Born in rural Quebec, Alexandre Dostie is a self-taught artist with an unusual background. Published poet, booze-bruised punk singer and filmmaker, his first short narrative fiction, Mutants (2016) won numerous prizes and screened in over 100 festivals. Alexandre is also a TIFF Talent Lab Alumni and he is currently working on a slew of other projects that might never see the light of day. I’ll End Up in Jail (2019) is its latest offering.


Maureen: Martine Francke
Jelly: Émile Schneider
Ti-Bé Gaboury: Guy Thauvette
Keven: Joseph Delorey
Dan: Stéphane F. Jacques
Sam: Marine Johnson
Cowboy: Christian Lohez
Shérif: Jimmy Michaud



Hany Ouichou (Art & Essai)


Alexandre Dostie


Vincent Biron


Marie-Pier Fortier

EDITING Stéphane Lafleur
Sound Jean-Sébastien Beaudoin Gagnon, Sylvain Bellemare
Music Simon Trottier


Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec |2019| WINNER AUDIENCE AWARD
SPASM, Montréal |2019| Official Competition WINNER BEST PHOTOGRPAHY
Festival de Cinéma Int. en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Rouyn-Noranda |2019| Official WINNER JURY AWARD FOR BEST SHORT
Vimeo’s Unofficial Sundance Jury Awards |2020| WINNER BEST INT. SHORT FILM


Guanajuato Int. Film Festival, Mexico |2019| Official Competition
Toronto Int. Film Festival, Canada |2019| Official Competition
FIN Atlantic Int. Film Festival, Canada |2019| Official Competition
Cinefest Sudbury Film Festival, Canada |2019| Official Competition
Calgary Int. Film Festival, Canada |2019| Official Competition
Vancouver Int. Film Festival, Canada |2019| Official Competition
Le Long Week-End du Court de Trois-Rivières, Québec |2019| Official Screening
Festival du Film de St-Séverin de Beauce, Québec |2019| Official Competition
Yellowknife Int. Film Festival, TNO |2019| Official Competition
Festival Images en Vues, Iles-de-la-Madeleine |2019| Official Competition
FICFA, Canada |2019| Official Competition
Guanajuato Int. Film Festival, Best off @ Chiapas |2019| Official Screening
Sundance, USA |2020| Official Competition
Festival du Court Métrage de Clermont-Ferrand, France |2020| Official Competition
TELEFILM Canada @ Clermont-Ferrand Market, France |2020| Market screening
Clermont-Ferrand en reprise @ Centre Culturel Canadien de Paris, France |2020| Official Screening
FlickerFest Int. Short Film Festival, Australia |2020|Official Competition
Festival Int. du Film d’Aubagne MUSIC & CINEMA, France |2020| Official Competition
Landshut Short Film Festival, Germany |2020| Official Competition
Akbank Int. Short Film Festival, Turkey |2020| Out of Competition World Cinema
Omaha Film Festival, USA |2020| Official Competition
Tampere Int. Film Festival, Finland |2020| Official Competition
The Method Independent Film Festival, USA |2020| Official Competition