Don Juan IN Hell

Don Juan aux ENFERS

WORK IN PROGRESS

An animated adaptation of Charles Baudelaire’s poem “Don Juan in Hades”.

Award for the Pitch Contest – 21st Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Vivien Forsans remporte le 4e Concours de pitchs des Sommets du cinéma d’animation – Le Lien Multimédia

Bedroom People

2022 - 04:50 - Animation

Still in festivals

A man searches through documents of an unknown USB key and discovers a strange series of recordings.

  • Best Film Award – 49th Concordia Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Raoul-Barré Award for the Best Canadian Student Film – 21st Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Best Experimental Award – 10th Annual Flamingo Festival (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
  • Best Sound Award – Trinity Film Festival 2022 (Hartford, USA)
  • Best Original Music – Ciné-MEC Student Film Festival (Paris, France)
  • Best Experimental Short, Best Inspirational Film and Best Sound for a Short Film Award – Only The Best Film Awards (Online Competition)
  • Special Mention for the Grand Prize of the Pan-Canadian Student Film Meetings – Festival du Nouveau Cinéma 2022 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Fantasia Film Festival 2022 – LES FANTASTIQUES WEEK-ENDS DU CINÉMA QUÉBÉCOIS (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Supernova Digital Animation Festival – 7th Dimension (Denver, USA)
  • Zlatý Voçi – Festival of the Film Theory Students 2022 (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • 16th Annual TAIS Animation Showcase – Matinee Screening (Toronto, Canada)
  • HISTERIA festival internacional de cine de terror, sci-fi y fantasía 2022 (San Jose, Costa Rica)
  • Longue Vue sur le Court 2022 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Saskatoon Fantastic Film Festival 2022 (Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada)
  • Future Visions Festival 2021 (Amsterdam, Netherlands & Tokyo, Japan)
  • Plein(s) Écran(s) 2023 (Online Screening)
  • Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma 2023 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Independent Film Festival Ypsilanti 2023 (Ypsilanti, USA)
  • Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy 2023 – Graduation Films Official Competition (Annecy, France)
  • Festival Émergence Montréal 2023 (Montreal, Québec, Canada)
  • FUSE Films Under Severe Experiment 2023 (Karlovac, Croatia)
  • Latest Visions Halloween 2023 (TV screening in Sheffield, Brighton and Belfast; United Kingdom)
  • Kaboom Animation Festival 2024 – Special Screening ‘Uncanny with Kenzie’ (Utrecht, Netherlands)
  • 2024 Beirut Animation Nights – International Competition (Beirut, Lebanon)

26th Fantasia festival features 17 films by Concordians – Concordia

Bedroom People live Q&A for Plein(s) Écran(s) – Plein(s) Écran(s)

[Plein(s) Écran(s)] 2023 — Jour 2  – Le Petit Septième 

Entrevues – Vivien Forsans, réalisateur – Radio Web et Médias du Collège Stanislas

Bedroom People // Vivien FORSANS // Interview – Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy

DEUXIÈME PRénom

MIDDLE NAMe

2021 - 03:34 - Animation

Poster for Deuxième Prénom

The story of a mother who died four years after giving birth to her only son, a father who raised him through grief and trauma, and a boy lost in the forest.

  • Special Mention for Best Documentary at the 48th Concordia Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Special Mention of the Jury at the Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation 2022 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Audience Award for Best International Short Documentary at the Rhodope International Documentary Film Festival (Smolyan, Bulgaria)
  • Ottawa International Animation Festival 2021 (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • Emerging Filmmakers Night Summer/Autumn Edition 2021 – Experimental section (Online screening)
  • SHORT to the point January 2022 edition (Bucharest, Romania)
  • Yale Student Film Festival 2022 (New Haven, USA)
  • Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma 2022 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • My Mind on Film 2022 (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia)
  • 18th Athens Digital Arts Festival Online (Limited online diffusion)
  • Plein(s) Écran(s) Patreon – May 2023 Selection (Limited online diffusion)
  • Tënk.ca – Student Films Selection – from June 16th to August 16th 2023 (Limited online diffusion)

Au Placard

To the Closet

2020 - 02:50 - Animation

France, 2012. A teenage boy tells an intimate secret to a friend, but quickly regrets it while watching the news.

  • Special Mention for Best Canadian Student Film at the Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation 2020 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Best Animated Narrative at the 48th Concordia Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Vu dans la tête de… (Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec, Canada)
  • Les Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Green Bay Film Festival (Green Bay, USA)
  • 4th Lanterna Magica (Goias, Brazil)
  • Très Court International Film Festival (International Screenings)
  • CINEMQ 2021 (Shanghai, China)
  • ANIMATIBA – Festival Internacional De Animaçao de Curitiba 2021 (Curitiba, Brazil)
  • Screen and Story Film Festival 2021 (Online Screening)
  • Zlatý Voči – Festival of the Film Theory Students 2021  (Prague, Czech Republic)
  • Devenir Réalisateur Film Festival 2021 (Paris, France)
  • Le Chouette Film Festival (Rieux-Minervois, France)
  • Flip the Script 2021 (Online Festival) 
  • Image+Nation 34 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Plein(s) Écran(s) 2022 (Online Screening)
  • MAX3MIN 2022 (Milan, Italy)
  • Hiroshima Animation Season 2022 – Special Screening Gender Identity and Sexuality (Hiroshima, Japan)
  • 15e Festival Objectif Cinéma Desjardins – screened with Monia Chokri’s feature film “Babysitter” (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)
  • Screening “Queer animation: the bright colours of diversity” – Canadian Cultural Center of Paris (Paris, France)
  • Screening “Animation Queers: The Vibrant Colours of Diversity” – Festival International du Film d’Animation d’Annecy 2023 (Annecy, France)

Coping

2019 - 01:30 - Animation

A bunch of creatures are trying to relax after a long day.

  • FliQs: an evening of Queer Films (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • 46th Concordia Film Festival (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Trinity Film Festival 2019 (Hartford, USA)
  • 13th Annual TAIS (Toronto, Canada)
  • Breaking Waves Film Festival (Tiverton, Canada)
  • Animation Volda Festival 2019 (Volda, Norway)
  • DepicT! 2019 Showcase (Bristol, UK)
  • 21st International Youth Media Festival YOUKI (Wels, Austria)
  • Sommets du Cinéma d’Animation 2019 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
  • Emerging Filmmakers Night Winter 2021 (Online Event)
  • Tiff Next Wave 2021 – Young Creators Showcase (Online Event)
  • Happy Valley Animation Festival (Penn State, USA)
  • 100 Films Under 100 Minutes (Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Green Bay Film Festival (Green Bay, USA)
  • Festival Internacional de Cine Canabico 2021 (Mexico, Mexico)
  • Here Kyiev Short Fest (Kyiv, Ukraine)
  • Animae Caribe International Animation & Digital Media Festival (Online Festival)
  • Future Visions Festival 2021 (Amsterdam, Netherlands & Tokyo, Japan)
  • SPLIFF Film Fest 2022 (Seattle, USA)
  • FICC Festival Internacional de Cine Cannabico (Montevideo, Uruguay and Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Cristal

2017 - 28:57
Video

A story of boredom, friendship, and alcohol.

  • Main Film’s ‘Soirée Optique’ December 2017 (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

FRED

2016 - 10:00
Video

High School Graduation short film.

  • Best Direction Prize at the Festival du Film Scolaire Ciné-Sofia 2016 (Sofia, Bulgaria)