Ariel released at cinema Excentris

Ariel released at Cinema Excentris from March 28 to April 3: 5:45pm.

Press review from the week :

L’imagination qui donne des ailes | Le Devoir, Odile Tremblay

Laura Bari: ma sorcière bien aimante, La Presse

La métamorphose | Le Devoir, Odile Tremblay

Ariel : l’envol et la chute d’Icare La Presse

Émission Tout un cinéma avec Rémy Girard (à 19’30), Ici Radio-canada, espace musique

Ariel all around the world!

Ariel is now traveling all around the world in prestigious festivals such as:

Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente – BAFICI, Buenos Aires, 3 and 4 april.

Bafici screenings

Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 6:10 PM

Friday, April 4, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Cleveland international film Festival -March 2014 / Cleveland, US

CIFF Screenings

Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 9:25 AM

Friday, March 21, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Past festivals:

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival -March 2014 / Greece

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois- Fev 2014

Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal- Nov 2013

Festival international du film documentaire d’Amsterdam (IDFA)
– Nov 2013 / Pays-Bas


ARIEL will have its world premiere at Montreal’s

Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal – RIDM

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ARIEL will have its International premiere at the International Film Festival Amsterdam in November 2013 !

We look forward to sharing this beautiful new film with you, have a sneak peek at the trailer below

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Jeppe on a Friday Fall Festivals line up! Jeppe dans les festivals cet Automne!

Un vendredi à Jeppe continue sa tournée des festivals cet automne, à commencer par le Festival Cinémas d’Afrique de Lausanne en Suisse ce samedi 24 août, puis ici au Festival du film Black de Montréal fin septembre.
Cet automne, Jeppe continuera sa tournée dans le monde dans des festivals nous vous très vite.


We’re excited to announce the upcoming screenings for Fall 2013 as Jeppe on a Friday, starting at the Festival Cinémas d’Afrique in Lausanne, Switzerland August 24th and here at the Montreal Black Film Festival at the end of September. Stay tuned as Jeppe continues to travel the world in October and November 2013.


La tournée de Jeppe on a Friday en France!

JEPPE on a FRIDAY had an excellent festival premiere in France in
July. We started off at Festival Paris Cinema, at the MK2 cinematheque
in Paris. The audiences were interested and engaged. From there we
went to La Rochelle International film festival in the south of
France. Our second screening was sold out, and the audience was
fantastic. A long question and answer session followed to discuss the
implications, process and politics of the film.

We are very grateful to both festivals for the amazing hospitality,
and the opportunity to screen JEPPE in France. We would also like to
thank the South African Department of Arts and Culture, who supported
the trip, and the South African Season in France.

All Photos Courtesy Philippe Lebruman

Courtesy Philippe Lebruman

Courtesy Philippe Lebruman

Courtesy Philippe Lebruman

Courtesy Philippe Lebruman


Parabola at BAM

Parabola Films producer Sarah Spring will be at the Bogota Audiovisual Market from July 9th – 13th. Come find her at the Sede Chapinero – CCB to talk about film collaborations. Sarah can be reached either through the internal BAM Industry scheduling system or by email:

sarah [ a t ] parabolafilms [ d o t ] ca

Ba ba bam!

Jeppe continue sa tournée des festivals!


credit photo: Wei Yao

Jeppe continue de faire la tournée des festivals ce printemps 2013!

Jeppe on a Friday vient d’être présenté au Festival International de Beijing avec Téléfilm, en présence de la réalisatrice Shannon Walsh.

Au mois de Mai, le film sera projeté dans le fameux Maysles Theater à New York pour le New York African Film Festival , au festival Cinema Africano de Milan en Italie et à Vues d’Afrique à Montréal. Joignez-vous à Shannon et Arya qui seront présentes pour la projection à Montréal du 1er Mai! Pour plus de détails, cliquez ici!

Et d’autres bonnes nouvelles attendent le film cet été, il se peut bien qu’il joue donc près de chez vous!


Jeppe on a friday is making the festival rounds this spring 2013. Shannon Walsh travelled to Beijing with Téléfilm to present the film at the Beijing International Film Festival.

In May, the film will also play at the Maysles Theater in NYC as part of the New York African Film Festival, then go to Italy for the Cinema Africano festival. Both Shannon and Arya will be present for the May 1st screening of Jeppe as part of the Festival Vues d’Afrique, here in Montreal.

Other good news await the film this summer so stay tuned to see if the film might play in a festival near you!

Jeppe on a Friday in competition at Big Sky Documentary Festival and the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois

We’re very proud to announce that Jeppe on a Friday will have its US Premiere at the Big Sky Documentary Festival on Monday, February 18th in their Feature Film competition section. Director Shannon Walsh will be in attendance!  In Montreal, Jeppe will screen on Tuesday, February 26th at 5:30 pm as part of the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois. Bon cinéma!

“First, a couple of thoughts about Jeppe on a Friday, as I was lucky enough to take in the film’s second screening last night at the Crystal. Jeppe produces a well-woven narrative cord using for its strands five lives in Jeppestown, an enigma of a neighborhood in Johannesburg, South Africa. Most notable technique-wise is that all of the images put on the screen were captured in the same single day. This is not only a monumental feat of coordination, but the technique really does serve to intensify the viewer’s sense of dynamic interrelation. When the film is considered from the angle of really real time concomitant happenings, absent the possibility of temporal splicing and editing, the effect is striking. All of the intentions, motivations, and circumstances of the five main characters in the film are actually happening in the same set of hours; maybe even at the same exact time. For a little while I was wondering if the characters might pass by one another, each with his respective filmmaker in tow, each in the course of his own daily tasks and in pursuit of his own ends. The effect of the presentation is a heightened appreciation for the complexity of social machinations, the cross-currents of individual circumstances and intentions, and finally, the absurdly contradictory and tense nature of the entire situation in what happens to be a rather small neighborhood in one relatively small metropolis in one somewhat tucked away country. Jeppestown is just one little tent in a much larger circus.”
Full article here

Jeppe on a Friday opened in Jo’burg and the RIDM this fall!

Jeppe on a Friday opened for cast and crew in Johannesburg November 1st 2012. Check out the amazing photos of the premiere!