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WAR WITCH at the Oscars

The Quebec Film and Television Council congratulates its members Pierre Even and Marie-Claude Poulin of Item 7, as well as the entire cast and crew of War Witch for their Oscar nomination. Directed by Kim Nguyen, War Witch is among the five nominees for best foreign language film at the Academy Awards.
This nomination constitutes a historic record in itself. For the first time ever, a country – Canada – is nominated for three consecutive years in the Foreign Language film category.
War Witchis the story of Komona, a 14 year old girl, who tells her unborn child how she became a rebel. A life lesson, War Witch is a human resilience and love story between two young souls caught in a violent world filled with beauty and magic.
Earlier this year, War Witch was widely praised on the international circuit. The feature film won best actress and best narrative film awards at the Tribeca Film Festival as well as a Silver Bear for best actress and an ecumenical prize at the Berlin Film Festival.
The Oscar ceremony will be held on February 24 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
The Québec Film and Television Council’s (QFTC) mandate is to contribute to the province’s development and competitiveness as a world-class film and television production center. The QFTC is responsible for promoting Québec’s various strengths and assets in foreign markets in order to develop interesting new business opportunities. Working in close collaboration with the film and television municipal offices, the QFTC coordinates hosting and support services for international productions shooting in Québec. In its role as the Secretariat of the Metropolitan Audiovisual Cluster, ACTIONMTL, the Council also ensures industrial development by implementing programs designed to benefit the industry as a whole. Finally, the QFTC plays a key role in providing information and promoting awareness about the industry to its stakeholders and the general public.