Helen at Dusk (2021)



Helen is packing the contents of her flat.  She does so elegantly, meticulously, smuggling her private sense

of beauty into the labor. She has managed to tame her solitude, but her belongings provoke recollections,

reminders of an unintended past, which give the twilight of her life a particular hue.



Narrative short film • Runtime: 15:43 • Full HD Video • Black and white • Aspect ratio: 1,66:1 • Language: French



Screenwriting: Geneviève Guernier and Marco Joubert

Directing, photography, editing, sound design, production: Marco Joubert

Production assistant: Geneviève Guernier

Assistant director and technical assistance: Matthew Powell • Additional technical assistance: William McQuarrie

Sound editing adviser: Thierry Gauthier • Foley: Geneviève Guernier and Marco Joubert

Original music, piano, electronics: Wayne Horvitz • Violin, viola: Alex Guy

Set photographer: Marie-Jeanne Ruvo

Cast: Marie Tifo, Pierre Curzi, Geneviève Guernier, Myriam Herman, Steve Pilarezik and Axelle Roy-Beaulieu

Postproduction / National Film Board of Canada

Technical support: Pierre Dupont, Marie-Josée Gourde, Patrick Trahan

Color grading and online editing: Yannick Carrier • Infographics: Cynthia Ouellet

Foley recording: Luc Léger • Re-recording mixer: Isabelle Lussier

Sound technician: Bernard Belley • Project coordinator: Marie-Christine Guité

With support from: ACIC Independent Filmmaker Assistance Program National Film Board of Canada




Watch Helen at Dusk on Vimeo


Marco Joubert | Filmmaker + cinegrapher





Winner: Best International Short Film (2nd), Ayodhya Film Festival, Ayodhya, India, 2022

Winner: Best Actress, Korea International Short Film Festival, Seoul, South Korea, 2022

Nominee: Best Drama - North America, Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2022

Nominee: Best Actress, Alternative Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2022

Nominee: Best Short Under 20 Minutes, Scene Awards, Green Bay, United States, 2022

Nominee: Best Actress, Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Japan, 2022

Nominee: Best Music, Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Japan, 2022

Nominee: Best Sound, Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Japan, 2022

Official Selection, AmiCorti Film Festival, Peveragno, Italy, 2022

Official Selection, Cinemaking International Film Festival, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2022

Official Selection, Ferfilm International Film Festival, Ferizaj, Kosovo, 2022

Official Selection, Festival del Cinema di Cefalù, Cefalù, Italy, 2022

Official Selection, Muestra Internacional de Videonarración A/R/Tográfica, Granada, Spain, 2022

Official Selection, Museum Talkies International Film Festival, Ernakulam, India, 2022

Official Selection, Northern Festival of Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 2022

Official Selection, ROFIFE - Rotary Short Film Festival, Bolu, Turkey, 2022

Official Selection, The Americas Film Festival of New York, New York, United States, 2022

Official Selection, The Unprecedented Cinema International Festival of Short Film, Tallinn, Estonia, 2022

Official Selection, Villammare Festival Film&Friends, Villammare, Italy, 2022

Official Selection, WIFI Film Festival, Topeka, United States, 2022

Honorable Mention, Ceylon International Film Festival, Santa Barbara, United States, 2022

Honorable Mention, Nassau Film Festival, Princeton, United States, 2022

Finalist, Ekurhuleni International Film Festival, Germiston, South Africa, 2022

Semi-finalist, Pompei Street Cinema Festival, Pompei, Italy, 2022



Kaçanik Cinema, Kaçanik, Kosovo, 09/2022

Hotel Le Piane, Villammare, Italy, 08/2022

City College Downtown (CWE), New York, United States, 06/2022

Rita Blitt Gallery - Mulvane Art Museum, Topeka, United States, 04/2022

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka, United States, 04/2022

Palacio de los Condes de Gabia, Granada Spain, 04/2022

Star and Shadow Cinema, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom, 04/2022



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