Helen at Dusk





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





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


Geneviève Guernier and Marco Joubert

Original music, piano, electronics:

Wayne Horvitz

Violin, viola:

Alex Guy

Set photographer:

Marie-Jeanne Ruvo


Marie Tifo, Pierre Curzi,

Geneviève Guernier, Myriam Herman,

Steve Pilarezik and Axelle Roy-Beaulieu

Postproduction / NFB

Technical support:

Pierre Dupont, Marie-Josée Gourde,

Patrick Trahan

Color grading and online editing:

Yannick Carrier


Cynthia Ouellet

Foley recording:

Luc Léger

Re-recording mixer:

Isabelle Lussier

Sound technician:

Bernard Belley

Project coordinator:

Marie-Christine Guité

With support from:











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,

allinn, 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



Ekurhuleni International Film Festival,

Germiston, South Africa, 2022



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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