The Prophetess





Drawing from the observations, experiences

and thoughts gathered throughout her life,

the prophetess, in a surge of hope and

altruism, shares her conception of a world

which should have been, could or will be:

a manifesto, for a fictitious or latent

generation. The text is freely inspired by

a Francis Ponge poem, The Law and the

Prophets (1930), reinterpreted and rewritten

to better anchor  it to the contemporary

context as well as to my own ideals.




Experimental short film

Runtime: 02:20 (original version)

01:40 (silent version) • 03:00 (extended version)

Full HD Video • Black and white / color

Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 • Language: French




Screenwriting, directing, photography,

editing, sound design, production:

Marco Joubert

The Prophetess: Pauline Vaillancourt

Extras: Baby Aida, Isak Goldschneider,

Imogen Prince and Marie-Jeanne Ruvo

Music: Isak Goldschneider




Winner: Best Experimental Short,

Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Japan, 2020


Nominee: Best Editing,

Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Japan, 2020


Nominee: Best Original Idea,

Top Indie Film Awards, Tokyo, Japan, 2020


Nominee: Best Cinematography - North America,

Alternative Film Festival,

Toronto, Canada, 2020


Nominee: Best Color Treatment,

MLC Awards, Green Bay, USA, 2020


Nominee: Best MLC Jewel - Creative Video,

MLC Awards, Green Bay, USA, 2020


Official Selection + Honorable Mention,

Cadence: Video Poetry Festival,

Seattle, USA, 2020


Official Selection, 7 Seconds International

Film Festival, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2020


Official Selection, 17 Days Video Series,

Kalamazoo, USA, 2020


Official Selection, Akbank Short Film Festival,

Istanbul, Turkey, 2021


Official Selection, Alternative Film Territory,

Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2020


Official Selection, Andromeda Film Festival,

Istanbul, Turkey, 2020


Official Selection, Arouca Film Festival,

Arouca, Portugal, 2020


Official Selection, Baliwood Bali -

World Independent Short Film Awards,

Abiansemal, Indonesia, 2021


Official Selection, Bizarrya Short Film Festival,

Porto, Portugal, 2020


Official Selection, Coal City Film Festival,

Lagos, Nigeria, 2021


Official Selection, Corto e a Capo -

Premio Mario Puzo, Venticano, Italy, 2021


Official Selection, EMAP - Ewha Media Art

Presentation, Seoul, South Korea, 2020


Official Selection, Esto Es Para Esto,

Monterrey, Mexico, 2020


Official Selection, Façade Video Festival,

Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2020


Official Selection, Faludi International Film

Festival and Photo Competition,

Budapest, Hungary, 2020


Official Selection, Festival del Cinema

di Cefalù, Cefalù, Italy, 2021


Official Selection, Festival Fotogenia,

Mexico City, Mexico, 2020


Official Selection, Filmfest Bremen,

Bremen, Germany, 2021


Official Selection, FINCORTEX - Festival

Internacional de Cortometrajes

Experimentales, Tunja, Colombia, 2020


Official Selection, Helios Sun Poetry Festival,

Mexico City, Mexico, 2020


Official Selection, Himachal Short Film Festival,

Kullu, India, 2021


Official Selection, International Film Festival

of Ahmednagar, Ahmednagar, India, 2021


Official Selection, International Video

Poetry Festival, Athens, Greece, 2021


Official Selection, Invisible Film Festival,

Saint Petersburg, Russia, 2020


Official Selection, Kalakari Film Fest,

Dewas, India, 2021


Official Selection, Karnavati International

Film Festival, Ahmedabad, India, 2021


Official Selection, Kinam Festival Internacional

de Cine Diferente, Mexico City, Mexico, 2021


Official Selection, Kiné Muestra Internacional

de Cortometrajes, Puebla, Mexico, 2020


Official Selection, Le Festival du Film

Fantastique de France, Paris, France, 2021


Official Selection, Lifft India Filmotsav -

World Cine Fest, Lonavala, India, 2020


Official Selection, Madurai International

Documentary and Short Film Festival,

Madurai, India, 2020


Official Selection, Muestra de Video Arte

Faenza, Bogotá, Colombia, 2020


Official Selection, Nature & Culture - Poetry

Film Festival, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2021


Official Selection, Ó Bhéal International

Poetry-Film Competition, Cork, Ireland, 2020


Official Selection, Orange Shorts Festival,

Luján, Argentina, 2020


Official Selection, Palma de Mallorca

International Films Infest Festival,

Palma de Mallorca, Spain, 2020


Official Selection, Papaya Rocks Film Festival,

London, United Kingdom, 2021


Official Selection, Paraná Internacional

Films Festival, Paraná, Argentina, 2020


Official Selection, Photometria in Motion,

Ioannina, Greece, 2021


Official Selection, Shorts@Fringe,

Mirateca, Portugal, 2021


Official Selection, Sphere Digital → World

Cinema Carnival, Kolkata, India, 2021


Official Selection,

Standalone Film Festival & Awards,

Rancho Cucamonga, United States, 2021


Official Selection, The Cut Film Series,

Canton, USA, 2020


Official Selection, The Film and Video Poetry

Symposium, Los Angeles, USA, 2020


Official Selection, Three Minutes Video

Competition, Taipei, Taiwan, 2020


Official Selection, Tlanchana Fest -

Festival de Cine y Arte Digital,

Valle de Bravo, Mexico, 2020


Official Selection, Tracce Cinematografiche

Film Fest, Nettuno, Italy, 2020


Official Selection, Tranås at the Fringe,

Tranås, Sweden, 2021


Finalist, Athens International Digital

Film Festival, Athens, Greece, 2020


Finalist, Bordeaux Shorts,

Bordeaux, France, 2020


Out of Competition, Internationale

Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen,

Oberhausen, Germany, 2020




Reflet Médicis, Paris, France, 10/2021


S.M. Joshi Socialist Foundation Auditorium,

Pune, India, 10/2021


Dimitris Hatzis Cultural Centre,

Ioannina, Greece, 09/2021


Villa Arianna, Scisciano, Italy, 08/2021


El Expendio, Monterrey, Mexico, 07/2021


Cinema Auditório da Madalena,

Madalena, Portugal, 06/2021


Espaço Cultural Multiusos da ilha do Corvo,

Vila do Corvo, Portugal, 06/2021


Biblioteca Pública e Arquivo Regional

Luís da Silva Ribeiro, Angra do Heroísmo,

Portugal, 06/2021


La Bamba Bazar Store,

Ponta Delgada, Portugal, 06/2021


Teatro Municipal Jorge Eliécer Gaitán,

Bogotá, Colombia, 05/2021


Kaleidoscope / The Film Institute,

Madurai, India, 12/2020

(Online due to COVID-19)


Long Valley Bar, Cork, Ireland,

11/2020 (Online due to COVID-19)


Premier Kultcafé, Budapest, Hungary,

11/2020 (Online due to COVID-19)


N Figueroa Street / S Avenue 58,

Los Angeles, USA, 11/2020


Poryadok Slov Bookstore,

Saint Petersburg, Russia, 10/2020


Lapidarium, Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 09/2020


Bianco Bar, Arouca, Portugal, 09/2020


Ewha Womans University,

Seoul, South Korea, 06-07/2020

(Online due to COVID-19)


Lichtburg Filmpalast,

Oberhausen, Germany, 05/2020

(Online due to COVID-19)


Northwest Film Forum,

Seattle, USA, 04/2020

(Online due to COVID-19)




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