The Dive

a film by Delphine Le Courtois

9’50 - 2013 - France

Thirteen years old, on the edge of adulthood, a boy on a diving board faces the unknown.

Delphine Le Courtois
After graduating with a Bachelor in Media from the University of Salford in England and from a Film school in Paris, Delphine Le Courtois has been regularly working on films sets in Europe and in Canada as an assistant director.
Her first short film “PAPILLON” was screened at several festivals around the world where it received a nice welcome from the audience.
“LE PLONGEON” is her second short film.

Awards and Festivals:

Grand Prize - Festival Aromricourt (France)
2nd Award of the Jury - Festival Les Clayes du Cinéma (France)
Special Direction Award « Coup de Cœur » - Festival International du Film de Vébron (France)
Staging Award - Festival Eurydice du Court-Métrage (France)
Best Direction Award - Festival Entre 2 Claps (France)
Special Mention of the Jury - Festival de Cortometrajes para Niños Ojo al Piojo (Argentina)
Special Mention of the Jury - FMK Short Film Festival (Italy)
Best Artistic Direction Award - Fesancor (Chili)
The Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Prize (Best Film by an Emerging Director) - Chicago International Children Film Festival (United States)

In Competition:

Festival Tomatrope (France)
Festival Armoricourt (France)
Semaines du cinéma méditerranéen de Lunel (France)
Festival Les Clayes du cinéma (France)
Courte Nuit (France)
Festival du Film de Jeunesse de Dole (France)
Festival du Foyer Rural de Soueich (France)
Festival international du film de Vebron (France)
Festival de Saint-Paul-Trois-Châteaux (France)
Festival Eurydice du court-métrage (France)
FestaFilm, Festival du cinéma lusophone et francophone (France)
Festival international Signes de Nuit (France)
Festival Entre 2 claps (France)
Cinequest Film Festival (United States)
World of Women Film Festival (Australia)
Ljubljana International Short Film Festival (Slovenia)
Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival (Serbia)
Festival La Fila de Cortometrajes (Spain)
Little Rock Film Festival (United States)
Film Leben Festival (Germany)
Festival de Cine de Alicante (Spain)
Sardinia Film Festival (Italy)
Festival de Cortometrajes para Niños Ojo al Piojo (Argentina)
Durban International Film Festival (South Africa)
FMK Short Film Festival (Italy)
Capalbio Cinema International Short Film Festival (Italy)
Guanajuato International Film Festival (Mexico)
Castellaneta Film Festival (Italy)
Fer Film Festival (Kosovo)
Festival Internacional de Cine Bajo la Luna (Spain)
Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños y Jóvenes Divercine (Uruguay)
Festival Internacional de Cine para Niños (Mexico)
Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt (Germany)
360° Taratsa Film Festival (Greece)
Festival des Films du Monde de Montréal (Canada)
Deep Fried Film Festival (Scotland)
Milano Film Festival (Italy)
Portobello Film Festival (United Kingdom)
Lowcountry Shorts Festival (United States)
Lucas Internationales Kinderfilmfestival (Germany)
MOSCA Cambuquira Short Film Festival (Brazil)
Hamptons International Film Festival (Unitd States)
St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films (Russia)
Indiana Short Film Festival (United States)
Visioni Corte (Italy)
Fesancor (Chili)
Filmski Front (Serbia)
Chicago International Children Film Festival (United States)
KIN Women’s International Film Festival (Armenia)
Leeds International Film Festival (United Kingdom)
Magma Mostra di cinema breve (Italy)
Festival international de films pour enfants de Bruxelles (Belgium)
Adelaide Kids Film Festival (Australia)
Braunschweig International Film Festival (Germany)
Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (United States)
Mostra de Curtmetratges La Mida no Importa (Spain)
French Cinepanorama de Hong-Kong (China)
Eko International Film Festival (Nigeria)
Zero Plus International Children and Youth Film Festival (Russia)
Annual Children’s Film Festival Seattle (United States)
BAMkids Film Festival (United States)
Big Eyes, Big Minds, Singapore International Children’s Film Festival (Singapour)
FICIL BIO BIO, Festival Internacional de Cine de Lebu (Chili)
La Pedrera International Short Film Festival (Uruguay)
Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival (United States)
Annapolis Film Festival (United States)
International Female Film Festival (Sweden)
ViewFinders : Atlantic Youth Film Festival (Canada)
Youngabout International Film Festival (Italy)
Bolzano Short Film Festival (Italy)
REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival (United States)
BCN Sports Film (Spain)
Anthropological Film Festival of Children and Youth (Slovenia)
Festival du Film Court Francophone Un poing c’est court (France)
Festival Premiers Plans (France)
Fest’Yves Arts (France)


Director & screenplay: : Delphine Le Courtois
Cinematography : Raul Fernandez
Sound : Bruno Auzet, Luc Cadiau
Decor : Etoile Blain-Pétry
Editor : Fanny Servant
Original Music : Alexis Maingaud
Producer : Hippocampe Productions (Jordane Oudin et Christophe Battarel)