Le Jeu des Soldats (The Soldier Game)

Le Jeu des Soldats (The Soldier Game)

Dir. Lorne Hiltser
35mm / 15:00 / 2011

Antoine, a boy living in Northern France at the outbreak of World War II, takes on the challenge of defending the family home after his father is drafted and sent to the Maginot Line. With the aid of his accomplices, war veteran Grandpa and imaginary friend Napoleon, Antoine digs trenches and stands guard by an old cannon in the front yard. Tensions mount just as the Nazis break through the Maginot Line, and the invading troops pass in front of the family home.

c. A Canary in the Cannon Productions

Festival History: 


Next Reel International Film Festival 2012, TischAsia, Singapore

Oakland International Film Festival 2011, California, USA

Los Angeles International Shorts Festival 2011, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rhode Island International Film Festival 2011, Providence, RI, USA

Hollyshorts 2011, Los Angeles, CA USA

TriMedia Film Festival, Fort Collins, CO, USA

Edmonton International Film Festival 2011, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival 2011, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada


2012 Leo Award Winner for Best Cinematography, Best Overall Sound and Best Sound Design

BAFTA/Los Angeles Student Film Awards: 2011 Gold Winner
2011 Student Academy Awards: National Finalist

Angelus Student Film Festival 2011: Semi-Finalist