During the last week-end, Day Before Yesterday (my review), an eleven-minute short film directed by Patricia Chica, won its 8th award at the Sacramento International Film Festival.
This means that this short psychological thriller about an amnesiac woman received the Outstanding Foreign Short Film Award. The week before that, Patricia Chica's work (starring Michelle Boback, Jacques Godin, Richard Robitaille and Leif Anderson) had won the Platinum Remi Award (1rst Place for Best Directing - Short Film category) at the WorldFest - Houston International Film Festival.
Moreover, if you're curious about this short film, you can see it at the Ex-Centris movie theatre on Friday, June 4, 2010 at 5 p.m. during a retrospective of Chica's films that Festivalissimo is presenting this year. This event will also be an opportunity to discover the filmmaker's earlier works; such award-winning shorts like The Promise (featuring a cast of Montrealers: Victoria Sanchez, Stéphane Gagnon, Manuel Tadros, Serges Turbide, Christian Paul and Francine Grimaldi).
Finally, Patricia Chica is preparing a new documentary called Lost in Salvation. Obviously, we should also expect her to move into the world of feature films.