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Virtual FTJ (Festival théâtre jeunesse)

May 17 to 21, 2021


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Virtual FTJ (Festival théâtre jeunesse)

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This year, faced with the pandemic and the strict security measures put in place by the government, Théâtre Cercle Molière is offeringFestival théâtre jeunesse and a series of workshops all online in collaboration with the Freeze Frame Festival team. Participate as much as you can by creating your own adventure. Tell us your vision and we will take care of the logistics so that your dream can come true. 


Watch the FTJ Gala (Recorded on May 21st, 2021)

Details – Includes:


REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED: (November 16th, 2020 to February 12th, 2021)


  • the option of pairing with another class (co-create remotely or offer each other support),  
  • the option of taking up to three Freeze Frame workshops for students (scriptwriting, filming and editing – online, two hours each), 
  • the option of taking up to three workshops with professionals from the Théâtre Cercle Molière (writing, directing and acting – online 1 hour each)
  • the option to participate in the virtual FTJ competition from May 3 to 7, 2021  


CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE! Here are three examples of several possibilities 

  • I want to do everything! I want my kids to attend the three Freeze Frame workshops; I want to be part of the three formation meetings; I want my kids to pair up with students from another school to co-create; I want a TCM artist to guide my kids with our creation through the three online workshops and I want us to participate in the virtual FTJ competition May 3-7, 2021. 
  • I want the Freeze Frame workshops offered to my students and I want them to view other classes’ creations online May 3-7, 2021. 
  • I want a TCM artist to guide my students through the dramatic writing, acting and directing workshops and for the students to decide afterwards if they want to perform at the Youth Theater Festival from May 3-7, 2021. 

Unfolding of events:

DATES : May 17 to 21, 2021 


  • Film 3-7 minutes – grades 7 to 12
  • Recorded Play – 10-15 minutes grades 10 to 12

THE FESTIVAL: The short drama films will be broadcast online during the week of May 3-7, 2021 during school hours. And the awards ceremony will take place during the day on Friday, May 7. Schools will be invited to log into Zoom for a full day where a facilitator will guide the sharing of projects and members of a professional jury will provide personal feedback to each group. 

AWARDS: The categories this year will include: Best Dramatic Text, Best Comedy Text, Best Other Form (absurd, shadows, comics, circus, dance, puppets …), Best Direction, Best Costumes and Sets, Best Ensemble, Popular Award, and Best Production.  


A virtual FTJ seems too much to manage this year?

We offer you some conditions in order to relieve you of certain responsibilities while remaining completely safe: 

  • That the project be based on independence: that there be at least one responsible and motivated student who leads the project from start to finish, followed by a cooperating teacher. This student would be our direct contact. 
  • That the project follows the security measures put in place against Covid-19. We therefore suggest that actors do their parts alone. Instead, think in terms of monologues, correspondence, connections, passing a sentence, continuity … Our team can offer you several ideas during our workshops and training sessions. 


And in case of Code Red? :

The Virtual FTJ, TCM and Freeze Frame teams will be there to support the creative process by making the necessary modifications for distance education and we are committed to being available to assist you throughout the process.  

Have any questions?

Contact Alison Palmer at 1-204-396-7974 or


Download these documents :

Registration (NOW CLOSED):


Details :


The Festival théâtre jeunesse invites youth ages 12 to 18 from French and Immersion schools to participate in a friendly competition that focuses on collaboration and collective creativity. Recognizing the importance of French theatre, TCM’s aim is to promote French culture and language with young participants who have followed the creative process, from writing of scripts, to staging, costume and set design, special effects and technical workshops. 

Freeze Frame is Manitoba’s Media Arts Centre for Young People. The Centre is a not-for-profit and charitable organization, offering workshops and programs throughout the year, and organizes the International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages each spring. Freeze Frame strives to be an international leader in providing an enriching cinematic and multi-media experience through the delivery of diverse and innovative programming that educates, inspires and empowers children and youth. Freeze Frame provides educational opportunities for children and youth to explore the art of film making and multimedia, through screenings of international film and video and hands-on workshops in a multilingual and multicultural environment. In addition to the annual International Film Festival for Kids of All Ages, Freeze Frame conducts animation, video production, and media literacy workshops, as well as a variety of projects intended to provide an enriching cinematic and multi-media experience to Manitoba’s young people.


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