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Sleeping Giant

Project information

Talent Andrew Cividino
Role of participant Director / co-writer
Director Andrew Cividino
Producer Karen Harnisch
Screenwriter Andrew Cividino, Blain Watters, Aaron Yeger
Status finished

Production details

Running time 89 min
Genre Coming-of-age
Year of production 2015
Country of Production Canada
Production Company
Film Forge
Website https://www.facebook.com/sleepinggiantmovie/

still / picture for Sleeping Giant
still / picture for Sleeping Giant
still / picture for Sleeping Giant


Three teens spending the summer on the shores of Lake Superior test their limits to escape boredom.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Cannes Critics’ Week, France, May 2015
Filmfest Munich, Germany, June 2015
*Winner – Cinevision Award
Beirut at Metropolis Cinema, Lebanon, June 2015
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, Czech Republic, July 2015
Porto Vecchio - Cinémathèque of Corse, France, May 2015
La Cinémathèque Française, France, June 2015
Lima at Encuentro Latino-americano de Cine, Peru, August 2015
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada, September 2015
*Winner – City of Toronto Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film
Athens International Film Festival, Greece, September 2015
Bergen International Film Festival, Norway, September 2015
Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland, September 2015
Reykjavik International Film Festival, Iceland, September 2015
* Fipresci Award Special Mention
Calgary International Film Festival, Canada, September 2015
Festival do Rio, Brazil, October 2015
Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, October 2015
Festival du nouveau cinema, Canada, October 2015
Warsaw Film Festival, Poland, October 2015
Le 6e Festival International du Film de La Roche-sur-Yon, France, , France,
Explore Award
International Film Festival Tofifest,
Morelia Film Festival, Mexico, October 2015
International Film Festival Molodist, Ukraine, October 2015
Mumbai Film Festival, India, October 2015
Ciné festival en pays de Fayence, France, November 2015
Los Cabos Film Festival, Mexico, November 2015
Just Film Festival, Estonia, November 2015
Kolkata Film Festival, India, November 2015
Gijón International Film Festival, Spain, November 2015