Small Trophies

16 min, documentary, Canada, 2019
Directed byIsabelle Grignon-Francke
Produced byIsabelle Grignon-Francke and Fanny Bisonnette

Film details


The obligation to perfom in society take a complete different form for Marie and Gabriel two young adults with Down syndrome. Aware of how people look at them, they try to reach their dreams otherwise. This short movie documentary treat in an intimate way their most personal aspirations. Marie and Gabriel don’t want to live in parallel.



Directed and written by Isabelle Grignon-Francke

Produced by Isabelle Grignon-Francke and Fanny Bisonnette

Cinematography : Felipe Arriagada-Nunez, Émile Desroches-Larouche and Marie-Christine Roussel

Editing : Jordan Choinière

Sound : Jacob Marcoux

Music : Pascal Palomino

CALQ – Résidence


Isabelle Grignon-Francke

Isabelle Grignon-Francke produce Small Trophies (2019), her first shortmovie. A documentary link with her desire to let everybody talk by their own with fineness. It's important for her to capture life far away of the cinematographic glam.   Filmography Les Petits trophées, 2019, documentaire, 16 minutes.