A Sign

PASSWORD: UnSigne2016

UN SIGNE is a bitter-sweet rom-com whose progress is paradoxically familiar and surprising. Everyone can identify with the young woman and has known a similar story, yet no one knows how this romance will end.

An unnamed young woman walks in the streets of Montréal, all set up for Christmas. This day is special to her as it is the anniversary of the publication of her favorite book. So, to her, it is nothing but a sign when she happens to cross the path of an attractive young man. She finds a way to talk to him, and as she gets to know him, she confirms her first impression. Finding the most absurd connections between the young man and herself, she establishes that all the signs point toward a definitive conclusion: he is the man of her life

  • Mahée Merica
  • Mahée Merica
  • Mahée Merica
  • Siham Besnier
    Key Cast
  • Thomas Crussol
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Un Signe
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Romance, Comedy, student film, women in film, woman director, woman writer
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 38 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 9, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
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  • Creative Mind Selection Berlinale
    February 15, 2017
    World Première
  • Movie Screen Pro International Film Festival

    United States
    February 10, 2017
    North American Première
  • Less 15 min MiniMovie International Film Festival

    United States
    May 19, 2017
  • Bistara's Gallery Show
    United States
    June 30, 2017
  • Maykop International Film Festival
    Russian Federation
    July 10, 2017
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    September 15, 2017
  • Aword Indie Short Film Festival

    United States
    October 13, 2017
    Audience Award
  • Best Comedy MovieScreenPro Film Festival

    United States
    November 10, 2017
  • Miami Independent Film Festival
    United States
    November 27, 2017
  • Blue Danube Film Festival
    November 21, 2017
  • Berlin Flash Film Festival
    December 15, 2017
  • Roma Cinema DOC Festival
    December 3, 2017
  • Barcelona Planet Film Festival
    December 2, 2017
  • Women's Only Entertainment Film Festival

    December 15, 2017
  • All Seas Film Festival

    United States
    January 15, 2018
  • Romance Film and Screenplay Festival
    February 14, 2018
  • Royal Film Festival
    Benton, Arkansas
    United States
    March 16, 2018
  • Audience Awards 2018 Women's Film Festival
    Denver, Colorado
    United States
    May 8, 2018
  • London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    Special Mention
  • Move Me Productions Belgium - Short Film Festival

    March 18, 2018
  • Audience Awards 2018 Comedy Shorts Film Festival
    United States
    September 11, 2018
  • London City Film Awards
    United Kingdom
    October 27, 2018
  • Art Color Digital Cinema International Film Festival
    November 12, 2018
    Best Short Film Award
  • Lift Off Global Network Sydney Online Festival
    November 19, 2018
    Australian Premiere
  • Romance Feedback Film Festival
    February 14, 2019
Director Biography - Mahée Merica

Mahée Merica is a young French Screenwriter and Director. She grew up in France where she used to be a member of the French National Fencing Team U-17 before moving to Montréal, Canada for her studies at McGill University in Fall 2013. There, she obtained a degree in Arts, (Major: Cultural Studies, Minors: Political Sciences and Sociology). Mahée has always been writing stories, but she only started to write scenarios and shoot movies during her second year university in 2015. From then on, she never stopped writing and shooting short films with the limited means she had at her disposal. Passionate about movies, she often writes, directs and edits her shorts and shoots them for almost not money with some friends of hers. UN SIGNE is her 2nd short film and has been selected to multiple festivals. A few months after shooting it, Mahée has been selected to direct a short film in less than a week during the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. The final result, Memory has been screened at Cannes and won the Creative Minds Award for Best Screenplay and the Creative Minds Award for Best Editing. Mahée is very adventurous, curious and creative and never hesitates to take the challenges the cinematic industry offers her. She worked as a first Assistant Director on a feature film produced in Montréal for a year, and is currently completing her Master in Filmmaking at the London Film School.

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Director Statement

A Film Made in 3 Days!

For her first comedy, the director, Mahée Merica took the challenge to write, shoot and edit the film herself in less than three days. Filmed for basically 10 dollars and with amateur actors, UN SIGNE has been very fun to make, and hopefully is fun to watch!