Cristina Álvarez López is a film critic, audiovisual essayist, and teacher at the EQZE Film School (Spain). She was co-founder of the Spanish online film journal Transit: Cine y otros desvíos, and has written for Sight and Sound, MUBI Notebook, Shangri-la, LOLA, Screening the Past, and Screen Education, and in books on Chantal Akerman, Bong Joon-ho, Philippe Garrel and Paul Schrader.
Donato Totaro has been the editor of the online film journal Offscreen since its inception in 1997. Totaro received his PhD in Film & Television from the University of Warwick (UK), is a part-time professor in Film Studies at Concordia University (Montreal, Canada) and a longstanding member of AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma).
Elaine Lennon is a film historian and the author of “ChinaTowne: The Screenplays of Robert Towne 1960-2000” (2016) and “Pathways of Desire: Emotional Architecture in the Films of Nancy Meyers” (2016).
Emma Kredl is an MA student in the film studies department at Concordia University. Kredl’s research interests are primarily based in genre cinema with a focus on horror and melodrama.
Eric Fillion is a postdoctoral fellow (SSHRC and FRQSC) in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. He holds a PhD in History from Concordia University. His research explores the social and symbolic importance of music, within countercultures and in Canadian international relations. His ongoing work on cultural diplomacy and Canadian-Brazilian relations builds on the experience he has acquired as a musician. It also informs his current postdoctoral project, which examines international music festivals as transnational, contested sites of cultural performance during the long sixties. An affiliate of the North American Cultural Diplomacy Initiative (NACDI), he is the founder of the Tenzier archival record label and the author of JAZZ LIBRE et la révolution québécoise.
Born in 1981 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Félix Dufour-Laperrière studied in Montreal where he currently works. Director, and screenwriter, his work includes animated films, documentary essays and experimental shorts. His work, which shows a constant tension between narrative and formal exploration, always maintain a close relationship with the visual and contemporary arts. His films (ONE, TWO, THREE, DUSK (2006), ROSA ROSA (2008), M (2008) and TRANSATLANTIC (2014), among others), have been screened at numerous national and international festivals, museums and events, where they won several awards. VILLE NEUVE, his first feature-length animated film, is entirely drawn with ink on paper. He is currently working on ARCHIPELAGO, an animated documentary and developing his second animated feature film, DEATH DOES NOT EXIST.
Ghada Sayegh lives and works in Beirut. Sayegh has a PhD in Film Studies from Paris Nanterre University, and for several years was program coordinator of the Institute of Scenic, Audiovisual and Cinematographic Studies at Saint Joseph University in Beirut, where she is currently a faculty member . Through his teaching and publications, Sayegh’s research explores experimental cinema and contemporary art in Lebanon in the face of history.
Guillaume Lafleur est directeur de la diffusion et de la programmation à la Cinémathèque québécoise. Il a publié de nombreux articles sur le cinéma contemporain, l’histoire du cinéma québécois et le cinéma expérimental. Il est l’auteur de Pratiques minoritaires, fragments d’une histoire méconnue du cinéma québécois (1937-1973), publié chez Varia, en 2015.
Experimental filmmaker, video artist and independent curator, Guillaume Vallée graduated from Concordia University with a Major in Film Animation and MFA in Studio Arts – Film Production option. He works mainly on Super8, 16mm and VHS. His audiovisual performances have been presented in a multitude of festivals across Canada, the United States, France, Italy, Japan and Austria. His experimental films and videos, distributed by Vidéographe and Winnipeg Film Group, have been screened internationally at about thirty festivals, including ExIS (South Korea), Festival Int. du Film sur Art (Canada), Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Canada), Int. Kurzfilmwoce Regensburg (Germany), Regards (Canada), Crossroads (United States), Oodaaq (France), Animatou (Switzerland).