Jean Pierre Lefebvre is a Quebec director, screenwriter, actor, editor and producer. An important figure in Quebec cinema, he is a prolific filmmaker who has invested himself throughout his career in all spheres of film production. Actor, screenwriter, director and producer, he has given birth to nearly 30 feature films, including twenty between 1964 and 1984; eleven of them were presented at the Cannes Film Festival in different sections. “Les Fleurs Sauvages” even won the FIPRESCI Prize (Prize for International Criticism) in 1982. In 1995, he received the Albert-Tessier Prize for his entire career, the highest distinction granted in Quebec to a person in the field of cinema. In 1997, he won the Lumières Prize from the Association of Quebec Film Directors (ARRQ).
Jorge Javier Negrete is a Clinical Psychologist currently studying Social Anthropology. Co-founder and critic of the website “Butaca Ancha”. Video essayist at “Correspondencias: Cine y Pensamiento” &“Transit”. He has participated in the Filmadrid initiative “The Video Essay”.
Julie de Lorimier started loving cinema and West-African music and dance at the same time, which certainly had something to do with her interest in African films, but above all led her to expect from cinema the same vitality Africa taught her was possible in all things. Pursuing a PhD in film studies at University of Montreal, she explores links between cinema and otherness.
Julie Ravary-Pilon is a post-doctoral researcher in film studies at the University of Montreal and member of the Quebec Chapter of feminist studies. She is the author of Femmes, nation et nature dans le cinéma québécois (University of Montreal Press, 2018) and co-director of Nouvelles vues: Revue sur les pratiques, les théories et l’histoire du cinéma au Québec.
Marc-Alexandre Reinhardt is a multidisciplinary artist, writer and researcher. His practice unfolds at the intersection of sound, text and images in the form of installations, performances and in situ interventions. His work has been shown in Quebec, Canada, Europe and South America. Since 2016, he has taken part of ACTION INDIRECTE, a collective exploring the gestures that connect art and politics.
Marie-Claude Loiselle uses her writing to pursue a poetic and philosophical exploration of cinema. She curated an exposition dedicated to French filmmakers Nicolas Klotz and Élisabeth Perceval, is a script advisor, and has been editor-in-chief of the film magazine 24 Images for many years. After collaborating as a writer and editor on the films of Sylvain L’Espérance for fifteen years, they co-directed their first film in 2019: The Song of Empedocles.
Miryam Charles (Une barque ouverte) is a filmmaker of Haitian descent living in Montreal. Her latest film Drei Atlas screened in various International film festivals and recevied a special mention from the new alchemists jury (FNC 2018), as well as the price for best experimental film at the RVQC 2019. More recently her short film Second Generation was selected for the last edition of TIFF. A retrospective of her works was featured at the cinémathèque québécoise in April 2019. In 2020 a second retrospective was presented during the 4th edition of the Third Horizon Film Festival, as well as an collaborative installation at the Leonard and Ellen Bina Art Gallery in Montreal. Miryam is currently at work on her first feature film.
Nour Ouayda is a filmmaker, film critic and programmer. She is deputy director at Metropolis Cinema Association in Beirut where she also coordinates the Cinematheque Beirut project. Her films and writing research the practice of drifting in cinema. She has been part of Hors champ since 2016.
Olivia Curry is an undergraduate film studies student at Concordia’s Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, guest editor/contributor to Offscreen and one-time conspiracy theory listicle writer. Her research interests include reflexivity and structure in horror, reality television and experimental film.
Olivier Godin makes films and writes for Hors champ. In 2014, a retrospective of his work was presented at the Cinémathèque québécoise. He directed and wrote, in just a few years, five feature films and numerous short films. Through small budgets and a commitment to speech and artisanal filmmaking, one finds in these films knives and swords, the occasional gun, saxophones and trumpets. In short, adventure!