Behrad Motekallem is an Iranian-Canadian Artist who grew up in the city of Toronto. He graduated from OCAD University in 2020 with a bachelor of fine arts and currently lives in Montreal, Canada.
Born in Barcelona, Carlos Solano earns a living by writing on cinema.
Catherine Martin was born in Quebec. She studied visual arts at college and continued in fine arts at Concordia University in Montreal where she studied film and photography. She has independently produced the short films Nuits d´Afrique (1990) and Les fins de semaine (1995). In 1998 she made her first documentary film, Les dames du 9e, followed by her first feature-length fiction film in 2001, Marriages. She has since directed Océan *(2002), *Dans les Villes (2006), L’esprit des lieux (2006), Trois temps après la mort d’Anna (2010) and Une jeune fille (2013). Her films have been screened at numerous international festivals, and have won awards in Quebec, the rest of Canada and abroad.
Charles-André Coderre lives and works in Montreal. He makes films and works on 16mm live projections for several film and music performance. His films are distributed by Light Cone (Paris, France), CFMDC (Toronto, Canada) and Vidéographe (Montréal, Canada).
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).
Doriane Biot is head of exhibitions at the Cinémathèque québécoise. After studying visual arts and animation (School of graphic research), then visual culture (University of Aberdeen), she obtained a master’s degree in museum studies from the University of Montreal. She has published essays on cinema in the magazines Blink Blank, 24 images, Hors Champ and contributed to the collective work XPQ: Traversée du cinéma experimental au Québec (2020).
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.