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).
Filmmaker, musician. Born in Beirut in 1992.
A major figure in the French digital art and avant-garde film scenes since the late 1990s, Jacques Perconte (born 1974, lives and works in Paris) considers himself a visual artist. He concentrates on the landscape, utilizing a variety of forms including linear film for cinema and generative film for exhibition/gallery, audiovisual performance, photography and installation. His primary focus is to examine our ongoing cultural and technical relationships with nature.
Jason Béliveau is a programmer and film critic. He is the director of programming for the Antitube cinema event distribution organization in Quebec City and artistic co-director of Les Percéides Festival in Percé in the Gaspé. Since 2018, he has hosted the program Projection libre on the MAtv channel and is a columnist for Situation Critique on CKRL 89.1. He has written for 24 Pictures, Sequences and several online publications.
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).
Jennifer Alleyn is an award-winning Canadian filmmaker, writer and photographer living in Montreal. Born in Switzerland in 1969, Jennifer Alleyn obtained a degree in Film Production at Concordia University in 1991. She jumped right away into The Race Around the World (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) to shoot 26 documentaries within 26 weeks on 5 different continents, on her own. In the last ten years, she has been directing and producing independent films, switching from fiction to documentary, art house cinema and television. In 2005, she directs 13 episodes of Canadian Casefiles (Group Fairplay) and a short film, Svanok, Winner of Best fiction at New York FF. Alleyn wrote and directed a segment “Aurore et Crépuscule” of the 1997 the collective feature film Cosmos; winner of the CICEA award in Cannes in 1997 at the Directors’ Fortnight. In 2008, she made My Father’s Studio, a portrait of Canadian artist Edmund Alleyn. The film won Best Canadian film at the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) and also received a Gémeaux Award. She directed the 2010 film Ten times Dix about painter Otto Dix, which received the ARTV Springboard to the World Award. In 2018, she directed and produced her first feature, Impetus, a hybrid drama which blurs the frontier between fiction and Cinema-vérité, for which she receives the Creation Award 2019 for her “outstanding contribution to the development of Québec cinema” from L’Observatoire du cinéma au Québec in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of the Université de Montréal
Jérémie Carvalho holds a Master’s diploma in Film Studies at the University of Montreal. He works in the field of images, thoughts and sounds.