Renaud Desprès-Larose discovered at a young age that he wanted to be a flmmaker and orient his life according to this passion. He later realized that it was not enough to love cinema, but that cinema had to love him back. Since then, he has devoted himself to this, against all odds (i.e. against the “cinema world”). He has been an Hors champ collaborator since 2015.
Robert Daudelin (born May 31, 1939 in West-Shefford, Quebec) is a Canadian film administrator and historian, best known as the longtime director of the Cinémathèque québécoise (1971-2002). He was a co-founder of the Quebec film magazine Objectif, a programmer for the Montreal International Film Festival, and the first director of the Conseil québécois pour la diffusion du cinéma, and has served on the board of the International Federation of Film Archives.
Ryan Alexander Diduck is an independent scholar and author. Along with Offscreen, his writing appears in Fact Magazine, The Quietus, and The Wire. Diduck’s latest book is called Mad Skills: MIDI and Music Technology in the Twentieth Century. He lives in Montreal.
Ryan Barnett is a Montreal-based creative producer and writer. Over the past 10 years, he has created thousands of minutes of bilingual video and podcast programming for the cultural sector. His work has been installed in museums, featured on CTV, CBC television and radio, in The Globe & Mail, National Post, Canada’s History, Canadian Geographic and dozens of other publications. His writing has been published by Firefly Books in North America and Éditions Glénat in Europe. Ryan is currently writing a graphic novel biography on the life and career of Buster Keaton.
An Hors champ regular, Simon Laperrière has scribbled articles on Neil Breen, the Slender Man and Samuel Fuller’s novels (that one was published in a parallel universe). His passion for good taste has pushed him to coorganise the Nuits de la 4e dimension series at Cinema du Parc.
Stéphane Lafleur is a filmmaker, screenwriter and editor. He directed Continental – un film sans fusil, En terrains connus and Tu dors Nicole. He is a member of the groups Avec pas d’casque et feu doux.
Steve Bates is an artist and musician currently living in Saskatoon. His work has been exhibited and performed in Canada, Europe, Chile, Senegal and the United States, at such galleries as Casino Luxembourg, Musée d’art contemporain du Montréal, Dazibao, and Fonderie Darling as well as festivals including Suoni per il Popolo, Mutek, and Tuned City. His work listens to boundaries and borders, points of contact and conflict. Thresholds are explored, stretched and blurred. The sonic is the starting point for his projects which are evocations of communication networks and systems, or expressions of spatial and temporal experience. He works in the field, on the air, in museological/gallery and performance contexts. These shifting territories reflect the content of his practice.