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.
Évelyne de la Chenelière (born 1975) is a Canadian writer and actress. She is best known for her plays Désordre public, which won the Governor General’s Award for French-language drama in 2006, and Bashir Lazhar, which was the screenplay basis for the 2011 film Monsieur Lazhar.
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.
Ghassan Salhab is a Lebanese screenwriter and film director born in Dakar, Senegal. In addition to making his own films, he collaborates on various scenarios and teaches film in Lebanon.
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.