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
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.
In-between his professional activities as a researcher for the International Research Partnership Technès (Université de Montréal), Cinémathèque québécoise, and the Canadian Educational, Sponsored and Industrial Film project (Concordia University), Louis Pelletier pursues multiple hobbies involving old films (like, really old), obsolete technologies, and Korean dramas. He has published on topics as varied as early cinema, silent cinema, and film exhibition in the days of early and silent cinema in journals such as Film History, 1895, The Canadian Journal of Film Studies, Found Footage, and The Journal of Film Preservation. His apartment smells of rancid projector oil, and he is co-editor of Nouvelles vues, a journal dedicated to Quebec cinema, for reasons that even he could not explain.
Lucie Bourassa a été nommée professeure à l’Université de Montréal en 1994. Ses cours portent sur la théorie littéraire, la poésie moderne et contemporaine, les poétiques d’auteur et les liens entre poésie et musique. Ses recherches abordent des questions de poétique, entendue comme ensembles des modes de signification propres à des discours particuliers. Ses premiers travaux étaient consacrés au problème du rythme; ils ont donné lieu à deux livres: Rythme et sens, des processus rythmiques en poésie contemporaine (Balzac, “L’univers des discours”, 1993) et Henri Meschonnic. Pour une poétique du rythme (Bertrand Lacoste, 1997). Elle a ensuite travaillé sur les modes de structuration et de représentation du temps dans la prose et la poésie contemporaines et publié un livre sur ce sujet: L’entrelacs des temporalités. Du temps rythmique au temps narratif (Nota Bene, 2009). Elle est aussi intéressée aux liens entre la poétique d’auteur, la traduction et le rythme, et a obtenu en 1999 une bourse de la fondation Alexander von Humboldt pour travailler à la Freie Universität de Berlin à un projet intitulé “Philippe Jaccottet et André du Bouchet, lecteurs et traducteurs de Hölderlin”.