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.
Basée à Montréal et à Berlin, Emma est une cinéaste qui explore les thématiques liées à la mémoire tout en faisant appel aux technologies numériques et analogues.
Emma est membre et administratrice de VISIONS ainsi que co-fondatrice de la lumière collective, deux institutions vouées à la diffusion et promotion de pratiques cinématographiques expérimentales (Montréal, Canada).
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.