Réalisateur avec une puissante force de frappe, Pierre-Luc Vaillancourt explore les ruines ancestrales aux frontières des mondes connus. L’ensemble de son travail est marqué par une intense charge énergétique et hypnotique. Ses films et vidéos ont été présentés au Musée d’art contemporain de Zagreb, Russia National Centre for Contemporary Arts, Lausanne Underground Film Festival, Kiev Foundation for Contemporary Art, Fylkingen, Bunkier Sztuki, Wro Art Center, Alchemy Film & Moving Image Festival ainsi que dans de nombreux festivals, musées et cinémathèques internationales. Il a aussi été invité à présenter son travail à la St-Petersburg State University, Slovenska Kinoteka, Belarusian State University, Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art, Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto et au Moscow Studio of Individual Directing MIR.
The Quatuor Bozzini is a string quartet that specializes in new and experimental music based in Montreal, Canada.
Rania Stephan is an artist and filmmaker. Her films and creative documentaries give a personal perspective on political events. By using archival material as still and moving images, her work investigates memory and its workings.
Based in Tio’tia:ke/Montreal, Razan Al-Salah is a Palestinian artist and teacher investigating the material aesthetics of dis/appearance of places and people in colonial image worlds. Her work has shown at community-based and international film festivals & galleries including Art of the Real, Prismatic Ground, RIDM, HotDocs, Yebisu, Melbourne, Glasgow and Beirut International, Sharjah Film Forum, IZK Institute for Contemporary Art and Sursock Museum. AlSalah co-directs the Feminist Media Studio with Krista Lynes and teaches film and media arts at the Communication Studies department at Concordia
Rehab Nazzal is a Palestinian-born multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto. Her work deals with the effects of settler-colonial violence on the bodies and minds of colonized peoples, on the land and on other non-human life. Nazzal’s video, photography and sound works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions across Canada and internationally. Dr. Nazzal was an assistant professor at Dar Al-Kalima University in Bethlehem and has taught at Simon Fraser University, Western University and Ottawa School of Art. She is the recipient of several awards, including the Social Justice Award from Toronto Metropolitan University and the Edmund and Isobel Ryan Visual Arts Award in Photography from the University of Ottawa.
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.
Robin Aubert is a director, screenwriter, actor and author. From 1997 to 1998, his participation in the televised competition for young directors “La Course Destination-Monde” (Radio-Canada) was rewarded with the Audience Award, the Silver Camera and the SODEC Award. Following its world premiere at the Toronto / TIFF Film Festival in 2005, his first feature film Saints-Martyrs-des-Damnés won the Best Director Award at the Fantasporto Fantastic Film Festival (Portugal) in 2006, then the Prix du audience at the CinEnygma Film Festival in Luxembourg, in addition to being sold in several countries including Germany, Austria, Spain, Japan, Brazil and the Netherlands. In 2009, he directed At What Time the Train to Nowhere, an experimental and independent film, shot in India, without a script, with only a production manager, a sound engineer and an actor. The film had its world premiere in the summer of 2009 at the Fantasia Festival and received at the 2010 edition of the Rendez-Vous du Cinéma québécois the Gilles-Carle Prize, awarded for the best achievement of a first or a second feature film. In 2010, the auteur drama At the Origin of a Cry received a warm welcome from critics and was selected in several festivals including Toronto / TIFF, Pusan, Valladolid, Mannheim-Heidelberg, Seattle, Boston, Mons, Paris, Nîmes, Portland and Barcelona. Tuktuq, an independent feature film shot with a small team in Nunavik, wins the Ecumenical Prize at the 2016 International Film Festival in Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Les Affamés, his 5th feature film, has its world premiere at TIFF 2017, where it wins the Award for Best Canadian Feature Film.
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.