11 Feb Docu-fiction
Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2020
Tuesday February 11, 2020
6 pm - 9 pm
2025 rue Parthenais, Montréal, Qc, H2K 3T2, local #301
Member price $40 / non member price $70
Instructor : Lawrence Côté-Collins
You want to make a documentary-fiction but you don’t know how to balance between real and non-real? How to create empathy for the characters without intervening too much in reality? This workshop will tell you the specificities of this cinematic genre and what the conventions are in order to achieve this subtle blend and have a better understanding of the challenges of this cinema.
Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.
Lawrence is an all-terrain video warrior. This director first got her start as director of photography, but she mainly focuses on directing. Active in the KINO movement for 10 years, Lawrence was able to experiment with various cinematographic genres: fiction, documentaries, fake documentaries, essays, experimental films – in Quebec, Europe, Africa and Asia. She also participated in the Wapikoni mobile project.
To date, she has directed more than 40 short films, many of which have been selected and awarded at festivals, including the films Score, Fuck That and Crudités. Lawrence signs, in 2016, his very first feature film Écartée, produced by Coop Vidéo, which won the Bronze Audience Award at Fantasia, as well as two nominations at the Gala Québec Cinéma. She is currently developing an upcoming fictional feature film Deux par Quatre with producer Luc Vandal at Coop Vidéo, as well as an experimental documentary funded by the Canada Council for the Arts, based on correspondence with a schizophrenic prisoner.
This director is a fan of spontaneous creation, the encounter between writing and improvisation and freedom of expression. When she’s not on a film project, she’s directing Ranked XXX and The Blood Brothers documentary series, as well as reality TV An Almost Perfect Supper and Occupation Double. Lawrence is a member of the Association des Réalisateurs et Réalisatrices du Québec (ARRQ) and the Society of Radio, Television and Cinema Authors (SARTEC).