Meet&Greet: Film Factory

Meet&Greet: Film Factory



Meet&Greet: Film Factory

Meetup - Documentary Cinema - Fall 2023

Thursday December 14, 2023
6 pm - 8 pm

Main Film
2025 Rue Parthenais #301, Montréal, Quebec, H2K 3T2, Québec

With Marie-Noëlle Moreau Robidas, Sarah Seené, Pablo Alvarez-Mesa & Celia Perrin Sidarous

Free upon registration

Meet 4 recipients of the 2022-2023 Film Factory program who received support from Main Film for a one-year residency in experimental film research or production!
From the application process to the screening of their films at numerous festivals, as well as their experimentation throughout the residency, discover the different stages of their work and the benefits of the program through their experience.

A great opportunity if you’re planning to submit your application to the 2024-2025 Film Factory !

Next application deadline: January 20th 2024

Meeting will be in French but question may be asked in English

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Application content :

  • Project description (max. 10 pages) :
    • Short biography
    • Project concept and objectives
    • Detailed timetable
    • Support material
  • Equipment list (equipment – production/postproduction, materials and training required) → catalog of our equipment / training offered at Main Film
  • CV (max. 3 pages)

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Marie-Noëlle Moreau Robidas – Carnets Météorologiques

Marie-Noëlle Moreau Robidas completed a bachelor’s degree in animation at Concordia University in 2016. Her student short, Quid (2015), was presented at numerous festivals in Quebec and Canada. Her first professional film, Triangle noir (2022), was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award and won the Prix du public at the Sommets du cinéma d’animation. Born in 1989, she lives and works in Montreal as a composition artist.

Halfway between video-poem and documentary, CARNETS MÉTÉOROLOGIQUES is a series of short vignettes designed to reflect aloud on our relationship with the climate, to apprehend its vocabulary through the sensory, and to explore its narrative.


Sarah Seené – Orbites

Sarah Seené is a Montreal-based photographer and filmmaker (Tiohtià:ke) who works with analog media. At the crossroads of documentary and portraiture, her artistic practice draws its essence from the exploration of the human and the intimate. Her various photographic and cinematographic projects are grounded in her personal reflections on intersectional feminism and antivalidism. Her work questions the representation of disabled bodies, chronic suffering and mental health through poetic, dreamlike imagery.

Her short films have been screened at a number of film festivals, including the Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal – RIDM (Canada), the Sheffield doc fest (England), the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma – FNC (Canada), and the Ann Arbor Film Festival (USA).


Pablo Alvarez-Mesa – The Soldier’s Lagoon

Pablo Alvarez-Mesa‘s films have played at international film festivals including Berlinale, IFFR, MoMA Doc Fortnight, Visions du Réel, and RIDM. His most recent film, Bicentenario, explores Simón Bolívar’s battles of Independence, and was played at the 2021 Berlinale, MoMA Doc Fortnight and Viennale, among other festivals. It earned a Jury Mention at Festival Punto de Vista in the Main Competition. Pablo is also a cinematographer and editor, with recent work as cinematographer for Fire of Love, directed by Sara Dosa, and additional editor for Geographies of Solitude, directed by Jacquelyn Mills. He is currently editing with Sofia Bohdanowicz her new feature film Opus 28.

Pablo is currently in post production of his upcoming film The Soldier’s Lagoon which was recently awarded with The Docs in Orbit Invitation Award at the Docs in Progress showcase at Cannes. Pablo’s interest in documentary lies in the relationship between facts and fiction; between what is recalled and what is inevitably constructed. His films touch in one way or another, issues of displacement, history and collective memory.

Celia Perrin Sidarous – Vessels for a film

Celia Perrin Sidarous (1982) is an image-based artist living and working in Montréal. Her works have been featured in numerous solo and collective exhibitions in Canada and abroad : Foreman Art Gallery (Sherbrooke), McCord Museum and Centre CLARK (Mont- réal), Embassy of Canada Prince Takamado Gallery (Tokyo), Norsk Billedhoggerforening (Oslo), CONTACT Photography Festival (Toronto) and FOCUS Photography Festival (Mumbai), 8-11 and The Plumb (Toronto), Arsenal Contemporary (New York), Esker Foundation (Calgary), Dunlop Art Gallery (Regina), Banff Centre (Banff), WWTWO (Montréal), VU (Québec) and Gallery 44 (Toronto). Her work was included in the Biennale de Montréal 2016 — Le Grand Balcon / The Grand Balcony, at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal.

She is one the five laureates of the Prix en art actuel MN- BAQ 2023, offered by the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec. She was longlis- ted for the Sobey Art Award in 2019, and is the recipient of the Prix Pierre-Ayot 2017, as well as the Barbara Spohr Memorial Award 2011. Her works are present in private and public collections, most notably at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Musée d’art contempo- rain de Montréal, the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal and the Walter Phillips Gallery.


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