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  • Actor directing and staging | In person - March 25, 2023 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Actor directing and staging | In person

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    Actor directing and staging | In person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    25 March 2023
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    Instructor | Kristina Wagenbauer (Sashinka)

    Members $150 | Non-members $225
    LIMITED PLACES


    This workshop offers a rare opportunity to get behind the scenes of the work between the director and his actors. Kristina Wagenbauer will enable you to explore all the stages of directing actors, from the crucial choice of casting, to the rehearsals at the table and the work on set.  Through several concrete examples from her films, Kristina will present her work methodology to get the best out of her actors and actresses. You will develop your ability to communicate your intentions to the actors and actresses and to translate them in terms of framing.

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Kristina Wagenbauer

    Kristina is a Canadian writer and director of Russian and Swiss descent. After writing and directing several award-winning short films, she co-wrote and directed her first feature film Sashinka, funded by Telefilm Canada’s Talent for Hire Fund. Her films have been selected for 100+ festivals, including the Locarno Film Festival, Oberhausen Film Festival, New Cinema Festival and Seattle International Film Festival. Noted for her sensitivity, quirky humor and excellent directing, Kristina Wagenbauer’s work has been recognized with numerous awards. In 2021, in conjunction with the release of her documentary film, Babushka, in competition at RIDM, Kristina will travel to Switzerland to shoot episodes of the series Avoir l’âge for RTS. She is currently developing Superluminal, a feature-length fiction film produced by Art&Essai and several other fiction and documentary projects.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms
  • Alternative narrativity in fiction | Online - February 7, 2023 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Alternative narrativity in fiction | Online

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    Alternative narrativity in fiction | Online

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    7 February 2023
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    Instructor | Ryan McKenna (Le coeur de Madame Sabali, Promenades nocturnes)

    Members $60 | Non-members $90


    Fiction films are often presented in a very conventional structure and style; it is up to the filmmaker to let his or her imagination run wild to find new ways to tell the stories that inhabit it. In this theoretical workshop, the participants will discover how to deconstruct the story, and add a touch of realism, through film clips and creative exercises. Discover and integrate new ways of approaching fiction into your projects!

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    You are encouraged to write a short note describing your project / your expectations so that the instructor can guide you best before February 1st.
    → To be sent to services@mainfilm.qc.ca

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Ryan McKenna

    Ryan McKenna is a Canadian filmmaker whose early work has been recognized for its visual comedy and dry humor, while his more recent work has explored experimental and hybrid approaches to narrative cinema. His feature films include The First Winter (2012), The Heart of Mrs. Sabali (2015), Cranks (2019), and Promenades nocturnes (2022), recipient of the Quebecor Broadcasting Award at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in 2022.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms.
  • Camera storytelling : cinematography | In person - March 18, 2023 - March 19, 2023 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Camera storytelling : cinematography | In person

    18

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    Camera storytelling : cinematography | In person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    18 March 2023 - 19 March 2023
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    Instructor | Stéphanie Weber-Biron (Les amours imaginaires, Lignes de fuite & Nadia Butterfly)

    Members $210 | Non-members $280
    LIMITED PLACES


    This workshop on direction of photography is both theoretical and practical. The instructor will teach you how to effectively compose your images in order to orient the viewer’s gaze and produce the expected aesthetic effect. Framing, scale of shots and camera movements will give you a complete overview of the cinematographic vocabulary and make you learn to translate your intentions into images with more dexterity.

    No time will be allocated to learning how to use a camera.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    You are encouraged to write a short note describing your project / your experience / your expectations for the instructor to guide you best.
    → Send to services@mainfilm.qc.ca

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Stéphanie Weber Biron

    Stéphanie Weber Biron is a very experienced cinematographer who has won several awards and honors, notably for the cinematography of Xavier Dolan’s first two feature films: J’ai tué ma mère and Les amours imaginaires. For the latter, she won the Kodak Award at the Hamptons Film Festival and her cinematography was nominated for a Genie Award. In 2021, she participated in the film Nadia Butterfly by Pascal Plante which had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. Her work will be nominated in the best images category at the Canadian Screen Awards. She is also the director of photography for Lignes de fuite, a feature film by Catherine Chabot and Myriam Bochard. She was recently nominated for a Gemini award for best cinematography for the series M’entends-tu (season 3). Her credits also include Jason Buxton’s Blackbird and Guy Maddin’s The Forbidden Room, which was screened at Sundance and as the opening film at the Berlin Film Festival. Stephanie’s cinematography has attracted the attention of international filmmakers, giving her the opportunity to shoot films in Germany, New York, Paris, London and across Canada.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms
  • Directing non-professional actors | In person - March 15, 2023 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Directing non-professional actors | In person

    15

    Mar


    Directing non-professional actors | In person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    15 March 2023
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    Instructor | Pascal Plante (Les Faux Tatouages, Nadia Butterfly)

    Members $60 | Non-members $90


    As Audiard in his film Dheepan many filmmakers choose to work with non-professional actors, thereby reviving an old tradition of the 7th art. Some directors even make it their registered trademark. Quest for realism, love at first sight or budget constraints, there are many reasons why choosing to work with neophytes. This workshop will teach you to get the best out of this experience, both for your film and team.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Pascal Plante

    A 2011 graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Pascal Plante has written and directed numerous short films, including “Blonde aux yeux bleus” (Best Canadian Short Film, VIFF 2015), “Nonna” (Slamdance 2017) and “BLAST BEAT” (Slamdance 2019). The man who describes himself as a cinephile turned fiction filmmaker with documentary tendencies has also signed “The Fake Tattoos”, his first fiction feature film, winner of the Grand Prix Focus Québec/Canada at the FNC 2017 and selected at the Berlinale 2018. Labelled Cannes 2020, “Nadia, Butterfly” is his second feature film.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms
  • Distribution and Broadcasting strategies | In person - March 21, 2023 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Distribution and Broadcasting strategies | In person

    21

    Mar


    Distribution and Broadcasting strategies | In person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    21 March 2023
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    Instructor | Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne (h264)

    Members $50 | Non-members $80


    From self-distribution to festivals and passing by markets, distributors or even Web, the instructor will review the different stages of marketing as an essential promotional tool, key players and potential locations for broadcasting your movie. This workshop will teach you how to put in place a relevant methodology.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne

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    Jean-Christophe is passionate about promoting cinema and founded h264 in 2015. His goal: to increase the influence of works by weaving close ties between audiences and creators. He also directs and co-founds the Plein(s) Écran(s) Festival, the first festival in the world to take place on Facebook. h264 is diversifying its activities and in 2019 launched a new aggregation service offering in a bid to improve the accessibility and distribution of works on digital platforms. 2021 marks a new stage for h264, which is launching into feature film distribution following the acquisition of Fragments with the aim of offering an innovative integrated distribution model.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms
  • Docu-fiction | In person - February 14, 2023 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • Docu-fiction | In person

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    Docu-fiction | In person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    14 February 2023
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    Instructor |Denis Côté (Wilcox, Les états nordiques)

    Membre 60$ | Non-membre 90$


    A first and exclusive at Main Film: Denis Côté, internationally renowned director, is honoring us with a workshop on documentary-fiction!
    The making of a docu-fiction is not defined by precise conventions, so how do you find your way around? What are the challenges during the scripting, shooting and editing stages? This workshop will lead you to ask yourself the right questions in order to embark on the adventure of hybrid film.
    Learning will be based on concrete examples from the instructor’s films, such as Wilcox and Les états nordiques.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Denis Côté

    Denis Côté (1973) (New Brunswick, Canada) founded Nihilproductions in the 90s and made about 15 short films. He was a journalist and film critic before directing his first feature film Les états nordiques in 2005. This was followed by Nos vies privées in 2007, which made the rounds of the international festival circuit. Carcasses (2009) was presented at the Directors’ Fortnight in Cannes while Curling, his fifth feature, won the Locarno Festival in 2010. Vic+Flo Saw a Bear (2013) won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale in Germany for its innovation. Denis Côté’s singular films have been shown in hundreds of cinematic events and have been the subject of some 40 retrospectives around the world.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms.
  • Fiction screenwriting & dialogs | In-person - March 4, 2023 - March 5, 2023 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Fiction screenwriting & dialogs | In-person

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    Fiction screenwriting & dialogs | In-person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    4 March 2023 - 5 March 2023
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    Instructor | Camille Trudel (Miette)

    Members $150 | Non-members $225
    LIMITED PLACES


    Scriptwriting is an essential element of the creative process. During this 12 hours workshop, you will be encouraged to structure your ideas, take a personal point of view and develop your narrative style. Particular attention will be dedicated to the validity of characters and dialogues. This course immerses you in the heart of the practice while promoting your reflection. Time will also be allocated to discuss your own projects and study how to integrate these techniques into your film.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    You must send a page describing your draft script before February 25th.
    → To be sent at services@mainfilm.qc.ca

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Camille Trudel

    A graduate of the Cinema program and now a trainer at Inis, Camille established herself as a screenwriter and script consultant valued by the industry after her experience in the institutional environment as an analyst. In 2021, her short film Miette – co-directed with Maude Bouchard – was selected at the Regard, Raindance and Flickers festivals and awarded best international short film in Durban. After being selected at the WIP Focus in Cannes, Brasier, his most recent short film as a screenwriter, launched his festival career with a selection in the Canadian competition at Regard before winning the prize for best Quebec short film at the Festival les Percéïdes. Both films are currently pursuing their international careers. In 2022, Camille works in development at Netflix and gives numerous workshops on narrative structure, pitching, dialogue and feature film writing. She is also developing several feature films and working on her next short film, Le Ravissement.

     


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms
  • From book to screen : How adaptations work | In-person - March 7, 2023 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • From book to screen : How adaptations work | In-person

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    Mar


    From book to screen : How adaptations work | In-person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    7 March 2023
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    Instructor | Catherine Léger (La déesse des mouches à feu, Babysitter)

    Members $60 | Non-members $90


    During this workshop, you will discover how to adapt a story or any other literary form and make a scenario of it. You will learn how to image a style, a speech, an atmosphere from literary works without losing their nature, but while respecting your own vision. You also address the legal aspects so that you can be ready to exploit new sources to enrich your creation. Discover and integrate new ways of telling in your projects!

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    You must send a page describing your draft script before the start of the workshops.
    → To be sent to services@mainfilm.qc.ca

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Catherine Léger

    Catherine Léger writes for film, television and theatre. Her script for Slut In A Good Way (Charlotte a du fun) earned her the award for best original screenplay at the Canadian Screen Awards 2019. The film, directed by Sophie Lorain and produced by Amérique Films, was screened at several festivals, including Tribeca, Tokyo and Angoulême. She also co-wrote the script for Little Queen (La Petite Reine) 2014, directed by Alexis Durand Brault and the film adaptation of the novel La Déesse des mouches à feu (Godess of the Fireflies) by Geneviève Pettersen, directed by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette. The feature film was officially selected for the 70th Berlin International Film Festival 2020. Her television credits include writing Les Invisibles (adaptation of the famous French series 10%, Call My Agent) (TVA, 2019) and her work on the series Marche à l’ombre (Super Écran, 2017). Catherine Léger has also written for the theatre, including Catfitght, American Car, Opium_37 featured on the list of “Quebec treasures” in translation at Playwrights Canada PressPrincesses – Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui, 2011, I Lost My Husband (J’ai perdu mon mari) – Gateway Theatre Richmond, 2018 and Free Girls (Filles en liberté) – Théâtre La Licorne, 2018. Her play Babysitter, staged at Théâtre La Licorne in April 2017, was later presented in Ohio, Limoges and Munich. She also wrote the play’s film adaptation directed by Monia Chokri, the film was shown in France, Canada and was in Selection at Sundance et Tribeca. Summer 2022, Catherine presented her new play Changer de Vie and is writing the film adaptation Deux Femmes En Or.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms.
  • Self-producing a short film | In person - March 11, 2023 - March 12, 2023 - 10 am - 5 pm
  • Self-producing a short film | In person

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    Self-producing a short film | In person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    11 March 2023 - 12 March 2023
    10 am - 5 pm

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


    Instructor | Geneviève Gosselin-G. (Le Foyer Films)

    Member 150$ | Non-member 225$


    Do you want to produce your film more professionally or are you interested in production? This workshop will provide you with knowledge and skills when creating a short or medium-length film.

    In 12 hours, this workshop will address all stages of production: the search for funding; the making of an estimate; pre production; production and post-production. Throughout this class, the goal is to learn how to master the tools as well as the essential elements related to producing. You will be able to self-produce more easily while respecting your artistic vision and limiting risk taking.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    For the purposes of the workshop, your instructor requires you to bring a few things, if they are already in your possession:

    – Short film script, scene-to-scene and / or long synopsis (if possible)
    – Financial structure, summary budget and / or estimate for this project (if possible)

    You should also bring a computer / tablet with Excel software.

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca 


    Geneviève Gosselin-G.

    Geneviève Gosselin-G. began her career as a producer with Unité Centrale, where she was the executive producer of Philippe Lesage’s Genèse. After its premiere in Locarno, the film won several awards around the world (Los Cabos, FNC, Valladolid, Namur). She has produced several short films, including Vétérane (40+ selections) (2017) and Recrue/Rebel (130+ selections and 30 awards including a qualification for the Oscar race) (2019) by Pier-Philippe Chevigny, Joutel ( 2021) by Alexa-Jeanne Dubé (Busan, FNC), Louise de 9 à 5 by Julien G. Marcotte ( 2021) ( Off-court Trouville, Guanajuato International Film Festival *Jury Mention ) and Virga (2023) by director Jean-François Leblanc ( written by Charles Dionne). She will shoot the short film Les mains sales by Julien G. Marcotte and Jani Bellefleur-Kaltush in the fall of 2022. She is developing Marianne Métivier’s first feature film, Une splendeur de vivre ( Tiff Filmmaker Lab 2021, rencontres de coproduction francophones 2021) and has just completed Pier-Philippe Chevigny’s feature film Richelieu, developed at the Coproduction Market of the Berlinale in 2019, a co-production with France ( TS Productions, JPL Films).


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms
  • SODEC grant application | In person - February 21, 2023 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • SODEC grant application | In person

    21

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    SODEC grant application | In person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    21 February 2023
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    Instructor | Mylène Corbeil (Chien Blanc, Le dernier rhinocéros)

    Members $60 | Non-members $90


    This workshop is a must if you are planning to submit a grant application to SODEC’s grant program. The essential elements to include in your application regarding your budget and the application form will be revealed as well as different strategies to optimize your application. Completed by a review of your application in the second part of the workshop, you will have all the information necessary to submit a compliant application.

    Workshop is given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    In order to prepare your application, you can use the SODEC program description

    Please send your composed file before February 11th to services@mainfilm.qc.ca:

    • CV (3 pages)
    • Note of direction (1 page)
    • Synopsis (1 page)
    • Scenario (if applicable)
    • Budget (if applicable)

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca


    Mylène Corbeil

    Mylène Corbeil completed her Bachelor’s degree in Cultural and Media Production Strategies at UQÀM in 2013. She is also a graduate of the Cinéma program at L’inis (2015 cohort), producer profile. After graduating from L’inis, she founded La Créative Films with her associate, Estelle Champoux. She has produced eighteen (18) short films, nine (9) of which were produced within La Créative Films. Mylène is a producer who likes first and foremost to invest in content and to accompany filmmakers through the various stages and turmoil of creation. When it comes to choosing a project, she is driven by the veracity, authenticity and depth of the characters and the angle with which a subject is approached. She is an energetic young woman who is passionate about her craft. Thus, to put a script in her hands is to know that it will be carried, loved and defended as much as by its creators.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms
  • The art of editing | In person - March 29, 2023 - 6 pm - 9 pm
  • The art of editing | In person

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    The art of editing | In person

    Workshop - Fiction - Winter 2023

    Date / Heure
    29 March 2023
    6 pm - 9 pm

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


    Instructor | Arthur Tarnowski (Les Oiseaux Ivres, Les 12 travaux d’Imelda)

    Members 60$ | Non-members 90$


    The editing stage can be considered as a rewriting of a film. How do you assemble images to sublimate the reality of the cinematographic narrative? Through this theoretical workshop, you will discover the multiple techniques and components that contribute to the narrative fluidity of a fiction film.
    The course will be illustrated by concrete examples taken from the filmography of experienced editor Arthur Tarnowski.

    The workshop will be given in French but questions may be asked in English.

    For more information, please send an email to: services@mainfilm.qc.ca

    Arthur Tarnowski

    Arthur Tarnowski, ACE,CCE is a prolific Quebec editor with a passion for all genres, from auteur films to popular comedies and action films.  He works as much in Quebec cinema as on American productions.  Among the feature films he has edited are : The Drunken Birds, A Revision, Lines of Flight, Best Sellers, Until the Decline, The Hummingbird Project, The Fall of the American Empire, From Father to Cop 2, The Trotsky, Brick Mansions, Deadly Fall, Whitewash and Liar.  In television, he has directed 19-2, Bad Blood, Being Human, Mohawk Girls, Mirage and Virage, among others.  Over the past 20 years, he has also designed and edited more than 150 movie trailers, including several Quebec box-office hits. He recently edited Martin Villeneuve’s The 12 labors of Imelda.  He is currently working on Denys Arcand’s (Testament) and Louise Archambault’s (Irena’s Vow) upcoming feature films. He holds a B.A. in Communications from Concordia University. He received the Iris award for best editing at the 2022 Québec Cinéma gala for the film Les Oiseaux Ivres.


    Health measures related to COVID-19:

    • Wearing a mask is at the discretion of the participants. However, Main Film recommends that you wear it at least when you go inside.
    • Participants will be required to disinfect themselves upon entering the center and before touching the equipment. A hydroalcoholic solution will be provided.
    • Participants will be asked to limit their movements.
    • Participants may use the washrooms