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Relaxed and intimate discussions with filmmakers and cultural professionals sharing their experiences, points of view, and career path choices. An invitation to discover their relationship with the industry, their sensibility, their personal views and concerns.Presented by Hotel MonvilleThe Dialogues will be broadcast free of charge at 9am on the FNC Forum Facebook page.DIALOGUESThursday, October 8: Tatiana Zinga Botao (Actress and director) and Maxime Giroux (Casting Director)Friday, October 9: Caroline Monnet (Director and multidisciplinary contemporary artist) and Élaine Hébert (Producer at micro_scope)Tuesday, October 13: Félix Dufour-Laperrière (Filmmaker) and Marie-Michelle Deschamps (Visual Artist)Wednesday, October 14: Alexandre Domingue (Founding President of Post-Moderne and co-founder of Cinéma Moderne) and Paul Landriau (Program Director of Plein(s) Écran(s) festival and President of AQCC)Thursday, October 15: Ariane Giroux-Dallaire (General Manager and Chief Distribution Officer atMK2 MILE END) and Daniel Séguin (Executive Vice-President - National Cineplex Operations).Friday, October 16: Anthony Therrien (actor) and Stéphanie Hamelin Tomala (composer).
Since joining micro_scope in 2005, Élaine Hébert has produced many celebrated short films and documentaries. She is also known for producing the feature films FOR THOSE WHO DON’T READ ME by Yan Giroux (Best First Feature and Best Original Screenplay at the 2019 Quebec Cinema Gala) and ALL THAT WE MAKE by Annie St-Pierre (2013 RIDM's closing film). Her most recent work in the short film genre, THE POND, AT NIGHT by visual artist Olivia Boudreau, is having its world premiere at this year's FNC.
After graduating from UQAM in Communication Studies, Maxime Giroux discovered the world of casting in Toronto, working as an assistant at Powerhouse Casting, and also getting some experience as a talent agent. Returning to Montreal, he built quite a reputation, working for Elite Casting as associate casting director for 8 years. His passion for actors fueling his work, he opened Maxime Giroux Casting in 2009.Catering to both the French and English markets, Maxime has been involved in feature films, television, web series and commercials; each professional sphere giving him an opportunity to match the right actor with the right role and collaborate with directors in order to bring their vision from the page to the screen. In 2018, Maxime Giroux was nominated for Best Casting in a Feature Film (Boost) at the Iris Awards honoring Quebec Cinema.
A 2014 graduate of the Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Montreal, Tatiana quickly stood out for her temerity and boldness. In film, Tatiana stars in Marilyn Cooke's Cherche femme forte / Strong Woman and stars alongside Robin Aubert in Jeune Juliette, Anne Émond's most recent feature film. Favorite theater credits include Lysis at TNM (Lorraine Pintal), Coriolan (Robert Lepage) and Les fourberies de Scapin (Carl Béchard). Tatiana also joins the cast of L’Énéide (Olivier Kemeid) at the Quat’Sous and Ceux qui se sont évaporés (Sylvain Bélanger) at the CDTD’A. On TV, the actress stands out in Nouvelle Adresse with her character of Khary. Her talent was also appreciated in District 31, Les Jeunes Loups, Bluemoon and À la Valdrague, as well as in the web series La Maison des folles by Mara Joly, available on Unis.ca. Tatiana is currently directing her first short film with the NFB as well as writing a feature film script in development with Netflix, thanks to the La Forge / Netflix / Quebec Cinema grant.
Paul Landriau est le président de l’AQCC (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma), le directeur de la programmation du festival Plein(s) Écran(s), chargé de projets en distribution numérique chez difuze et un habitué des festivals. Il siège également sur le conseil d’administration d’Antitube. Il fût le fondateur de Point de vues, un podcast et un blogue culte de 2012 à 2020. Rien ne le motive plus que de partager sa passion pour le cinéma, dans une forme ou une autre.
Passionate and entrepreneurial, Alexandre Domingue has nearly 25 years of experience in cinema. He began as a cinematographer, a job that allowed him to travel to more than 30 countries. He then founded Post-Moderne in 2002, a post-production company located in the heart of the Mile-End, which collaborated with several world renowned directors. Cherishing new ideas and new talents, Alexandre has allowed Post-Moderne to become a pillar in the Quebec film industry, whose expertise now covers several fields, including television and advertising. As his passion for the seventh art knows no bounds, he recently realized a new dream: that of his own cinema - Cinéma Moderne, which has been in operation since fall 2018.
Ariane Giroux-Dallaire has been in the distribution business since 1998. She is recognized for her expertise in launching films by Quebec and foreign authors. Director of Distribution at Métropole Films from 2008 to 2016, she then moved to MK2 l MILE END where she was appointed Managing Director and Head of Distribution in June 2019.
Daniel Séguin is Executive Vice President, National Operations for Cineplex, responsible for the planning and management of all activities related to the operation of theatres and DRDs for Cineplex. Previously, Mr. Séguin served as Vice President of Operations for Eastern Canada and General Manager for Quebec. Daniel sits on various boards of directors, including "La Corporation des salles de cinéma de Québec" and "Ciné-Québec".
Stephanie Hamelin Tomala is a composer, violinist, pianist and singer armed with a mentorship with Oscar winner composer Stephen Warbeck that took place in 2018 as part of the program Music for the Image of the Aubagne Festival, as well as mentorship with Christophe Beck (Ant-man, Frozen). In January 2019 she won first prize from the important competition SmackDown string quartet held in Texas. She recently worked on the musical arrangements for the tribute album to Charles Aznavour produced by Mario Pelchat. She also won 2 first prizes for her music score composed for the American film Final Curtain, directed by Jonathan Chiarle ; one from the SOCAN Foundation and the other from the Burbank International Film Festival, held in California. Stephanie also received 3rd prize from the SOCAN Foundation for her music for the animated film Orboros. Stéphanie has written music for more than 60 short films, two documentary feature films as well as the music series of le Project Sterone.
Anthony Therrien, 22 years old, grew up in Charlemagne, near Repentigny. At the age of 11, he landed his first lead screen role in Simon Lavoie's feature film, Le Torrent. This project launched his career and we have since seen him in several films and series including the feature film Corbo by Mathieu Denis, the film Charlotte à du fun by Sophie Laurain, the film Les Faux Tatouages by Pascal Plante as well as the series ALERTE AMBER and L'Académie, both on TVA.
Born in 1981 in Chicoutimi, Quebec, Félix Dufour-Laperrière is a director, screenwriter and producer. After TRANSATLANTIQUE (2014) and VILLE NEUVE (2018), he is currently finishing an animated documentary essay, ARCHIPEL, and is working on his third animated feature film, LA MORT N'EXISTE PAS.
Deschamps is an artist and writer who lives and works in Montreal. Recently, her work has been exhibited at Franz Kaka (Toronto); at the Oakville Galleries and at the Ausstellungsraum Klingental (Basel, CH). She was the recipient of a Sobey Art Awards Residency ( New York, 2021) and has also been an artist in residence at Studio Voltaire (London) and Triangle France, (Marseille). In January 2021, she will be presenting a new body of work at Bradley Ertaskiran, Montreal.
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