Photo credits : Kelly Jacob

Anne Emond

Director | Screenwriter

Anne Émond lives and works in Montreal. Between 2005 and 2011, she wrote and directed seven short films, Naissances and Sophie Lavoie among them, which screened at several international festivals and won many prizes. In 2011, she directed her first feature film, Nuit #1, which screened at more than twenty-five international film festivals, including Busan, Rotterdam, Taipei and the TIFF. The film won several prizes and citations, including Best First Feature at the 2012 Genie Awards and has been sold to ten countries, most notably France and the United States. Les êtres chers, her second feature in 2015, was also well-received and acclaimed (Locarno, TIFF, Le Gala du Cinéma Québécois, Canadian Screen Awards). Nelly, her new film, liberally adapted from the life and work of Quebec writer Nelly Arcan, which she also wrote the screenplay, started strongly with TIFF & FIFF  January 20, 2017.

Filmography

Nelly

2016

Feature film, fiction
Screenwriter, Director
Production: Go Films
Feature film inspired by the life and work of Nelly Arcan.

Awards

Palm Spring Film Festival - World Cinema Now Section, USA, 2016

Festival International du film d’Amiens - In Compétition, France, 2016

Stockholm International Film Festival - Official Program, Sweden, 2016

Festival International du Film Francophone Tübingen Stuttgart - Horizons Section, Germany, 2016

Festival International du Film Indépendant de Bordeaux - In Compétition, France, 2016

Mill Valley Film Festival - World Cinema & Mind the Gap Sections, États-Unis, 2016

Vancouver International Film Festival - True North & Canadian Images Sections, Canada, 2016

FIFF- In Competition, Namur, Belgium, 2016

Filmfest Hamburg - Section Voilà! (Francophone films - young and unconventional cinema of a new creative generation of filmmakers from France, Belgium and Québec, Germany, 2016

Festival Film by the Sea - Film & Litterature Competition, Netherlands, 2016

TIFF - Official Selection Vanguard Section - World Premiere, Canada, 2016

Les êtres chers

2015

Feature film, fiction
Screenwriter, Director
Production: Metafilms

Awards

18th Jutra awards, Montreal, Canada, 2016
Nominated for: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Maxim Gaudette), Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Art Direction and Best Hairstyling

Canadian Screen Awards, 2016
Nominated for: Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Karelle Tremblay), Best Actor in a Leading Role (Maxim Gaudette), Best Original Song and Best Editing

Stella Artois Jay Scott Award for an Emerging Artist - TFCA (Toronto Film Critics Association), Canada, 2016

Stella Artois Jay Scott Award for an Emerging Artist- TFCA (Toronto Film Critics Association), Canada, 2016

Canada’s Top Ten Film Festival (TIFF), Canada, 2016

Official Selection – TIFF, Canada, 2015

Official Selection - Locarno Film Festival, Switzerland, 2015

Nuit #1

2011

Feature film, fiction (35mm, 91 min)
Screenwriter, Director
Production: Metafilms
Sold worldwide:
USA, France, Netherlands, South Korea, Japan, Russia, Spain, India

Awards

Nomination, Best Film, 14th Jutra Awards, 2012

Nomination, Best Directing, 14th Jutra Awards, 2012

Nomination, Best Actress, 14th Jutra Awards, Montréal, Québec, 2012

Claude-Jutra Award, 32nd Genie Awards, Toronto, Ontario, 2012

Nomination, Best Actress, 32nd Genie Awards, Toronto, Ontario, 2012

Best Actress, 2e Festival international du film de Pau, France, 2011

Innovation Award-Daniel Langlois, 40e Festival du nouveau cinéma, 2011

Best Canadian Feature Film, 30th Vancouver International Film Festival, 2011

Jury's Special Mention, 36th Toronto International Film Festival, 2011

Jury's Award, Best Film, 28e Festival int. du film de Tübingen, 2011

Jury's Special Mention, Taipei Film Festival, Taïwan, 2012
Festivals:
14th Taipei Film Festival, Taïwan, 2012

Berkshire International Film Festival, USA, 2012

Minneapolis-St.-Paul International Film Festival, USA, 2012

International Women's Film Festival Dortmund/Cologne, Germany, 2012

International Film Festival of Uruguay, Uruguay, 2012

Istanbul International Independent Film Festival, Turkey, 2012

30ième Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, Québec, 2012

41st Rotterdam International Film Festival, Netherlands, 2012

Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden, 2012

Rencontres internationales de cinéma de Vincennes, France, 2012

Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, 2012

2e Festival international du film de Pau, France, 2011

25e Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie, Moncton, 2011

15e Cinéma du Québec à Paris, France, 2011

31e Festival International du film d'Amiens, France, 2011

28e Festival international du film de Tübingen, Germany, 2011

45th Hof International Film Festival, Germany, 2011

40e Festival du nouveau cinéma, Montréal, Québec, 2011

30th Vancouver International Film Festival, Canada, 2011

16th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea, 2011

36th Toronto International Film Festival (Canada First), Canada, 2011

Plus rien ne vouloir

2011

Short film (HD, 14 min)
Screenwriter, Director
Production: Metafilms

Awards

Festivals:
Wordwide short film festival, Toronto, 2012

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 2011

Short Film Corner – Focus Québec, Cannes, 2011

"Prends ça court" projection in Quebec City, 2011

Vancouver International Film Festival, 2011

Quebec City Film Festival, 2011

Sophie Lavoie

2010

Short film (35mm, 9 min)
Screenwriter, Director
Les films laissés en plans
TV sale: TFO (Canada)

Awards

Air Canada Award, "Prends ça court", 2011

Best Actress Award, "Prends ça court", 2011

Best Short Film at Festival de Tremblant, 2011

Best Short Film at Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montréal)

Jutra Awards Nomination for Best Short Film, 2011

Best Short Film at Festival "Vidéaste Recherché"
Festivals:
Toronto International Film Festival, 2010

Festival international du court métrage de Dresde, 2011

Melbourne International Film Festival, 2011

Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, 2011

Vancouver Women in Film Festival, 2011

Compilation Québec Gold 2011

Festival du court métrage de Bruxelles, 2011

Festival du film francophone de Namur, 2011

Rendez-vous du cinema québécois Tour

L’ordre des choses

2009

Short film - HD - 16:48 min
Screenwriter & Director
Les films Laissé en plan
TV sale: TFO (Canada)

Awards

Coop Video Award, Best Direction for a short film (RVCQ 2009)

Nomination at Jutra Awards for Best short film, 2010
Festivals:
Off-court de Trouville (France)
Sudbury International Film Festival (Ontario)

Festival international du film francophone en Acadie (Moncton)

St. John’s International Women’s Film Festival

Naissances

2009

Short film (35mm, 17:05 min)
Screenwriter & Director
Producer: Pass Films
TV sales : CBC (Canada) – RTI SPA (Italy) – TFO (Canada)

Awards

Air Canada Award, « Prends ça court »

Canada’s Top Ten 2009

Best Short Film at Francophone Film Festival of Kalamazoo

Jury's Special Metion at Art Film Fest (Slovakia)

Best Narrative Short Film : Brooklyn International Film Festival (New-York)
Festivals:
Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto)

Festival du Nouveau Cinéma (Montreal)

Festival International du film francophone de Namur (Belgium)

Festival international de Clermont-Ferrand – SODEC screening (France)

Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois

Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay

Art Film Fest IFF Trencianske Teplice (Slovakia)

Mecal International short film festival of Barcelona (Spain)

Film Fest Dresden International Short Film Festival (Germany)

International Festival of Short Films & New Images (Italy)

Brooklyn Int'l Film Festival (USA)

Ourense International Film Festival (Spain)

Le temps pour la rêverie

2009

Short portrait
Screenwriter, Director
SODEC
Short portrait of the filmmaker Catherine Martin
SODEC special request for the 20th anniversary of the "Jeunes Créateurs" program
Excerpts also used for the « National Parks » series produced by CBC

Frédérique au centre

2007

Short film (Super 16mm, 15:59 min)
Screenwriter, Director
Les films Laissé en plan

Awards

Festivals:
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (Montreal)

Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay (Saguenay)

Juillet

2006

Short film - 10 min
Screenwriter & Director
La Faction
Brodcast on "Mange ta Ville" TV show (ARTV)

Awards

Festivals:
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois (Montreal)

Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay (Saguenay)

Festival international du cinéma francophone acadien (Moncton)

Off-court de Trouville (France)

Qualité de l’air

2005

Short film (35mm, 11:50 min)
Screenwriter & Director
Production: UQAM

Awards

Festivals:
Next Reel Festival (New-York)

Fresh Film Fest (Czech Republic)

Atlantic Film Festival, Honorable mention for Best Canadian short film

Images en Vues (Îles-de-la-Madeleine)

Vancouver International Film Festival (Vancouver)

Le Caméléon (UQAM Festival) Desjardins Award for Best Film, Fiction

Portes tourmentes

2000

Short film (vidéo, 12 min)
Screenwriter, Director
Production: Ahuntsic College

Awards

First prize: Best Short Film, Fiction
Intercollegiate student Film Festival, 2001

Work Experience

2013: Teacher (replacing Patrice Sauvé, for a month)
- Individual meetings with film students on their screenplays
- Team meetings: supervision of the production of short films
Employer : INIS (Institut national de l’image et du son)

2006-2009: Production Manager
- Budget management, scheduling, team, timelines
- Relationship with financial institutions
- Project monitoring
Employer: Les Films de l’Isle, Montréal, Qc

2005-2006: Distribution coordinator
- organizing interviews and press screenings for theatrical release and DVD
- coordination of transfer and transport of copies
Employer: K-Films Amérique, Montreal, Qc

2004-2006: Video editing
- video editing (image and sound) for various productions (corporate, commercials, shows, weddings, etc)
Employer: Union Films Productions, Laval, Qc

Other Mentions

2005: Grant from Académie Canadienne du Cinéma et de la Télévision
National learning program (Screenwriting support), 2005
Screenwriting internship, Ramdam TV show (Vivavision)

2000: "Exil au Texas ou extase au Texil", short story, 13 pages
Second Provincial Award
Critère Literary Contest, 1999-2000

Related Experience

2008 to present
Involvement in multiple juries : SODEC, Conseils des Arts et des lettres du Québec, UQAM, Vancouver Film Festival, Festival Off-Court Trouville, Festival Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, etc.
2008 to present
Contribution to conferences and panels : UQAM, Ahuntsic College, Laval College, Concordia University, Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, Réalisatrices Équitables, etc.

Education

2002-2005 - Bachelor degree in communications, cinema, UQAM
1999-2001 - College dregree in Arts & Letters, Ahuntsic College, Montreal