Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais

Director

Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais’ first feature film Whitewash won the Best New Narrative Director award at the Tribeca Film Festival and the Best Feature by a First-Time Director at the Canadian Screen Awards.

He is now finishing his documentary film The Fish Project and preparing his second feature Birthmarked.

Emanuel has directed hundreds of ad campaigns over the past decade. Many of these spots have won prizes in festivals in Cannes, New York, London and Toronto. Emanuel was also honored with the Best Directing Award at the CREA AWARDS in 2004, 2007, 2008 and nominated for the same award in 2005. He equally won the Best Directing Award at the Canadian Marketing Awards in 2011.

The latest of his three shorts, Marius Borodine, received numerous awards before being nominated for a 2011 Genie Award and being named one of the TIFF’s top ten Canadian films. Before directing, Emanuel was an actor and an editor based in Montreal. He cut a large amount of television spots and played in numerous plays, films and TV series. He still stubbornly conserves his side-line career as an actor. Try spotting him in the The Day after Tomorrow trailer…

Filmography

B comme Baldam

In development

Feature Film
Director
Producer: micro_scope

Birthmarked

In development

Feature film
Director, Co-Screenwriter
Producer: Item 7

Fish

In development

Documentary
Director
Producteur: Émergence

Barb

In development

Feature film
Director & Co-Screenwriter
Producer: micro_scope

Whitewash

2012

Feature film, fiction
Director, Co-Screenwriter
Producer: micro_scope

Awards

Tribeca Film Festival, 2013 - Best New Narrative Director (Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais)

Canadian Screen Awards - Laureate of Claude Jutra Awards Nominated for Best Original Screenplay (Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais & Marc Tulin) and for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role (Marc Labrèche)

Jutra Awards 2014 – Nominated for Best Editing (Arthur Tarnowski), Best Cinematography (André Turpin) & Best Make-Up (Kathryn Casault)

Annonay International Festival of First Films 2014 – Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize (Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais)

Vancouver Film Critics Circle 2014 – Nominated for Best Actor in a Canadian Film (Thomas Haden Church) & Best Supporting Actor in a Canadian Film (Marc Labrèche)

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2013 – Nominated for Best North American Independent Film

DGC Awards, 2013 - Nominee for Best Direction – Feature film (Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais)

FESTIVALS
Festival international du film de Karlovy Vary
Festival international du film de Valladolid
Festival du nouveau cinéma

Marius Borodine

2010

Short film
Director & co-screenwriter
Producer: Holia Film

Awards

Genie awards - 2011
In nomination for Best Live Action Short Drama
Prends ça court - 2011
Canal+ Grand Prize
Phi Group special mention
TIFF Canada’s top ten 2010 - Official Competition
Short film festival "Images en vue", 2011 - People's Choice Award for Best Quebec Short Film
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2010 - Jury's Favorite
NYC Imagine Science Film Festival, 2010 - People’s choice award

Table 13

2003

Short film
Director
Producer: Emanuel Hoss-Desmarais

L’amour parallèle

1997

Short film, fiction
Director

Awards

Retrospective Université de Montréal, People's Choice Award - 1997

TV SHows

Les Morissette

2009

Director
Producer: Novem
Broadcaster: Radio-Canada

Advertising

Gorditos

New Production Company (2015)

Director of hundreds of ads