Photo credit : Ulysse Del Drago

Ariane Louis-Seize

Director | Screenwriter

Ariane Louis-Seize is a Canadian film director and screenwriter. She is most noted for her short films WILD SKIN (La Peau sauvage), which was a Canadian Screen Award nominee for Best Live Action Short Drama at the 5th Canadian Screen Awards, a Prix Iris nominee for Best Short Film at the 19th Quebec Cinema Awards and has travelled in more than 50 festivals and won numerous awards. She directed LITTLE WAVES (Les petites vagues), which was named to the Toronto International Film Festival’s annual Canada’s Top Ten list in 2018.

Her short film THE DEPTHS (Les profondeurs) premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. It was subsequently screened at the Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, where it won the Audience Choice Award for Best Short Film. In addition to devoting herself to writing her first feature film, Ariane finished her short film SHOOTING STAR (Comme une comète) in 2020.

Filomgraphy

Shooting stars (Comme une comète)

2020

Short film - Fiction
Director and screenwriter
Production Colonelle Films
*SODEC Emerging Creators Grant
*CALQ R&D Grant

Awards

FESTIVALS
TIFF 2020 - presented as a world premiere in the Short Cut program

Vampire humaniste cherche suicidaire consentant

In development

Feature film - Fiction
Director and screenwriter
Production Art & Essai
*Best Pitch Award – First work in development – FNC Forum (by Netflix)
* CALQ Research and creation Grant

The Depths (Les profondeurs)

2019

Short film - Fiction
Director and screenwriter
Production Art & Essai
*CALQ R&D Grant
*SODEC Emerging Creators Grant

Awards

Cinélande Award | Post430 - Jury's choice 16e Gala Prends Ça Court, 2020
People's Choice Award (shoprt film) – Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, 2019
Jury Mention – Festival SPASM, Montréal, 2019
FESTIVALS
FNC – Montréal, 2019
FICFA – Moncton, 2019
TIFF – Official Competition, World Premiere, Toronto, 2019

Rituels

2019

Short film - Fiction
Director and screenwriter
Production KINO KABARET

Awards

Spira Award – Fantasia Film Festival, Montréal, 2019
Jury Mention –SPASM Festival, Montréal, 2019
FESTIVALS
Fantasia festival – World premiere – Montréal, 2019
Presented as the first part of the film Fabuleuses by Mélanie Charbonneau at Beaubien Cinema, Montréal 2019

Little Waves (Les petites vagues)

2016

Short-film - Fiction
Director and screenwriter
Production Art & Essai
*SODEC Emerging Creators Grant
*CALQ Emerging Talent Grant

Awards

Best screenplay – « Cours écrire ton court !», Montréal, 2013
People's Choice Award – Slash Film Festival, Austria, 2016
Jury Mention – FICFA, Moncton, 2016
Best film – Fantasia, Montréal, 2017
Inis Award + SODEC + Sla + Air Canada – Prix Prends ça court!, Montréal, 2017
Nomination Best short film – Prix Écrans Canadiens, Toronto, 2017
Nomination Best short film – Gala Québec Cinéma, Montréal, 2017
FESTIVALS
TIFF – Compétition officielle – Toronto, 2016
Valdivostok International Film Festival « Pacific Meridian » – Official competition, Russie, 2016
SITGES – Official competition, Spain, 2016
FNC – Official competition, Montréal, 2016
Vancouver Int. Film Festival – Official competition, Vancouver, 2016
San Sebastion Horror & Fantasy Film Festival – Official competition, Spain, 2016
Aspen ShortFest – Official competition, USA, 2017
Palm Spring Shortfest and Market, – Official competition, USA, 2017
Vienna Independent Short Film Festival – Official competition, Autria, 2017
Seattle Int. Film Festival – Official competition, USA, 2017
Show me Shorts film Festival – Official competition, New-Zealand, 2017
OFF-Court de Trouville – Official competition, France, 2017
Pancevo Film Festival – Official competition, Serbia, 2017
And many more
Presented on board Air Canada flights, 2017

Wild Skin (La peau sauvage)

2016

Short-film - Fiction
Director and screenwriter
Production Art & Essai
*SODEC Emerging Creators Grant
*CALQ Emerging Talent Grant

Awards

Best screenplay – « Cours écrire ton court !», Montréal, 2013
People's Choice Award – Slash Film Festival, Austria, 2016
Jury Mention – FICFA, Moncton, 2016
Best film – Fantasia, Montréal, 2017
Inis Award + SODEC + Sla + Air Canada – Prix Prends ça court!, Montréal, 2017
Nomination Best short film – Prix Écrans Canadiens, Toronto, 2017
Nomination Best short film – Gala Québec Cinéma, Montréal, 2017
FESTIVALS
TIFF – Compétition officielle – Toronto, 2016
Valdivostok International Film Festival « Pacific Meridian » – Official competition, Russie, 2016
SITGES – Official competition, Spain, 2016
FNC – Official competition, Montréal, 2016
Vancouver Int. Film Festival – Official competition, Vancouver, 2016
San Sebastion Horror & Fantasy Film Festival – Official competition, Spain, 2016
Aspen ShortFest – Official competition, USA, 2017
Palm Spring Shortfest and Market, – Official competition, USA, 2017
Vienna Independent Short Film Festival – Official competition, Autria, 2017
Seattle Int. Film Festival – Official competition, USA, 2017
Show me Shorts film Festival – Official competition, New-Zealand, 2017
OFF-Court de Trouville – Official competition, France, 2017
Pancevo Film Festival – Official competition, Serbia, 2017
And many more
Presented on board Air Canada flights, 2017

D’encre et de sang

2016

Feature film - Fiction
Codirector and coscreenwriter
Production Jeanne-Marie Poulain

Awards

People's Choice Award – Ciné Croisette, Cannes, 2016
FESTIVALS
FCVQ – Official competition, Québec, 2017
VIFF – Official competition, Vancouver, 2017
FICFA – Official competition, Moncton, 2017
Rendez-vous du cinéma Québécois – Official competition, Montréal, 2017
Vermont International Film Foundation – Official competition, USA, 2017
French Film Festival in Vienna – Official competition Autria, 2017
And many more

Publication

Même pas nous

2017

Short Story
In the collection of texts Larguer les amours
Éditions Tête Première

Education

INIS 2017 - Microprogram direction of photography
Acting Workshop 2015 - With Léa Pool
INIS 2013 - Cinema, screenwriting
UQO 2008-2011 - Bachelor's degree in communications
Cégep de l’Outaouais 2003-2005 - DEC Arts & Letters: Cinema

Related experiences

Jury Member :
Fantastique cinéma québécois week end | 2018
International Children's Film Festival | 2017
SODEC - Young creators, short film development

Consultant & workshop animation:
Cinémathèque québécoise 2018 – Screenplay Consultante & Residence in animation
Regard sur le court au Saguenay 2018 - Animation of a workshop on the scenarioINIS 2014 et 2016 - Animation special projects