Florence Lafond

Screenwriter | Director | Script Editor

Florence Lafond is a screenwriter and director. She is co-writer on the TV series Wipe Me Away (Ici Tou.tv), adapted from the novel by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, and directed by Eric Piccoli. Florence won the Prix Gémeaux for Best Writing in a Digital Dramatic Series, and the series was selected for Canneseries 2021. The second season of Wipe Me Away has been broadcast since 2023, and Florence is working on the third season.

A finalist in the Cours écrire ton court, 2019-2020 edition for her screenplay Until You Die (Jusqu’à ce que tu meures), the short was chosen from over 3,000 submissions to be one of 45 films in international competition at the prestigious Brussels Short Film Festival 2024.

Also the recipient of a production grant from CALQ in 2021, Florence most recently received support from SODEC for her project in development called Caller malade.

Filmography | TV | Web

Jusqu’à ce que tu meures

2024

Short film
Screenwriter and director
*Finaliste au concours Cours écrire ton court SODEC édition 2019-2020
*Récipiendaire d’une bourse en production au CALQ 2021

Awards

Prix Royal Photo, Prix SLA Location | Gala Prends ça court! 2023

*FESTIVALS
Brussels Short Film Festival 2024 - In international competition
Canadian Film Festival 2024
Prix collégial du cinéma québécois 2024
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma 2024
Festival Court d’un soir 2023
Cinemania 2023
Les Percéides 2023
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay 2023
Cinefest Sudbury 2023
DC Shorts (États-Unis) 2023
Independant Film Festival of Athens (Grèce) 2023
Off-Courts, marché international du film de Trouville (France) 2023

*NOMINATION
Prix RÉALS 2024 - Short format category

Wipe Me Away - Season 3

In development

TV series
Co-screenwriter with Eric Piccoli (Director)
Broadcasting Ici.tou.tv

Wipe Me Away – Season 2

2023

TV series | based on the novel by Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette
Co-screenwriter with Eric Piccoli (Director)
Production Babel Films | Broadcasting Ici.tou.tv

Wipe Me Away (Je voudrais qu’on m’efface)

2020

TV series | based on the novel by Anaïs Barbeau Lavalette
Co-screenwriter with Eric Piccoli
Production: Babel Films | Diffusion Tou.tv
* The series has been selected and Premiered at Canneseries 2021

Awards

Official selection at Canneseries, 2021
Best Webseries Award - Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma, 2021
36e Prix Gémeaux 2021 - Winner of Best Screenplay, Best Director, Best Original Digital Drama Series, Best Actor and 8 Nominations
Dior Revelation Award (Malik Gervais-Aubourg) plus one Nomination, Canneseries 2021
Prix Coup de Coeur Fonds Bell, Festival du cinéma en Abiti-Témiscamingue 2021
4 Awards at the NYC Web Fest includinf Best Screenplay (Eric Piccoli and Florence Lafond)
New Jersey WebFest 2022 - 2 Nominations for Best Drama Series and Best Screenplay Eric Piccoli and Florence Lafond, USA
Nouvelle Vague Awards 2022, Winner of Best Screenplay (Eric Piccoli & Florence Lafond) and Best Director (Eric Piccoli), Marseille, France
T.O. WebFes 2022, Toronto, Canada - Winner of Best Drama Series and Best Screenplay (Florence Lafond & Eric Piccoli)
Cinema Jove 2022, Valencia, Spain - Award of the Young Jury for Best Web Series Fiction
BUEIFF Web Series 2022, Buenos Aires, Argentina - Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography (Philippe St-Gelais)
Numix 2022, Montreal, Quebec - Best Web Series Fiction
Festival Internacional De Cine De Medellín 2022, Colombia - Best Web Series
Festival TV de Luchon 2022, France - Best Screenplay (Florence Lafond & Eric Piccoli), Best Program Short, Best Foreign Fiction and Best Program without Drones
Rome International Movie Award 2022, Italia - Best TV Web Series, Best Director (Eric Piccoli),
Best Supporting Role Sarah-Maxine Racicot, Best Young Actress Charlee-Ann Paul and Best Young Actor Malik Gervais-Aubourg
Marseille Series Stories 2021, France - Jury Award and Public Choice Award
NYC Web Series Festival 2021, New York, USA - 4 Awards for Best Screenplay Florence Lafond & Eric Piccoli, Best Actress Sarah-Maxine Racicot, Best Actress in a Supporting Role Julie Perreault
and Best Actor in a Supporting Role Anglesh Major and 11 Nominations total

FESTIVALS
Sidewalk Film Festival — 2022, Birmingham, USA
Seoul-WebFest — 2022, Seoul South, Korea
BraveMaker — 2022, Redwood, USA
Apulia Web Fest— 2022, Apulia Italia
Caorle Film Festival — 2022, Caorle, Italia
Miami Web Series Festival — 2022, Miami, USA
Florida Film Festival — 2022, Florida, USA
Die Seriale — 2022, Giessen, Germany
Minnesota WebFest — 2022, Minnesota, USA
Slamdance Film Festival — 2021, Park City, USA
Marseille Series stories - Official Selection, 2021, FRance
Seriesland - Official Selection, 2021,
Baltimore Next Media Webfest - Official Selection, 2021, USA

Caller Malade

In development

The Team (L’Équipe)

In development

TV series
Screenwriter | Directed by Eric Piccoli
Avenue Productions

Viral

In development

TV series | based on the novel by Mauricio Segura
Screenwriter | Directed by Onur Karaman
Production Ugo Média

La canicule des pauvres

In development

TV series | based on the novel by Jean-Simon Desrochers
Sceenwriter | Directed by Éric Piccoli

Meute

2018

Short film
Director
Production Béatrice Leclerc | Diffusé par Spira

Awards

Winner of a special mention from the jury at the Regard festival (Tourner à tout prix selection)
Selected for the Clermont-Ferrand short film festival
Winner of the second Solveig Anspach prize - 2019, Reykjavik, Iceland.
Short of the week: Vimeo - November 2020
Selected for the Dresden Film Festival / Fantasia / Percéïdes / RVCQ and more than
more than 20 other festivals.

Fumigènes

2016

Court-métrage - Graduation film at UQÀM.
Director
Production Béatrice Leclerc | Diffusion Spira

Awards

Winner of the best graduation film and recipient of a $20,000 grant from Post Moderne, SLA production and Premium Sound.
Winner of the Best Direction by a Woman award at the Quebec City Student Film Festival.
Special mention from the student jury at the Quebec City Film Festival.
Selected in more than twenty festivals.

Scriptwriter on more than ten Quebec series and feature films. Ex: Jusqu'au déclin (Netflix), Fabuleuse (Go Films), Jérémie seasons 4-5 (Zone 3), etc.

Bachelor's degree - Cinema Communication - Directing Profile, École des médias, Université du Québec à Montréal | 2013-2016
* Recipient of the best graduation film award from the School of Media.
Minor in Literary Studies, Université du Québec à Montréal | 2020-2021