Photo credit : Ève Lavoie

Jean-François Leblanc

Director | Screenwriter

Filmography

LANDGRAVES

2020

Short film written by Alexandre Auger | HD
Director, associated producer
Couronne Nord
*Sodec Funding

Awards

TIFF Avrich Award 2020 - delivered to ten promising filmmakers according to the festival team
PRIXBest direction - Festival Off Courts Trouville 2020
Grand Price H264 - Gala Prends Ça Court 2020
SODEC Award – Gala Prends Ça Court 2020
Trou du Diable Award - Gala Prends Ça Court 2020
SLA Location Award – Gala Prends Ça Court 2020
Ottoblix Award - Gala Prends Ça Court 2020
Best film - Fantasia International Film Festival 2020
MENTION Best international short film - Macabro International Film Festival
FESTIVALS
Regard sur le court métrage, 2020 (Chicoutimi Canada)
Grossman Fantastic Film and Wine Festival, 2020 (Ljutomer, Slovenia)
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2020 (Montréal, Canada)
Ravenheart International Film Festival, 2020 (Oslo, Norway)
Macabro International Film Festival, Août 2020 (Mexico)
DC Shorts International Film Festival, Septembre 2020 (Washington, USA)
Off-Courts Trouville, Septembre 2020 (Trouville-sur-mer, France)
Cinefest Sudbury International Film Festival, Septembre 2020 (Sudbury, Canada)
Blacksphere Festival, Septembre 2020 (Praha, Tchèque Republic)
Brooklyn Horror Film Festival, Octobre 2020 (Brooklyn, USA)
Festival Cinémania, Novembre 2020 (Montréal, Canada)

Le Prince de Val-Bé

2019

Short film | HD
Screenwriter, director and assiocated producer
Colonelle Films
*Grant from the Conseil des Arts et Lettres of Quebec

Awards

Best picture - Fantasia International Film Festival
FESTIVALS
Regard sur le court métrage, 2019 (Chicoutimi, Canada)
Seattle International Film Festival, 2019 (Seattle, USA)
Fantasia International Film Festival, 2019 (Montréal, Canada)
Les Percéides, 2019 (Percé, Canada)
Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, 2019 (Québec, Canada)
Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival, 2019 (Sudbury, Canada)
Plein(s) Écran(s), 2020 (Québec, Canada) *** Opening Film
Cinéma on the Bayou, 2020 (Lafayette, USA)
Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois, 2020 (Montréal, Canada)
Flicker's Roving Eye International Film Festival, 2020 (Rhode Island, USA)
Tout Court Bologne, 2020 (Italia)
SENE Film, Music, & Amp; Arts Festival, 2020 (Rhode Island, USA)
Prends ça court! Official Selection – Montréal, 2020

Vil et Misérable

In development

Feature film (adaptation of Vil et Misérable published by Pow Pow)
Director and coscreenwriter with Samuel Cantin
Colonelle Films
*Sodec Funding

Awards

Harold Greenberg Fund
Conseil des Arts et Lettres du Québec Grant
Téléfilm Canada Grant

Le Gars d'la Shop

2015

Short film | 16MM | 15 minutes
Screenwriter , director
Colonelle Films

Awards

Roméo et Fils Award - Gala Prends Ça Court 2016
Best male role (Serge Boulianne) - Gala Prends Ça Court 2016
Special jury mention (Best film) – Gala Prends Ça Court 2016
Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), 2015 (Toronto, Canada)
Festival International du Cinéma Francophone en Acadie, 2015 (Moncton, Canada)
Cinema on the Bayou, 2016 (Lafayette, USA)
Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois et Francophone, 2016 (Vancouver, Canada)
Les Rendez-Vous du Cinéma Québécois 2016, 2016 (Montréal, Canada)
Kingston Canadian Film Festival, 2016 (Kingston, Canada)
BFI Flare – London LGBT Film Festival, 2015 (London,UK)
Festival Vues d’en face, 2016 (Grenoble, France)
Short N Sweet Session no 11– Centre Culturel Canadien, 2016 (Paris, France)
Norwegian Short Film Festival, 2016 (Grimstad, Norway)
Palm Springs International Shortfest, 2016 (Palm Springs, USA)
Rio Gender and Sexuality Film Cinema Festival, 2016 (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)
Queer Lisboa, 2016 (Lisboa, Portugal)
Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, 2016 (Québec, Canada)
Festival International du Film Francophone de Namur, Octobre 2016 (Namur, Belgium)
Holebi Film Festival, 2016 (Louvain, Belgium)
Image+Nation Film Festival, 2016 (Montréal, Québec)
Diffusion - Tou.tv

DEMO REEL

2019

Ordinaires

2013

Short documentary essay | HD | 15 minutes
Screenwriter, director, producer, editor, cameraman, sound designer
La Garnotte

Awards

Official selection of SODEC
International Short Film Festival Market (official selection), Clermont Ferrand 2013
Regard sur le Court Métrage au Saguenay, 2013

12 Hommes en Tabarnak

2011

Short film | HD | 12 minutes
Screenwriter, director, producer, actor
La Garnotte

Awards

McAulsan award winner 2012 at the Gala Prends Ça Court! (RVCQ 2012)
Public Award - Tourner À Tout Prix (Regard 2012)
Purchased by Canal Plus (France) 2012 (national diffusion)
Presented at 7 festivals (Raindance, Regard, FCVQ, RVCQ, Fantasia, Abitibi, Juste pour rire)

L’Enfargée

2010

Short film | HD | 26 minutes
Screenwriter, director, producer, editor
La Garnotte

L’Humain

2007

Short film | 16mm | 10 minutes
Screenwriter, director, editor assistant

Awards

Purchased by Mange ta ville, ARTV, Émission Provocation, 26 january 2008
st short film of the year at the St-Sulpice's projections 2008
Presented at 5 festivals (Trouville, FFM, Images en Vues, Young Cuts, Micro-Cinéma)

Television & Web

Connexion en cours - Season 2

2020

Webseries written by Mani Soleymanlou | HD | 35 X 3 Minutes
Director
TV5 Québec Canada | TV5 Monde | TV5Unis.ca
* Canada Media Fund

Awards

Toronto Webfest - Best webseries for the cultural diversity
Nominated for the 35th Gémeaux Award - Best webseries, comedy
FESTIVALS
Toronto WebFest - Toronto 2020
Melbourne WebFest - Austalia 2020

L'Arène

2018

Webseries written by Marjorie Armstrong | HD | 6 X 10 minutes
Director
Nitrofilms

Awards

Best webseries - Festival de la Fiction (La Rochelle, France) 2018
Nomination : Best web series - Gémeaux Awards 2018
Canneseries Digital Competition, Canneseries, (Cannes, France) 2018

Hubert et Fanny - Web Content

2018

Web capsule | HD | 23 X 2 minutes
Director, creator
Sphère Média Plus | Ici Tou.tv

Awards

Gémeaux Awards for Best Numeric Content, 2018

Ma première fois... Au Cinéma! Season 1 et 2

2017-2018

Web capsule | HD | 30 X 1m30
Creator, director
Couronne Nord

Awards

Gémeaux Awards - Nomination for best webseries, 2018

LOS - Wonders

2016

Videoclip web | HD | 4 minutes 10 secondes
Screenwriter, director
Colonelle films

7 Heures

2015

Webseries written by Jean-François Leblanc and directed by Jean-Christophe J. Lamontagne | HD | 6 X 5 minutes
Screenwriter, creator
Jimmy Lee

Awards

NOMINATIONS
Best series - Webfest Montréal 2016
Best male interpretation (Guy Richer)- Gémeaux Awards 2016

Le Cas – Le Pilote

2015

TV game directed by Jean-François Blais | HD | 60 minutes
Creator, screenwriter
Canoe | TVA Productions

Dans la Bulle de Prise 2

2014

TV variety program directed by Pierre Ouimet, HD, 12 X 22 minutes
Creator and screenwriter
Prise 2 | TVA Productions

Dans la Bulle de Prise 2

2014

Webserie created by Jean-François Leblanc, HD, 22 X 3 minutes
Screenwriter, director
Prise 2 | TVA Productions

Le Pool – Season 1 at 3

2012-2014

Webseries, HD, 24 X 10 minutes
Screenwriter, director, producer
Jessie Films | Z Télé & LibTV

Awards

Nomination - Best mal interpretation (Guillaume Girard)- Gémeaux Awards 2015

DEMO REEL

2018

Publicity ( Web & TV)

Gouin Ouest avec Mehdi Bousaidan

2017-2018

Web ads, 6 X 90s
Director
La Guérilla

Journées de la Persévérance Scolaire

2017

TV ad, 15s
Creator, screenwriter, director

Prêt à Rabais

2017

TV ads, 2 X 15s
Creator, screenwriter, director
La Guérilla

Vincent d'Amérique

2016

TV & Web ad, 30s
Screenwriter, director
Colonelle films

Fondation Jean Lapointe

2016

Web capsule, 1m15s
Creator, screenwriter, director
La Guérilla

Stafbox

2016

Web ads, Colonelle films, 2 X 40s
Creator, screewriter, director

Work Experiences

2017 - Filmaker/Trainer - One month at Rapid Lake| Wapikoni Mobile
2013-2017 - Development designer (TV and others platforms) | Québécor Content
2011-2013 - Development designer (TV and others platforms) | TVA
2011- 2013 - Self-promotion agent TVA Sports, Yoopa and Prise 2

Other Experiences

2018- Musée Grévin - Exhibition Les coulisses de l'animation | Design, direction , installation
2015 - Air Canada enRoute Film Festival | Speaker
2015 - mOBS (videogames) | Game produced by Frima Studio | Screenwriter

Education

Bachelor in Film Studies

2007

University of Montréal