Photo credit : Kelly Jacob

Mélanie Charbonneau

Director

Promising Quebec director, Mélanie Charbonneau has made her mark, thanks to numerous large-scale projects. She has been making movies, web series and commercials, all of his achievements have in common an approach filled with humor and humanity. Her first short film, Seule, has been selected in several festivals including Cannes, Namur, Fantasia, Cambridge, Off-Courts Trouville and Bayou.

Her first short film, SEULE has been noticed in several international festivals including Cannes, Namur, Fantasia, Cambridge, Off-Courts Trouville or Cinema on the Bayou festival. LUNAR ORBIT RENDEZVOUS, her most recent short film takes the form of a romantic sci-fi comedy. It was screened in official competition at the Locarno Festival in 2018, then presented in around forty other international festivals, where it won numerous awards, including the Solveig Anspash in Iceland, Grand Prize for the best SAPORRO production in Japan. In Quebec, the film continued his momentum during the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma and Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, then charmed many audiences who awarded him the Public Prize, notably at the Festival international de film en Abitibi, du Festival Longue Views of the court and the “Views in the head of” Festival in Rivière-du-loup. Self-funded and filmed in 16mm, LUNAR ORBIT RENDEZVOUS was a finalist of the Iris for the best short film at the Gala Quebec Cinema in 2019.

With FABULEUSES, her first feature film, Mélanie Charbonneau brings us into the universe of three young modern women who are trying to make their place in the world and above all…on social networks. They sign, with her co-writer Geneviève Pettersen, a refreshing work that makes people laugh and think. The film is nominated at IRIS Quebec Cinéma awards gala 2020.

 

 

Filmography

Fabuleuses

2019

Feature film
Director & co-screenwriter with Geneviève Pettersen | Ariel Méthot Bellemarre DOP
Production Go Films | Distribution Telelfiction
*In nomination at IRIS Quebec Cinema awards gala 2020

Awards

In nomination at IRIS Quebec Cinema awards gala 2020
Busan International Film Festival – Busan Bank Award, South Korea, 2019

Lunar-Orbit Rendez-vous

2018

Short film | 14 min | DPC | 5.1 | V.O.F, STE
Director and co-screenwriter with Frédéric Lemay | Ariel Méthot Bellemarre DOP
Production Hutte Films | Distribution Travelling

Awards

Grand Prix, Best Director and Best Screenplay – SAPPORO International Short Flim Festival and Market, Japan, 2019
Prix Coup de cœur du jury et Prix du public Senior – Festival Longue vue sur le court, Montréal 2019
Finaliste pour l’IRIS du Meilleur court-métrage au Gala Québec Cinéma 2019 (le 2 juin)
Grand Prix Fiction présenté par SIPRA - Festival Courts d’un soir, Montréal 2019
Prix Solveig Anspach's - French Film Festival of Reykjavik (par l’Alliance Française à l’Ambassade de France en Islande) 2019
Mention Spéciale du Jury – FICFA 2018
Mention Spéciale du Jury - Regards sur courts, France 2018
Prix du Jury et Prix du public - Festival Vues dans la tête de, Rivière-du-Loup, Québec 2019
Prix Télé-Québec - Festival de Cinéma en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, Québec 2018

FESTIVALS
FNC - Compétition Officielle du “Short Focus”, Montréal 2018
FIFF Namur – En sélection dans la catégorie «Les Pépites du Court», Belgique, 2018
16e edition du Pacific Meridian International Film Festival of Asian Pacific Countries, Vladivostok, Russie, 2018
71e édition du Festival international du film de Locarno – Sélectionné dans la compétition officielle Pardi Di Domani, Suisse, 2018
Torino Short Film Market – Market Screening, Italie 2018
Whistler Film Festival – Compétition Officielle, Canada 2018
Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois, Montréal 2019
BACIFI Festivales de Buenos Aires, 2019
20minmax Ingostadt, Allemagne 2019
Cluj Shorts International Short Film Festival 2019
Filmfest Dresden, Allemagne 2019
Festival cinéma du monde de Sherbrooke, Québec 2019
Festival Regard, Chicoutimi 2019

Love, Zero

In development

Feature film
Co-screenwriter with Crystal Béliveau
Production: Hutte Films

Se Renta

2017

Short film
Director and screenwriter
Produce for Black Factory Workshop with Werner Herzog

Awards

FESTIVALS
Festival Docs Buenos Aires
El Festival Internacional de La Habana

Seule

2016

Short film | 8min30
Director & co-screenwriter with Pier-Luc Lasalle
Production Hutte Films (Virginie Nolin) | Distribution Spira

Awards

RVCQ 2017 - Official Competition
In Competition at Fantastique week-end of Cinema Québécois
Festival Tout Court, Juste pour Rire
FIFF – In Selection “FIFF Campus”, Belgium, 2016
Cambridge Film Festival – Official Selection, UK, 2016
Cannes Film Festival – TALENT TOUT COURT 6th Edition (marché du film – Téléfilm Canada), 2016
In Selection - Regard sur le court métrage québécois, Saguenay QC, 2017
In Selection - Festival Fantasia, Montreal QC, 2017

Sans pause publicitaire

2014

Short film | Biopic | 1min45
Director
Production: Jet Films

L'anti-kamasutra

2006

Short Film – comedy - 2 min
Creator, coauthor, director, DOP & actress
Self-Release

Awards

The Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival 2006 - Official Selection

TV Shows

Benoit à la plage, Season 1

2014

Travel TV program - France
Director
Production: Trio Orange | Broadcast: Evasion

Benoit le bienheureux, Seasons 1, 2, 3 & 4

2012-2014

Travel TV program with Benoît Roberge
Director
Production: Trio Orange | Broadcast: Evasion, RMC Découverte

Héros - Objectif Londres

2012

Documentary series | 8 episodes
Director
Production: Trio Orange| Distribution: TVA Sports

Bouffe en cavale

2010-2011

Cooking show -|13 episodes
Director
Production: Trinôme | Distribution Evasion

Web

Les Stagiaires

2014-2015

Webserie | 5 episodes
Creator, coauthor & director
Jimmy Lee Production | Brodacst Vrak 2

Awards

Gemeaux Award 2015 - Nominated for the Best Comedy Webserie

À temps pour Noël

2014

Webserie | fiction | comedy –| 24 episodes
Director
Production: Pixcom | Canal Vie

Awards

Toronto Web Fest 2015 – Official selection
Nomination Numix Webtélé humour et variétés 2015

Advertising

Director of over fifty TV ads

2008 to present

Agencies: Cinalande, Sidlee, Y&R, BBDO, BCP, Publicis, Cossette, LG2, Marketel, TamTamTBWA
TV Ads: Qatar Airways, La Grande Guignolée des Médias, Producteurs de Lait du Québec, Éleveurs de volaille du Québec, La Presse Plus, Festival Nouveau Cinéma, FTA, Brunet, BMO, UPA, Danone, Liberté, Loto-Québec, Canadiens de Montréal, Molson Ex, Fantino et Mondello, l’Oréal

Related experience

Social cinema:
Direction of "tool-movie" « Le Cercle », Fondation du Docteur Julien Montreal, Winter 2009

Filmmaker trainer, Wapikoni Mobile
Abitibi, 2005-2006/Summer 2008-2009

Project Manager, Interactive Web TV, 02zone.tv
Marseille, Spring/Summer 2005

Intern in direction with Pierre Séguin
Montreal 2004-2005
École des fans, "Retrouvailles du Ville Émard Blues Band" documentary, staging assistant of Marie-Michèle Desrosiers show