Sophie B Jacques

Director | Screenwriter

Suspense, discomfort and dark humor are core themes of Sophie B Jacques’s work. For her documentary SUNDAY WE’LL SEE, she flies to Belgium to discover a 77 year-old men who lives in a toy museum. With CHALOUPE, who earned a nomination at the Jutra award ceremony in 2015, long buried secrets are unveiled around a campfire. With PRIVÉ, she learns how to lie in 72 hours during the DocuMenteur Festival where the film wins the jury prize. With FOYER, her most recent film, she explores what time can hide in a same space. Sophie’s great sensitivity makes her creations, whether fictional or documentary, genuinely powerful.

She is currently working on several projects including FLAMBÉE, a short film on domestic violence against women, and ANTIDOULEUR, a youth series on performance anxiety.

Filmography

Tempête

In development

Feature film
Director and co-screenwriter

Scarlett

In development

Feature film | Adaptation of Élisabeth Landry’s novel
Director and screenwriter
Production Fullum Films

Antidouleur

In development

Webseries
Director
Production Art&Essai

Flambée

In development

Short film
Director
Production Papillon Films

Foyer

2019

Short film | 10 minutes
Director and Screenwriter
Production Ô Films | H264

Awards

LA Femme Filmmakers Festival - Prix Red Lantern – Best direction – Best editing, 2019
Detroit Shetown Film Festival - Best Cinematography, 2019
Festival Regard - Public Award Tourner à tout prix!, 2019
SODEC - Finalist at Cours écrire ton court, 2015
FESTIVALS
Marché Frontières, Fantasia, Short to Feature, 2020
Mile High Horror Film Festival, USA 2020
Los Angeles Femme Filmmakers Festival, 2020
SPASM, Spécial Halloween, Montréal 2020
North Bend Film Festival, USA 2020
Dans ta face, Prends ça court 2020
DC Shorts Summer Chills, 2020
Horrorscreams Videovault, UK 2020
Festival Les Percéides, Québec 2020
Bloody Mary Film, Toronto 2020
Annapolis Film Festival, USA 2020
Gala Prends ça court, 2020
Rendez-Vous Québec Cinéma, 2020
Final Girls Berlin Film Festival, 2020
Festival Plein(s) Écran(s), 2020
Cinema on the Bayou, 2020
Anchorage International Film Festival, Alaska 2019
Foyle Film Festival, UK 2019
St-Louis International Film Festival, 2019
Big Water Film Festival, USA 2019
Pittsburgh Short Films Festival, 2019
Vancouver Horror Show, 2019
SPASM, Montréal 2019
Celluloid Screams Horror Film Festival, UK 2019
Toronto After Dark, 2019
Portland Film Festival, 2019
Thessaloniki International Short Films Festival, Greece 2019
Durham Region International Film Festival, Ontario 2019
San Diego International Film Festival, 2019
Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, 2019
Detroit Shetown Film Festival, 2019
California Women!s Film Festival, 2019
DC Shorts, 2019
Edinburgh Rebel Film Festival, 2019
Flicker's Rhode Island International Film Festival, 2019
Fantasia International Film Festival, Canada 2019
Olbia Film Network Market, Italy 2019
Sydney Film Festival, 2019
Krakow Film Festival, Poland 2019
Festival Vitesse Lumière, Québec 2019
Cleveland International Film Festival, 2019
Regard, Saguenay International Short Film Festival, 2019
Vancouver International Women in Film Festival, 2019
Talent tout court, Festival International du court métrage de Clermont Ferrand, 2019

Aspirations

2017

Short film | 17 minutes
Co-director
Production ADESAM

Sur les traces de Patrick

2016

Trailer tribute to Patrick Roy | 4 minutes
Director
Production Aléas Films | Les Films Séville

Privé

2015

Short film | 10 minutes
Co-director and co-screenwriter
Festival du DocuMenteur | Spira
*Created in 72 hours for the Festival du DocuMenteur

Awards

Jury Prize - Fabrique Culturelle de Télé Québec, 2015
FESTIVALS
SPIRA - Village au pied du courant, 2015
Projection Antitube, 2015
Centre Phi, Noël des filmeux II, 2015
Festival Organigram, 2015

Chaloupe

2014

Short film | 12 minutes
Director and collaboration on writing
Production Aléas Films || Collectif 3.14

Awards

Festival Vitesse Lumière 2017 - Best Actor's Performance
Jutra Awards (finalist) 2015 - Best short or medium-length fiction film
Prends ça court, 2015 - Grand Prize Post Moderne
Spasm, 2014 – Best script
FESTIVALS
Festival Vitesse Lumières, Québec 2017
Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, Toronto 2015
Festival Organigramme - Sémaphore, Montréal 2015
Francophone International Film Festival, France 2015
Soirée Kino - Guest film, 2015
Montréal en Lumières, SPASM, 2015
Montréal en Lumières, Fantasia, 2015
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, 2015
Noël des filmeux - Prends ça court & Projet Goliath, 2014
SPASM, 2014
Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec, 2014
Trouville, 2014
Fantasia, 2014
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, 2014
Québec en courts, Festival International du court-métrage de Clermont Ferrand, 2014

Sunday we’ll see (Dimanche nous verrons)

2013

Short film documentary | 19 minutes
Director
Production: L’INIS / L’INSAS | Travelling distribution

Awards

Special Mention - Relève Radio-Canada - RIDM, 2015
Caisse populaire Grant - Maison Radio-Canada, 2013
FESTIVALS
RIDM, 2015
HotDocs, Toronto 2014
International student film festival in Belgrade, Serbia 2014
Festival du film étudiant de Québec, 2014
Festival Kinoproba, Russia, 2013
Festival International du cinéma francophone en Acadie, 2013
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, 2012

La Trappe

2012

Short film | 8 minutes
Director and collaboration on writing
Production: L'INIS | Travelling distribution

Awards

FESTIVALS
NSI Online Short Film Festival, Canada 2014
Tapis rouge au cinéma québécois, Copenhague, 2013
Regard sur le court métrage au Saguenay, 2012
Cinéma St-Eustache, 2013
Festival du Film étudiant de Québec, 2013
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois, Montréal, 2012
Prend ça court, Centre Phi, 2012
Festival International de Cinéma en Abitibi-Témiscamingue, 2012
International Digital Film Festival, India, 2012
Ciné-Québec, 2012
Ciné-Campus de l’Outaouais, 2012
SPASM, Montréal, 2012
Prend ça court, Le Cercle, 2012
Ciné-Magog, 2012
Fantasia, Montréal, 2012
Off-Courts, Trouville, 2012

Jalon

2012

Short film | 4 minutes | Conçu en 72h dans le cadre du Festival OUMF
Réalisatrice et scénariste
Production Aléas Films
*Created in 72 hours for the Festival OUMF

Awards

Best film- Festival OUMF, 2012

Le trou normand

2012

Short film | 9 minutes
Director
Production INIS | Travelling distribution

Awards

Jury Mention - Festival International du Court Métrage in Outaouais
FESTIVALS
Festival du Cinéma de la Ville de Québec , September 2013
Festival de théâtre et des Arts - Lasalle, April 2013
Festival des Films de la Relève - Montréal, April 2013
Festival International du Court Métrage en Outaouais, March 2013
Festival Cinémental - Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, October 2012
Marché de Trouville (DVD présentation) - France, September 2012
Festival Fantasia - Montréal, August 2012

Propre

2012

Short film | 3 minutes
Director and screenwriter
Production Mois de Mai
*Created in 72 hours for the Kino Kabaret at L'inis

Grants and Scholarships

Production grant - Caisse populaire Maison Radio-Canada (Dimanche nous verrons)

2013

Young creator - scriptwriting assistance | SODEC (writing feature film Pyjama)

2013

Education

2012 - DEP Direction and Cinema – L’INIS
2010 - D.E.C Photography, Cégep Vieux-Montréal
2005 - D.E.C Arts & Literature and Communication - profil Cinéma, Cégep Vieux-Montréal