Sophie B Jacques

Director | Screenwriter

Sophie began her career as a photographer. In 2012, she was selected by INIS to take part in its film-making program. She was awarded the Desjardins Maison Radio-Canada grant to shoot DIMANCHE NOUS VERONS, a documentary in Belgium, in which she delicately exposes a 60-year-old man’s monomania for toys, for which he has created a museum. The film was presented at the Hot Docs Festival, among others, and won a special mention for emerging filmmakers at the Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM).

Since then, Sophie has made a name for herself with her short films CHALOUPE, nominated for a Jutra in 2015, and FOYER, selected to date at some 50 festivals (Sydney, Krakow, Rhode Island, Thessaloniki, Detroit, Los Angeles). This thriller has won her recognition from audiences and peers alike.

Her films stand out for the evocative intensity of the secret impulses of the soul, fostered by intimacy and in camera settings, as well as by captivating dialogues in which we sense the constant build-up of tension. Sophie’s acute sensitivity, the finesse of her directing skills and talent for rendering eerily strange atmospheres give her creations an undeniable power of attraction, even fascination.

Sophie is currently presenting ÉCHOS in festivals, a short film about domestic violence against women, and is co-writing TEMPÊTE, a psychological thriller, her first feature film.



In development

Feature film
Director and co-screenwriter



Short film
Production Papillon Films
*This film received a production grant from CALQ.


Les Percéides
Cinéfest Sudbury | *Special Jury Mention
Festival International du Film Francophone de Tübingen Stuttgart
Whistler Film Festival
Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma
Festival du cinéma québécois de Biscarosse



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


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
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



Short film | 17 minutes
Production ADESAM

Sur les traces de Patrick


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



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


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



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


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
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)


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


Special Mention - Relève Radio-Canada - RIDM, 2015
Caisse populaire Grant - Maison Radio-Canada, 2013
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


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


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



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


Best film- Festival OUMF, 2012

Le trou normand


Short film | 9 minutes
Production INIS | Travelling distribution


Jury Mention - Festival International du Court Métrage in Outaouais
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



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

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


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


2024 - Scripting a documentary podcast - L'INIS
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