The juries of the 22nd edition will be unveiled at the 2018 programming.
Meanwhile, rediscover the personalities of our juries # REGARD2017.
Over the years, Céline Bonnier has shown the scope of her talent as an actress, be it on stage, television or in lm. We’ve seen her in several television series and soap operas throughout the years, including Omerta, Tag, Le dernier chapitre, L’héritière de Grande Ourse, 30 vies and Les Rescapés. She is currently part of the cast of Unité 9 and Un sur 2.
On film, Céline stands out thanks to her performance in Les Muses orphelines, Les plaques tectoniques, The Assignment, Le Dernier Tunnel, Monica la mitraille, Maman est chez le coiffeur, Délivrez-moi and Je me souviens. Recently, we’ve seen her in French Kiss and Coteau- Rouge. She received an award for best performance at a Californian festival for the role of Augustine in Léa Pool’s La passion d’Augustine and she can be seen in André Forcier’s latest lm, Embrasse-moi comme tu m’aimes.
David Uloth tells comedic and dramatic human stories in his films. His 13 short films have screened at over 300 international film festivals and sold to broadcasters around the world. They have also won 52 international prizes (eg. Screewriting award from the 2004 Berlinale “Talent Movie of the Week Competition”, Audience Award and Jury Prize from the Montréal World Film Festival (2007 and 2015), Grand Jury Prize and Best Direction Award from the 2016 Sapporo Short Film Festival in Japan, etc.).
David also works in television when he has time. He is presently developing a feature screenplay with financing from Telefilm, SODEC and CALQ and has just completed shooting his first feature, Dérive, written by his long-time collaborator, Chloé Cinq-Mars.
Teacher and writer
He teaches literature and genre cinema, contemporary ction and creative writing at UQAM. With Antonio Dominguez Leiva, he hosts Pop-en-Stock and the CRSH research project « Recyclage en série », which studies today’s big media franchises. He is the author of Arvida ( 2011, 2012 Prix des libraires ) and Quinze pour cent (2013) published by Quartanier. Arvida’s English translation by Donald Winkler (Biblioasis, 2015), was nominated for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and Best Translated Book Award in the United States. He has also written for youth Tommy l’enfant-loup (illustrated by comic artist Julie Rocheleau, nominated for the 2016 Prix des Libraires jeunesse) and for the scene Saint-André-de-l’Épouvante, a coproduction from theatres À tour de rôle (Carleton), La Rubrique (Jonquière) and PàP (Montreal), produced by Patrice Dubois.
A multidisciplinary artist, man of theatre, ritu- alist and performer, Stéphane Crête is a true Renaissance man who can move comfortably from commercial film (Dans une galaxie près de chez vous, Séquelles, Endorphine) to experimental theatre. Through works that sometimes defy labels (where the seri- ous and the playful intertwine) he seeks to ensettle the viewer’s perceptions by primarily questioning the notion of representation (Esteban, Mycologie, Les Laboratoires Crête). Most of his theatre work has been in collaboration with Momentum, a company where he is the co-artistic director. He is also the sole actor in Robert Morin’s latest film Un paradis pour tous, in which he plays all roles.
Ina Pira is a curator at Vimeo. She was previously the Senior Programmer at the Hamptons International Film Festival, the Montclair Film Festival, and the Sarasota Film Festival. In addition to festivals, Ina has worked as a freelance editor and research assistant on feature length documentaries. Prior to her work in lm, Ina has enjoyed work as a professional photographer and photo editor.
Louise-Véronique Sicotte holds a Masters Degree in Film Studies from the Université de Montréal and has been a member of the Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma for several years. She has participated in several juries of film festivals and has collaborated in film reviews and in cinema reviews at Radio-Canada. Since 2007, she has collaborated with Radio VM as a film critic. She is also an author, lecturer, actress and teaches oral communication at UQAM Continuing Education.
A doctoral student in epistemology and literature at Université de Montréal, Mathieu Li-Goyette is the editor in chief of Panorama-cinéma online magazine and a comic book commentator for the CHOQ.ca program, Pop-en-stock. He was the head of L’humanisme d’après-guerre japonais (2010) at Panorama-cinéma and Nikkatsu : 100 ans de rébellion (2012). A one-time freelancer, he was responsible for Qu’est-ce que tu regardes?, a blog at MSN.ca, content editor for Espresso Communication and his articles have been published in magazines Hors Champ, Pop-en-stock and Sentinelle.
Pierre Pageau is a retired film professor (Collège Ahuntsic, Université de Montréal). He is a writer for Séquences and hosts a weekly program on film for Radio Centre-ville, in Montreal. He is also the programming director of the neighbourhood movie theatre Station Vu. In 2009, he published Les salles de cinéma au Québec, 1896-2008. He was also an historical researcher for documentaries Mack Sennett, roi du comique (Jean Chabot, 2000) and Mack et Mabel (Productions Vic Pelletier, 2006).
Journalist et programmer
Jake Howell is a Toronto-based freelance entertainment journalist and short film programmer who has published in Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, NOW Magazine, Screen International, The Toronto Star, and a number of local online websites. Beside journalism, Jake is also a member of the Praxis Centre for Screenwriters and webmaster for the Toronto Film Critics Association.
Film’s critic and writer
Gerald Peary, a long-time film critic for the late Boston Phoenix, is currently writing reviews for the website, The Arts Fuse. He is the author of eight books on cinema of wich Conversations with Filmmakers series at the general editor of the University Press of Mississippi, and the programmer of the Boston University Cinematheque. He’s also the filmmaker of two feature documentaries, For the Love of Movies: the Story of American Film Criticism (2009) and Archie's Betty (2015) and acted in the American independent feature, Computer Chess (2013).
Film’s Critic and writer
Dennis Vetter has been involved with multiple platforms of film culture since 2007 – initially with the Japanese film festival Nippon Connection. In 2013 he became a board member of the German Film Critics Association (VdFk). He is the co-author of the Pamphlet for Activist Film Criticism and initiator of the Berlin Critics' Week (3rd edition in 2017). In 2016 he was a founding member of a festival for film and performance in Giessen, one of the major hubs for performance art in Germany. His writing is linked to about 20 international initiatives / publishings, amongst them Senses of Cinema, kolik.film, Taz, Jungle World, Filmkollektiv Frankfurt, Eskalierende Träume, POV Paper.
A chef for more than 35 years, Olivier has plied his trade in at least 25 countries. He was the owner of a feathered game breeding farm in Laterrière. Being also a cabinetmaker and sculptor, Olivier has always shown great interest in art and cinema.
Community Services Officer
Holding a Bachelor’s degree in administration and a certificate in French literature, Virginie works as a community service officer for the Canadian Cancer Society. Being very active, she plays several sports and loves travelling as well as discovering new films.
An actress with the theatre production La Fabuleuse Histoire d'un Royaume for the past five years, Alicia has always appreciated acting and improvisation. Last year she attended REGARD as an audience member and claims having not missed a single screening as well as being a huge fan of short films.
Busan International Short Film Festival
Sanghoon Lee is currently programmer at Busan International Short Film Festival in South Korea. Before he founded the Korean Film Festival in Paris where he worked as chief programmer. He also worked as a assistant director for feature film Approved for adoption (2012), ans co-directed a documentary film BEETHOVEN : Pianist of Kun-woo Paik (2008).
VIS Vienna Shorts
Daniel Ebner is the co-founder and artistic director of VIS Vienna Shorts, Austria’s international festival for short film, animation, and music video. He studied political science and cinema in Vienna and Berlin, and has been cultural editor and film critic at APA Austrian Press Agency for many years. In addition, he is the co-producer of the football short-film reel Eleven Minutes (2008), film advisor for the city of Vienna and the state of Vorarlberg, spokesman for the Association of Austrian Film Festivals, and also works as a film and art curator.
TV5 & UNIS
Pierre Gang has been TV5 programming director since January 2008 and has launched UNIS TV in 2014. Previously, he directed among others More tales of the city and Further tales of the city, both nominated for Best miniseries at the Emmys and Gemini Awards; Not Me!, was nominated Best Original Screenplay at the Genie Awards and selected by Cannes’ International Critics’ Week; and the a 44-episode series En Thérapie, that received eight nominations at the Gémeaux Awards including Best Series and Best director.
I love cinema because it allows me to travel and see what other people live and dream. I am very open-minded and have a good critical capacity, which will help me be a good judge. I wish to pursue a life in this artistic sphere. Being a jury member will therefore be a good way to expand my knowledge of this field.
What interests me most about the Young Cinephiles Jury is the possibility to develop my critical sense. As I hope to study journalism, this experience will allow me to develop my perspective and my debating skills. It’s a rare experience that goes hand in hand with my passions and interests.
I always hoped having the experience of serving on a jury. I watch a lot of short films and I love to discover each message, each story behind every film. I believe that this experience will be rewarding on many levels. I am highly motivated and I can’t wait to live this experience.
Following her studies in Arts and Technology in Media at Cégep de Jonquière, Mélanie Charbonneau directed her first short film, L’anti-kamasutra, in 2006. The film launched her career by becoming the first Quebecois video to reach one million views on YouTube. More recently, she created Les Stagiaires, a web series for VRAK, which was nominated at the 2015 Gémaux Awards. In 2016, her short film Seule was screened at Cannes in Telefilm Canada’s Not Short on Talent initiative in addition to being selected by festivals in Namur, Cambridge and the Rendez-vous du cinéma Québécois. All the while, Mélanie has carved out a spot as a commercial director by participating in more than fifty ad campaigns.
Hervé Demers is a Quebecois filmmaker based in Montreal. His first short films were selected by over one hundred festivals and international competitions, including the Clermont-Ferrand international Short Film Festival. Ukraine’s Kyiv International Short Film Festival recently presented a retrospective of his body of work from 2007 to 2016. He is currently developing a script for a first feature-length fiction while writing his Master’s thesis on the aesthetics of memory in film at Université de Montréal.
Félix-Antoine has a diploma in theatre from Collège Lionel-Groulx. Curious and passionate, film, television and theatre are part of his life. Hailing from Chicoutimi, he kicked off his acting career with the critically-acclaimed film Starbuck immediately before receiving the role of Jessie in Mémoires vives alongside Maude Guérin. In 2014, shooting began on the teen series Le Chalet, which became the most popular program among youths on the VRAK network. Between productions, he has participated in various general interest programs Alors on jase, Au delà du clip, Ton barbier (blog). He also founded his own very successful line of men’s accessories, monsieurphoenix.com, which has been associated with ANEB’s fundraising events for the last two years.