Brazil-Quebec connection: documentary cinema in focus
A dialogue on the exchange of experiences and collaboration between Olhar de Cinema and RIDM – which, in partnership, present this year’s Focus Section. In this conversation about the Quebec films that comprise the program, the public will learn more about the production context and films made in Quebec, with emphasis on the region’s contemporary documentary filmography.
Camila Macedo works in research, curatorship, and filmmaking, with a focus on the interfaces between art, education, and gender and sexuality studies. She holds an MA and is a PhD candidate in Education at UFPR and holds a BA in Cinema and Video from UNESPAR. She has worked with the programming teams in exhibition and festivals such as the Brasilia Film Festival (2022), Cinefantasy (2021), FIDÉ Brasil (2022), among others. She has been a member of the curatorial team of Olhar de Cinema since 2018.
Gustavo Pinheiro holds a BA in Cinema from Unespar and a BA in Law from the Federal University of Paraná. Lawyer for the cultural sector and audiovisual educator, he is also an editor and post production professional. He has worked in several editions of Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int’l Film Festival in film translation and subtitling. In 2022, he worked for the first time as a curator in the first edition of Cine dos Campos, Ponta Grossa short film festival, and is now debuting in the feature film curatorship team of Olhar de Cinema – Curitiba Int’l Film Festival.
Ariane Falardeau St-Amour
Ariane Falardeau St-Amour is a Montreal director, cinematographer and producer. In 2018 she produced and shot her first feature film, Mad Dog Labine (2018), which won the Grand Prix Focus Québec/Canada in the Festival du Nouveau Cinema and the Gilles-Carle prize in the Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois. In 2020 she co-directed and shot her first feature film, "Desvío de Noche".
Denys Desjardins began his prolific filmmaking career in the late 1990s. An expert in Québec film history, he primarily documents the work of pioneering filmmakers, with a special interest in memory and the role of cinema in its preservation. Following in the footsteps of Quebecois filmmaker Pierre Perrault, he finds his own authorial voice within living cinema.
Hubert Sabino-Brunette is the artistic co-director of the RIDM - Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal. He completed his PhD at the Université de Montréal where he also taught. Since 2018, he teaches at the École des Métiers du Cinéma et de la Vidéo at the Cégep de Rivière-du-Loup. Passionate about cinema, he developed an addiction to documentary films, which he tries to cure by getting involved in the programming committees of the RIDM, Cinéma sous les étoiles and Tënk.
Iphigénie Marcoux-Fortier is passionate about documentary co-creation processes. Shape-shifting and in motion, they nourish and guide her practice, which unfolds through collaborations across a multitude of contexts - local and international, rural and urban, indigenous and non-indigenous, boreal and southern. Documentary art is a political and poetic act connected to beings and territories, a guiding light and a gesture that builds bridges towards a more responsive commitment. Above all, Iphigénie focuses on homing, day after day.
Karine van Ameringen
Karine van Ameringen was born in Quebec. She is a filmmaker and visual artist. Since 2004, she has been directing, shooting, and editing numerous short and feature-length documentary films. Her desire to tell stories differently also leads her to express herself through ceramics, poetry, and photography. Whether still or in motion, participatory or linear, her work explores themes of femininity, motherhood, encounters, intimacy, and cultural transformation.
Born in Paris, Paul Chotel graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in 2015. He has since been involved in a multitude of projects as a writer, editor, director and producer. He recently co-wrote and co-produced Foam (2020) that premiered at the 70th Berlinale Shorts and was selected in Canada’s Top Ten at TIFF. Desvío de noche is his first feature film as a writer-director.
Serge has a masters degree in Film Studies and taught cinema at University and College levels for 10 years. He co-founded La Distributrice de Films in 2013, which aims at distributing Canadian art-house shorts and features worldwide.