Marc Séguin was born in Ottawa in 1970. He holds a BFA from Concordia University and currently lives and works in Montreal and New York. His works have been exhibited at several world-renowned museums, while his engravings and paintings can be found in numerous corporate collections in Canada, as well as in important private collections in Quebec, Canada and the United States. Marc Séguin is also an author. His first novel La foi du braconnier (2009) won the Prix littéraire des collégiens in 2011. His two subsequent novels, Hollywood (2012) and Nord Alice (2015) were equally well received. Like his paintings, the novels of Marc Séguin prompt reflections on life, death, love and destruction. He recently wrote and directed his first feature film, Stealing Alice.
Born in Vaudreuil in 1969, Etienne Desrosiers obtained a degree in comparative literature and communication in Montreal. He has directed ten films, which have been screened at some 150 international festivals, including those in Kiev, Tokyo and Seattle. His award-winning works include Roger D’Astous (FIFA 2016); Nexte Haltestelle (2013); Steam Is Steam (2011); Miroirs d’été (2007) with Xavier Dolan; Portrait de l’artiste en muse (FIFA 2006); Le 100e jour (FIFA 1998); Le cinéma et la vie (1996) and Le présent éclaté (FIFA 1995). An independent curator, he has presented several events both here and abroad, at such institution as the Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan in New Delhi, Kino 35mm in Moscow, and the Australian Film Institute in Melbourne. He is the author of Istvan Kantor–Video Anthology (2017), and two books on architect Luc Durand: Monuments (2012) and Luc Durand, architecte (2009). He also created a boxed set of DVDs on filmmaker François Miron (2010). He has written for the architectural magazine Domus, and worked with Todd Haynes (I’m Not There) and John Maybury (The Jacket).
Colette Loumède oversees the French Program’s Documentary Studio at the National Film Board of Canada. She has produced or co-produced some 50 documentaries, many of which have won awards and been screened at such major festivals as Hot Docs, the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam, the Toronto International Film Festival, Sundance, Visions du Réel and the International Film Festival in Rotterdam. Her committed efforts have led to a wide range of social-issue documentaries with diverse narrative approaches, from geopolitical investigations to explorations of complex personal experiences. For many years, Colette Loumède worked as a documentary project analyst for SODEC, Quebec’s public film-funding agency. She also founded and directed the documentary program of the Institut national de l’image et du son in Montreal, Quebec’s first professional film school.
Chantal Molleur is the co-founder, director and curator of White Frame, a Swiss association established in Basel in 2011. With its international operations, it provides greater visibility to artists and their works. WF produces and curates exhibitions and screenings at the intersection of video art, cinema and photography. Prior to moving to Switzerland in 2005, Molleur worked in media arts in Canada for over 15 years. She is also a cultural promoter. She directly assists institutions, filmmakers and artists, from the inception to the launch and distribution of their projects. Molleur has served on boards of directors and on juries awarding grants to institutions, artists and filmmakers in Switzerland and Canada. She works in collaboration with the International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal, and is a film promoter for the Video and Animation Departments of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Pascale Raynaud oversees the film program and collection of films on art at the Louvre Museum. She initiated the Journées internationales du film sur l’art, an annual non-competitive festival featuring cartes blanches, focuses and performances, which she has programmed for the last ten years. The program includes thematic cycles and retrospectives, and renowned filmmakers are often invited to take part. For the programs combining film and music, many young composers have been commissioned to write works, while improvisational evenings feature artists from the world of contemporary music. With a PhD in art history and film studies, Pascale Raynaud is particularly interested in early cinema, and the interconnections between film and the history of art, subjects on which she written and spoken.