The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

Panel : Le financement de projets artistiques et ses enjeux contemporains

| 2020 | 90 min
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Panel (language french)
Nowadays, one of the most complex challenges for artists and the realization of their artistic projects is to find adequate funding. This challenge concerns the artists as much as their public and private patrons, which are pushed to choose which project deserves their support by a highly competitive market. What are the best opportunities for artists to be funded and, conversely, what contribute to determine patrons’ decision? Are crowdfunding initiatives a sustainable opportunity for the economic support of artists and their projects? What brings people to make a gift to cultural initiatives that will bring them any financial profit? How is the market currently shaping the production and distribution of art? This panel will further reflect on the complex issues of dissemination and the barriers they create around the flourishing of art in our contemporary society.


Moderation by Naomie Décarie-Daigneault, Co-founder of Tënk Canada
Naomie Décarie-Daigneault holds a master's degree in research-creation in experimental media and a bachelor's degree in cinema from the University of Quebec in Montreal. She is developing a documentary approach aimed at making visible the secret realities of interiority. She has directed two feature-length documentaries and a medium-length film on themes ranging from feminism, education and family memory. She is involved at various levels in the documentary environment, between teaching, training, juries and commitment to gender within Réalisatrices Équitables. She is co-founder of the documentary distribution platform Të

Mehdi Benboubakeur, General Director of Printemps numérique
Mechanical and marketing engineer. Training in computer graphics and image processing, filmmaking and documentary. He started his professional life in 1996. Graphic designer for a publishing industry, commercial delegate then regional coordinator of the Yellow Pages. From 1998 to 2004, he founded and directed G.D., his communication agency. In 2007 he co-founded Réussir Ici, a journal that deals with successful integration schemes for immigrants. From 2008 to 2015, he was in charge of communications at the Regional Conference of Elected Officials in Montreal. Since 2013, he has been director of Le Printemps Numérique, an organization whose primary mission is to democratize and support digital transformation.

About: Printemps numérique
Le Printemps Numérique (PN) is a non-profit organization whose primary mission is to democratize and support digital transformation, through various activities of event production, communication, networking, consultation and mediation, including a general public component, a professional component and a youth component.

Catherine Chagnon, Producer and founder of Microclimat Films
Catherine Chagnon produced Danse Macabre in 2008, a critically acclaimed short film that won the TIFF Best Canadian Short Film, Jutra and Genie Awards in 2009. In 2010, Chagnon founded the production company Microclimat Films. Focused on producing innovative projects, she has been involved in numerous productions and co­productions. In 2015, she co­produced the indigenous collective The Embargo Project, commissionned by imagineNATIVE. In 2017, she produced the feature documentary Rue de?la Victoire, with a world premiere at Hot Docs and an international premiere at El Gouna Festival in Egypt. In 2018, she produced the film-concert The Seven Last Words with a world premiere at Rotterdam 2019 in the Bright Future programme. She is currently in postproduction with Caroline Monnet’s debut feature, Bootlegger. The project won the screenwriting prize at the Cannes Film Festival 2017, an award granted by The Cinéfondation Residence and the Centre national du cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC). Chagnon is an alumnus of the TIFF Talent Lab 2011, Rotterdam Lab 2012, OMDC International Financing Forum 2015, CineMart 2016, Berlinale Co­Production Market 2016, and BoostNL 2016.

About: Microclimat Films
Founded in 2010 by producer Catherine Chagnon, Microclimat Films is a Montreal company that develops, produces and distributes author films. The primary mission of the company is to promote creation in order to produce engaging and accessible works. In 2018, Microclimat Films received support from SODEC for its activities related to interactive production. The company was selected for the innovative nature of its proposal as well as for the strength of the partners with which it collaborate.

Marie-Josée Corbeil, Senior Director, Creative Industries Group, National Bank of Canada
Marie-Josée Corbeil (MBA, LLB) has been working in the arts and media for over 30 years. She joined the creative industries group at the National Bank of Canada in 2011 and acts as Senior Director and team lead. She has participated in numerous financing and acquisition transactions for entertainment companies. She specializes in particular in the financing of international projects with complex financial structures and in the support of foreign companies who come to tour or set up in Quebec. It also finances and supports many companies in the broader sector of the creative industries.

About: National Bank's Creative Industries Group
Created in 1998, the Creative Industries Group (formerly Cinema and Television) of the National Bank of Canada relies on a seasoned team of around forty experts, most of whom are directors from the entertainment industry. With more than 10,000 corporate financings of Canadian and international productions to its credit, the Group is the industry leader in Canada. The group also supports companies that specialize in: performing arts; multimedia events and environments; virtual and augmented reality; video games; visual effects studios; production studios; postproduction and dubbing; and rental of production equipment

Elsie Lefebvre, Director of La Ruche Montreal
Elsie Lefebvre has been Director of La Ruche Montréal since 2018. He is also daily political analyst on RDI Radio-Canada on the program Les Mordus de politique. She holds a master's degree in International Studies. Previously, she became a member of the National Assembly of Quebec when she was elected at 25. Between 2009-2017, she held strategic positions within the city of Montreal as a Villeray councilor, she was notably vice-president of the municipal council, leader of the opposition, responsible for the development and implementation place of the Transport Electrification Strategy, vice-president of the Société de Transport de Montréal STM or president of the Environment Commission. She also worked as a manager in the private sector, with the artist Gregory Charles in addition to being actively involved in the foundation of a startup in social innovation - the Institut du Nouveau Monde. Elsie has acquired, over the past 20 years, a great knowledge of players and issues in different key business sectors. She has an impressive track record of structuring projects and achievements that have had a significant impact.

About: La Ruche
La Ruche is an organization specialized in crowdfunding (NPO) whose mission is to promote the emergence of projects stimulating the influence and vitality of a region. Through its local crowdfunding platform and its partners, it contributes concretely to the development of new projects in Quebec.

Florence Lamothe, Tënk Canada
Florence Lamothe completed studies in political science and communication. She went to work in Lussas, in the documentary village for the French author documentary broadcasting platform, Tënk. For two years, she has been developing the Tënk project in Canada, with her colleagues Naomie-Décarie Daigneault and Jason Burnham, as general coordinator - acquisitions.

About: Tënk Canada
Tënk is a subscription documentary authoring platform. Each week, 5 new films are put online and remain accessible for two months. Subscribers have access to more than 40 works at all times. The editorial proposal is carefully concocted by professionals, lovers of the genre. Tënk wants to showcase the best of documentaries, from here and elsewhere, from all angles. The offer is available throughout Canada.

Delphine Perru, Art historian, contemporary art advisor for AM Art Films and co-founder of the EYE Art Foundation
Delphine Perru graduated from the Ecole du Louvre. She was director of galleries (Daniel Templon, Laage-Salomon and Baudoin Lebon), co-founder and general secretary of the association "Friends of the Palais de Tokyo", co-author, journalist and interviewer for short documentary films (Artist Profiles series) and reports on contemporary creators, host of “Culture Collection” (with Katia Raymondaud) for the Friends of the Maison Rouge-Antoine de Galbert Foundation and first director of SAM Art Projects. Since 2011 Delphine Perru is an independent consultant to artistic project leaders (collectors, companies, artists and artists' succession, foundations and endowment funds), Delphine Perru is a true specialist passionate about art today, its actors and their socio-economic environment. She advises and supports AM Art Films in the choice of artists for the production of its Tandem collection, writes the texts for the site and coordinates the artistic network. Attached to education through transmission, she is a founding member of the EYE Art Foundation, a French endowment fund whose mission is to provide disadvantaged youth with privileged access to the various players in the art world.

About: AM Art Films
AM Art Films offers short films dedicated to highlighting the creative process of works of contemporary art. Created in 2015 by Amaury Mulliez, AM Art Films aims to promote the work of today's artists. In the course of his life and encounters, this instinctive art lover has chosen to support artists in his own discreet way. Over and above the collection, and aware of the value of the artist's work and role, this patron of the arts produces films which decipher the trajectory from an idea to its materialisation. AM Art enables its artist friends and directors to collaborate on films which recreate their world of creation. AM Art is an active player in the art world, encouraging exchanges and dialogue within its network to share these artworks with a broad public. Since 2019, AM art Films has been a founding member of the EYE Art Foundation, an endowment fund dedicated to children and adolescents which aims to promote direct access to actors in the world of art and culture, in particular visual artists. and visuals.