Maxime Labrecque holds a doctorate in film studies from the University of Montreal. In 2017, he published the essay The Choral Film: Panorama of an Unclean Genre by l'Instant Même Publishers. He is a professor of Cinema at Cégep Garneau and has been a lecturer at the University of Montreal and Wilfrid Laurier University. He is a member of the Quebec Association of Film Critics (AQCC) and editor for several magazines including Sequence and Voir. He has been a member of the jury for several festivals, including the Festival du Nouveau Cinema (FNC), Fantasia, Regard and the International Film Festival Rotterdam. He also served on the selection committee for the 37th edition of FIFA.
"It is with great pleasure that I join the FIFA team, an open and engaging festival that I have cherished for several years. I intend to promote its mission and contribute to the influence of the works presented there," he stated with enthusiasm.