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ABOUT THE FILM

It was with great enthusiasm that I found out that I was expecting my first child. While I was awaiting the arrival of my bundle of joy, I never expected my labour would turn into a nightmare and that my baby and I would end up at death’s door…

Credit

DIRECTOR'S DATA

Nationality:
Canada
Activities:
Born in Murdochville, Quebec she is a French Canadian filmmaker based in Montreal, Canada. Saint-Pierre has a B.F.A. Honors in Film Animation (2002) as well as an M.F.A. in Film Production (2005), both degrees from The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema (Concordia University). Saint-Pierre's documentary work shows new approaches in documentary film, blurring the lines between documentary and drama. She is currently directing a feature animated documentary called FEMELLES as well as scriptwriting the feature film JUTRA. The award winning director and film animator has directed several short animation and documentary films including POST-PARTUM, PASSAGES and MCLAREN'S NEGATIVES, 2007 JUTRA award winner for best animated film. She founded MJSTP Films, an animation and documentary production company in 2004 ( www.mjstpfilms.com ). Overall, her work has been screened in prestigious festivals all around the world and received many awards. She has lectured on the art of the animated documentary filmmaking in Europe, Asia and in Canada. In 2008, she was selected as the international artist in residency for the S-AIR Inter-cross Creative Center in Sapporo, Japan.
Screening / Award history:
BEST ANIMATION FILM
Brooklyn International Film Festival 2009. Brooklyn, États-Unis.

PRIX DU PUBLIC - MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE ÉTRANGER
31e Festival international de films de femmes, 2009. Créteil, France.

MENTION HONORABLE, MEILLEUR COURT MÉTRAGE CANADIEN
28e Atlantic Film Festival. Halifax, Nouvelle-Écosse, Canada.

SPECIAL JURY AWARD FOR PERSONAL EXPRESSION AND ADVOCACY
Austin Film Festival. Documentary Short 2009. Austin, États-Unis.

HONORABLE MENTION, GOLDEN KEY WARD
Kassel Dokumentarfilm und Videofest 2009. Kassel, Allemagne.

BEST DOCUMENTARY
Sapporo Short Fest 2009, Japon.
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