2017 FESTIVAL UPDATE #7: Visting Filmmaker Caroline Monnet
HIFF welcomes Caroline Monnet to Halifax! We will be hosting a retrospective of her work that you definitely won't want to miss.
Caroline is a self-taught multidisciplinary artist of Algonquin ancestry from Outaouais, Québec. Using film, video, painting, photography and installation, her work demonstrates a keen interest in communicating complex ideas around Indigenous identity and bicultural living through the examination of cultural histories.
Her short films have screened at numerous festivals including Toronto International Film Festival (Ikwé, Warchild, Tshieutin), Les Rencontres Internationales (Gephyrophobia) and Sundance Film Festival (Mobilize). She was nominated for a Canadian Screen Awards for Best Short Drama for "Roberta." She won a Golden Sheaf Award at the Yorkton Film Festival for Best experimental film for "Mobilize." She is currently developing with Microclimat Films her first feature film entitled "Bootlegger," selected for both CineMart and Berlinale Co-Production Market 2016.
As a visual artist, she has exhibited her work at the Palais de Tokyo (Paris) and Haus der Kulturen der Welt (Berlin), as part of Rencontres Internationales (Paris/Berlin/Madrid), Axenéo7, Plug In ICA, Arsenal Montréal, Urban Shaman, McCord Museum, and Museum of Contemporary Art (Montréal) among others.
Check out the Caroline Monnet Retrospective on June 9th at 7pm at Neptune. Be sure to stick around for the Q+A session afterwards for a chance to engage with Caroline about her work.