Director / Producer
François Miron began makings films in 1982, working exclusively with emulsion (as in film NOT video) the body of his early work consist of several short experimental films, all created using a powerful film image manipulation technique that he has mastered: optical printing, in 1990 he received an MFA in filmmaking from The School of The Art Institute Of Chicago where he went under a full merit scholarship, all of his films have been screened in festivals and all sorts of venues throughout the world, his work received numerous awards and true underground acclaim. Ex: "The Evil Surprise" 1994 Best Experimental Film Award, Ann Arbor. "What Ignites Me" 1991 Best Experimental Film Award, Illinois Film & Video Festival Chicago. "Square Root Of Negative 3" 1991 Special Award, Humboldt Film Festival, California. Etc.
Since 1993 he has been teaching optical printing, cinematography, filmmaking, and technical aspects of films at the Mel Hoppenheim School Of Cinema in Montreal. The filmmaker has had full retrospective of his work in San Francisco, Humboldt, Union Theatre Milwaukee,Hamilton Factory, Ontario, The Parc Cinema in Montreal and at the Cinematheque Quebecoise in Montreal.In 2007 he completed production on "The 4th Life" a 35mm. feature film project written with James Galwey, the film has had international festival release and Canadian theatrical release. In 2008 he won a Juno Award for his photographic work for Arcade Fire for the cover of the Neon Bible CD which was extracted from images that he shot in 16mm B/W and color reversal film, the same year he won the Prix a la creation artistique from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for his abstract dance film “Hymn to Pan”.
KEY CREATIVE PERSONNEL
Jean-François Martin - Research, Production Coordination
Félix-Antoine Morin - Sound Desing, Original Score
David Duprey - Special Archival Research
Joana Rodriguez Souza - Assistant Editor
Yannick Carrier - Online Editing (NFB)
Marie-Christine Guité - Post Production Coordinator (NFB)
Serge Boivin - Sound Mix (NFB)
Orangerine Productions (Emile) - Lead Animation
Mélanie Bouchard - Additional Animation (NFB)
Johanne Bergeron -Production (ONF ACIC)
see full crew here