ABOUT

       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 at important international festivals and all sorts of venues throughout the world, his work received several awards and true critical acclaim, aside from this, the director since 1993 (25 years ago!) he has been teaching optical printing, 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 Berlin, Barcelona, Chicago, San Francisco, Humboldt California, The Parc Cinema in Montreal and  at the Montreal Cinemathèque Quebecoise.  He also won awards for cinematography

        

                In 2007 he completed production on "The 4th Life" a 35mm. feature film project written with James Galwey and scored by David Kristian 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 film “Hymn to Pan”.

 

                The director  completed a documentary on legendary Avant-Garde filmmaker Paul Sharits, the world premiere was at the 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival in late January 2015. The film went on to travel all over the world in important festivals; Viennale (Austria), Jeongu, South Korea, Israel, Brasil, Spain, Image Forum in Japan (where it screened in three different cities), some other event included Berlin DOKU:ARTS, Manchester Doc., San Francisco, Hawick (in Scotland), the film was featured at the FILAF a specialized festival of Art films and Art books in Perpignan France, the film was awarded the first place in competition and received Le FILAF D'Or. This secured a very important screening (on a huge screen hovering about the crowd) at the FIAC in Paris.   

                

New projects includes; putting the final touches on a documentary on photographer and archivist Robert Haller and starting the production on a big project, a documentary about the relationship between the creative process and pain, be it psychological or physical.....

 

Think of the famous cat paintings by Louis Wain now imagine contemporary conceptual artists, architects, filmmakers, psychiatrists.... 

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