Francine Pelletier

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Mars et Avril to open Festival du Nouveau Cinema

Martin Villeneuve’s sci-fi fable (pictured) is one of 17 local films to screen as part of the Montreal festival’s Canadian Focus sidebar.

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Canadian doc makers slam cutbacks: “We are dropping like flies”

Award-winning Canadian documentary filmmakers John Kastner, Francine Pelletier, Daniel Cross and Kevin McMahon give their reactions to the recent doc funding cuts, and their predictions for the future of doc-making in Canada.

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Shaw Media-Hot Docs fund hands out coin

Shaw Media has has handed out $203,000 in grants and non-interest loans to eight promising indie documentary projects, including the latest work by Michael McNamara and Francine Pelletier.

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Mordecai Richler biopic reopens old Quebec wounds

“(He) wasn’t seen as a Quebecker, because he spent all his time spitting on what Quebec represented,” observes documentary filmmaker Francine Pelletier.