Marc-Antoine Lemire

Director
male
Born
1990
in
Montreal , QC
Canada
Quebec CA
Lives in
Montreal , QC
Canada
Quebec CA
Biography

After completing his BFA in film at the Université du Québec à Montréal (2013), Marc-Antoine Lemire became known for his break-out short Les Méduses (Inner Jellyfishes, 2015, 24 min). He writes that the short was inspired by his “passion for independent film and a desire to shrug off academic techniques.” Graduating from UQÀM, Lemire received the 4th annual Prix du meilleur espoir du cinéma documentaire (a prize for most promising documentarian) for his family portrait Ces trottoirs où nous marchons.[1] Inner Jellyfishes was presented in numerous Canadian festivals, as well as London’s BFI Flare and the MediaQueer showcase at MIX Milano (2016).

Lemire has stated that he is more interested in “daring and sensitive films that focus on a character’s point of view rather than on technique.”[2] When not working on new short and feature-length projects in development, Lemire works on film sets and as an art director for film in Montreal.

[1] http://www.actualites.uqam.ca/2013/cinema-documentaire-marc-antoine-lemire-recoit-le-prix-du-meilleur-espoir

[2] http://www.thenewcurrent.co.uk/bfi-flare-2016-inner-jellyfishes