HIFF Presents... SCREENING: Caroline Monnet Retrospective
Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, Quebec. She studied in both Sociology and Communication at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the University of Granada (Spain) before pursuing a career in visual arts and films. She is based in Montréal. Monnet is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and TIFF Talent Lab 2016. 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.