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GROUNDED
(7 min) Canada
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TUESDAY 10/26, 3:30 PM (SESSION 12)

Director/Producer: ​​Annie Leclair

Description:

In painting and dance, Marie-Hélène, a respected figure on the Canadian contemporary art scene, finds an outlet for her creativity and her resilient spirit, after losing both her legs as a child. The arrival of her daughters sparks a new sense of freedom, pushing herself to let go self-censorship and to fully bloom.

Biography:

Annie Leclair, French Canadian award winning editor and now filmmaker, is an expert story teller known for her powerful films that resonate with audiences around the world. Annie’s directorial debut, the short film Grounded, was chosen to represent Quebec at the International Human Rights Film Festival of Hong Kong and was praised at the 8th edition of Asia Micro Films Art Festival of Yunnan, China. Finalist at the 2021 SIMA AWARDS and awarded the Jury's Special Mention at the 39th International Festival of Films on Art of Montreal, Grounded also received the Honorable Mention at Play Short International Film Awards and is a finalist to both Diversity in Cannes and Indie Shorts Cannes. Finally, Grounded was selected at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival of New Zealand and Saguenay International Film Festival REGARD. Passionate and dedicated about filmmaking, Annie has been a documentary film editor for 15 years. She is currently working on her first feature length documentary as a writer and director.

Contact Information:

e: annie8leclair@gmail.com



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