Guylaine Dionne has been working steadily in the film and television industry since 1991. She graduated with honours in cinema from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema of Concordia University, where she has being teaching since 2000. Dionne also graduated with a Masters in Cinema from the Université de Strasbourg, in France. She began directing documentaries but in 2004, Dionne directed the feature-length television documentary, Mary Shelley, which was invited in competition at the L’Encre à l’écran film festival in Tours (France) where it won the “Lanterna Magica” Prize for Best Documentary. Her first independent feature film, Les Fantômes des trois Madeleine, was selected by the Directors’ Fortnight and had its World Premiere at the 2000 Cannes International Film Festival. This was followed by an international tour of prestigious festivals in Portugal, Korea, Belgium, Italy and Canada. Les Fantômes des trois Madeleine received the following awards: Grand Prize at the Figueira da Foz International Film Festival (Portugal), the “Don Quijote” Award from the European Federation of Cine-Clubs and Special Mention from the international Critics’ Jury of the FIPRESCI. Dionne received the 2006 Don Haig Award in celebration of her work as a creator both in fiction and in documentary film.
Also see: In Search of the Lost Father.
Features & TV Movies:
Les frissons d’Agathe (1989)
Les rêves secrets des Tarahumaras (1990)
Credits as a Screenwriter: