Jean Pierre Lefebvre
Scriptwriter, director, producer and teacher, Jean-Pierre Lefebvre was born in Montréal in 1941. He studied French Literature at the Université de Montréal and received his Master's degree in 1962. As a film critic, he has published articles in Séquences, Le Quartier latin, Objectf, Cinéma Québec, Lumière, 24 images, etc. He also published poems, novels and stories. He wrote radiophonic texts broadcasted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. He is president of Cinak compagnie cinématographique ltée. since 1969. He received many awards such as the Prix Lumière (ARRQ) in 1997 ; the Prix Albert-Tessier (Grand prix du cinéma du Québec) in 1995 ; the Order of Canada in 1991 and the Film Alliance Prize in 1985, for his exceptional contribution in the independent Canadian movie industry. Since 1968, ten of his films were invited at the Festival de Cannes and seven at the Quinzaine des réalisateurs. He directed and wrote movies like Q-Bec My Love (1969), On n'engraisse pas les cochons à l'eau claire (1973), Les dernières fiançailles (1973), Les fleurs sauvages (1982), Laliberté, esquisse d'un homme et de son époque (1986), Atelier Altitude (1993), Il était une fois Sabrina et Manu (1994) and a videographic essay intitled L'Âge des images (1993-94-95).