Catherine Martin (A Journey)
Catherine Martin was born in Québec. She studied visual arts in college and went on to do Fine Arts at Concordia University in Montréal, where she studied film and photography. Catherine Martin writes and directs all her films. They have been selected by many international festivals and have won awards both at home and abroad. Nuits d’Afrique won he André-Leroux Award for best medium-length film of 1990 from l’Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma (AQCC). In 1998, Les dames du 9e, her first documentary, won he AQCC-Téléfilm Canada Award for best medium-length documentary of 1998. Her second documentary Océan, has been selected for the international competition at Visions du Réel International Documentary Film Festival in Nyon, Switzerland.
Mariages, her debut feature film, won Best Screenplay Award at the 25th Montreal World Film Festival and AQCC Award for best feature film of 2001. The film was selected for the 52nd Berlin International Film Festival and screened in several international film festivals.
In 2006, Catherine Martin completed two feature length films, Dans les villes, a fiction, and L’esprit des lieux, a documentary, both selected for the 57th Berlin International Film Festival and screened in many other film festivals around the world.
Trois temps après la mort d’Anna (2009) was selected for official competition at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in the Czech Republic and was also screened at several international film festivals.