Our team

Julie Bradet

Director, programming/feature films and financing

Laurent Bilodeau

Programming/short films and production

Juliette Chagnon

Administration and accounting


Events and local partners





Board of Directors

Julie Bradet


Co-founder of production company Les films Primatice, she has devoted herself since May 2022 to developing the Knowlton Film Festival. A committed citizen, she has directed numerous community action initiatives and worked in philanthropy as a project manager for over 10 years. She also holds a doctorate in anthropology.



Vice-Chair of the Board, founder of the Festival in 2018, honorary life member of Radio communautaire Missisquoi à Knowlton, CIDI99,1FM, former member of the Lac-Brome Culture Committee and of the Board of Théâtre Lac-Brome, she worked at the Festival Juste pour Rire/Just For Laughs for over 15 years as Vice-President, Public Affairs.


Co-founder of Welcome Aboard/ Festival courts d’un soir, he is now President of the distribution company, as well as General Manager of Rendez- vous Québec Cinéma. As a new member of the Board of Directors, the Festival will now be able to benefit from his knowledge and experience.


Actress, producer, cinephile and committed and inspiring FFK spokesperson since 2023, Pascale Bussière is also contributing to the success of the fifth edition of FFK by joining its Board of Directors.

Maude Choko

Always involved in her community, she is a collaborating lawyer for l’Aparté, and has taken part in recent editions of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois roundtables as a lawyer, sharing certain legal notions with up-and-coming screenwriters. She was also Vice-President of Communications for Avocats sans frontières Québec, and served for many years as a member, then President, of the CÉ de l’école Nouvelle-Querbes. She is pleased to have been able to contribute to the development and outreach of the Knowlton Film Festival for the past 2 years.


Sylvain Viau holds a BAA in Administration from the Université de Sherbrooke and now lives in the Eastern Townships. He has been involved in the audiovisual industry for 20 years as an independent creator and producer. As Administrator for the Knowlton Film Festival, Sylvain brings with him knowledge of international markets and festivals, as well as solid international expertise in management, creation and production.

Nicholas Pynes

Nicholas K. Pynes, one of the original three instigators of the Knowlton Film Festival, along with Michèle Bazin and John Griffin, was for 28 seasons the Artistic and Director General of Theatre Lac Brome. A musician and composer, as well a theatre director, he has a degree in music composition from City University of New York with graduate studies in Musicology at the University of Victoria with a specialty in 18th century music and theatre. A pianist and instructor, specializing in improvisation for classical pianists, he is also a dance class and silent film accompanist, and a practicing piano tuner and technician.

Daniel Webster

Co-founder and artistic director of the Osheaga festival, founder of Greenland productions which has produced over 5000 music events across Canada, he is now co-owner of the legendary Thirsty Boot in West Bolton, an early partner of the Knowlton Film Festival.


Secretary (lawyer)

Secretary of the corporation since the very beginning of the Festival, has lived in Brome Lake for over 15 years, has practiced business law for 35 years, has been secretary and board member of several NPOs, including the Théâtre de la Ligue Nationale d’Improvisation(LNI).