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Presented by Québecor





Meet our jury for the first edition of our Feature-Length Documentary Competition!

We are pleased to welcome Pierre-Philippe Côté as the president of this jury. He is the president and creative director of BEAM, founder of Studio Le Nid, Projet 1606, and Projet BTU.

He will be joined by four other seasoned professionals from the documentary film industry:

Éric Michel, producer of over 350 documentary, fiction, and animation films at the NFB, director, journalist-filmmaker, and cameraman

Carrie Haber, executive producer of over 75 documentaries and award-winning multimedia creator

Yves Langlois, screenwriter, director, and engaged multidisciplinary artist

Katerine Giguère, award-winning director and cinematographer

Together, these five experts will determine which of the films presented in this new category will win the honors and our $1,000 bursary.

Poster 2024
Fifth edition

Since 2022, the Knowlton Film Festival has celebrated the region’s artistic vitality by entrusting the creation of its poster to a visual artist from the Eastern Townships. Starting this year, the selected artist’s work will also be exhibited in the foyer of the Théâtre de Lac Brome for the duration of the festival.

For its fifth edition, the festival has given carte blanche to Pascale Bussières, also a visual artist, and to Ulric Collette, graphic designer and photographer.

The poster, created from a photograph taken by Pascale, features an iconic Lac Brome artifact: the millstone from the old flour mill built by Paul-H Knowlton in 1836, which was located near the Mills Pond spillway and now stands in Coldbrook Park (see 17). Its twin, installed here in the middle of a local field to be transformed into a sculpture, is metamorphosed once again in the eyes of the two artists and on the occasion of the launch of the fifth Knowlton Film Festival!


Pascale Bussières has been pursuing an acting career for over forty years in Canada and abroad, in both French and English. Her recent theater credits include the creation of “J’ai cru vous voir” at Espace Go, and the staging of the musicals Mentana and West Trains. Between her various professional projects, Pascale explores different visual art media such as cyanotype printing and textile sculpture. Some of her works are exhibited at Blanka Gallery in Knowlton, and she is preparing to unveil a new series at the next edition of the festival.


Ulric Collette is a contemporary Canadian photographer renowned for his innovative series Genetic Portraits. He merges the faces of family members to create revealing portraits, exploring identity and genetic inheritance.

His groundbreaking work has been exhibited around the world, and has been widely acclaimed for its artistic vision and ability to invite us to reflect on our own identity and family ties.

“The millstone of the old mill, 188 years old, carries in its pores the history of our village. I saw in its stone a link to our territory, in its furrows a rotation of time and image. Its very shape reminds us of the iris that contracts, of the lens that concentrates light.”
Pascale Bussières

“Alternately transformed into a digital sensor, a coil or a lens, the massive, ancient object becomes lighter, more animated and the center of a countdown. Five, four, three, two, one, silence, we’re rolling! A phenakistiscope, an optical toy invented in 1832, winks at the equally age-old origin of the moving image, and a flour mill that has now disappeared reappears in the field of vision”.
Ulric Collette


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