Anne Emond lives and works in Montreal. Between 2005 and 2011, she wrote and directed seven short films, Naissances and Sophie Lavoie among them, which screened at several international festivals and won many prizes. In 2011, she directed her first feature film, Nuit #1, which screened at more than twenty-five international film festivals, including Busan, Rotterdam, Taipei and the TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival). The film won several prizes and citations, including Best First Feature at the 2012 Genie Awards and has been sold to ten countries, most notably France and the United States. Les êtres chers, her second feature in 2015, was also well-received and acclaimed (Locarno, TIFF, Le Gala du Cinéma Québécois, Canadian Screen Awards). Her latest film, Nelly, for which she also wrote the screenplay, has been acclaimed at TIFF and the Canadian Screen Awards, among other international recognitions. The story is liberally adapted from the life and work of Quebec writer Nelly Arcan. Anne Emond presented Nelly at FFC 2017.