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An NFB, INIS, Réalisatrices Équitables and FCTMN collaboration. Public discussion series Les femmes de métiers continues on April 15 with a conversation on music composition.


April 9, 2019 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

The NFB’s French Program Documentary Studio, in collaboration with Quebec’s Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS), Réalisatrices Équitables and Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques (FCTMN), presents the fourth public conversation in Les femmes de métiers, a series that aims to inspire more women to pursue careers in the film industry by sharing the experiences of successful female artists. On Monday, April 15, the topic will be music composition, and the featured guests, Judith Gruber-Stitzer, Jenny Salgado and Claudie Bertounesque, are composers from different generations with rich and diverse careers. Audience members will have the chance to engage in lively discussions with our guests on the subject of getting into the field and getting established. The event will be moderated by Nathalie Cloutier, Executive Producer of the NFB French Program Documentary Studio. The previous three discussions, held in 2018 at INIS, addressed cinematography, film sound and editing. Les femmes de métiers is an NFB initiative aimed at promoting gender parity in key creative positions other than directing.

Les femmes de métiers: Music composition
Judith Gruber-Stitzer, Jenny Salgado and Claudie Bertounesque
Moderated by: Nathalie Cloutier (NFB)

Monday, April 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.
Studio Séries+
301 Boul. De Maisonneuve East
Free and open to all (the session will be in French).


Judith Gruber-Stitzer has composed the scores for some 80 film and television productions in Canada and abroad, including short and feature-length films (documentary, fiction and animation) and animated series. She has also composed for ads and dance and theatre productions.

Jenny Salgado is a Quebec author, composer and performer with Haitian roots. As North America’s first female French-speaking rapper and beatmaker, she started out with pioneering Quebec rap group Muzion before going solo. Since 2010, she has composed the soundtracks for a number of fiction and documentary films.

Claudie Bertounesque’s credits include the score for Jean Beaudry’s documentary feature François Barbeau, créateur de costumes (2018), which she wrote with fellow composer Robert Marcel Lepage. She is currently pursuing graduate studies in composition and music for the image at Université de Sherbrooke.


NFB Executive Producer Nathalie Cloutier has contributed to many nationally and internationally acclaimed titles, including The Amina Profile by Sophie Deraspe, Gulîstan, Land of Roses by Zaynê Akyol, Freelancer on the Front Lines by Santiago Bertolino, A Delicate Balance by Christine Chevarie-Lessard and Waseskun by Steve Patry.


Associated Links

Institut national de l’image et du son
Réalisatrices Équitables
Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques
NFB – Gender parity

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