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Nathalie Cloutier appointed Executive Producer for NFB French Program’s Documentary Studio


November 20, 2018 — Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

Michèle Bélanger, Executive Director of the National Film Board of Canada’s French Program, today announced the appointment of Nathalie Cloutier as Executive Producer of the program’s Documentary Studio. Ms. Cloutier has been serving in this position on an acting basis since August 2018 and had been a producer at the Documentary Studio since 2010.

Ms. Cloutier has championed a flexible creative process and supported a diverse group of auteurs, an approach that’s yielded a number of bold projects. At the NFB, she’s produced several interactive projects, including Here at Home: In Search of the Real Cost of Homelessness, a multi-award-winning website about homelessness, and The Hole Story Interactive, a website that accompanied the feature-length doc of the same name by Richard Desjardins and Robert Monderie. In addition to her work on interactive productions, Nathalie has produced and co-produced numerous feature-length documentaries that have garnered attention both in Canada and internationally. They include The Amina Profile by Sophie Deraspe (Sundance 2015), Gulîstan, Land of Roses by Zaynê Akyol (Doc Alliance Selection Award, Locarno 2016), Freelancer on the Front Lines by Santiago Bertolino (closing film at RIDM 2016), and A Delicate Balanceby Christine Chevarie-Lessard (Women Inmates’ Award, RIDM 2018). She also produced Waseskun, by Steve Patry. In collaboration with Nadagam Films of Val d’Or, in Quebec’s Abitibi-Témiscamingue region, she just launched the 5 ShortsProject, for which five local female directors each made a very short documentary for the web.

Nathalie Cloutier first came to work at the NFB as a production coordinator in 2003. After completing the documentary program at the Institut national de l’image et du son in Montreal, she returned to the NFB as a producer in 2010. Earlier in her career, she studied arts and literature and collaborated on several theatrical productions. Her experience directing short films for the 1998–1999 season of the Radio-Canada television program Course destination monde inspired her to pursue a career in film.


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