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My Father's Studio
Turbulence at the periphery...
Zigzag
Northern Greetings
Cuban Song
Three Kings of Belize
In the Dark
Nestor et les oubliés
Solitudes
Gilles Carle, the untamable mind
After the Flood
Roger Toupin, épicier variété
Waterfront Dreams
3 soeurs en 2 temps
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Founded in 1999 by Jeannine Gagné, Amazone Film is dedicated to the production of author films for television and theatrical release.

Jeannine Gagné, producer and director, has worked for almost ten years within the filmmakers’ collective les Films de l’autre. She has produced numerous short, medium and feature-length films among which Far from where? (best short at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 1989), City Dawn (best short at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 1995, Prix Visions du Réel, Nyon 1995), Rosaire et la Petite-Nation (in nomination for the best feature film at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois 1997) as well as The Snail Position, a Canada/France coproduction with the participation of Canal Plus.

Amazone Film has produced Pretend You Love Me (first prize, Rhode Island Festival, 2000) a short 35mm film for children to be broadcasted on Radio-Canada, Home, a feature film by Phyllis Katrapani, 3 sœurs en 2 temps, a documentary by Benoit Pilon, and Waterfront Dreams, a feature film by Jeannine Gagné. Lately, Roger Toupin, épicier variété, another documentary by Benoit Pilon released in the fall of 2003, has won many honors such has Jutra prize (ex-aequo) for Best Documentary as well as Bayard d’or for Best Documentary from Festival du film francophone de Namur. The film was also recognized as the Best Documentary from Festival du film francophone de l’Acadie and received a Special Mention from the young jury at Vision du Réel, Nyon. After the Flood, a short animation film by Fernand Bélanger, was released at the beginning of 2004 and participated to FIFA and Festival du nouveau cinéma de Montréal. Gilles Carle, the untamable mind by Charles Binamé and Solitudes a short documentary by Jeannine Gagné had been released in the fall of 2005.

Roger Toupin, épicier variété, a feature documentary by Benoit Pilon, opening film at the Rencontres internationales du documentaires de Montréal, held twelve weeks in the Ex-Centris cinema and since then had great success at festivals. The film won several awards including the Jutra for Best Documentary (tie), a statement of the Young Jury at the Festival Visions du Reel in Nyon (Switzerland), Best Documentary Feature at the Festival du Film Francophone de l'Acadie. The film also won the Golden Bayard for Best Documentary Film Competition at the Festival des films francophones of Namur (Belgium).

In 2004, After the flood, a short animated film by Fernand Bélanger was presented at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal and broadcast on Télé-Québec. In 2005, Charles Binamé's documentary Gilles Carle, the untamable mind is out at Ex-Centris in Montreal, Quebec Cartier Cinema and the Cinema House in Sherbrooke. He recently won the Jutra for Best Documentary (tie) and the Gemeaux for best documentary editing. Solitudes, a short film directed by Jeannine Gagné, was presented exclusively to the Rencontres internationales du documentaires de Montréal.

In 2006, Nestor a documentary by Benoit Pilon, is presented including the Ex-Centris and Télé-Québec. In the Dark, a short film written by Cynthia Tremblay, directed by Simon Lavoie and produced by Paul Audet-E, is selected in official competition at the International Film Festival in Toronto. The film was nominated for a Jutra the following year.

In 2007, Three Kings of Belize, a first documentary by Katia Paradis, is selected at the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois. The film had a great success in Belize where it had been distributed in schools. The film won many prizes including Best First Film, PanAfrica Film Festival, Montreal, 2009. Co-produced with the NFB, Benoit Pilon's documentary Northern Greetings is presented to the Ex-Centris in December after the first International Festival of Rouyn-Noranda.

In 2008, Amazone Film release My Father's Studio a documentary about the Montreal painter Edmund Alleyn, directed by his daughter Jennifer Alleyn. A film winner of Best Canadian Work at FIFA. The same year, Turbulence at the periphery of a romantic encounter a short film written by Jacques Marcotte and directed by Jeannine Gagné is presented tothe Renocntres du cinéma québécois and participated in numerous festivals abroad.

In 2009, Les Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois highlights 10 years of the company by a special screening. My Father's Studio was nominated for the Jutra for Best Documentary and the film won the Gemeaux for Best portrait. In November, Amazon Launches  Art in Action, a feature documentary from Magnus Isaccson and Simon Bujold on the artists of the ATSA (Socially Acceptable Terrorist Action). The film gets a mention for the price camera in hand to International Documentary of Montreal and a gemeaux for Best biography or portrait.
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