Denis Côté

Denis Côté (born November 16, 1973 in Perth-Andover, New Brunswick, Canada) is a independent filmmaker and producer living in Quebec, of Brayon origin. His experimental films have been shown at major film festivals around the world. He studied film at Collège Ahuntsic in Montreal and founded nihilproductions around 1994. He made a number of short films, including Kosovolove (2000) and La sphatte (2003). He has also been a film critic on radio, at ici magazine from 1999 to 2005, and vice-president of the Quebec association of film critics (Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma, or AQCC). In 2005, his first feature film, Les états nordiques (Drifting States), won the Golden Leopard - Video at the Locarno International Film Festival (in a tie with The Masseur), as well as the Woosuk Award (Indie Vision) at the Jeonju International Film Festival. His 2007 film Nos vies privées (Our Private Lives) was filmed in Bulgarian. The 2008 film Elle veut le chaos (All That She Wants), his third feature film, won the silver Leopard for best directing at the Locarno International Film Festival and Best Canadian film at the Festival international du cinéma francophone en Acadie.

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