Hugues Sweeney is head of French-language interactive media production at the National Film Board of Canada, based in Montreal. Sweeney's recent credits include My Tribe Is My Life, the online interactive animation work, Bla Bla, Rouge au carré, an interactive work about the 2012 Quebec student protests, as well as the 2013 production A Journal of Insomnia, a webdoc about insomnia which was originally conceived by Sweeney in the summer of 2009, when he and his wife were up nights due to the irregular sleep patterns of their newborn daughter.
In 2012, he was president of the jury of the 18th edition of the Concours Boomerang, honouring the best advertising and interactive websites by Quebec companies.
From 2000 to 2007, he headed Radio Canada's Bande à part multi-platform project. He studied philosophy at the Dominican College of Philosophy and Theology in Ottawa and multimedia at Université du Québec à Montréal.
- Benzakein, Dan (4 October 2011). "4 questions à Hugues Sweeney, producteur interactif à l'ONF". WebTelevision Observer (in French).
- Dixon, Guy (July 22, 2011). "Bla Bla: An Arcade Fire collaborator gets into baby talk". Globe and Mail. Retrieved August 10, 2011.
- "Rouge au carré : voir le conflit étudiant d'un oeil interactif". Radio Canada (in French). 30 June 2012. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- Adams, James (15 April 2013). "Wide awake? Here's a film that offers a virtual drop-in centre for the sleep-deprived". Globe and Mail. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
- Gautier, Charlotte (24 August 2012). "Concours Boomerang: Hugues Sweeney présidera le jury". Infopresse. Retrieved 13 October 2012.
- "Sweeney Hugues". Artisans. National Film Board of Canada. Retrieved 13 October 2012.[permanent dead link]
- La programmation numérique à l'ONF / Entretien avec Hugues Sweeney, interview, NFB.ca blog (in French)
- "The New Digital Storytelling Series: Hugues Sweeney (interview with MIT Open Documentary Lab)". Filmmaker. 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2013-04-29.
- Hugues Sweeney on Twitter
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