Patrick Demers

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Patrick Demers is a film director from Montreal, born in 1969 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. He enjoys working with actors to build his scripts, adding selections of improv while shooting his stories, and considers editing as being part of the cinematic writing process.


Fresh out of film school at the age of 22, Demers traveled around the world alone over 6 months at a time with a handheld camera for La Course destination monde (Radio-Canada Television) and started shooting.

After a few years working as a director in TV and advertisement, his first short fiction film, Décharge, won best Canadian short at Toronto International Film Festival.[1] In 2003 he wrote and directed Dans un spoutnik, an animation music video which won several awards in the ADISQ Gala[2] and at the MuchMusic Video Awards[3] that year. His next documentary, Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe, that he co-directed and edited, won Best Canadian Work at the Festival International du Film sur l'Art en 2004.[4]

Jaloux (aka Jealous or Suspicions) (2010) was his first feature film. The independent movie was produced by Productions Kinesis and was selected by the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival[5] and by the Toronto International Film Festival[6] while also opening the Canadian Front[7] at the Museum of Modern Art in 2011.



  • 1987 Ma dernière cigarette
  • 1988 Le refus
  • 1989 Brand New Flambant Neuf
  • 1990 monsieurmadamechose
  • 1991 Lamenta
  • 1999 Décharge
  • 2005 Le Collet


  • 2003 Dans un spoutnik
  • 2005 Heureux d'un printemps


  • 2006 Regular or Super: Views on Mies van der Rohe

Feature Film[edit]

  • 2010 Jaloux
  • 2017 Origami (in production)



  1. ^ TIFF Canadian Film Encyclopedia
  2. ^ ADISQ Gala 2003
  3. ^ MMVA 2003 Winners
  4. ^ FIFA
  5. ^ KVIFF Archive
  6. ^ TIFF 2010 Schedule
  7. ^ Canadian Front

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