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Monia Chokri

Monia Chokri

Canada

Film Director

TFL

FeatureLab Jury 2016

biography

Born in Quebec city (1982), she began her acting career after her studies at Montreal’s Conservatory of Dramatic Arts in 2005. Monia defended no less than a dozen plays on the boards of Montreal theaters, among which Theatre DuBunker, a company she founded in 2006 with fellow Conservatory. In addition, she has received notable roles in films presented at the Cannes Film Festival directed by Quebecois filmmakers, namely Denys Arcand and Xavier Dolan. The quality of her acting has been noted by critics, notably in Les Inrockuptibles and Le Monde. In addition, in 2013, she wrote and directed her first short film Quelqu’un d’extraordinaire, which earned her several awards including the Jutra for Best Short /Medium-length Film (2014), the Narrative Short Award at SXSW (2014) and 5 awards at the 11th gala Prend ca court (2014).