Talent Guide

Stephane Lafleur

  • Discipline:Director, Editor, Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2011


Stephane Lafleur is a director/writer/editor based in Montreal. His first feature, Continental, a film without guns (2007), had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival in the Venice Days section, and was selected by major festivals such as Thessaloniki, Jeonju, Denver, Rotterdam and the AFI Film Festival in Los Angeles. The film won several awards, including the CityTV Award for Best Canadian First Feature Film at the Toronto International Film Festival.

En terrains connus (Familiar Grounds), his second feature, premiered in the Forum section of the Berlinale where it won the ecumenical award. Among several honors, the film won the 2011 Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Los Angeles Film Festival.

Lafleur is also the lyricist and singer of the folk/country band Avec pas d’casque. He is currently working on a new script.

Current Project

Familiar Grounds (Narrative Feature)


Brother and sister, Benoit and Maryse, live an ordinary suburban life when their existence is changed by a series of coincidences and the visit of an enigmatic Man who claims to come from the future.