Eli Jean Tahchi
Director and screenwriter of Lebanese origin, Eli Jean Tahchi's committed cinema is sharp, human and metaphorically charged, and in which LGBTQ + and the notion of identity are regularly raised. He studied cinema at the Lebanese Academy of Fine Arts and obtained a bachelor's degree in Film Production. In 2011, he moved to Montreal and continued his studies in cinema at the University of Montreal, and finally, at
L’inis, within the mixed program, funded by Netflix. Since then, he has accumulated projects of various genres, culturally diverse and awarded at festivals around the world. His two documentaries "The Migrant Woman" and "The Migrant mixtape" won several awards including Best National Documentary at "Cinema Under the Stars", Best Documentary at the Lebanese Film Festival and Best Editing at the Shanghai International Queer Festival. Her short film "Days of Rage" premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and was screened on Nowness. In 2020, he was selected by the National Film Board of Canada along with other creators to make a film aimed at amplifying the voices of Canadians affected by COVID-19. Recently, he was chosen laureate of the Regard sur Montréal residency offered by the Conseil des Arts de Montréal, La Sodec, ACIC and RIDM. He is currently developing his new documentary entitled "Neighbors in my backyard", opening film of the RIDM 2021.