Film Critic, Canada
A Communication Studies graduate of Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, Claire Valade has been working with cultural and film organizations since the late 1980s. In the 1990s, she was a programmer and publications coordinator for the Festival of New Cinema, the Cinéma Parallèle and Excentris Cinema. She put together various programmes for a variety of festivals and events, and she was the curator of the documentary programme for distributor Vidéographe’s Vithèque platform (2007). Claire wrote for Toronto-based Take One magazine on Canadian cinema and she was a film critic for Séquences, Canada’s oldest French-language cinema magazine for 18 years. A member of the Association québécoise des critiques de cinéma (AQCC) for the past 20 years, she was the Association’s president from 2016 to 2019. She is currently writing for Panarama-cinéma and is working on her first book.