Claire Valade

Film Critic, Canada

Claire ValadeA 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.