Richard Brouillette was born in 1970 in Montreal. Starting as a film critic for the Montréal weekly, Voir, he then worked for Québec’s top independent distribution company, Cinéma Libre, which has since folded. In 1993, he founded the artist-run centre Casa Obscura, a multidisciplinary exhibition space, where he still runs a weekly cine-club called Les projections libérantes, for which he is also the projectionist. He has produced and directed two feature-length documentary films. His Encirclement won six awards including the prestigious Robert and Frances Flaherty Grand Prize of the Yamagata International Documentary Film Festival.
Richard Brouillette has always been very active in Québec´s independent film community, participating in militant actions and devoting himself to the cause of artist-run centers. Since 1993, he has also sat on the Boards of various organizations. He is currently treasurer of the independent filmmakers´cooperative, Main Film, and administrator of l´Amicale de la culture indépendante, the coop that manages casa Obsura.
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