Alexis Fortier Gauthier is an original and prolific filmmaker, whose films have been screened across the world. After graduating from film production at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) in 2005, he is accepted at INIS in film directing. As part of this training, he made Sur le quai de la gare, a documentary co-directed by Myriam Magassouba, Julien Fontaine and Michel Lam, winning the Prix Yolande et Pierre Perrault as part of the Rendez-vous du cinéma Québécois.
The following year, his fiction short Après tout tours in various festivals, winning a multitude of awards, including the Genie Award for best fiction short. His next shorts follow the same path, programmed in an array of international festivals: Le perfectionniste, Gaspé Cooper, Sans Mots, Le vent dans la face, Dans la neige (winner of the 2012 “Coup de coeur” Coop Prize as part of the Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois).
In 2016, Fortier Gauthier’s talent gets more widely acknowledged with his feature-length documentary about deception and creativity D’encre et de sang, co-directed with Maxim Rheault and Francis Fortin, and produced by an INIS technical team.
Surfing on this critical success, he directs two other fiction shorts, Palissade and La voyante.