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Ghyslaine Côté

Director, Screenwriter, Actor
(b. September 6, 1955 Montreal, Quebec)

A graduate of the film programme at Concordia University, Ghyslaine Côté has scripted several short films for children and teens. In 1993, she wrote and directed her first film, the short Aux Voleurs !, which won the La Presse award for Best Screenplay at the Stony Brook Festival in Long Island, New York, and received Jutra and Genie award nominations for Best Short Film. In 1999, she directed the children's feature Pin-Pon, le film which garnered Jutra nominations for Best Editing and Best Art Direction.

Her follow-up, the sensitive drama Elles étaient cinq (2004), opened the Montreal World Film Festival, where it was named Most Popular Film. It went on to gross a very respectable $1.9 million at the Quebec box office and was named one of Canada's Top Ten of 2004 by an independent, national panel of filmmakers, programmers, journalists and industry professionals.

Film and video work includes

Effusion, 1985 (actor)
Femmes sans frontières, 1985 (actor)
Jeanne & Jeanne, 1985 (director; writer; editor; actor)
Coup de chance, 1992 (actor; TV)
Aux voleurs!, 1993 (director; writer)
Pendant ce temps..., 1998 (director; writer; actor)
Pin-Pon, le film, 1999 (director)
Bliss, 2002 (director; TV, 1 episode)

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