EMAfilms produces stories for the screen that both inspire and entertain, with potential for international appeal. With vision and creative drive, Anne-Marie Gélinas, founder and producer, works with innovative and ambitious writers and directors from around the world. In 2015, TURBO KID premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and also at SXSW, winning the Audience Award. The film played in more than 60 festivals, garnering almost 20 prizes, including Best International Film at the Saturn Awards 2016. Nominated for five Quebec Cinema Gala prizes, the film won for Best Make up. A Canada-New Zealand coproduction, the film is written and directed by the RKSS collective. Also released in 2015, Hélène Choquette’s documentary A DOG’S LIFE with a world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival, selected at the One World Film Festival in Prague, the film also played in Canadian competition at Hot Docs 2016.
EMAfilms coproduced Raphaël Nadjari’s NIGHT SONG, a musical feature fiction, a France-Canada coproduction starring Géraldine Pailhas, Luc Picard and Natalie Choquette. The film is still playing in select festivals in Europe and was released in early 2016. Other titles include: A BOTTLE IN THE GAZA SEA (Thierry Binisti) and MARS & AVRIL (Martin Villeneuve); both 2012 releases, acclaimed in Canada and abroad. Anne-Marie Gélinas also line produced WAR WITCH (Rebelle), winner, amongst others, of a Silver Bear at Berlinale, and nominated for Best Foreign Film at the Oscars. EMAfilms will release it’s latest feature RADIUS, a sci-fi feature thriller written and directed by Caroline Labrèche & Steeve Léonard starring Diego Klattenhoff (Blacklist) and Charlotte Sullivan (Rookie Blue) at the Fantasia Film Festival in 2017. EMAfilms is also in production on a feature documentary directed by Hélène Choquette on Robert Lepage’s next play that will be performed by the famous French troupe Théâtre du Soleil.
Due to the volume of material we receive, we unfortunately cannot consider unsolicited material (ideas, concepts, scripts, pitches, outlines, treatments, screenplays, etc.) that does not come via an agent, or via another production company with a recognised production track record in the industry. The purpose of this policy is to avoid any potential misunderstandings if anything we develop or produce seems the same or similar to your original work, as many works and submissions are based on the same or similar ideas. We will not be held liable for any received material (or sections thereof) which may be similar or identical in theme, idea, plot, format and/or other respects to other original works (or sections thereof) which we choose to develop and you will not be entitled to any compensation because of the use of any such similar or identical material.
If you are a writer and/or director in Canada, you will need to find a recognized agent to submit your script on your behalf. If you are first starting out it is best to approach junior agents as they will be looking to expand their portfolios and therefore more likely to pick up new talent.
If you are a writer and/or director from outside Canada, you will need to find a recognized production company in your own country with a recognised production track record in the industry to submit your script on your behalf.