Community Affiliate and Artist

With a background in film and media studies, Marlene started her career as a production director and an artistic director for internationally co-produced animated films. For the last 17 years, MARLENE EDOYAN has been working in the Canadian Film industry as a producer, scriptwriter, and director to create auteur documentaries for festivals, theatrical release and broadcast. She has participated in several international workshops and labs such as Astra Film Lab, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Eurodoc, CPH:DOX, including the Doc Corner of the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes. Marlene created FAUVE FILM Inc. in 2017, a Montreal-based film production company specializing in creative documentary productions with a unique vision. With a focus on telling stories of lesser-known communities, the films explore complex issues by combining original point of view with strong cinematographic storytelling. Marlene joined RIDM (Montreal International Documentary Festival) and works there as an artistic co-director and as a festival and industry programmer. She also works as a programmer for the documentary cinema streaming platform – Tënk. She is also on the Board of Directors of PRIM, since 2021.

Brief filmography: Figure of Armen – 2012, The Sea Between Us – 2019, Malika in Waiting – 2022, Spirits Rebellious – in production.