Emilie B. Guérette is an award-winning French-Canadian film director best known for her work in the genres of drama, comedy, and fantasy.
Guérette was born in Montreal, Quebec to a French-Canadian family. She attended Concordia University, where she studied film and television production. After graduating, she went on to direct several short films, which earned her a number of awards including the Prix Jutra for Best Short Film.
In 2005, Guérette made her feature film debut with the romantic comedy Le baiser, which won the Prix de la Jeunesse at the Montreal World Film Festival. This was followed by the award-winning drama À corps perdu (2008). One of her most acclaimed films was the fantasy drama Envol (2011), which was nominated for eight Jutra Awards and won five, including Best Director.
Since then, Guérette has directed a number of feature films, including the acclaimed drama Les 3 p’tits cochons (2014) and the romantic comedy Petite sœur (2016). She has also been involved in television production, having directed episodes of the series District 31 (2018) and Unité 9 (2019).
Throughout her career, Guérette has been praised for her unique style and her ability to evoke emotion in her audiences. She has been credited with bringing a new level of sophistication to French-Canadian cinema, and has been lauded for her work in highlighting the unique culture of Quebec.
Guérette is an active member of the Canadian film industry, and is a frequent guest at film festivals around the world. She is also a member of the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, and is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.