Executive Producer at the National Film Board of Canada’s French Animation Studio, Julie Roy has produced over thirty short animated films. She holds an MA in Film Studies from the Université de Montréal, has written extensively on women and animated film and has served as guest programmer at a number of film festivals.
Her recent productions include Carface (2015) by Claude Cloutier, Pilots on the Way Home (2014) by Priit and Olga Pärn, Bus Story (2014) by Tali, which received a jury mention at the prestigious Annecy festival, Edmond Was a Donkey (2012) by Franck Dion, recipient of the Special Jury Award at Annecy and winner of some thirty international awards, Paula by Dominic-Étienne Simard (2011), winner of the Best Film Award at Interfilm in Berlin, Here and the Great Elsewhere (2012) by Michèle Lemieux, Grand Prize winner at Cinanima in Espinho, Bydlo (2012) by Patrick Bouchard, recipient of the Best Animated Film Award at Clermond-Ferrand.
As an advocate of diversity in cinematic approaches, she has produced such experimental animated films as Quiet Zone (2015) by Karl Lemieux and David Bryant, Reflection (2013) by Sylvie Trouvé and Mamori (2010) by Karl Lemieux. She is committed to supporting young filmmakers and has served as head of the Cinéaste recherché(e) competition, whose goal is to recruit new talent. She is also a producer in the animation section of the NFB’s Independent Filmmaker Assistance Program. Additionally to her work with the NFB, she has worked with Folimage, a French animation studio, to produce short films made at La Résidence.