François Miron (born on September 20th, 1962 in Montréal, Quebec, Canada) is a director, cinematographer and producer. Miron began his filmmaking career in 1982, when he worked exclusively with emulsion in which the body of his work consisted of several short experimental films, all made using a powerful film image manipulation technique that he has mastered: optical printing. In 1990, he received an MFA in filmmaking from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago as well as a full merit scholarship. His films have been screened in festivals, venues and various other locations throughout the world. His works have received numerous awards and underground acclaim. A part from his success as a filmmaker, Miron has also created and shot music videos, photography and since 1993, has been teaching optical printing, filmmaking, and technical aspects of films at the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema in Montreal. He completed the production of ‘The 4th Life’ in 2007, a 35mm feature film written with James Galwey. A year later, he was awarded with the Juno Award for his photographic work for the band Arcade Fire and the album cover of their Neon Bible CD; the images for the album were extracted from images that he shot in 16mm B/W and color reversal film. The same year, he won the Prix at la création artistique from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for his film ‘Hymn to Pan’. Most recently, Miron completed his documentary on the Avant-garde filmmaker Paul Sharits and had it premiered at the 44th Rotterdam International Film Festival late January 2015.
13 experimental short films by François Miron with 2 bonus films.
A feature-length documentary by François Miron about Paul Sharits. DVD contains a 40-page booklet with a text by Yann Beauvais