Susanne Serres

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Susanne Serres

Profile Details

  • Country:   Canada
  • Province/State:   Quebec
  • City:   Montreal
  • How do you Identify?:   Queer Black Woman Film Director
  • Age:   30
  • Experience Level:   Emerging
  • Field of Work:   Fiction/Scripted
  • Union:   Non-Union
  • Favourite Movies:   CRASH - Paul Haggis; BABEL - Alejandro González Iñárritu; Volver - Pedro Almodóvar; The Hour - Stephen Daldry
  • Favourite TV Shows:   Grey's anatomy - Shonda Rhimes; Unorthodox - Deborah Feldman & Anna LeVine;
  • Pitch a Project:   Maika (28), a Black electro-punk singer, is faced with a heartbreaking choice between delivering a potentially career-altering performance with her band or helping her girlfriend, Esmée through her second psychotic crisis.
  • Contact Information: cellphone: 514-916-4532


As an emerging director and screenwriter, I aspire to create powerful and emotional short and feature films. I have studied cinema, visual arts, dramaturgy, writing and photography.

In 2017, I wrote and directed ZAYA, my first professional self-directed short. ZAYA has entered many film festivals around the world and has received several awards, including the prestigious Merit Award from Best Short Film at BEST SHORTS COMPETITION (California, 2017), One-Reeler Contest Excellence Award (Los Angeles, 2017), Best Direction of Photography Award at Toronto LGBT Film Festival (2018) and the Diamond Prize at the International Independent Film Awards (California, 2018).

Encouraged by the success of this first film, in 2018 I pursued my studies at INIS where I participated in an intensive training program to become a professional filmmaker. After graduating, I received the Louise-Spickler scholarship from the INIS Foundation, which highlights the career of a student who stood out. In autumn 2018, I was in the quarterfinals at SCREENCRAFT international competition for ESMÉE (fiction short film written by Susanne Serres). In January 2019, I was one of the 5 finalists for the Dynasty Gala in the Director of the Year category. In 2019, “SUIS-MOI”, one of my short films that I directed at INIS, was chosen to be broadcast on ICI Tou.TV. “HIPPOCAMPE”, the second short film I directed at INIS, was broadcast on UNIS.TV in 2020.



Among other projects, I’m working on finding fundings to direct my next fiction short film named Esmée.

I’m also working on developing dance and art fiction films.


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