Antoine Bourges is a filmmaker and Assistant Professor in the Department of Theatre and Film at UBC. He holds an MFA in Film Production from York University and previously served as an adjunct faculty member at Humber College.
Bourges’ work blurs the lines between fiction and documentary, often exploring the impact of systems and institutions on human relationships. His shorts Woman Waiting (2010) and William in White Shirt (2015), have screened at festivals across North America and Europe, including the Berlinale, Toronto International Film Festival, South by Southwest, Museum of Moving Images, Ann Arbour Film Festival, and Indie Lisboa.
His mid-length hybrid film, East Hastings Pharmacy (2012), premiered at Centre Pompidou’s Cinéma du Réel, and was presented at numerous festivals and art spaces, such as the Viennale; dokumentarfilmwoche hamburg; Montreal International Documentary Festival (RIDM); Entrevues Belfort Film Festival; Glasgow Film Festival; Melbourne International Film Festival; Azkuna Zentroa Contemporary Art Center, Bilbao, Spain; New York’s Anthology Film Archive; Kasseler Dokfest (Best Film); and DOXA Documentary Film Festival (Best Canadian Film).
His first feature Fail to Appear (2017) premiered at the Vancouver International Film Festival and played numerous festivals including Buenos Aires International Film Festival (BAFICI); Cinéma du Réel, Paris; and the Lincoln Center’s Art of the Real. It was theatrically released in Canada and Mexico.
He has received scholarships and fellowships from York University, as well as SSHRC funding. His work has also received support from Telefilm Canada, Canada Council for the Arts, British Columbia Arts Council, and Ontario Arts Council.
He lives and works between Vancouver and Toronto, where he will produce his next feature, Concrete Valley.