Vincent Biron

Canadian filmmaker Vincent Biron examined small moments with tremendous impact on everyday lives, often in comic terms, in shorts like "Les fleurs de l'âge" (2010) and his feature debut, "Prank" (2016). Born in 1984 in Quebec, Canada, Biron made his first effort as director, producer, writer and editor on the 2004 short "Audition," and provided multi-hyphenate duties on several more shorts over the next decade. He specialized in detailing intimate encounters between individuals - a couple in conflict in a snowy alleyway in "Annie et Claude" (2005), two wounded and lost soldiers pursuing each other in "Soldats" (2006), children making small but significant steps towards adulthood in "Les fleurs de l'âge," which won the Short Cuts Award for Best Canadian film at the 2010 Toronto International Fim Festival. In addition to his own projects, Biron also served as cinematographer on films and television series by other directors, most notably on Denis Côté's visually striking formalist documentary "Bestiaire" (2012). In 2016, Biron made his feature-length debut with "Prank," a comedy about a lonely boy who falls in with a group of young men dedicated to elaborate and occasionally hurtful pranks. The film made the rounds at major film festivals, including Venice and Toronto.