Miryam Charles

  • Miryam Charles
© Claudie-Ann Landry (courtesy FIFF, Créteil)
Film director, Producer, Screenwriter, Director of photography (d.o.p.)
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv

Canadian Film Director, Producer and Director of Photography, from Haitian descent.

Miryam CHARLES is a film director, producer and cinematographer.

She is known for "Cette maison - This House" (2022).

Her talent Agent / Son Agence Artistique :
Agence Claude Girard
- www.claudegirard.com/artistes/miryam-charles/

Born in 1984 in Montreal, Canada. She completed a degree in film studies and works as a writer, director, producer and cinematographer. Following a number of short films, "Cette maison - This House" (2022) is her feature debut.

Her six short films and her first feature shape a coherent and powerful work on issues of mourning, memory and origins. Together, they form a song, a gospel, inhabited by souls in pain. Shot in film, mixing Haitian, English and French languages, documentary, experimental and fictional, her protean cinema evokes a dive into his memories. Her feature film CETTE MAISON - THIS HOUSE is part of the TIFF Top 10 in 2022 (Toronto).

In 2023, the FIFF (Créteil International Women Films Festival) hosted the first retrospective of Miryam Charles in France, on Saturday, March 25, 2023, from 6:30 pm.
An opportunity to exchange with her and make the French public discover the great singularity of this cinematographic language that she spontaneously invents.

From Haitian descent, Miryam Charles is a director, producer and cinematographer living in Montreal. Her films have been presented in various festivals internationally.
"Cette maison" (2022) is her debut feature film; it had its world premiere at Berlinale Forum and has been screened at festivals worldwide, winning awards at Indie Lisboa, Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, Montréal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, and Indie Memphis. Her ongoing work explores themes related to exile and the legacies of colonization.
Her second feature-length fiction film "La marabout" is currently in production.

(2015) Vole, vole tristesse (Fly, Fly, Sadness); 6 mins.
(2016) Vers les colonies (Towards the Colonies); 5 mins.
(2017) Mosaic | Collective Feature - Long métrage collaboratif fiction/expérimentation (Direction / Réalisation : Joséphine Decker, Alexis Gambis, Miryam Charles, Barry J.Gibb, Ian Harnarine, Noah Hutton, Demelza Kooji, Jeannette Louis, Rachel Mayeri, Sally Warring) | Co-Director, Co-Screenwriter / Coréalisatrice, Coscénariste
(2018) Une forteresse (A Fortress); 6 mins
(2018) Drei Atlas (Three Atlas); 6 mins.
(2019) Deuxième génération (Second Generation); 5 mins.
(2019) L'Album rouge ou l'intention poétique (The Red Album or a Poetic Intent); 5 mins.
(2021) Chanson pour le nouveau monde (Song for the New World); 9 mins.
(2021) Les Temps | Short Experimental / Court-métrage expérimental
(2022) Au crépuscule (At Dawn); 15 mins.
(2022) Cette maison (This House); 75 mins.
(2023) Tous les jours de mai (All the Days of May), 06 mins | Documentary Essay / Essai documentaire
(prévu pour 2023) Le Marabout | 2nd Feature / 2nd long métrage fiction

Fontes / Our Source / Quelle / Nos Sources (MAIS INFORMAÇÕES / READ MORE / PLUS D'INFOS) :
- Africiné Magazine
- www.claudegirard.com/artistes/miryam-charles/
- www.berlinale.de/en/2022/programme/202207996.html
- https://filmsdefemmes.com/archives/edition-2023/elles-font-genre/
- https://filmsdefemmes.com/fiche-film/cette-maison/
- www.oyster-films.info/cette-maison
- www.claudegirard.com/artistes/miryam-charles/
Updated by Thierno DIA, 23 August 2023



Miryam CHARLES (Regie, Buch, Kamera, Produktion, Casting)

Geboren 1984 in Montreal, Kanada.
Sie absolvierte ein Filmstudium und ist als Autorin, Regisseurin, Produzentin und Kamerafrau tätig. Nach mehreren Kurzfilmen ist Cette maison ihr Langfilmdebüt.



  • Arterial network
  • Media, Sports and Entertainment Group (MSE)
  • Gens de la Caraïbe
  • Groupe 30 Afrique
  • Alliance Française VANUATU
  • Zimbabwe : Culture Fund Of Zimbabwe Trust
  • RDC : Groupe TACCEMS
  • Rwanda : Positive Production
  • Togo : Kadam Kadam
  • Niger : ONG Culture Art Humanité
  • Collectif 2004 Images
  • Africultures Burkina-Faso
  • Bénincultures / Editions Plurielles
  • Africiné
  • Afrilivres

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