Christine Noël was appointed Executive Producer of the French Program Animation Studio in January 2021.
She has 19 years of experience in the production and marketing of animated films, and she began her NFB career at the Studio where, as a development officer, she made a key contribution to the production of major DVD box sets, including Norman McLaren – The Master’s Edition and The Science of Moving Images, which focussed on the work of Pierre Hébert. In addition, she organized workshops given by Jacques Drouin on the pinscreen technique, which led filmmaker Michèle Lemieux to use this unique tool in her work. From 2007 to 2015, Noël oversaw the launch and promotional campaigns of more than 150 films in her capacity as Marketing Manager, simultaneously developing a close relationship with the community of creators and honing her expertise in animation. As Head, Marketing, from 2015 to 2020, she led a cross-Canada team that annually promoted approximately 80 productions. She was also in charge of a number of promotional strategies for Oscar-nominated NFB animated films, including Patrick Doyon’s Sunday and Wendy Tilby and Amanda Forbis’s Wild Life (both nominated in 2012), Torill Kove’s Me and My Moulton (2015), Theodore Ushev’s Blind Vaysha (2017), and Alison Snowden and David Fine’s Animal Behaviour (2019). As Executive Producer, Christine Noël supports an approach to creation that values creators from all walks of life and their diverse methods, continuing the NFB’s internationally recognized tradition of creation while drawing on her knowledge and understanding of audiences.