She was the founding director of the documentary program at Montreal’s Institut national de l’image et du son (INIS) – Quebec’s first professional cinema training program: Colette Loumède is a producer in French Program’s Documentary Studio.
Her documentary productions are marked by the richness of their content and their artistic quality, and have been official selections at major festivals around the world, including Locarno, Amsterdam (IDFA), Berlin, Visions du réel, CPH DOX, Sundance, and the Rencontres internationales du documentaire de Montréal (RIDM).
Her work is driven by a desire to produce creator-led films – films that are ambitious, thoughtful and engender discussion. To that end, she has worked with directors including Luc Bourdon, Serge Giguère, Jean-Claude Labrecque, Richard Desjardins, Patricio Henriquez, Paule Baillargeon, Hugo Latulippe, Benoît Pilon, Céline Baril, Pascale Ferland, Carole Laganière, Claude Demers, Jean-François Caissy, Nicolas Wadimoff, and many others.
Over the course of her career, Colette has been a part of many diverse and fruitful collaborations. She served as a feature drama and documentary content analyst for SODEC, Quebec’s public film financing agency, and she has been actively involved in the Observatoire du documentaire, the RIDM, and with many different festivals. Colette has served on numerous panels and juries, and has promoted creator-led documentary film on many Canadian and international platforms.