Émilie Martel

Represented by: Meaghan Denomme


Émilie Martel is a writer & director. She has spent years directing short documentary content for organizations worldwide, such as The Guardian, Great Big Story, Univision, New York Post and more. She has directed and produced two seasons of the animated documentary youth series called The Métis (19 episodes of 13 minutes, TFO), created, co-wrote and directed a non-scripted tween cooking series called Petites bouchées du monde that was recently nominated for a Prix Gémeaux (29 episodes of 13 minutes, TFO), directed several episodes of the documentary series of 180 (13 of 23 minutes, TVA), directed and produced a documentary film called Alias Marie-Soleil (1 x 49 min; TFO, Radio-Canada) and a documentary series called Au coeur du Yukon (7 of 48 minutes, Unis TV). She co-directed a scripted teen series about girls in a hockey league called Gang de hockey, a concept she created and co-wrote (8 of 13 minutes, TFO).

Her independent projects have received support from various organizations such as Hot Docs, the Canadian Council for the Arts and the Ontario Council for the Arts. She has received the 2018 Canadian Women Artists’ Award from the New York State Council on the Arts, is a beneficiary of the WIDC director program (2023) and the BIPOC Access Program from the National Screen Institute (2023) . She was a recipient of the Youth Media Alliance’s Thérèse-Pinho Scholarship in 2019 and of the Banff Diversity of Voices (2019, 2020, 2021).

Whether it’s a documentary or educational series, Émilie is passionate about exploring new forms of visual storytelling, loves working with a variety of artists, and has a desire to tell stories that highlight cultural diversity and environmental themes. She is a franco-Ontarian and part of the Wendat First Nation in Wendake, Québec.

She works in English, French and Spanish.


Uproot Writer/Director/Producer Feature documentary; Canadian Council for the Arts
Hauteur Director/Writer/Producer Fiction Series (13 x 23min); UNIS TV
Heart on my Sleeve Writer Doc series (1 x 23 min); Nish Media
Camps Penses-Tu? Writer Fiction Series (Ep 111); Prestigo Medias
La Terre en Nous Director Doc series (segments); Manitoa Media, APTN
Alias Marie-Soleil Writer/Director/Producer Short doc (1 x 48min); TFO, Radio-Canada
Au Coeur Du Yukon 2 Director Doc series (7 of 13 x 48min); UNIS TV
Hockey Gang (Gang de Hockey) Co-writer/Director/Producer Teen fiction series (8 x 13 min); TFO/CMF
Bites of the World (Bouchée du Monde) Co-writer/Director/Producer Unscripted youth (20 x 13 min); TFO/CMF
180 Director Doc series (4 of 33 x 21 min); Slalom, TVA
The Metis S2 Director/Producer Animated doc series (12 x 13 min); TFO/CMF
The Metis S1 Director/Producer/Editor Animated doc series (7 x 13 min); TFO/CMF
Unheard Director Short-fiction film
Quimsacocha Director/DP/Editor Independent Short Documentary; CFMDC
Cooking Challenge Director/Co-Writer Digital web series (10 x 4-5 min); TFO/CMF
Les Metis Writer/Director/Producer/Editor Digital web series (10 x 3-4 min); TFO/CMF
Mofwoofoo Woofafa Director/DP/Editor New York Post
Immigration NYC Director/DP/Editor Digital web series; Univision
Boston International Director/DP/Editor Digital web series; Univision
2023 WIDC Career Advancement Module
2019 YMA Thérèse-Pinho Scholarship
2018/2019 Banff Diversity of Voices Initiative
2018 New York Foundation for the Arts Canadian Women Artists’ Award
Unheard – Lower East Side Festival of the Arts; MCNY International Short Film Festival
Quimsacocha – Ottawa’s One World Arts; Vancouver’s Latin American Film Festival; Amdocs; Madrid’s Linea Imaginaria; Tijuana’s Humano Film Festival; Voices from the Waters; ASA Humanitarian Film Festival; MikroFAF
Languages: French, English, Spanish

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