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EyeSteelFilm, Inc.
Statut : Société de droit privé
Adresse : 4475 St. Laurent #202 H2W 1Z8 Montreal, Québec
Pays concerné : Canada
Téléphone(s) : +1 (514) 937-4893


À propos d’EyeSteelFilm

EyeSteelFilm est une société de films et de supports interactifs documentaires ayant vocation à utiliser le cinéma comme catalyseur du changement social et politique. L’organisation s’engage à créer et à distribuer des œuvres donnant la parole aux personnes d’ordinaire négligées par les médias. EyeSteelFilm a été fondée à partir de films tournés dans la communauté des sans-abri. Par la suite, EyeSteelFilm a collaboré avec de nombreux partenaires dont The National Film Board of Canada, CBC, CTV, BBC, ZDF/ARTE, PBS et ITVS. En 2009, EyeSteelFilm a été classé dans le « top 100 mondial » de RealScreen Magazine.


EYESTEELFILM is a documentary film and interactive media company dedicated to using cinema as a catalyst for social and political change. Our mandate is to create and distribute films that empower people who are ignored by mainstream media.

EyeSteelFilm was founded through making films with the homeless community. Daniel Cross’s gritty street trilogy (Danny Boy, 1993; The Street: a film with the homeless, 1996; SPIT: Squeegee Punks in Traffic, 2002) chronicled a generation of Canadians lost to social funding cuts, political apathy, alcoholism and drug use. These films provided a template for using engaged cinéma-vérité and interactivity for empowerment and change. With SPIT: Squeegee Punks in Traffic, the camera was given to a street kid named Roach, who at the time was living on the streets of Montreal. Over the three years it took to make the film, Roach transformed from drug-addicted street kid to filmmaker and has gone on to direct the documentaries Roachtrip, Punk le Vote!, and the upcoming Les Tickets. Our website continues to help those in the homeless community tell their own stories.

EyeSteelFilm has branched out to make films on diverse, compelling topics, such as the multiple award-winning Rip! A Remix Manifesto, a look at remixing and copyright in the digital age; teens coming of age in a small Inuit village (Inuuvunga I am Inuk I am Alive); and a series of films chronicling modern life in China (Bone, 2005; Chairman George, 2006; Up the Yangtze, 2007). Up the Yangtze grossed close to 1.5 million dollars in North American box office, one of the year’s top documentary releases. The film also won dozens of awards, such as the Genie (Canada’s Oscar) for Best Documentary.

Over the years, EyeSteelFilm has collaborated with a wide range of partners including: The National Film Board of Canada, CBC, CTV, BBC, ZDF/ARTE, PBS and ITVS. In 2009, EyeSteelFilm was listed as a Realscreen magazine « Global 100 » company.