** Marie Valade** is an artist and cultural worker with a passion for traditional frame-by-frame animation. In 2010 she completed a bachelor’s degree in animated film at Concordia University, graduating with great distinction. Since then, she has worked on numerous animated shorts and features, participated in cultural outreach projects and honed her skills as an independent filmmaker. In her personal work, she takes particular pleasure in exploring the boundaries between the worlds of narrative storytelling and experimental art. She produced and directed Lolos (2021), a short film animated with rotoscoping on paper; it was selected for several festivals, including the Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy (France) and Canada’s Top Ten at the TIFF. It won the Dada National award for the Nouveaux alchimistes section at the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma. Since 2014, Marie Valade has been one of the organizers of Festival Stop Motion Montréal. Initially a coordinator, she has since become the festival’s co-director and programmer. She has interviewed the filmmakers featured at the event. Marie is now the sales and festivals director at Vidéographe, where she distributes experimental works.