Eric Ruel

Eric Ruel


EAVE+ 10th edition 2020

Company details

Position Vice president and Producer
Company La Ruelle Films
Producer Eric Ruel is behind the documentary successes God Save Justin Trudeau, Expo 67 Mission Impossible, Gentilly or Not to Be and Time Bombs. The documentary series J’ai la mémoire qui tourne (My Memories on a Roll) earned him and his partner Guylaine Maroist the Governor General’s History Award and was nominated at Banff World Media Festival and for the prestigious Japan Prize. Eric Ruel has also won the Gold Ribbon Award for Best Documentary on Canadian Television for the moving documentary Time Bombs. He was nominated for the Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Arts in 2014. He has also won multiple Gémeaux Awards, including the award for Best Documentary for his film The Disunited States of Canada (Les États-Désunis du Canada). The political satire God Save Justin Trudeau was nominated four times at the Gémeaux Awards, it also competed at the Vision du Réel Festival in Switzerland and won the VIFFF d’Or in Vevey. Some of his latest work include Expo 67 Mission Impossible, was awarded with the Gémeaux for Best Documentary film and for Best screenplay in 2018. In 2020, the feature-lenght Jukebox, a participative documentary comedy, will be proposed on all platforms. Eric is now working on his next projects Backlash and Nothing but the Truth.

Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away on March 3. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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