Nicolas Renaud is a filmmaker, film editor and video installation artist living in Montréal. He has made experimental and documentary work for the past 20 years. His films and installations explore our relationship with nature, perception, language, and issues of colonialism. He received the Emerging Canadian Filmmaker Award at Hot Docs Festival (Toronto, 2013) for his documentary Brave New River. He teaches part-time at Concordia University in Montreal in three departments: Cinema, Studio Arts and First Peoples Studies. He is also a film programmer at the Montréal First Peoples Festival. Working as an editor as well, he collaborated in recent years on a range of projects, whether in documentary, animation or experimental forms. His fields of interest move between aesthetics and politics, and being of mixed French-Canadian and Native American descent, he explores the history and culture of both groups and the politics of their relationship. He is a member of the Huron-Wendat First Nation of Wendake (Qc.). He holds a BFA in Film Production and an MA in Sociology.