After studying at Concordia, Serge Noël began as producing with the 1996 documentary Voisin Mur à Mur. His first narrative feature production was From the Peak to the Heart in 2001. This followed by Victor Pellerin in 2006. Both films won awards at international film festivals. For television he produced Contact, the Encyclopedia of Creation in 2006. In 2015 he produced his most internationally recognised film, Early Winter for Australian director Michael Rowe that premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the Venice Days Jury Prize. He produced Fatima in 2016, which won three César Awards including Best Film. In 2019, he produced It Must Be Heaven from renowned Palestinian director Elia Suleiman, which was awarded a special mention at the Cannes Film Festival. He received her first APSA nomination as a producer of the film, which was nominated for the Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO. As a director he has made the short films Video Fragment No. 32 in 2008 and Tomorrow I’ll Go to the Fields in 2011.

Accolades

Elia Suleiman and Édouard Weil and Laurine Pelassy and Thanassis Karathanos and Martin Hampel and Serge Noël
Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2019

It Must Be Heaven

Cultural Diversity Award under the patronage of UNESCO, 2019

It Must Be Heaven

Told through the director’s alter ego, Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman (ES) escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland. On his travels, however, he finds parallels…

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Films

It Must Be Heaven
2019

It Must Be Heaven

Palestine, Qatar, Turkey, Canada, France, Germany
2019

It Must Be Heaven

Told through the director’s alter ego, Palestinian filmmaker Elia Suleiman (ES) escapes from Palestine seeking an alternative homeland. On his travels, however, he finds parallels…

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