With a background in architecture and communications, Bruno Boulianne first got noticed on the Radio-Canada television program La Course Europe-Asie in 1990–91. He went on to direct the documentary Un cirque sur le fleuve, which won the Best Hope Award at the 1994 Rendez- vous du cinéma québécois. Fascinated by the relationship between people and their environment, he has made some fifteen films that have garnered several awards, including the Grand Prize and People’s Choice Award for Le Compteur d’oiseaux at the 2005 Festival de films de Portneuf sur l’environnement, and the NFB Award for Best Canadian Film at the 23rd Festival Vues d’Afrique in Montreal for Le prix de l’exode, shot in Mali. His most recent film, the feature-length documentary Bull’s Eye: A Painter on the Watch, recently won the ARTV Springboard to the World Award, at the 28th International Festival of Films on Art in Montreal.