Having finished her bachelor’s degree in communication/cinema, at the University of Québec in Montreal, in 2006, Joëlle Desjardins Paquette had the chance to direct one of her short-movie screenplays as her end of studies project. In 2005, she directed a documentary short-movie about the sculptor Armand Vaillancourt, titled «L’Enfance de l’Art». In 2004, she spent five months in France, studying at Michel de Montaigne University (Bordeaux III), in cinematographic and audio-visual studies. There, she wrote an experimental short-movie, a day in the life of a tramway, which have been prize-winning at the Chartres film festival.