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Directed by :

Tanya Lapointe


Claude Lafortune, Jean-François Royal, Marie Eykel, Antonine Maillet, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Caroline Pazzy, Marie-Évelyne Baribeau, Ève Filteau, Cathy Jolicoeur


Lafortune en papier
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2020 - Canada - French - 79 minutes - Color

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Prizes and Festivals:

Winner 36th Prix Gémeaux

  • Best Documentary Program or Series: Arts and Culture

Finalist 36th Prix Gémeaux

  • Best Original Music: Documentary

  • Best Research: Documentary - Program

  • Best Editing: Public Affairs, Documentaries - Program

Whistler Film Festival

  • Honorable Mention

  • Audience Award

Vues sur mer

  • Audience Award

THIRD ACTion Film Festival

  • Audience Favorite Film Award

Twilight Tokyo Film Festival

  • Best Documentary Film

Rendez-vous Québec cinéma

  • Competition 2021                      Prix Pierre-et-Yolande-Perrault

Kingston Canadian Film Festival

  • People's Choice Award Finalist

Deep Focus Film Festival

  • Honorable Mention

International Documentary Film Awards

  • The Best Personality Profile

Invermere Film Festival

  • Official Selection

Master of Art Film Festival

  • Official Selection


  • Official Selection

Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival

  • Official Selection

New York Festivals

  • Finalist

Jack Lake Film Festival

  • Official Selection

Kadoma International Film Festival

  • Finalist

FICKIN' International Film Festival Kinshasa

  • Official Selection

Les Percéides

  • Official Selection

Festival Ciné Tapis Rouge

  • Official Selection

Miyakojima International Film Festival

  • Official Selection

Much like Fred Rogers and Bob Ross in the United States, Claude Lafortune was a staple of French-Canadian television. The beloved children’s television host inspired generations of children through his celebration of creativity, inclusivity and diversity. For over five decades, he dedicated his life to transforming mere paper into whimsical sculptures, creatures and film sets. "The Paper Man" reveals the depths of Claude Lafortune's work, as well as his continuing legacy.


Researched, written and directed: Tanya Lapointe
Director of photography and editing: Hugo Duford-Proulx
Music: Viviane Audet, Robin-Joël Cool and Alexis Martin

Producer: Tanya Lapointe

Co-producer: Marika Lapointe

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