Francine Hébert has been working in the film and television industry since 2002. As a Director and documentary Screenwriter, she finds inspiration in stories filled with humanity while touching on broader contemporary social issues.

Her first three shorts – Cafeteria (2015), Noah, 18 years old (2018) and A Way of Being Together (2020) won awards at the Rendez-vous Québec Cinéma in Montreal, the Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie in Moncton and / or Les Éloizes in Dieppe.

Her films were shown at the Oscar recognized Festival REGARD, the FIN Atlantic International Film Festival, the Festival international de cinéma francophone en Acadie, the Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec and the Percéides Film Festival, among others.

She recently directed the 60-minute documentary Ma course folle vers un maillot 2 pièces (2023, Productions du milieu, Unis TV), the 5 x 30 minute episode summer show À nous l’été (2022, ICI Acadie) and eight episodes for the documentary series Hors Québec (2019, 2020 – Productions Rivard, TVA). Above and beyond her work presented on the small and big screens, community projects also keep her busy, notably with the Grand Bouctouche historical society, Cinérelève, PassepART and the Kent South Cultural Society.

professional affiliations


2023 – artsnb, Creation, Documentary film project in the works
2023 – artsnb, Professional development, Forum du FRIC
2022 – artsnb, Documentation, Les Couleurs du Pays
2021 – artsnb, Career Development (Professionalization and Promotion), Website creation
2021 – artsnb, Creation, Medium length documentary
2020 – artsnb, Professional Development, Professtional Development, Incubateur du FRIC
2020 – Tourism, Heritage and Culture N.-B., Incubateur du FRIC
2020 – artsnb, Career Development, Arts by Invitation, Une façon d’être ensemble at the Semaine acadienne de Courseulles-sur-mer, France
2019 – Canada Council for the Arts, Explore and Create, Concept to Realization, Une façon d’être ensemble
2018 – artsnb, Creation, Une façon d’être ensemble
2017 – artsnb, Creation, Noah, 18 ans

professional development

Bachelor of Science                  Univ. Saint-Boniface, Manitoba
Concentration Mathematics, Dean’s Honour List

Writing your grant application – Guillaume Desrosiers Lépine, AAAPNB

Documentary filmmaking mentorship – Sandrine Béchade, FRIC / INIS
Grantwriting; an artists’ guide – Jean-Denis Boudreau, AAAPNB
Creative writing– Yao, FRIC
Optimizing your online presence – Marika Laforest, AAAPNB

Initiation to the craft of audiovisual research  – Lyne Barnabé, AAAPNB / TV5 / U de Moncton
Feature length documentary conceptualisation – Amy Miller, Incubateur FRIC
Building a respectful workplace – Chris Ross, Director’s Guild of Canada
Introduction DOP – Jérôme Sabourin, FRIC

Direction of production – Marie-Claude Beaulieue, Audrey Ann Dupuis Pierre, INIS / FICFA
Film distribution – Phil Comeau, mentorship AAAPNB
Intro to editing in Premiere Pro – Kevin McIntyre, AAAPNB / UnisTV

Film, television and web scriptwriting – Guy Boutin, AAAPNB / TV5 / U of Moncton Continuing education

DOP, framing and composition – Alexandre Lampron, FRIC / INIS
Artistic approach writing – Catherine Voyer-Léger, AAAPNB

Fiction tv directing – Jim Donovan, FRIC
Social media – creative springboard? – Catherine Voyer-Léger, AAAPNB

Documentary scriptwriting – Renée Blanchar, ONF

Physical theater – Mathieu Chouinard, U de Moncton

Journalism training / newsroom – Guy LeBlanc, Radio-Canada
Voice training – Diane Ricard

Tumbling – Carson Nattrass, Théâtre Cercle Molière
Clown – Christian Perron, Théâtre Cercle Molière
Presentation in front of camera – Jacques Payette, Productions Rivard
Poetic interpretation in acting – Alain Doom, Théâtre Cercle Molière

Training in diction – Jean-Stéphane Roy
Text delivery for the news – Michelle Magne, SRC

Masks / Vaudeville – Théâtre Cercle Molière