Born in Montreal, Canada, Yanie held her first camera at nine and immediately started telling stories with images. Through her lens, she shows the world as she sees it, whether she's directing fiction, commercials, documentaries, TV shows or art films.
She's one of the 8 filmmakers chosen by the Canadian Academy of Cinema to be part of their esteemed "Women Directors Program 2019-2020". Her feature film project "1+1+1" was the only one chosen and recommended by the Academy for Telefilm's Talents to Watch.
She won the Canadian Gemini Multicultural Award for "My brand new life" a youth doc series she wrote and directed, "Facteur Humain", the doc series she created, directed and shot as DOP, was nominated for best documentary series and she received a best director nomination for her doc series "La vie nous arrive".
Her feature script "Lola et moi" was selected by the Cannes Film Festival's Screenwriters Pavillon and her short film "L'été indien" was awarded Best Direction and Best Screenplay at Spain's Kids Film Fest as well as being shortlisted for Iris Awards Best Short. Her poetic short film "Les choses de ma vie" also had a great international festival run and was part of "Women's Views" a short films directed by women program that toured movie theaters in Canada.www.lolaetmoi.ca