Mission and board of directors


YONDER accompanies Montreal’s up-and-coming creators in the development of short fiction film projects and digital works of art at the creative and financial levels.
YONDER was born from the desire to create.

A Montreal-based non-profit organization, YONDER provides scholarships to the next generation of creators who are working on short film projects and digital cultural productions in the development phase. In order to help its bursary recipients in their creative process, YONDER also offers to match them with industry professionals who form a mentoring committee.

An independent jury appointed for this purpose selects recipient projects through an annual contest. The scholarships are the result of funds raised from various fundraising events.

YONDER is supported by the Conseil des Arts de Montréal that allows it to issue official charitable donation receipts. The Conseil des Arts de Montréal also takes part in the jury selection.
Yonder allows your projects to go from fantasy to reality.



ADMINISTRATOR - Karolyne Arseneault

Karolyne Arseneault has worked in Marketing and Communications for many years, primarily as a public relations officer for different cultural events in the city before joining an ad agency as a project manager. A lover of cinema and production, she felt instantly compelled towards Yonder’s noble mission and joined the team in hopes of making a difference for local filmmakers.


ADMINISTRATOR - Antonello Cozzolino

Antonello Cozzolino has been a member of Cirrus Communications since fall 2009. As a content producer, Cozzolino openly admits his ambition to produce art-house films that would be a success on both personal and financial level. He believes in a clever cinema that can touch and reach the audience. Over time, Cozzolino has surrounded himself with talented directors that will undoubtedly leave a mark on Quebec cinema.

ADMINISTRATOR - Laurent Allaire

Laurent Allaire has been working in film for more than fifteen years. The actor-writer-producer promotes film internationally through speaking and collaborating. President and producer at Chasseurs films inc., Laurent Allaire is largely involved in producing short films and he is currently developping a number of projects with different collaborators.