SODEC Société de développement des entreprises culturelles – Québec (Programme d'aide aux jeunes créateurs)
Canadian Television Fund created by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Cable Industry - Telefilm Canada : Equity Investment Program
Québec Film and Television Tax Credit - Gestion SODEC
Government of Canada The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit
TV5 Québec Canada
FIFA 1998 (Montréal) Telefilm Canada Award
Gémeaux Awards 1998 (Montréal) Finalist for Best Documentary on Arts
Fifty years ago, a young painter, Marcel Baril, left Canada for Paris. The art he produced there is in fact a diary in which he recorded his thoughts, memories, dreams and desires. His paintings deal with childhood, love, women, the mal de vivre, death, and life as a multi-coloured, extraordinary spectacle. A cross between naïve art, surrealism and fantastic art, his work defies categorization. The Hidden Easel by Philippe Baylaucq explores the art of a man who has resisted trends and well-trodden paths, remaining true to himself.