Martine Chartrand is a Montreal-born, Haitian-Canadian animator, painter/illustrator and teacher. She completed her first animated film, TV Tango, in 1992; it went on to win several international awards. She later travelled to Russia for advanced training with Alexander Petrov, one of the masters of paint-on-glass animation. After returning to Canada, she perfected the difficult technique and used it to brilliant effect on her next two films, Black Soul (2000), winner of 23 international awards, including the prestigious Golden Bear at the 2001 Berlin Film Festival, and MacPherson (2010), which also earned many honours. In 2020, she received the René Jodoin Award in recognition of her remarkable career, her social engagement and her influence in the field of Canadian animation.