Michèle Cournoyer (born 1943 in Saint-Joseph-de-Sorel, Quebec, Canada) is a Canadian animator.Cournoyer studied graphic arts, photography and animation in Quebec, England and Italy. During the 1970s she worked as a set designer, art director, costume designer and screenwriter for several Quebec-based film companies. Cournoyer won the NFB French Animation and Youth Studio's 9th Cinéaste recherché competition in 1989. The prize money from the award allowed her to make the animated short A Feather Tale (La basse cour, 1992). Confrontational relationships between women and men are a common theme in her work, which also tend towards the surrealistic. While she has experimented with computerization in such works as An Artist (1994), Cournoyer usually uses traditional animation methods.