The jury and the guests

Anna Mouglalis

After her breakthrough in Claude Chabrol’s “Merci pour le chocolat”, she distinguished herself both in the theater world and on the big screen. Her filmography includes many big names from independent cinema: Samuel Benchetrit, Gustave Kervern and Benoît Delépine, as well as Philippe Garrel. She stars in Audrey Diwan’s “L’Événement”, which was awarded the Golden Lion in Venice and is part of the FIFIB’s selection this year.

Ludovic Boukherma

After spending their childhood in Lot-et-Garonne, Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma shot their first short films with Marielle Gautier and Hugo P. Thomas. They then toured the festivals ahead of an ACID selection for their first feature, “Willy the 1st”. Their second film, “Teddy”, was awarded the French Competition Grand Prize at the FIFIB last year. The two brothers are currently preparing “L’année du requin”, which was filmed in the Arcachon Bay.

Zoran Boukherma

After spending their childhood in Lot-et-Garonne, Ludovic and Zoran Boukherma shot their first short films with Marielle Gautier and Hugo P. Thomas. They then toured the festivals ahead of an ACID selection for their first feature, “Willy the 1st”. Their second film, “Teddy”, was awarded the French Competition Grand Prize at the FIFIB last year. The two brothers are currently preparing “L’année du requin”, which was filmed in the Arcachon Bay.

Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet

Born in Royan in 1986, she first worked in publishing, at Grasset, while taking acting lessons. Charline Bourgeois-Tacquet then launched out as a director, with two noteworthy short films, in which she played, “Joujou” and “Pauline asservie”. Her first feature film, “Anaïs in love”, which was presented at the Critics’ Week in Cannes, is currently in theaters.

Diane Rouxel

Born in 1993 in Haute-Savoie, she began studying art before turning to cinema. Revealed by Larry Clark's camera in “The Smell of Us” in 2014, Diane Rouxel has since accepted roles for various confirmed French filmmakers, like Emmanuelle Bercot or Bertrand Mandico, and more recently Naël Marandin for “Beasts”.

Marie Papillon

With humor as a flag of pride and drollery flowing from her heart, Marie Papillon is above all a polymorphic artist: she wrote and co-directed the series “Marie et les choses”, scripted a comic book Blanche Sabbah later drew, and multiplied projects as an actress. She’s currently starring in Agnès Hurstel’s hit series, “Jeune et Golri”.

Frankie Wallach

Born in Paris in 1994, Frankie Wallach took up comedy at the age of eight and worked for Josée Dayan, Lisa Azuelos or Simon Astier. After her graduate studies, she joined Delphine Eliet's École du jeu, resumed filming, went on stage and then tried her hand at directing. In 2017, “Kneidler”, a first short documentary about her grandmother, was released. “Trop d’amour”, which screened at the FIFIB last year, is an extension of this project.

Raya Martigny

Originally from Reunion Island, Raya Martigny works as a model and has had a remarkable career through collaborations with Thierry Mugler, Stefano Pilati and Jean-Paul Gaultier. Close to Dustin Muchuvitz, Nana Benamer and Naëlle Dariya, she took her first steps on the big screen in the short films of Alexis Langlois and Naïla Guiguet.

Dustin Muchuvitz

A model, a DJ, an actress... Dustin Muchuvitz keeps reinventing herself and belongs to those happy few who stars in a film bearing their name. She’s the main character of Naïla Guiguet’s “Dustin”, selected at the Critics’ Week. Also one of Alexis Langlois’s muses, she appeared in several of his films, including “The Demons of Dorothy”, which was awarded the Silver Leopard in Locarno in 2021.

Agnès Hurstel

Agnès Hurstel started working as a stand-up comedian. Following the success of her show, France Inter offered her a weekly comic speech on air. She then played in Frankie Wallach’s “Trop d’amour” and will soon appear in Michel Hazanavicius’s “Z comme Z”. “Jeune et golri”, which she created and in which she plays, has also just won the Prize for Best French Series at Séries Mania. Agnès is currently co-writing the adaptation of “Pot Luck” for Amazon.

Aurélie Chesné

A programme advisor at France Télévisions’ short film division since 2011, Aurélie Chesné. is in charge of France 3 short film program "Libre Court", which is broadcast every Friday evening around midnight. France Téléisions provides artistic and financial support to French and international shorts so as to give promising directors a chance.

John Sayles

John Sayles began his career as a screenwriter and as a collaborator of Roger Corman. In 1980, he directed “Return of the Seacaucus 7”, a first feature film financed out of his personal funds. It is the birth of a major work, deeply American in its questioning: the relationship to territory and identity, the border and the representation of minorities. Sayles's universe is always attentive to the dynamics of class, gender and race, without ever being a caricature of progressive cinema. A master of choral storytelling, a brilliant author and actor, John Sayles also edits his own films. He is the quintessence of the independent filmmaker.
– Nathan Reneaud

Barbet Schroeder

Initially an actor for his friend Eric Rohmer, he founded Les Films du Losange with him and produced the first episodes of “Six Moral Tales”, a pillar of independence in French cinema. While going around film sets, as an actor but also as a production assistant for Lang or as a directing assistant for Godard, he in turn got interested in directing. His first feature film, “More”, released in 1969, can now be seen as a striking element of rare density and eclecticism: a polyglot and explosive film that demonstrates the pleasure of writing fiction while taking the pulse of the contemporary world. Barbet Schroeder has never ceased to alternate committed documentary proposals (“Terror’s Advocate”, “The Venerable W.” or his psychedelic “The Charles Bukowski Tapes”) and dynamited fictions (“Maîtresse”, “Kiss of Death”, “Our Lady of the Assassins”), thus witnessing an independence in both tone and gender.
– Pierre Guidez

Laura Mulvey

It has been two years since the invitation to Laura Mulvey was launched! She wasn’t able to be with us for the last two editions but her work irrigated many dimensions of the 2019 and 2020 programmes. A theorist, an academic and a director, known for the concept of “male gaze” (that objectifies the female body), the reflections of Laura Mulvey constitute a considerable contribution to the history of cinema, which aren’t however limited to this single idea. A talk and the screening of the films she directed with Peter Wollen will be an opportunity to explore these multiple facets. This program will be mirrored by a “carte blanche” given to the magazine Another Gaze, a space for critical discussion on feminism and cinema that was created in 2016 and which has just launched Another Screen, a streaming platform that shows rare films, available in several languages.
– Natacha Seweryn

Charlotte Gainsbourg

Jacques Audiard

Sandrine Kiberlain

Thierry de Peretti