International jury


Michael Radford


Michael Radford was born in India of a British father and an Austrian mother, brought up in the Middle East, and educated at Oxford University and the National Film and Television school. He started as a freelance documentary director, but in 1983 moved into fiction as a screenwriter/ director with « Another Time Another Place », selected by the Cannes Film Festival (director’s fortnight), as best movie of the year by Cahiers du Cinema and winner of the Prix Henry Langlois, the Bafta Award for best newcomer, and fifteen other international prizes.

His next film « Nineteen Eighty Four » with Richard Burton and John Hurt established his international reputation, winning many prizes including the Francois Truffaut director’s award, and the British Film Award for best director.

He then went on to write/ direct « White Mischief » for Columbia Pictures, his third film in collaboration with the producer Simon Perry and the cinematographer Roger Deakins, starring Greta Scacchi, followed by probably his most famous film: « Il Postino » for which he won five Academy Award nominations (including best director, best screenwriter and best picture), two BAFTA awards for Best Director and Best Foreign Movie, and more than 20o other awards world wide. The film was a huge international success, and for many years was the highest grossing foreign language film of all time. His many other film credits include the improvisational movie « Dancing at the Blue Iguana », a film about the lives of strippers in LA. « The Merchant of Venice » with Al Pacino and « Michel Petrucciani » a documentary about the life of the jazz pianist (nominated for a Cesar in 2012).

The romantic comedy « Elsa and Fred » starring Shirley Maclaine and Christopher Plummer, shot on location in New Orleans was released in November 2014 .

He was commissioned to make a biopic of Andrea Bocelli « The Music of Silence », based on Bocelli’s biography of the same name released in 2017.

He currently lives in London with his second wife, Emma Tweed, and their two children. In addition to English, he speaks fluent French, Spanish and Italian and directs in all four languages .

Lucie Debay


Lucie Debay graduated from INSAS in 2009. She started acting in shows by Armel Roussel, Falk Richter, Vincent Hennebicq, Claude Schmitz, Jean-Baptiste Calame and Manah Depauw. In 2014, she shot “Melody” by Bernard Bellefroid and she won the Interpretation Award at the Montreal World Film Festival and the Magritte for Best Female Hope for that film. This film made her branch out towards cinema where she met directors such as Diastème (“Un Français”), Jessica Woodworth and Peter Brosens (“King of the Belgians” and “The Barefoot Emperor”) and Guillaume Senez (“Nos Batailles”, for which she won her second Magritte). She has recently worked with Vincent Paronnaud (“Hunted”), Ann Sirot and Raphael Balboni (“Une vie démente”), Audrey Estrougo (“À la folie”), Fabienne Godet (“Si demain”) and she also reunited with Claude Schmitz in the eponymous film, “Lucie Perd son Cheval”, a sweet mix between reality and fiction. 

Filmographie sélective

2021 LES POINGS SERRES de Vivian Goffette
2021 UNE COMEDIE ROMANTIQUE de Thibault Ségouin
2021 LUCIE PERD SON CHEVAL de Claude Schmitz
2019 CLEO d’Eva Cools
2019 SI DEMAIN de Fabienne Godet
2019 THE BAREFOOT EMPEROR de Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth
2019 HUNTED de Vincent Paronnaud
2019 A LA FOLIE d’Audrey Estrougo
2019 UNE VIE DEMENTE d’Ann Sirot et Raphaël Balboni
2018 NOS BATAILLES | Guillaume Senez
2018 CABARETE | Ivan Bordas
2016 LOLA PATER | Nadir Mokneche
2016 LA CONFESSION | Nicolas Boukhrief
2016 LIGHT THEREAFTER | Konstantin Bojanov
2015 KING OF THE BELGIANS de Peter Brosens & Jessica Woodworth
2015 VILLEPERDUE | Julien Gaspar Oliveri
2015 TONIC IMMOBILITY | Nathalie Teirlinck
2014 MELODY de Bernard Bellefroid
2014 LE MALI (en Afrique) de Claude Schmitz
2014 UN FRANÇAIS de Diastème
2012 AVANT L’HIVER de Philippe Claudel

Matthieu Gonet


Matthieu Gonet is a trained pianist and former student of Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris. He also studied harmony, counterpoint, fugue, and orchestration. He has been the musical director of feature films such as “Hitman” by Xavier Gens and “Un Conte de Noël” by Arnaud Desplechin. He is still working with artists from different worlds such as Bernard Lavilliers, Jean Guidoni, Camille, and Laurent Korcia on the album “Cinéma”. Matthieu Gonet is also known to the general public for having been the musical director of the Star Academy on TF1 from 2001 to 2007. In 2010, he directed in Paris the musical “Spamalot”, a musical adaptation of the film “Sacred Grail” by Monty Python. In 2012, he composed the original music for the feature films “Plan de table”, “Arrêtez-moi” and “Dead Man Talking”. In 2013, he composed the music for the film “Les Profs” and in 2014 for “Ablations”. In 2015, he signed the soundtracks of the films “The Profs 2”, “The Canterville Ghost” and in 2016 of “Tout schuss”, “Josephine s’arrondit” and “Fleur de tonnerre”, for which he won the award for best original music at the Beijing International Film Festival. He wrote the same year the song of the film “L’Idéal” by Frédéric Beigbeder and the music of “Mon Poussin” by Frédéric Forestier. In 2017, he composed the music of “Madame” by Amanda Sthers and the music of the TF1 TV show “Demain Nous Appartient” (which he signed since 2017). He also composed the music of “Santa et Cie”, by Alain Chabat, “Gaston Lagaffe” by Pierre-François Martin-Laval as well as the soundtrack of “Monsieur Je Sais Tout” in 2018. Since then, Matthieu Gonet has signed the soundtracks of the films “Ma Reum”, “Mine de rien” and the TF1 series “Ici Tout Commence” (since 2020). In 2022, he signed again the original soundtracks of several films, including “Qu’est-ce qu’on a tous fait au Bon Dieu” by Philippe de Chauveron (release on April 6), “Ducobu Président” by Elie Semoun (release on July 13) and “La Classe Internationale” by Frédéric Quiring (release on August 10).

Filmographie sélective

2022 SI ON CHANTAIT de Fabrice Maruca
2020 ATTENTION AU DEPART de Benjamin Euvrard
2020 MINE DE RIEN de Mathias Melkluz
2018SANTA & CIE d’Alain Chabat
2018 MA REUM de Fred Quiring
2018 UTA de Katsuhide Motoki
2017 MADAME d’Amanda Sthers
2017 FLEUR DE TONNERRE de Stéphanie Pilonca
2017 MON POUSSIN de Frédéric Forestier
2016 L’IDEAL de Frédéric Beigbeder
2016 TOUT SCHUSS de François Prévôt-Leygonie et Stephan Archinard
2015 THE PROFS 2 de Pierre-François Martin-Laval
2013 LES PROFS de Pierre-François Martin-Laval
2013 DEAD MAN TALKING de Patrick Ridremont
2013 ARRETEZ MOI de Jean-Paul Lilienfeld
2013 PLAN DE TABLE de Christelle Raynal

Aurélien Recoing


Born on May 5, 1958 in Paris, Aurélien Recoing began his training as an actor at the Cours Florent with François Florent, Francis Huster and Daniel Mesguich, as well as at the Ateliers des Quartiers d’Ivry, while he was pursuing a career as a young puppeteer alongside his father, Alain Recoing. In 1977, he entered the Conservatoire National Supérieur d’Art Dramatique de Paris. He then played “Caligula” by Camus (1981) and in more than thirty plays. He received the Gerard Philipe Prize in 1989 after playing Oedipus in the trilogy “Oedipus and the Birds” by Sophocles and Aristophanes, directed by Jean-Pierre Vincent at the Avignon Festival (1989). He continued his theater career in the 90s with, among others, “Le Vieil hiver/Fragile forêt”, “Le Constructeur Solness”, “L’histoire qu’on ne connaîtra jamais”, “Thyeste”, “Tchekhov acte III”, “Affabulazione” by Pasolini. In 2001, he played his first major role in Laurent Cantet’s “L’Emploi du temps” and in just over 50 films throughout his career with many renowned filmmakers including Laurence Ferreira Barbosa, Gilles Béhat, Michel Deville, Denis Dercourt, Anne Fontaine, Costa Gavras, Philippe Garrel, Abdelatif Kechiche, Maïvenn, Mehdi Ben Attia, Francesco Munzi, Guillaume Nicloux, Christian Petzold, Florent Emilio Siri, Frédéric Schoendoerffer and Andrzej Zulawski. He also accompanied many directors in their first short film and shot more than fifty dramas for television. Between 2010 and 2012, he entered as a boarder at the Comédie-Française to play “Titus” in “Berenice” by Racine and directs “The Little Prince”. He also played in the first co-production between the Comédie-Française and France Television for the fiction of Dominique Cabrera “Ça ne peut pas continuer comme ça”. In 2018-2019, he decided to go on a long tour with the play adapted from the film ” Sur la route de Madison ” in the company of Clémentine Célarié in a staging by Dominique Guillo and Anne Bouvier. Very attached to the pedagogy of theater, he taught at the School of the White Theater, the School of the National Theater of Chaillot, the International Institute of Puppetry and the ENSATT (National School of the Rue Blanche). In 2019 he directed his first short film “A Good Shooter”, an adaptation of the eponymous short story: “A Taste of Rust and Bone” by Craig Davidson. Today he is developing his first feature film ” À mains nues “, adaptation of the novel ” L’espoir d’aimer en chemin ” by Michel Quint. For the theater he is developing a co-direction of Sam Azulys’ latest play “Agnus Dei”, a dystopia of the Passion of Christ. He is also currently working on the development of the screenplay “La Nomade” adapted from the eponymous novel by Christelle Bebouche. Aurélien Recoing lives in the United States in Maine with his partner and their two children.

Filmographie sélective

2022 LA LUNE CREVÉE de Philippe Garrel
2021 LA FILLE ET LE GARÇON de Jean-Marie Besset
2020 BOITE NOIRE de Yann Gozlan
2020 GRAND CIEL de Noel Alpi
2019 ADULTS IN THE ROOM de Costa-Gavras
2016 MALGRÉ LA NUIT de Philippe Grandrieux
2015 DES PIERRES EN CE JARDIN de Pascal Bonnelle
2014 LA VIE PURE de Jeremy Banster
2013 LA VIE D’ADÈLE d’Abdellatif Kechiche
2011 ÉQUINOXE  de Laurent Carcélès
2011 SWITCH de Frédéric Schoendoerffer
2011 MON PIRE CAUCHEMAR d’Anne Fontaine
2010 KILL ME PLEASE d’Olias Barco
2010 L’ETRANGER de Franck Llopis
2010 JOSEPH ET LA FILLE de Xavier de Choudens
2009 LA HORDE de Yannick Dahan et Benjamin Rocher
2009 DEMAIN DÈS L’AUBE… de Denis Dercourt
2008 MAGMA  de Pierre Vinour
2008 IL RESTO DELLA NOTTE de Fransesco Munzi
2006 CONTRE-ENQUÊTE de Franck Mancuso
2006 CARGO de Léon Desclozeaux
2006 L’ENNEMI INTIME de Florent Emilio Siri
2005 PARDONNEZ-MOI de Maïwenn
2005 13 TZAMETI  de Gela Babluani
2005 UN AMI PARFAIT de Francis Girod
2005 LES FRAGMENTS d’Antonin de Gabriel Le Bomin
2004 ORLANDO VARGAS de Juan Pittagula
2004 TOUT UN HIVER SANS FEU de Grzegorz Zglinski
2003 TAIS-TOI ! de Francis Veber
2003 CETTE FEMME-LÀ de Guillaume Nicloux
2003 TROIS COUPLES EN QUÊTE D’ORAGE de Jacques Otmezguine
2001 UN JEU D’ENFANTS de Laurent Tuel
2001 L’EMPLOI DU TEMPS de Laurent Cantet
1999 LA FIDÉLITÉ d’Andrzej Zulawski
1995 PASSAGE À L’ACTE de Francis Girod
1993 AUX PETITS BONHEURS de Michel Deville
1992 LA FEMME À ABATTRE  de Guy Pinon
1991 LOUIS, ENFANT ROI  de Roger Planchon
1990 LA NOTE BLEUE d’Andrzej Zulawski
1989 LACENAIRE de Francis Girod
1988 LES BAISERS DE SECOURS de Philippe Garrel
1987 LES EXPLOITS D’UN JEUNE DON JUAN de Gianfranco Mingozzi

Brontis Jodorowsky


Born in Mexico, Brontis Jodorowsky began his acting career at the age of 7 in “El topo”, by Alejandro Jodorowsky. This was followed by “Pubertinaje” by Pablo Leder and “El muro del silencio” by José Luis Alcoriza, a film for which he won the 1974 Diosa de Plata award for best child actor. He moved to France in 1979, where he studied theater with Riszard Ciezlak, an emblematic actor of the Wroclaw Laboratory Theater in the 1960s and 1970s, and with Ariane Mnouchkine, in the Théâtre du Soleil troupe, as well as in intensive training courses led by Jean-Paul Denizon, Yoshi Oïda and Déclan Donnellan. He continued his theater career as an actor with numerous directors, including Irina Brook, Jorge Lavelli, Simon Abkarian, Bernard Sobel, Lukas Hemleb, Jean Liermier, Paul Golub, Laurent Laffargue, as well as in films and television, while also directing operas: Debussy’s “Pelléas et Mélisande”, Verdi’s “Rigoletto” and Bizet’s “Carmen”. He was recently seen in “The Gorilla” by Kafka, directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky (more than 360 performances to date, in Paris and on tour, in four languages – a show he is preparing to tour in Mexico City and New York) and “Iliad” by Alessandro Baricco after Homer, directed by Luca Giacomoni. Back to the cinema in 2012, he played the lead role in “Táu” by Mexican director Daniel Castro Zimbrón, and the following year in “La danza de la realidad” by Alejandro Jodorowsky. Since then he has been seen in “Anton Chekhov 1890” by René Féret (France), “Jodorowsky’s Dune” by Frank Pavich (USA), “Poesía sin fin” by Alejandro Jodorowsky (Chile-France), “Las tinieblas” by Daniel Castro Zimbrón (Mexico), “El elegido” by Antonio Chavarrías (Mexico-Spain), “Par instinct” by Nathalie Marchak (France), “Opus zero” by Daniel Graham (Mexico), “Otages à Entebbe” by José Padhila (U. K.), “Bayoneta” by Kyzza Terrazas (Mexico/Finland) and “Fantastic beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald” by David Yates (U.K./U.S.A.). In 2019 he published “Manual de codicia” by Urano / Empresa Activa (Spain) and will soon be on screen in “Animal Humano” by Alessandro Pugno (Spain-Italy-Mexico).

Filmographie sélective

2022 ANIMAL HUMANO d’Alessandro Pugno
2019 LE DERNIER SOUFFLE DU DRAGON de Mathilde et Jean-Yves Arnaud
2017 BAYONETA de Kyzza Tarrazas
2017 ENTEBBE / 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE de José Padhila
2016 ANDREA (court) d’Edwin harb Kadri
2016 OPUS ZERO de Daniel Graham
2016 PAR INSTINCT de Nathalie Marchak
2015 POESÍA SIN FIN d’Alejandro Jodorowsky
2015 EL ELEGIDO / THE CHOSEN d’Antonio Chavarrías
2015 LAS TINIEBLAS / THE DARKNESS de Daniel Castro Zimbrón
2015 JODOROWSKY’S DUNE (doc) de Frank Pavich
2014 ANTON TCHEKHOV 1890 de René Féret
2012 LA DANZA DE LA REALIDAD d’Alejandro Jodorowsky
2011 TÁU de Daniel Castro-Zimbron
2008 COCO AVANT CHANEL d’Anne Fontaine
2005 J’AI VU TUER BEN BARKA de Serge Lepéron
2005 EN QUÊTE de Maria Audras
2003 L’AFFAIRE VALÉRIE LEMAY de Maria Audras
1998 L’ART DE VIVRE de Maria Audras
1998 GIALLO PARMA d’Alberto Bevilacqua
1996 BLÊME (court) de Laurent de Bartillat
1993 DREAM MACHINE (court) de Jo Camacho
1988 SANTA SANGRE d’Alejandro Jodorowsky
1974 EL MURO DEL SILENCIO de Luis Alcoriza
1973 PUBERTINAGEs de José Antonio Alcaraz
1971 LA MONTAGNE SACRÉE d’Alejandro Jodorowsky
1969 EL TOPO d’Alejandro Jodorowsky

Renée Beaulieu


Renée Beaulieu has a PhD in film studies. She has scripted, directed and produced several short films, including “1805 A rue des Papillons” (2019), and has written for television, theater and published short stories and poetry. She teaches screenwriting, directing and film production at the University of Montreal and at the Institut National de l’Image et du Son (INIS). She is involved in the audiovisual community in various ways: advisor, jury, lecturer, master class. As a filmmaker, she scripted, directed, edited and produced in 2015 (“Le Garagiste”) and in 2018 (“Les salopes ou le sucre naturel de la peau”). These two films, as well as “Le Ring” that she wrote in 2007, have been selected in many international festivals and won several awards. Currently, she is preparing the release of ” INÈS ” in 2022 which she scripted, directed, edited and produced, as well as the production (script and direction) of the feature film ” FLI ” (ACPAV). She is currently working on other projects: ” Debout ” (Caramel Films), ” Démence ” (ACPAV) and ” Le rôle d’une vie ” (PDM).

Filmographie sélective

2022 INÈS
2019 1805 A RUE DES PAPILLONS (court)
2011 LE VIDE (court)
2010 COUPABLE (court)
2009 QUI (court),
2007 LE RING (scénario)
2006 LA TRAVERSÉE (court)

Sophie Duez


Sophie Duez likes to define herself as a “media individual », a carrier of narratives.

This is the common thread that she has explored at the Sorbonne, in the world of photography, on the cinema or television screens, on the theatrical scene or on the political scene.

The public discovered her in 1984 with the great success of Michel Blanc’s film “Marche à l’ombre” for which she was nominated as best female hopeful. She was still a student and does not think of acting as a profession, but is curious to experiment with this other dimension of interpretation and representation that she could already approach thanks to her studies of stylistics and her activity as a model.

From 1985 onwards, she became omnipresent in cinema and television with, among others, “Una spina nel cuore” by Alberto Lattuada, “Je hais les acteurs” by Gérard Krawczyk, “In extremis” by Olivier Lorsac, “Présumé dangereux” by Gérard Lautner, “Serbie année zéro” by Goran Markovic, “Holozän” by Manfred Eicher and Heins Bütler, “Le sort comme un rat” by Ivan Pavlov or “Barbecue” by Eric Lavaine.

She played the main role in many TV movies in the 90s and created the character of Marie Saint Georges on France 2 in the series “Quai n°1” with Olivier Marchal.

She made her theatrical debut in 1989 in the role of the Queen in Victor Hugo’s “Ruy Blas” and Knut Hamsun’s “À la merci de la vie” and devoted herself mainly to it during the 2000s with the only staging of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”, and with 5 years of creation as an actress and director within the troupe of the Théâtre National de Nice directed by Daniel Benoin. After the theatrical version of Festen, she played classical and contemporary roles, directed by Alfredo Arias, Krzysztof Varlikowsky, Daniel Mesguish, and Jérôme Savary in a musical comedy, a genre that she exploited in the personal creation of the musical “Nono Bleu”.

From 2008 to 2016, always present on television screens, she turned to cultural action as an elected official then in charge of a mission for the metropolis of Nice, directing the rehabilitation of an industrial wasteland and the creation of an art film biennial.

In 2018 she returned to the theater with Molière’s Tartuffe in London and she continues to appear regularly in television series. In 2022, she will be in the next feature film by Eric Lavaine “Plancha”.

Filmographie sélective

2021 PLANCHA d’Eric Lavaine
2021 THE DELIBERATE DEATH OF MY FATHER de Rose Katché (court)
2021 JUGÉ SANS JUSTICE de Lou Jeunet
2017 DEMI SOEURS de Saphia Azzeddine
2013 BARBECUE d’Eric Lavaine
2009 QUARTIER LOINTAIN de Sam Gabarsky
2009 LES ASSOCIÉS d’Alain Berliner
2001 LA LIGNE NOIRE de Jean Teddy Filippe
2001 LE SORT COMME UN RAT d’Ivan Pavlov
2000 SERBIE ANNÉE ZÉRO de Goran Markowic
2000 NATURE MORTELLE d’Alain Tasma
1999 VOLEURS DE COEUR de Patrick Jamain
1999 PASSEUR D’ENFANT AU MAROC de Franck Aprederis
1999 L’ÉTÉ DES HANNETONS de Philippe Venault
1999 N’OUBLIE PAS QUE TU M’AIMES de Jérôme Foulon
1998 FLEURS DE SEL Réal d’Arnaud Selignac
1997 AVENTURIER MALGRE LUI de Marc Riviere
1996 UNE FEMME DANS LA FORÊT d’Arnaud Selignac
1995 DES BLOUSES PAS SI BLANCHES d’Arnaud Selignac
1993 CHARLEMAGNE de Clive Donner
1993 CE QUE SAVAIT MAISIE d’Edouard Molinaro
1991 HOLOZAN d’Heinz BUTLER et Mandfred Eicher
1987 SÉCURITÉ PUBLIQUE de Gabriel Benattar
1987 IN EXTRÉMIS d’Olivier Lorsac
1986 JE HAIS LES ACTEURS de Gérard Krawczyk
1985 UNE ÉPINE DANS LE COEUR d’Alberto Lattuada
1985 ELISABETH de Pierre-Jean San Bartolome (court)
1985 LA CAMORRA de Steno
1985 LES PRISONNIÈRES de Jean-Louis Lorenzi
1984 MARCHE À L’OMBRE de Michel Blanc