Filmmaker born in Stockholm in 1970, of Swiss and Burkinabè nationality, Berni Goldblat is a director and producer. He is the author of several documentary films made mainly in Burkina Faso. In 2000, he co-founded Cinomade, an association based in Burkina Faso whose objective is the creation and dissemination of awareness tools, particularly through cinema. Since 2011 Berni has been a trainer in documentary film writing for Africadocs. He organized six documentary writing residencies in Bobo-Dioulasso for young African authors. Since 2007, he has been a member of the Jury at the Africa Movie Academy Awards (AMAA), the Oscars for African film. Berni is the president of the Association for the Support of Cinema in Burkina Faso (ASCBF), promoter of the project IL FAUT SAUVER LE CINÉ GUIMBI.
After studying History and Art History in Paris and Madrid, then the Berlin Film School (DFFB), Juliette Cazanave wrote and directed a dozen documentaries, all broadcast by the Arte channel. Juliette takes an intimate look at strong and complex themes such as exile, absence, identity. But Arte also regularly calls on his gaze to deal with social issues and to create portraits of artists. His critically acclaimed documentaries have won accolades at various international festivals. Eager to share her experience, discover new talents and gain independence, Juliette Cazanave founded her own company with César Diaz six years ago. Together they have produced or co-produced since Kepler22's beginnings more than a dozen documentary and fiction films. Juliette Cazanave also works as a documentary teacher, among others at the Beaux-Arts de Lausanne (ECAL), and more recently in Russia, South-East Asia, Africa and South America for the DOCMONDE association. She is also part of the LUMIERES DU MONDE association, the EURODOC network, the ADDOC, the SPI, the Association des Amis du Cinéma du Réel and EDN.
Mariam Chachia was born in 1982 in Tbilisi. She graduated from the University of Georgia in Theater and Cinema. "I will never forget" is his first documentary film, centered around the character of his grandmother, one of the victims of the Soviet regime. Currently, she is working on two documentary films, "Listen to the Silence" and "Abastumani", and heads the Opyodoc association, which supports cinematographic creation in Georgia.
Born in 1969 in Moscow, Vladimir left the USSR at the age of six. French education, but great Russian holidays, which allow to maintain bilingualism and to experiment the nuances of the system from Brezhnev to Andropov, Andropov to Chernenko and from Chernenko to Gorbachev. He returned to Russia at the time of Putin to film the Brahmin of the Komintern. Previously, he will have immersed himself a lot in Russian political history with a previous film, Nissim dit Max, co-directed with his brother Pierre in 2004, the first part of a “Family Trilogy” which he will continue with Adieu la Rue des Radiators (Nina) in 2008, and finally My dear spies in 2020. Vladimir Léon has also directed fictions: Far from the front, with Harold Manning and the Angels of Port-Bou medium-length film shot in the footsteps of the philosopher Walter Benjamin. In 2013, with the choreographer Julie Desprairies, he shot a dance and architecture film, Cinq points de point de vue Autorités sur les Courtillières, before completing in 2014 a portrait of the sculptor Raphaël Zarka, the Polyèdre et l'Eléphant, co-produced with the Center Pompidou. Vladimir Léon is an actor for Louis Skorecki, Serge Bozon, Jean Paul Civeyrac, Eric Rohmer, Pierre Léon, Christine Laurent, Pascal Bonitzer, Axelle Ropert.
After studying cinema in Rennes and a Master II in directing and documentary production in Strasbourg, Sylvie Plunian cut her teeth in Lussas for eight years, where she was notably in charge of the production of documentary film collections and single films. young authors. His ambition within the Films of the Rain is to produce films by authors, whether local, regional or international, which allow us to see the world differently. After six years of existence, the company now has eight films in the catalog and around ten projects in development or in production, co-produced or purchased by channels such as France Télévisions (France 3, France Ô, Nouvelle-Calédonie 1ère) , Lyon Capitale TV, The local channels of Brittany (Tébéo, Tébéud & TVR), TV 78, the Tënk and Kub platforms. In 2019, L'Esprit des lieu by Stéphane Manchematin and Serge Steyer received a star from the Scam. Nofinofy by Michaël Andrianaly received a double award at Cinéma du Réel.
Rachèle Magloire is a director and producer. Born in Port-au-Prince (Haiti) in 1961, she grew up in Quebec. Returning to Haiti in 1987 (with a degree in communication), she worked as a reporter for the private television station Télé Haiti and collaborated with the weekly Haiti en Marche published in Miami. In 1991, she had a brief experience on Haitian national television, first as editor-in-chief, then as news director. From 1991 to 1994, Rachèle Magloire contributed to the daily newspapers La Presse and Le Devoir in Montreal, as well as to the television magazine "Le Point" on Radio Canada. Since 1995, she has been directing television documentaries on social issues for Productions Fanal, an audiovisual production company, which she founded with Carl Lafontant, cameraman and director. From January 2002 to January 2004, she worked in the Democratic Republic of Congo within the United Nations Mission (MONUC) radio station, Radio Okapi, a national radio network founded in collaboration with the Fondation Hirondelle for freedom of expression. In 2004, she continued the work of production as well as distribution, within the framework of Sinema Anba Zetwal (Cinema under the stars) produced by the MWÈM Foundation. Rachèle Magloire has produced Une école pour tous (2001, documentary on the integration of disabled children into the Haitian school system), Les enfants du coup d'état (2001, documentary film on women victims of rape during the 1991-1994 coup d'état in Haiti), Ki Prizon Pou Ayiti, Ki Prizon pou Fanm ak Timoun (1998, series of documentaries on prisons in Haiti), Kalfou plezi pye devan (1997, documentary on juvenile prostitution), Andikape yo Rele Anmwe (1996, documentary on the struggle of an association of parents of children with intellectual disabilities). She is co-directing with French Chantal Regnault Deported (Expulsés) ((2012, documentary, 72mins)), which won the Human Rights Prize and the Prize for best documentary at the Vues d'Afrique 2013 festival.
Jacques Deschamps is a graduate of IDHEC (Institute of Higher Cinematographic Studies). Author, screenwriter and director, the filmmaker actively participates in the teaching of documentaries. Indeed, he intervenes in a workshop on documentary at the Fémis, at the Writing Workshops of Lussas (Ardèche Images), Africadoc (Burkina-Faso, Cameroon, Congo-Brazzaville, Mali, Niger and Senegal), of Eurasiadoc (Armenia), in the Documentary Master 2 of the Stendhal University of Grenoble (Lussas), in the Script-writing Workshop of the Antalya Festival (Turkey), at the University of Cali (Colombia), and at the Aristoteles Workshop (Romania). For the cinema, Jacques Deschamps writes and directs two films, one impressionist between tale and fantasy, Mistrust of the sleeping water (1996), the other more realistic, centered on the question of the lie and its consequences , Her Father's Daughter (2001). He is also the writer-director of documentary films presented and awarded at several festivals, including The City of Hugo, Le regard ébloui, L'espace d'un regard, Le retour d'Hugo, Canova mutilé, Les couleurs de jour de fête , and Les Mahuziers around the world.
Producer at Petit à Petit production, documentary filmmaker, Rebecca Houzel also teaches at the Documentary School of Ardèche images. Within Petit à Petit, she is developing an internationally oriented production activity with a particular interest in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union. She will present the documentary Territoire de la Liberté, produced by Petit à Petit and will be present during the opening night.
Filmmaker, teacher and researcher, Vincent Sorrel co-wrote with Jean-Louis Comolli the book Cinema, manual, From film to digital published by Editions Verdier in 2015 and teaches cinema and its practices at the University from Grenoble, to Lussas, and in particular the writing and development of documentary works. He has participated in residencies and co-production meetings organized by DocMonde in Cambodia and Madagascar. His latest films concern cinema and its practices: The filmmaker is an athlete. Conversations with Vittorio De Seta (2011), The New World (2017) and Artavazd Pelechian. The Filmmaker is a Cosmonaut (2018). Fields of intervention: Documentary cinema, process of writing and producing documentary and experimental cinema.
François L. Woukoache is a filmmaker born in Cameroon, author of more than twenty films (fiction and documentaries), a series of children's stories and several television shows. After higher scientific studies in France, he studied cinema in Belgium at INSAS. In 1991, he directed his first film Melina, a documentary filmed in Cameroon in 1994, he directed Asientos, a documentary on the memory of the slave trade. After a short film Smoke in the eyes shot in Brussels in 1997, he directed his first feature film Fragments de vie in 1998 in Cameroon. The same year, he shot We no longer died in Rwanda on the genocide of the Tutsi in Rwanda. Committed filmmaker, François L. Woukoache moved to Rwanda at the end of the 1990s. He created a local NGO KEMIT, and since then has been carrying out a work of reflection and memory through: 1) the implementation of actions of training in cinema at the National University of Rwanda (where he supervised the making of the country's first two short fiction films in 1999); 2) the making of films (Testimony of Astérie survivor of the genocide; Humura; Icyizere, hope, etc.), 3) the creation of an audiovisual documentary fund on the memory of the genocide which is used for awareness-raising work on reconciliation and human rights in communities across the country. Between 2003 and 2005, the Belgian-Cameroonian director conceived and coordinated the project Igicucu n'Urumuri (Shadow and Light ") an introduction to cinema in schools and colleges in Rwanda. François L. Woukoache is also the author of the short film The Lady of the 4th Floor and of the Kongossa medium-length film, shot in Cameroon in 2009. Since 2013, he has been coordinating the Faces of life project, which trains Rwandan women from disadvantaged backgrounds to use the visual arts as a means of critical expression and social transformation François L. Woukoache has received the following awards: FESPACO - Ouagadougou (1997): Prize for best documentary film, Festival Cinema Africano in Milan (March 1996): Premio Agip (Best short film) and CMD Prize - Ecrans d'Afrique (critics' prize), Amiens International Film Festival (November 1995): ACCT Prize and Special Mention from the documentary jury, Zanzibar International Films Festival (2001): Prize for best editing and Special Mention ecial of the Jury, North-South Television Meetings in Geneva (May 1996): Special Mention of the jury, Black Film & Video Network - Toronto (August 1996): Award of recognition, Kodak-Jane Gueronnet Prize at the 12th Bilan du film ethnographique de Paris (March 1993).
Laurent Bécue-Renard is a French director and producer. Graduated from the Institut d'Études Politiques in Paris, Fulbright researcher in political science at Columbia (New York) and Berkeley (California) universities. In 1995-96, he spent the last year of the war in Sarajevo as head of the magazine Sarajevo Online, which would publish its Chronicles of Sarajevo. After the conflict, he returned to Bosnia-Herzegovina and devoted himself to reflecting on the psychic trace of the war by filming over several seasons the work of mourning undertaken in therapy by the widows of young combatants. "De guerre lasses", is presented in some fifty international festivals and has won several awards, notably by the Peace Film Prize of the Berlin International Film Festival (2001). The second part of a trilogy entitled "A genealogy of anger", the film "Of Men and War" this time accompanies in their intimate journey young American soldiers returned from distant wars bruised in their souls . Presented at Cannes in the Official Selection (2014), "Of Men and War" won among others the VPRO Grand Prize for Best Documentary Feature at IDFA-Amsterdam and the Special Grand Prize of the Golden Gate Jury at the International Film Festival of San Francisco. The film was also nominated for the Best European Documentary Award at the 2014 European Film Academy Awards.
After a year in a professional photography school in Geneva, he spent 5 years at the Institut d'Arts Visuels d'Orléans where he made his first film Filming Muybridge, from photographs of the decomposition of movement made by Eadweard Muybridge. Director of documentaries with INA, then for cultural magazines with ARTE (Métropolis, Dessous des cartes), he also directed several short fiction films as well as documentaries. He collaborates with the Merlin Theater Company as a videographer.
Samuel Aubin was born in 1967. He published “Le pommier rouge d'Alma-Ata”, his first novel, with Éditions Turquoise in the spring of 2017. He is the author of documentary films and short fictions. With, in particular, "The dark room of Khuong Mê" in 2001, "Epic" in 2004, "More love stories" in 2014, "Ara Güler, once upon a time in Istanbul" in 2017. He leads training courses at documentary in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia and Turkey, within the Docmonde and Lumière du monde networks. He is also a producer of auteur documentaries within the company Rhizome (www.rhizome-production.fr). He is also the founder and artistic director of D'Écran Libre, an association that has been organizing filmmakers' residencies and documentary training since 2005 (www.ecranlibre.fr). Resident in Istanbul from 2013 to 2017, he lives again in Lyon.
Born in 1962 in Roccascalegna, Italy, he arrived in Belgian Limburg a year later. At the start of the 80s, he regularly attended the Cinémathèque Royale and did amateur theater. In 1985 he obtained a diploma in European Ethnology. He was introduced to cinema using a Beaulieu Sup camera. 8 then by shooting - at its expense - the first sequences of a future creative documentary (Sottovoce 1986/92). Since 1987 he has directed short films, designed two thematic evenings for ARTE (Belgium, the country where Icare drowned - 1997 and Tout sur la bière - 2000) and directed various creative documentaries. He regularly teaches and directs production workshops at HEAD (Geneva), at L'École du Documentaire (Lussas), at FEMIS (Paris), at Louis Lumière (Paris), at IAD (Louvain-la-Neuve) ), at the Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).
Born in Porto-Novo (Benin), Faissol (pronounced Fayçal) Fahad Gnonlonfin grew up between this city and Cotonou, the capital of the country. After having obtained a License from the Higher Institute of Audiovisual Trades (ISMA): "I left to do audiovisual and technical maintenance but I found myself alone in the sector", he works as an intern on the filming of his compatriots Jean Odoutan, Sylvestre Amoussou, and on the set of the Burkinabè series Les concessions by Abdoulaye Dao. Subsequently, Faissol Fahad Gnonlonfin participated in two AfricaDoc residencies in Palimé (Togo) and Saint-Louis (Senegal), then joined the Creative Documentary Master of Stendhal University in Grenoble (France): “I seized the interest and love for the real in motion ”. In 2011, he created in Cotonou his production company, Merveilles Productions, “to support young directors from the continent” such as Evelyne Agli (Without prescription, Benin) or Egome Amah (Les Hustlers, Togo). Secretary General of the AfricaDoc Bénin association (which coordinates, among others, the BéninDocs festival) since 2011, he then directed two documentaries: Obalé the hunter (2012) and Ni ici ni autre (2013).
Born in 1977, Lova Nantenaina grew up in Antananarivo, the Malagasy capital, at the time of the rationing of the socialist regime. After studying sociology and humanitarianism, he worked for an NGO and then as a freelance journalist in Madagascar. He decided to turn to other means of expression to talk about his country and in 2008 obtained his diploma in directing at ESAV in Toulouse. He has already made five short or medium-length films. Ady Gasy is his first feature film.
Laurent Chevallier was born on June 6, 1955. His cinema studies in Paris were oriented from the start towards documentaries since he wrote a thesis on the "father" of documentary film, Robert Flaherty (Nanouk l'esquimau, L'Homme d'Aran), and on Joris Ivens (who shot his last film, Une Histoire de vent, in China at the age of ninety with Laurent Chevallier on camera). After his studies, he was assistant cameraman or director of photography for many directors (Jean-Jacques Beineix, Jacques Rouffio, René Allio, Gérard Mordillat, Patrice Leconte, Gérard Oury). From 1979, he directed numerous documentaries for television in France, Cape Horn, the Himalayas, the North Pole, Patagonia, Thailand, Italy, Ireland, Pakistan, China, Canada, in the USA, Australia, Uganda and Guinea. In 1989, he directed his first feature film on the Antarctic continent, Au Sud du Sud, dedicated to the crossing of Antarctica by Jean-Louis Étienne. In 1990, Djembefola, his first African film, brought him to Guinea Conakry, a country which attracted him strongly to the point of subsequently directing L'Enfant noir (1995 - adapted from the novel by Camara Laye, and selected for the Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival), Circus Baobab (2000), Hadja Moï (2005), Momo le doyen (2006), African Experience (2008), La Trace de Kandia (2014). Among his Guinean films, he devotes a prominent place to Morocco (La Vie sans Brahim in 2001, La Pépinière du Desert in 2008). Several of his works have been selected and awarded at international festivals. Originally from the Grenoble region, Laurent Chevallier is an experienced skier and mountaineer. He also works as an occasional trainer in shooting and documentary production at La Fémis (France), in the Master 2 Documentary production in creation at the Gaston Berger University in Saint-Louis (Senegal) and at the Imagine Institute in Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso) Faso).
Originally from Krasnoyarsk in Siberia, Alexander Kouznetsov is a photographer and director. He has published in numerous magazines and his photographic work has been exhibited in Russia, but also in Norway, France, the United States and Germany. In 2010, he directed his first documentary, Territory of Love, presented in France at the Estates General in Lussas, at the Russian Film Festival in Honfleur and at the Artdocfest Festival in Moscow (Russia). Continuing his exploration of the Siberian territory, in 2014 he produced Territoire de la Liberté. Through this second documentary, he invites us to share another of his passions: the mountains. In fact, a confirmed and rewarded mountaineer, he has participated in three climbs of Everest. After participating in Eurasiadoc workshops, as an author, he intervened as a trainer in Eurasiadoc writing residencies in Russia.
After studying at INSAS (Brussels), Jean-Luc Cohen is director of photography. His graduation short film, “Zone surveillée”, directed by Olivier Langlois, won the Student Academy Awards, in Hollywood in 1982. Belgian, he moved to Paris and worked as director of photography on various sets, runs regularly for several TV magazines (Strip-tease, Faut pas rêve, Thalassa, Sirocco, Ushuaia, etc.) and signs the image of around forty documentaries. In 1994, Canal + asked him to be an outside columnist for “Nowhere elsewhere”, a program for which he toured the world, backpacking, for a year. In 1992 he made his first documentary, followed by a dozen others, all selected and sometimes awarded, in festivals, including: Anumalë, being and becoming wayana, The roads of silence, The test of solidarity, The future will not fall from the sky, The challenge of the tembés, The last Johnnies… In 2002, he founded the company Tact production with Nezha Drissi and in 2009 co-founded the Ateliers du Réel, a documentary creation space in a cooperative, social and non trader. Jean-Luc Cohen has supervised writing residencies organized by Docmonde since 2012 (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Senegal), taught the Master 2 Documentary creation at the Gaston Berger University of Saint-Louis in Senegal, was a trainer at Kurd-TV (Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan) as well as at the Fidadoc documentary hive (Agadir). For several years he was occasional lecturer at CIFAP and at the Charles Cros Institute (University of Marne-la-Vallée).
Co-artistic director of Lussas' Estates General of Documentary Film since 2007 and artistic coordinator since 1999. He was an expert reader for the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs and led a programming workshop at La Santé prison in Paris. For five years, he organized the writing workshops for documentary film projects in Siberia which gave birth to the Eurasiadoc project. He is also a producer for the company “À VIF cinémas”.
Alain-Paul Mallard was born in Mexico City in 1970. Family legend has it that his name comes from a soldier from the French expedition to Mexico who got lost on the banks of the Papaloapan river in southern Veracruz. Writer and filmmaker — he was trained at FEMIS in Paris — he is the author of two unique books: Evocación by Matthias Stimmberg (L'Arbre vengeur, 2015) and Recels (L'Arbre vengeur, 2009). The extreme chiseling of his fictions and his texts on the border, for some, between short story and essay, has earned him the praise of Pierre Michon whose Tiny Lives he admires. He divides his life between cinema and writing. The teaching of documentary filmmaking and storytelling has recently taken him, to his delight, to various countries in Africa and Latin America. There is no doubt that his curiosity, the acute attention he pays to details and nooks and crannies of reality will soon earn his readers books, always astonishing, on these stays. He currently lives in Spain.