2017 Documentaries and Jury

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Documentaries' Jury

Alexandre Amiel
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Alexandre Amiel

Documentary Jury President

Alexandre Amiel is a 43-year-old journalist, producer and director. After spending 10 years as an...

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Documentary Jury President

Alexandre Amiel is a 43-year-old journalist, producer and director.

After spending 10 years as an international correspondent for the editorial board of the encrypted channel Canal+, then at the Capa agency and for the show Le vrai journal, he created Caméra Subjective, a press agency and production company that claims a certain vision, a deliberate subjectivity on all the projects it carries out.

For 13 years, Caméra Subjective has produced noteworthy political programmes (N’ayons pas peur des mots, Bonsoir monsieur le président…) or cultural programmes (Esprits libres, 300 millions de critiques) but mostly, many documentaries (Made in France, Dans le secret du conseil des ministres, Pour en arriver là…).

This year, he went back to directing in the framework of a very personal documentary: Pourquoi nous détestent-ils ? (Why do they hate us?). It was broadcasted on television before being released in theatres.

Pascal Duquenne

Pascal Duquenne

Permanent jury member

Belgian actor Pascal Duquenne was born on August 8, 1970 in Vilvorde. He has Down...

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Permanent jury member

Belgian actor Pascal Duquenne was born on August 8, 1970 in Vilvorde. He has Down syndrome and is famous for having played the role of a young man afflicted with that same disability in the film The Eighth Day by Jaco Van Dormael, for which he was awarded the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actor and the Joseph-Plateau Prize of the Flanders International Film Festival Ghent in 1996. In 2004, Albert II of Belgium named him Commander of the Order of the Crown.

Jonathan Allouche

Jonathan Allouche

Jonathan Allouche is married and the father of two children. He comes from Montpellier and lives between Paris and Tel...

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Jonathan Allouche is married and the father of two children. He comes from Montpellier and lives between Paris and Tel Aviv.

He’s a creator, script director, scriptwriter and talented dialogue writer. At only 36 years old, Allouche already wrote for the web, the radio, theatre, television and cinema. After studying literature, he rapidly entered the professional world.

In 2001, when he was 21, he cut his teeth as an author and comedian on the Comedy channel. From 2002 to 2004, he developed editorial contents for the biggest entertainment programmes on the main French channels.

Simultaneously, he worked on famous French anchor Arthur’s first one man show on stage. In 2005, he was noticed by humorist Gad Elmaleh, who made him his co-author for that year’s ceremony of the Césars and gave him the opportunity to write for Philippe Noiret, Alain Chabat, Pedro Almodovar, Monica Bellucci...

He’s a talented television programme creator and developer: among others, he imagined the News Show broadcasted on Canal+, which was the first French political game show. François Hollande, Manuel Valls, Nathalie Kosciusco-Morizet and many other politicians participated.

In 2009 he founded the Writing collective, an eclectic writing group made up of the best crossover authors and scriptwriters who all work for Writing, his production and edition company. In the course of a few months and during multiple years, Writing and the writing collective have become one of the most creative units at Canal+.

In 2017, with a record-setting budget of 18 million euros, Jonathan Allouche signed his first feature film, the new adaptation of Joseph Joffo’s iconic biographic work Un Sac de billes (A bag of marbles), along with co-writer and director Christian Dugay. The film was a success as it gathers great French actors such as Patrick Bruel, Elsa Zylberstein, Christian Clavier, Bernard Campan and Kev Adams, with more than 1.3 million tickets sold in France. The 250 000 euros script continues its journey as it’s currently being released in over 20 countries.

Constantly developing writing for cinema, Jonathan Allouche pursues his audiovisual career by putting his talent at the service of the international news channel i24 News, for which he’s a programme advisor, show designer, journalist and producer.

Oscar Sisto
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Oscar Sisto

Comedian – stage manager – director.In Paris, he was a student of Pierre Reynal at the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Juvet. He...

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Comedian – stage manager – director.

In Paris, he was a student of Pierre Reynal at the Athénée Théâtre Louis-Juvet. He then studied with Francis Huster and Peter Brook. In New York, he worked on Uta Hagen’s method at the HB studio and took on many interpretation and direction trainings at the Stella Adler Conservatory.

He’s the founder and director of the Oscar Sisto Academy and hosts Master Classes in France and in Morocco. Among others, he played and directed Much Ado about Nothing by William Shakespeare, The Maids by Jean Genet, L’indien cherche le Bronx by Israël Horowitz and Mortadela by Alfredo Arias (which won a Molière in 1992).

He played in the films Shadow Girl by Steven Couchouron and Isabelle Lucakie, as well as in Les marées criminelles by Alexandre Messina.

Olivier Harland

Olivier Harland

Olivier Harland started his career in 1979 as an assistant on the editorial board of Antenne 2 for the show...

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Olivier Harland started his career in 1979 as an assistant on the editorial board of Antenne 2 for the show C’est la vie. Now, he’s a project manager for the mission “Differences”, in charge of people that are different (disabled people, elderly people, young people with difficulties…). He works for France Télévisions along with Hervé Brusini, deputy director in charge of diversity in the information department, Hélène Camouilly, deputy director in charge of diversity in the programmes department and Pascal Golomer, director of the sports department.

Danielle Michel-Chich

Danielle Michel-Chich

For many years she’s been dedicating her work to social issues, namely through her articles and publications: education, women, seniors,...

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For many years she’s been dedicating her work to social issues, namely through her articles and publications: education, women, seniors, disabled people... in other words, humans! In these areas, her work and her activism often merge and fill her life with thrilling encounters and battles.

She’s currently committed to working with (and not “on”) year 9 pupils of a so-called “difficult” school with the idea of making a film about differences and resemblances.

In 2012 she wrote Lettre à Zohra D. (Letter to Zohra D. – published by Flammarion): in a letter to “her” bomber, she tells her story and how it’s linked to the history of the Algerian War, and how she dealt with the disability that ensued. Once and for all, in her work and her life, she chose to only see the glass half full... In a very full life!

Jean-Marie Gigon

Jean-Marie Gigon

Jean-Marie Gigon is an author, director and producer. “Dysorthographic, dyslexic… Failing at school… I stopped my studies when I was...

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Jean-Marie Gigon is an author, director and producer.

“Dysorthographic, dyslexic… Failing at school… I stopped my studies when I was around 14. In 1981, I came into television through the backdoor. My goal was to become a director and a producer. In 1984, I directed and produced my first film. I was 22. Years later, in 2005, I created my feature film production company, SaNoSi Productions. The name is a blend of my three kids’ names. Since 2012, I’ve been fully committed to the production of independent documentaries and fictions for television and cinema. In five years, the company has produced around forty films, including three collections.”

Three cinema feature films are currently in production, including Le Grand Bal, broadcasted by the company Pyramide, which will be released in spring 2018.

Documentaries' Selections

FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY

Koji Inoué, photographe au-delà des signes by Brigitte LEMAINE (France/Japan)

Swim Team by Lara STOLMAN (USA)

The race in head by Eric BEAUFILS & Cyrille RENAUX (France)

Benin Wende by Pierre YAMEOGO (Burkina Faso)

At night, the soul flies further by Peter JAEGGI (Switzerland)

Les caravaniers de l’impossible by Yannick ROSE (Canada/Quebec)

327 Cuadernos by Andrés DI TELLA (Argentina)

DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILMS

Je passe mon BAFA by Fanny SOULABAILLE (France)

The Elephant and the blind men by Claudia ALVES (India)

Nouveau Souffle by Gilles BISMUTH (France)

Canvas by Chiel ALDERSHOFF (Netherlands)

Amigos by Hernan PULIDO (Argentina)

Notre histoire by Jean-Marc BOURILLON (France)

La Isla Inalcanzable by Carla TORRES DANÉS & Sara RENAU WEHR (Spain)

Perspectives by Jürg NEUENSCHWANDER (Germany)

3rd ANGEL SHORT FILMS

Downside Up by Peter GHESQUIERE (Belgium)

Rhapsody in Blueberry by Gaëlle DENIS (France)

Abriendo Puertas by Tomàs BASES (Spain)

Building n° 13 by Amir GHOLAMI (Iran)

Giz by Cesar CABRAL (Brazil)

Anne by Viola VON SCARPATETTI (Switzerland)

Sirenas by Maryulis Alfonso YERO (Cuba)

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