2022 Fiction

Awards, Selections & Jury

The Fiction's Jury

Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar

producer, screenwriter, director

Deputy international editor at the Hollywood Reporter, then executive producer at Trinacra from 1994 to 1998,...

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producer, screenwriter, director

Deputy international editor at the Hollywood Reporter, then executive producer at Trinacra from 1994 to 1998, she created Loma Nasha and Vendredi Film with Pierre Kubel. They will produce 13 feature films on the two structures: Monsieur N, Tu vas rire, mais je te quitte, Wah-Wah, Emmenez-moi, Zim and Co, Désaccord parfait, Je crois que je l’aime, Le Caméléon, Le Rire de ma mère, La Deuxième Étoile.

At the same time, after co-writing La Première Étoile, she directed her first feature film Ma première fois in 2010, released on January 17, 2012. Her second feature film, Bowling, was co-produced and distributed by Pathé; her third, Les Héritiers, distributed by UGC was released in 2014.

She created Willow Films in 2015, wrote, directed and produced Le Ciel attendra, distributed by UGC, released in 2016 and La Fêtes des mères, distributed by UGC and released in 2018. With Eliph Productions, she is also producing Cigare au miel by Kamir Aïnouz (Venice 2020 in the Venice Days selection) which will be released in October 2021.

She is also producing and directing the film A Good Man, recently released in theaters, distributed by Pyramid under the Cannes 2020 label.

She is simultaneously developing feature film and series projects at her company Willow Films, including Coby by Christian Sonderegger (Cannes – ACID 2017). Easy Tiger and Estello Films are the producers of his latest feature Divertimento (2021), which will be distributed by Le Pacte.

Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar is the founder and president of the Cercle Féminin du Cinéma Français, bringing together film professionals. Mother of two children, she is also an Officer of Arts and Letters and a Knight of the National Order of Merit.

Harry Cleven

Harry Cleven

actor, screenwriter, director

Harry Cleven was born on August 19, 1956 in Liege, Wallonia, Belgium. After graduating from the...

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actor, screenwriter, director

Harry Cleven was born on August 19, 1956 in Liege, Wallonia, Belgium. After graduating from the Royal Conservatory of Liege in Belgium, he went on stage in En attendant Godot, Fin de Partie before discovering by chance the cinema. He then turns his back on the stage. His first experience in Andrzej Zulawski's film, L'Amour Braque, marks him. He is fascinated as much by the shooting as by the director. He then signed his first short film Sirène, then a feature film, Abracadabra as a director, encouraged by the advice of Belgian director, Jaco Van Dormael. He also shoots with Jean-Luc Godard, and discovers the freedom of working with a small team. He wrote and directed Pourquoi se marier le jour de la fin du monde ? (2000), Trouble (2005), Mon ange (2016). He signed a few films for television. He has just completed a feature film, Zeria.

Pascale Arbillot

Pascale Arbillot

actress

A graduate of Sciences Po and the Jean Périmony School of Dramatic Art, Pascale Arbillot made...

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actress

A graduate of Sciences Po and the Jean Périmony School of Dramatic Art, Pascale Arbillot made a string of short films and TV movies before pursuing her acting career in film and theater. She turns notably with Artus de Penguern, Agnès Jaoui, Alexandre Coffre, Gad Elmaleh, Julien Rambaldi, Valérie Guignabodet, Philippe Lioret, Jan Kounen, Ruben Alves. And more recently in Présidents by Anne Fontaine and Haute Couture by Sylvie Ohayon. She will soon be starring in Murder Party by Nicolas Pleskof, Mon Héroïne by Noémie Lefort, Les Particules élémentaires by Antoine Garceau and Le Chemin du bonheur by Nicolas Steil, La Scala by Bruno Chiche and Annie Colère by Blandine Lenoir.

Alexandre Philip

Alexandre Philip

actor, screenwriter, director

Trained in dramatic art at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Tours, Alexandre Philip created in...

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actor, screenwriter, director

Trained in dramatic art at the Conservatoire à rayonnement régional de Tours, Alexandre Philip created in parallel to his training, the theater company Les Gueuribands with which he co-wrote four shows.

After a stint as an actor at the Centre dramatique de Tours, he reunited with Samuel Bodin, with whom he wrote several short films that won awards in festivals. In 2012, they created together the series Lazy Company on OCS, an adventure comedy awarded at the festival of television creation in Luchon (best series), and at the festival of TV fiction in La Rochelle (best series 26'). Also adapted in comics, Alexandre signs the second volume of the series.

In development on three new series, he continues in parallel his career as an actor, especially in the series Vestiaires on France 2, for which he was awarded “Best hope” in La Rochelle in 2017 and whose shooting of the first season has just ended.

In 2021, he made his first steps as a director with his short film Hajimé!. He also creates Handicops, a short comedy program about disability, for France.TV, which he will sign the direction.

Mélanie Fazi

Mélanie Fazi

author

An author and translator since the early 2000s, Mélanie Fazi first made a name for herself...

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author

An author and translator since the early 2000s, Mélanie Fazi first made a name for herself in the fantasy genre, mainly in the short story format, before recently turning to nonfiction through two testimonials questioning the notion of norm and difference.

Her seventh book, L'Année suspendue published in 2021, is an autobiographical text exploring the vertigo of discovering oneself to be autistic at over 40, and the difficulty of building oneself with an invisible and nameless difference. She is also co-host of the podcast Procrastination devoted to writing techniques, and a columnist for the music webzine Le Cargo !.

Joël Houssin

Joël Houssin

writer, screenwriter

Joël Houssin is a French science fiction and thriller writer. He is also known under the...

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writer, screenwriter

Joël Houssin is a French science fiction and thriller writer. He is also known under the pen name of David Rome and, in collaboration with other writers, signs under the collective pseudonyms of Sacha Ali Airelle and Zeb Chillicothe.

He began by writing science fiction, which earned him the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire in 1986 for Les Vautours, the Apollo Prize in 1990 for Argentine, and the Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire in 1992 for Le Temps du twist.

Outside of science fiction, he is notably credited with the Dobermann series of crime novels – the first title being Le Dobermann américain published in 1981 – which director Jan Kounen brought to the screen in 1997.

From the early 1990s, Joël Houssin moved away from novels to screenplays, mainly for series for the TF1 channel such as Les Bœuf-Carottes, Commissaire Moulin or Navarro. He created for France 2 the series David Nolande. We also owe him the scripts of Ma vie est un enfer and Dobermann.

Pascal Duquenne

Pascal Duquenne

actor

Permanent jury member/ Pascal Duquenne Special Prize Belgian actor Pascal Duquenne was born on August 8,...

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actor

Permanent jury member/ Pascal Duquenne Special Prize

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 Le Huitième Jour 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.

A word from the president of the jury

My grandfather, a true guardian angel who passed away when I was a child, never stopped inspiring me and encouraging me from beyond. He had had polio as a child and was paralyzed. But this did not prevent him from becoming a brilliant teacher of mathematics and French. Philippe Noiret and Claude Brasseur were among his students.

It is also him who taught me to walk by inviting me to push his chair. He was also the one who created one of the very first institutions for disabled people. He was also a very active Resistance fighter during the Second World War. His commitment, courage, determination and obstinacy enabled him to save several Jewish families. This heroic grandfather, Roger Chaufour, has always been the reason why I have always been attentive to the inclusion of all people. It is therefore with great pleasure that I accepted Katia Martin-Maresco's invitation to chair the fiction jury of the #5 edition of the International Disability Film Festival. Enjoy the festival!

Marie-Castille Mention-Schaar
President of the Fiction Jury

Awards Selections

Winner

Full-length Fiction Awards

PASCAL DUQUENNE AWARD

A Butterfly’s heart by Inesa Kurklietyte (Lithuania)

AWARD FOR BEST FEATURE-LENGTH FICTION FILM

Ex aequo :

Romy’s Salon by Mischa Kamp (Netherlands/Germany)

Bitva by Anar Abbasov (Russia)

Winner

Short Films Awards

AWARD FOR BEST FICTION SHORT FILM

Little Gestures by Richard O’Hanlon & Daniel Brand-Sinyinza (United Kingdom )

AWARD FOR BEST YOUTH SHORT FILM

S.O.S by Stéphane H Ahidjo (Italy )

AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM OF THE LYON ACADEMY - YOUTH SELECTION

Les chaussures de Louis by Théo Jamin, Kayu Leung, Marion Philippe & Jean-Géraud Blanc (France)

Winner

AWARD FOR BEST “3rd ANGEL” SHORT FILM

Navozande, le musicien by Reza Riahi (France )

AWARD FOR BEST SHORT FILM OF THE UNIVERSITY LUMIÈRE LYON 2 - “3rd ANGEL” SELECTION

Thomas Rides in an Ambulance by Jamieson Pearce (Australia )

University Lumière Lyon 2's Jury Special Mention

Rooms by Anjali Nath (USA)

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