The whole Festival 2016

Selections, films, debates,...

The categories

The International Film Festival on Disability will take place in Cannes during few days. Many different films will be presented (short films, documentaries, feature-length films...) with themes such as disability and "difference".

6 minutes to convince

(Thematic competitions) A selection of international short films.
  • • Animated films
  • • Documentaries
  • • Fiction films
  • • Youth films
  • • “3rd Angel” (strange, bizarre, undefinable)

The world is spinning (and you're spinning along…)

An international selection of full-length fiction films and documentaries.

Cartes blanches

A “carte blanche” will be given every year to the directors of the partner foreign festivals.
We hope to fall within an approach of rewarding exchanges throughout the world and bring about a debate that will go over our geographical and intellectual frontiers.

The debates

Debates and discussions with directors, technicians, comedians, plastic artists, costume designers, make-up artists and screenwriters are planned: these men and women will come and talk about their work.

2016 Jury


Charles Nemes

Charles Nemes

Jury President

Charles Nemes started writing and directing for cinema in 1974 with short films, along...

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Jury President

Charles Nemes started writing and directing for cinema in 1974 with short films, along with his friends from Le Splendid, a famous French café-théâtre company. In the course of his eight full-length features, two soap operas, two series and eight television films, he never really chose between comedy and drama. He jumped from tragic (theme evening about Primo Levi on Arte TV channel) to burlesque (French film “La tour Montparnasse infernale”) to melodrama (French miniseries “La Clef des Champs”) to comedy (“H” series, “Le Carton”, “Le Séminaire-Caméra Café” and “Hotel Normandy” films) and from serious (“Louvre, la visite” and Maigret) to less serious (“Heroes are not wet behind the ears”, “La fiancée qui venait du froid”, “Au bistro du coin”). He’s the screenwriter of all his first films. He also writes for television when he’s not watching it, and publishes novels when he’s not shooting films.

Nicolas Vannier

Nicolas Vannier

Nicolas Vannier is a French cinema and television producer. Alain and Danielle Vannier have been directing the Orly Films company...

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Nicolas Vannier is a French cinema and television producer. Alain and Danielle Vannier have been directing the Orly Films company since 1962. A company dedicated to producing, distributing and internationally selling films directed by the best foreign and French screenwriters, from Claude Miller to François Truffaut, Claude Berri, Alain Corneau, Roman Polanski, Wong Kar Wai, Bertrand Blier, Claude Sautet... The eclectism of the catalogue is due to their curiosity and their appetite for encounters and friendship, which enabled Orly Films to be associated with films like “The little thief”, “Indochine” or “In the mood for love”... Lately, Nicolas Vannier has developed genre films such as “Le pharmacien de garde” by Jean Veber, or “Le ciel, les oiseaux et... ta mère !”, Djamel Bensalah’s first film starring Jamel Debbouze. These days he’s working on international television projects with "Ratcatcher" (USA) and "Crystal Clear Content" (UK).

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...

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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!

Pierre-Loup Rajot

Pierre-Loup Rajot

Actor, director, screenwriter, Pierre-Loup Rajot is also a producer, editor and distributor, as well as the father of three children! As...

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Actor, director, screenwriter, Pierre-Loup Rajot is also a producer, editor and distributor, as well as the father of three children! As a passionate, he advances in cinema through encounters, such as his meeting with Laurent Pialat in 1983 via casting director Dominique Besnehard. In “À nos amours”, Pialat gave him a role that would prove to be significant for his career. As well as acting for cinema, theatre and television (“R.I.S. Police scientifique”), Pierre-Loup Rajot is also a producer. He founded the C.A.L.M. “Comme à la maison” society, which produces and distributes films such as “Ceci est mon corps” by Jérôme Soubeyrand, a film that won multiple awards, namely the people’s choice award at the Journées Henri Langlois and was the jury’s favourite at the Festival du Film Francophone of Angoulême (2016). He’s currently working on Jean Marboeuf’s next film “Wanda et le dragon” starring Bulle Ogier, Michel Bouquet, François Morel... (2017).

Jean-Louis Langlois

Jean-Louis Langlois

Jean-Louis Langlois became a lawyer at the Barreau de Paris in 1972, where he vigorously distinguished himself until 2015...

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Jean-Louis Langlois became a lawyer at the Barreau de Paris in 1972, where he vigorously distinguished himself until 2015, specialising himself in literary and artistic property in particular. His long career enabled him to come close to the world of cinema, theatre and artistic creation, of which he defended the rights before actually joining it. Cinema is a family matter for Jean-Louis Langlois since his uncle, the famous Henri Langlois, dedicated his life to it. Founder of the Cinémathèque Française, Henri Langlois enabled numerous filmmakers and aficionados to “let films come to mind” in his own words. In this particular spirit, as president of the Henri-Langlois Prize, Jean-Louis Langlois founded in 2005 the Rencontres internationales du cinéma de patrimoine. The goal of this event is to preserve and promote our cinematographic patrimony... so that no film ever goes to die.

Pascal Duquenne

Pascal Duquenne

Belgian actor Pascal Duquenne was born on August 8, 1970 in Vilvorde. He has Down syndrome and is famous for having...

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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.

Christine Meignien

Christine Meignien

Considering the very particular handicap of her daughter and the lack of adapted structures, she had to assume his education...

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Considering the very particular handicap of her daughter and the lack of adapted structures, she had to assume his education and her support most of the time only with her husband. Her fight of mom she pursues it for more than 20 years within the FRENCH FEDERATION SESAME AUTISM of which she is the current president to help and defend the people with autism and their families. Rewarded with a golden medal from the academy of medicine, she’s present in the national authorities, founding member of Autism Europe, she represent today more than 75 establishments and services on the whole territory and about 2.000 employees and 3.000 members.

Awards 2016

PASCAL DUQUENNE PRIZE (Jury Prize)

Po by John ASHER (USA)

BEST FULL-LENGTH FILM

Pies en la tierra by Mario PEDERNERA (Argentina)

BEST FULL-LENGTH DOCUMENTARY

Lève-toi et marche by Matthieu FIRMIN (France)

BEST SHORT FILM

Te quiero Papá by Gabriel LUGIGO LOPEZ (Spain)

BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY

Leo & Carol by Alvaro CAMPOS and Dafne CAPELLA (Brazil)

BEST SHORT FILM IN 3rd ANGEL SELECTION

The Karman Line by Oscar SHARP (USA)

BEST SHORT FILM « ADVERTISING AND VIDEO CLIPS »

La Folle Histoire du Monde - Cro Magnon by Henri POULAIN (France)

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

The Very Very Special Show by Aaron GINGRICH (USA)

BEST YOUTH SHORT FILM

Due piedi sinistri by Isabella SALVETTI (Italy)

SPECIAL MENTIONS OF THE JURY:

Julian FEDER - Po

Javiera CONTADOR - Alma

Carlos BELLOSO - Pies en la tierra

Olivia COLMAN - The Karman Line


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  • Secrétariat d'État aux personnes handicapées
  • Handicap International
  • CNC
  • Ambassade du Brésil
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  • Pierini
  • Gaumont Pathé
  • Open Culture Foundation
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