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Heinz Emigholz

Heinz Emigholz, born in 1948 near Bremen in Germany, trained first as a draftsman before studying philosophy and literature in Hamburg. He began filmmaking in 1968 and has worked since 1973 as a filmmaker, artist, writer and producer in Germany and the USA. In 1974 he started his encyclopaedic drawing series “The Basis of Make-Up”. …

Antoine Boutet

Antoine Boutet is a French filmmaker. For the past 15 years, his documentary films have extended his work as a visual artist on the transformation of the landscape : the feature film Sud Eau Nord Déplacer follows the world’s largest water diversion project over a period of four years ; Zone of Initial Dilution shows …

Nour Ouayda

Nour Ouayda is a filmmaker and film programmer. Her films experiment with various forms of fiction writing in cinema. She is currently deputy director at Metropolis Cinema Association in Beirut where she also manages the Cinematheque Beirut project. She is the co-editor of the Montreal-based online film journal Hors Champ and a member of The …

Catalina Villar

Catalina Villar, born in Bogota, came to France at the age of 20 to study Social Sciences at the EHESS, then trained in cinema at the Ateliers Varan and at the FEMIS in directing. She joined the Ateliers Varan team in 2000 and organized three workshops in Colombia (Bogotá and Cali), one in Venezuela (Mérida) …

Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento

Sergio Guataquira Sarmiento was born in Bogota on April 5, 1987. Nothing predestined him for the cinema and yet, at the age of 19, he left his country for Europe and enrolled at the Fine Arts School in Poitiers with a student visa. It was during his studies that he got closer to cinema and …

Alain Kassanda

Alain Kassanda, born in Kinshasa, left the DRC for France at the age of 11. After studying communication, he has been staging cycles of movie showings in various Parisian theaters. He then became the programmer of an art house cinema for five years, in the suburbs of Paris, before moving to Ibadan, in southwestern Nigeria, …

Agnès Perrais

Agnès Perrais, born in Paris, began by directing documentaries (Tant que nous sommes à bord, 2014, Magari!, 2019), while at the same time completing a doctoral thesis on the links between lyricism and politics in cinema. Then she meets the practice of argentic cinema thanks to the shared laboratories l’Etna and l’Abominable (Navire Argo). Within …

Maxime Martinot

Maxime Martinot is a French director, editor and writer. After his cinema studies in Paris 8, he works between Brittany, Nantes, Paris and Lisbon. His first feature film Trois contes de Borges won two prizes at FIDMarseille and was released in French theatres in 2018. His short essay film Histoire de la révolution won the …

Maya Abdul-Malak

Maya Abdul-Malak, born in Beirut in 1980, is a French-Lebanese director. She also works as a scriptwriter on fiction films and collaborated in the writing of several documentaries in Lebanon and in France. Her first documentary film, Au pays qui te ressemble (Kazak Productions, 52′), won the Persona documentary prize and the CNC quality prize …

Kimi Takesue

Kimi Takesue is an award-winning filmmaker/artist working in documentary, experimental, and narrative genres. Takesue’s films have screened at more than 250 film festivals and museums internationally including Locarno, Rotterdam, Sundance, Toronto, Mar del Plata, and the Museum of Modern Art and have aired on PBS, IFC, and the Sundance Channel. She is the recipient of …

Harald Hutter

Harald Hutter is a filmmaker from Montreal, Canada. His films have screened in numerous festivals around the world, have won prizes and have been nominated by the British Council. Harald holds an MA in Film Theory from University College London and a BFA in Art History from Concordia University. Harald is based in Paris.

Philippe De Jonckheere

Philippe De Jonckheere 1944, my dad, a child in Lille, sees some V1 flying over to the UK. 1951, Robert Frank takes a snap of a young girl in Paris: my future mother. Born in 1964. 1986, enter ENSAD. Boredom. 1988, scholarship in SAIC (Chicago), Barbara Crane, Joyce Neimanas, Ken Josephson… Boredom ends. 1990, Robert …

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