Mitra Farahani is an Iranian artist who studied documentary film directing at the Arts Decoratifs in Paris. Her latest films explore the artistic works of Behdjat Sadr, and Bahman Mohassess in Fifi hurle de joie, screened in Berlin in 2012. She was a Villa Medicis resident in Rome in 2014. She has also worked as a producer, for instance on Jean-Luc Godard's film Le Livre d'image (Special Palme d'Or, Cannes 2018).
Bénédicte Hazé is Project Coordinator at La Baleine, a Shellac movie theatre that opened in September 2018 in Marseilles. She has worked for other independent cinemas in Caen, Auch and Montreuil and has been one of the Société des Réalisateurs de Films' representatives, defending filmmakers' rights and viewpoints in France.
Jean-Christophe Hym is a film editor. He worked with Raul Ruiz (Dias de campo), Alain Guiraudie (L'Inconnu du lac, Rester vertical), Sophie Letourneur (Les Coquillettes, Gaby Baby Doll), Eric Judor (La Tour de contrôle infernale), Laurent Achard (Le dernier des fous, La dernière séance), Lionel Baier (La Vanité) et Dominique Marchais (Le Temps des grâces and Nul homme n'est une île, Grand Prix Janine Bazin in Belfort, 2017).
Antoine Thirion has worked as a critic for Les Cahiers du Cinéma (2001-2009) and for Independencia, a magazine he co-founded with Eugenio Renzi in 2009. He directed the James Benning and Lav Diaz retrospectives at the Jeu de Paume/ Festival d'automne in 2009 and 2015, and the Hong Sang-soo (2016), Roger Corman (2017) and Isabelle Huppert (2018) retrospectives at the FID Marseille. He has created two performances with Raya Martin at the Asian Arts Theater in Gwangju, How He Died is Controversial (2015) and UNdocumenta (2016). He has been part of the programming team of Cinéma du Réel since 2017.
Thierry de Peretti
Actor and director, Thierry de Peretti was born in Ajaccio, Corsica. He studied acting in Paris (Cours Florent) and is laureate of the Villa Medicis Hors-Les-Murs. He has staged plays by Shakespeare and Koltès, amongst other playwrights, that have been performed in the Théatre de la Ville and at the Comédie Française. He starred in films by Orso Miret, Alain Raoust, Bertrand Bonello and Patriche Chéreau. After having directed two short films (Le Jour de ma mort and Sleepwalkers), his first feature film Les Apaches was screened at La Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in 2013, and his second feature Une vie violente was screened in la Semaine de la Critique in 2017.
Alain Hertay teaches in the Haute École de la Province de Liége in Belgium. His classes explore the relationship between cinema and popular music. He is the author of publications on Éric Rohmer (Comedies et proverbes, Céfal 1998) and Nick Drake (Fives Leaves Left, co-written with Alain Pire, Densité 2007), and he has published articles on cinema and music in La Furia Umana, Culturopoing, Senses of Cinema and Flashback Magazine.
Robert Bonamy is an associate professor at the Grenoble Alpes University. He is also the co-director of a publishing house, De l'incident éditeur. He has directed collective publications, written essays (on topics such as the cinema of the ordinary), and contributes to several magazines (Débordements, La Revue Documentaires, Dérives, A bras le corps,Vertigo, La Furia Umana, etc.).
Messaline Revardy is a researcher in philosophy and visual arts. She works between Paris and Bruxelles. She writes about cinema (Cinematek de Bruxelles, Argos Centre d'Arts et Médias, Yellow Now) and has directed a film, Derrière les volets.
Jury eurocks one + one
The jury is composed by 5 young people from the Belfort Territory, alongside with the singer and composer Fishbach.
Fishbach is a French singer who became a sensation last year with her poignant song Mortel. She began her musical career within Most Agadn't, a punk group, before moving on to a solo career. Her first album (A ta merci, 2017) mixes contemporary electro-pop music with a hint of 80's nostalgia. In 2018, she was nominated for the Victoires de la Musique. She stars in the TV series adaptation of the Virginie Despentes novel Vernon Subutex.