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Towards a new programming dynamic… Discover the artistic direction composition:
The whole artistic team, from left to right: Vincent Poli, Charles Herby-Funfschilling, Victor Bournérias, Cécile Cadoux, Mathieu Macheret, Laurence Reymond, Anna Tarassachvili, Paola Raiman, Claire-Emmanuelle Blot, Marie Viscogliosi (competition programming and coordination assistant) et Lucas Gouin (non-competitive programming and coordination assistant)
Head of Non-Competitive Programs, with new artistic collaborators:
An alumnus of CinéSup, Charles Herby-Funfschilling holds a degree in Film Theory and Valorization of Film Heritage from the University of Paris 8 and the Universidade Nova in Lisbon. He collaborates with festivals such as Premiers Plans, Entrevues and L'Acid Cannes since 2019. He is also head of selection at the Henri Langlois Festival.
Mathieu Macheret, a graduate of ENS Louis-Lumière, is a film journalist at Le Monde and a member of the editorial board of Cahiers du Cinéma. He is also a columnist for the program "Plan Large" on France Culture. In 2021, he published his first book, Les Jungles hallucinées, about the filmmaker Josef von Sternberg.
After studying cinema in Lyon and Paris, Laurence Reymond joined the distribution companies Ad Vitam, as regional programmer, and then Le Pacte, as acquisitions assistant in charge of international co-productions. From 2011 to 2018, she was a member of the selection committee of the Directors' Fortnight in Cannes, in charge of short films. For three years, she was also in charge of coordinating the program of the Festival du Nouveau Cinéma in Montreal. Then, for four years, she was a member of the selection committee of Entrevues, the Belfort International Film Festival, and became the European programmer for the Quebec City Film Festival. After being head of programming at the Champs Elysées Festival, she joined the Festival International de Films de Femmes in Créteil in 2022 as a programmer, the Riga International Film Festival as head of test screenings for short films, and returned to the Entrevues Belfort Festival for its Cinéma et Histoire and [Films en cours] sections.
Head of the Film Department
After studying cinema in Reims and then Paris, Claire-Emmanuelle Blot launched a festival dedicated to African documentaries at the Reflet Médicis theater in collaboration with Marie-France Aubert in 2018. At the same time, she joined the selection committees of the Écrans Documentaires d'Arcueil and 7 Lune in Rennes. In 2019 with the SMAC collective she joined the adventure of the occupation of La Clef where she set up several cycles of programming while militating for the safeguarding of the cinema. In parallel, she continues her practice of editing and photography, and she's also been accompanying the creative residency launched at La Clef via Studio 34 in 2021.
A cinema and audiovisual student at the University of Paris 3, Victor Bournérias defended his master's thesis, supervised by Nicole Brenez and focused on the filmmaker and critic Luc Moullet, in 2016.
In parallel to his studies, he joined the legendary Grand Action cinema in the Parisian Latin Quarter in 2010, first as a projectionist and then as an assistant programmer. He has been involved in organizing experimental rock concerts since 2010 and co-founded the Smells Like Teen Spirit Festival in 2016, a festival dedicated to teen movies and the representation of adolescence in cinema. In 2018, he is a member of the selection committee of the Belfort International Film Festival Entrevues and in 2019, he is involved in the pre-selection of feature films for the Locarno Film Festival.
Originally from Saint-Denis, Vincent Poli has a degree in cinema and Chinese studies. He has worked at the International Film Festival of La Roche-sur-Yon, as well as at the International Film Festival of Marseille (FID) as editor-in-chief of its daily paper and member of the selection committee. At the same time, he co-founded the Festival Passage, which takes place in several cities of the Côte de Nacre. He has been collaborating with the Journées cinématographiques festival (Saint-Denis) since 2016, heading the programming since 2020 (retrospectives on Arnaud & Jean-Marie Larrieu, Dan Sallitt). Vincent Poli is currently a teacher and a critic at Cahiers du Cinéma. He is preparing a book on cinema in the post-Mao China.
An editor at Cahiers du cinéma between 2017 and 2020, Paola Raiman then joined the collective La Clef Revival, which occupied the La Clef cinema to defend the right to an associative neighborhood, pay-what-you-want cinema until it was evicted on March 1, 2022. At the same time, she has been a member of the selection committee of the Biarritz International Festival of Latin American Cinema since 2020. She also co-founded the publishing house Enheduanna, which is dedicated to the translation of works by women artists and poets previously unpublished in French.
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