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Alain Gomis is a french, guinea bissau and senegalese director. He directed three feature films, L'Afrance (2002), Andalucia (2007) (Audience Feature Film Award at Entrevues in 2007) and Aujourd'hui (2013), which was selected at the international competition of the 62th Berlin Film Festival and won the Étalon d'Or (Golden Stallion) at the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou, a first time for senegalese film. He is working at Granit Films, a production company created with Newton Aduaka and Valérie Osouf. Moreover, Alain Gomis works with the producer Oumar Sall for a training program for young filmmakers and technicians in Senegal. He is also involved in the reopening of a cultural center in Dakar, the El Mansour project.
Aurélia Petit is a French actress who started her career in the theatre, in 1984. After a year at the Niels Arestrup's École du passage, she worked in street theater, cabaret and with the circus company Archaos. Following this, she worked on several shows with Gérard Desarthe, the Cie Sentimental Bourreau, Tilly, Simon Mc Burney, Jérôme Bel, Philippe Decouflé and many more… Furthermore, she acted in many films, directed by, amongst others, Cédric Klapisch, Christophe Lamotte, Peter Watkins, Valérie Minetto, Michel Gondry, Andrew Kötting, Mathieu Amalric, Jêrome Bonnell, Pierre Shoeler, Anne Villacèque, Julie Lopes Curval, Benoit Jacquot, Philippe Harel and soon with Valérie Donzelli. Her first film Cadavre Exquis is still in progress.
Bertrand Porcherot was a frequent member of the audience of mainstream cinema theaters until he started University (in Burgundy) and discovered the cinema theaters Eldorado and Devosge which have contributed to build his taste for cinema. After graduating from a Master degree in History, a Bachelor in Art History and a projectionist degree, he gained access to be the head manager of a cinema theater. Since 2005, he works actively to promote independant films through the three arthouse labels he obtained for the cinema La Palette de Tournus, member of the Independant Cinemas of Burgundy.
Marie-Claude Treilhou is a french director and actress. After graduating from a Philosophy and Art History Bachelor degree, she collaborated to the magazines Cinéma and Art Press, from 1974 and 1977. She was an editing intern on the Jean-François Stévenin's film Passe-montagne (1977), then she was the second assistant on Corps à coeur by Paul Vecchiali (1978). She directed her first film in 1979, Simone Barbès ou la Vertu which was saluted by critics. She directed since narrative and documentary films, such as Le Jour des rois (1990), selected at Entrevues in 1990 and won the award for Best Actress, En cours de musique (2000), Un petit cas de conscience (2002), or Couleurs d’orchestre (2007). Marie-Claude Treilhou is currently a professor at the Ateliers Varan.
The French actress, model and musician Lou Doillon, with five young people from 18 to 25 years old from the Belfort territory, will award the prize.
Enrico Camporesi, is the delegate for Italia of CAMIRA, writes on moving images for several magazines including La Furia Umana. He is currently a researcher at the Centre Pompidou. His film programs have been presented at the Centre Pompidou, Light Cone, Microscope Gallery and the Millennium Film Workshop (NY).
PhD Student in cinema at the Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III University, LU Jiejing's research focuses on contemporary chiniese experimental films. She contributes to magazines, including La Furia Umana and DESISTFILM. She is delegate for China of CAMIRA.
Tatiana is a film critic in Brazil and a member of the Brazilian Film Critics Association (ABRACCINE). She is currently enrolled in a Master degree at the Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris III University, and works on the spatial forms in special effects Hollywood films.