27th Edition, 2022
Fiction Feature Films Jury
Screenwriter, director and producer
Ivory Coast – France
Franco-Ivorian director, producer and screenwriter. Before joining the ESRA in Paris (Higher School of Audiovisual Production) in 1995, he first taught mathematics and martial arts. In 1997, he wrote, directed and produced his first short film: Bouzié (To my mother), which won the prize for best in its category at FESPACO. In 1999, he directed his second short film: Bol d’amour.
He then produced several documentary and institutional films before directing in 2013 his first feature film entitled: “L’amour en bonus” which was followed in 2015 by another feature film “Sans regret”.
writer, scenarist, film critic
Passionate about writing and cinema, Mohamed Laroussi continues to write about the 7th art. He has already published 4 books: Satire on everything that moves, Let no one laugh, The fury of laughter and Marx is dead, my love. He is also the co-founder of Scriptlab dedicated to writing and cinematographic training. He collaborates with several filmmakers, including Latif Lahlou and writes cinematographic chronicles of which we will quote: Friday, everything is said.
Mohamed El Baz
Mohamed El baz is a graduate in plastic arts. Since 1993, he has been working on a project entitled: Tinkering the incurable; his approach consists in exploring an open and infinite imagination, declining through complex and always explosive installations; as many components or “details” are found from one place to another and adapt to each new concept. He lives and works between France and Morocco.
Film programmer & journalist
Veronica Flora has been a journalist for fifteen years after completing her humanities, in 2020 she became curator of the prestigious European Union Film Festival in India. From 2019 she worked as a film programmer for the Molise Film Festival (Casacalenda, Molise).
Previously, she was programmer of the MedFilm Festival in Rome and responsible for relations with Universities and the Italian Institute of Oriental Studies – IOS, at La Sapienza University in Rome.
This cinema lover also directed the Tagliacozzo Film Festival in the Abruzzo region of Italy.
Actress and director
MabelLozano is a Spanish actress and film director who has worked for many years on behalf of the Community of Madrid to raise awareness and inform young people. She has won several awards and accolades including:
– Top 100 Spanish female leaders in the Culture category.
– Best means of dissemination Award of the Women’s Institute of Castilla-La Mancha.
– Women and Feminism Award from the LGTBI Association of Castilla-La Mancha.
– Best Screenplay Award from the Federation of Progressive Women.
We also owe her the direction of El Proxeneta, New Girls, in addition to numerous other short films and documentaries on gender-based violence.
Director, Actress, Photographer
Documentary director Marion Stalens works on the relationship to the other, whatever it is. The condition of women, exile, disability, freedom of expression, radicalization, are among the themes she has explored. His films have the particularity of articulating questions of society and the world of creation. She has directed numerous documentaries for television (France 2, France 3, Arte, Canal+, Planète, etc.). We can cite in particular Reconciliation, Invitation to leave France, Silence or exile, The singular actors, Our mothers our daronnes, Revenantes. At the same time, Marion Stalens has been pursuing a career as a photographer for 30 years, punctuated by exhibitions in France and abroad.
Cinema, Internet and New Media Advisor – French Institute-Paris
Fanny AUBERT Malaurie
Fanny Aubert Malaurie has a dual artistic and managerial career. She has been an actress, director, theater manager and cultural diplomat for over 20 years. She has a solid general artistic education and extensive experience in public relations, cinema, visual arts, performing arts and digital creation. She teaches international cultural management. Fanny Aubert Malaurie has a long experience in raising funds for cultural engineering projects and / or institutions, from public institutions and private donors (companies and individuals). She also directed the Athens Francophone Film Festival and sits on the board of directors of the Sarlat Film Festival. She speaks several languages (about ten).
After his film studies, Javier Rebollo made several documentaries for television. He directed four short films that made him known. With his favorite actress, Lola Dueñas, he draws a work populated by disenchanted characters, walled in their loneliness like In the Middle of Nowhere and The Open Suitcase. It is thanks to this latest production presented at the Mediterranean film festival that he obtained the necessary help from the Montpellier development center to prepare for his transition to feature films.
Former director of the Carthage Festival
After completing his film studies at the Tunisian Academy of Arts in 1983, he was director of the audiovisual department of the Ministry of Culture and of the department of the International Cultural Center of Hamamat and its festival, before becoming secretary general of the Festival Carthage Film Festival in 2012. Kharrat has also served as a jury member at the Alexandria, Damascus, Nile and Dakhla Film Festivals.
Critic & script writer
Nadia Meflah has been a member of the French Syndicat of Cinema Critic since 2002, where she was a member of the Critics week for three years. She actively collaborated in criticism on the Internet with the creation of the webmag Cinema Objectif. She writes for various online magazines (Benshi, Bande à Part, Le Rayon Vert,) regular review on Radio Libertaire for Contre Bandes. She is also a cinema trainer and teacher. She has created programs on the memories of immigration in France and the United States. She has also worked as a film lecturer in France and abroad – French Institute of Alexandria, International Philosophy Days of Algiers, Unesco – Philharmonie de Paris, Carleton University.
Arts Professor, Script Writer and Film Critic
AMAL EL GAMAL
Before embarking on cinema, Amal El Gamal defended a thesis in cinematographic language and literature. She has written several screenplays for documentaries and fiction films. She received a best screenplay award in 2009 at the Alexandria Mediterranean Film Festival.
She is also the author of several books on cinema and literary criticism, namely: An Arab filmography of co-production, Co-production in Egyptian cinema, Youssef Chahine, The killers between Hemingway and Tarkovsky, Nawal El Saadawy & Sherif Hetata.
Miguel Angel Parra
Miguel Angel Parra Anguita holds a bachelor’s degree in media science and a master’s degree in scriptwriting from the University of Seville. He took script writing classes at the Film Academy in New York and has directed scripts for a number of short films and some television productions. He has also worked as a press attaché at several cultural events, including the Seville European Film Festival. Currently, Miguel Angel Barra holds the position of Deputy of the Association of Writers and Filmmakers of Andalusia.
Born in Safi, Leila Charadi is passionate about cinema by discovering film sets during her studies in Tunisia. She learned and worked as a script writer when she returned to Morocco in 1990. In 2008, she began studying analysis, aesthetics and film creation at the University of Paris1 PanthéonSorbonne. She is currently preparing a doctorat there under the supervision of Professor José Moure, on «the representation of female desire in North African cinemas». At the same time, she participates in national and international conferences and symposia on the analysis of cinema.She has also published in film magazines and participated in the drafting of a collective «Cinema, Creation and Re-creation», published in Paris in 2018 by «Les Impressions Nouvelles» editions, Collection «Camera Subjectives».
Cinema critic and translator
Film critic and translator
Founder and director of the digital platform
Author of several articles, film reviews and studies.