Directors’ Talks & Masterclass 2023
The Festival de Cannes is the ideal event to bring together today’s filmmakers.
Discussions about the creative process in making a short, medium or feature film – Masterclass and Directors’ Talks approach about Cinema in all its formats.
Moderated by Antoine Guillot
Sunday, May 21st, 4:00pm @Palais Stage
Meet Bertrand Mandico and let’s talk about shorts! He will share his artistic vision and get back on his inspiration all along his career. An unmissable moment to delve deep into his mind!
BERTRAND MANDICOBertrand Mandico develops a dreamlike visual style combined with a unique non-naturalistic form of narration. Awarded and showcased in many festivals with his short films, he directs his first feature film in 2017 – LES GARÇONS SAUVAGES (THE WILD BOYS) – which received a great acclaim from the critics and the audience (winner of the Prix Louis Delluc for first feature). His second feature film, AFTER BLUE (PARADIS SALE), received the FIPRESCI award following its premiere at the Locarno Film Festival in 2021, and has been selected in many festivals such as TIFF, Sitges and Austin Fantastic Fest, where it won the Grand Prize.
ANTOINE GUILLOTAntoine Guillot is journalist, film and comic books critic. After working in various fields linked to culture, he takes part since 1999 in various radio shows hosted by France Culture. Since 2016, he produces and presents “Plan Large”, a weekly programme.
Amjad Al Rasheed, Tania El Khoury & Moly Kane
Moderated by Delphine Jeanneret
Wednesday, May 24th, 4:00pm @Palais Stage
Highlight on Cinema from the African continent and the Arab World. Filmmakers and Producer will share their paths in the short and feature industry. From making Shorts to developing First Feature, they will give insights of the existing challenges and opportunities.
AMJAD AL RASHEEDAmjad Al Rasheed, a Jordanian director and writer born in 1985, has an MFA in Cinematic Arts with a concentration on Directing and Editing. In 2016 he was selected by “Screen International” as one of five “Arab Stars of Tomorrow” highlighting the up-and-coming young talents of the region. He attended the Talent Campus during the 57th Berlinale, after which he directed short films that garnered nominations and won prizes at various Arab and international film festivals. His first feature film, INSHALLAH A BOY, is selected to the 2023 Semaine de la Critique.
TANIA EL KHOURYBased between Paris and Beirut, Tania El Khoury produces through both her companies Khamsin Films and Les films de l’Altaï. She recently produced Ghassan Salhab’s THE RIVER, Sonia Ben Slama’s MACHTAT and Hussen Ibraheem’s MANITY, for which she is recipient of the Netflix Fund for Creative Equity x AFAC.
MOLY KANEPoulain d’or 2021 at the Fespaco, Moly’s previous shorts have been awarded in several festivals. He studied audiovisual Writing, Directing, Art and Culture in Senegal and in France at La Fémis. Moly is also the founder of the Festival Dakar Court and has been granted the title of Knight of Senegal’s Ordre national du Mérite.Mérite sénégalais.
DELPHINE JEANNERETDelphine Jeanneret is a film curator at Int. Kurzfilmtage Winterthur and deputy dean of the cinema department at Geneva School of Art and Design HEAD, where she gives a workshop on festival politics and film curating. She has curated various film programmes in several film festivals and exhibition spaces.
THE SHORT FILMMAKERS IN COMPETITION
Friday, May 26st, 4:00pm @Plage des Palmes
After the screening of the Short Films in Competition, we leave the floor to the short filmmakers selected this year! They will talk about their films, their experiences, their doubts and their success. An unmissable Talk!
Karni Arieli & Saul Freed – WILD SUMMON
Flóra Ana Buda – 27
Francis Canitrot – LE SEXE DE MA MERE
Francisco Canton & Patricio Martínez – NADA DE TODO ESTO (NONE OF THAT)
Guillermo García López – AUNQUE ES DE NOCHE
Eivind Landsvik – TITS
Gunnur Martinsdóttir Schlüter – FAR (INTRUSION)
Carla Melo Gampert – LA PERRA (THE BITCH)
Margaret Miller – POOF
Khozy Rizal – BASRI & SALMA DALAM KOMEDI YANG TERUS BERPUT (BASRI & SALMA IN A NEVER-ENDING COMEDY)
Anastasia Solonevych & Damian Kocur – AS IT WAS