Charlotte Ballet-Baz obtained her master's degree from Sciences Po Grenoble in humanitarian project management. In 2018, she turned to documentary films with a one-year training course between the INA and the École des Chartres. Here she directed her first short film, Interior · Exterior screened at various international festivals and awarded Special Mention at the Traces de Vie festival in Clermont. Teenage Lockdown Tales (2020) is her first medium-length film.
2020 - Intérieur · extérieur (documentary short)
Marie-Pierre Jaury graduated in Performing Arts and went to Mongolia to make her first documentary film Ulaanbaatar, tombeau des steppes. In 2010, her documentary L’enfance sous contrôle won the Prix du Regard Social at the Traces de Vie Festival in Clermont Ferrand.
2020 - L'Aventure Alzheimer (TV documentary)
2012 - La fumée vous dérange?
2011 - Memoryland
Radiograph of a Family
Born in Tehran, Firouzeh Khosrovani settled in Italy to pursue her artistic studies at the Accademia di Belle Arti di Brera. After graduating in 2002 she returned to Iran and acquired her Master’s degree in Journalism. She now lives between Tehran and Rome. Her debut film, Life Train (2004), is a documentary on the ‘play’ therapy provided for the traumatized children of the earthquake in Bam. In 2007, she directed Rough Cut, a film about mutilated plastic mannequins in the shop windows of Tehran, which won thirteen international film festival awards. Her last work, Fest of Duty, follows two adolescent girls as they transition into adulthood, eight years after their official Fest of Duty. The film won the OXFAM award at IDFA in 2014.
2014 - Fest of Duty
2014 - Herfeh: Mostanadsaz
2012 - L’archivio a oriente
The Gig Is Up
Shannon Walsh has written and directed feature documentaries, as well as numerous short films and VR works. Shannon's films have been broadcast, theatrically-released and exhibited in film festivals globally. Her work has also screened in museum spaces, including the Venice Biennale and the Pompidou Centre in Paris. Shannon is an Associate Professor at the University of British Columbia. She is a 2020-2021 Guggenheim Fellow.
2019 – Illusions of Control
2013 – Jeppe on a Friday
2011 – St-Henri, The 26th of August
2009 – H2OIL
Juliette Menthonnex was born in 1994. In 2018, following the completion of her short film Anywhere, she graduated from ECAL (L'école d'Art de Lausanne) with a BA in film. She is currently studying at the Docnomads documentary directing program.
Wandering, a Rohingya Story
Born in Québec City (Canada), Olivier Higgins and Mélanie Carrier are biologists by trade. They discovered video while documenting their numerous adventures. In 2007, they directed and produced the documentary film Asiemut, which chronicles their 8000 km cycling trip from Mongolia to India. In 2010, the director-producer couple founded MÖ FILMS, an independent production company devoted to documentary films, whose objective is to contribute to the debates and societal challenges of our times. Their latest documentary feature film, Wandering, a Rohingya Story examines the Rohingya refugee crisis in Bangladesh. Along with this film, they produced and designed a multidisciplinary exhibition, including the works of several artists, at the Quebec National Museum of Fine Arts (MNBAQ).
2015 – Québékoisie
2011 – Encounter
2007 – Asiemut
The Time of Forests
François-Xavier Drouet gratuated in political sciences and anthropology, and worked as a reporter before pursuing a degree in creative documentary filmmaking at Lussas. He travelled the world with his first film, The Initiation and co-wrote Gangster Project.
Rithy Panh is a Cambodian documentary film director and screenwriter. He was born in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He graduated from the university known as La Fémis in Paris. His ouvre focuses on the Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia. Rithy Panh co-founded the Bophana Center in Phnom Penh, an audiovisual center focusing on restoring and protecting the Cambodian audiovisual heritage.
2018 - Les tombeaux sans noms
2013 - The Missing Picture
2011 - Duch, le maître des forges de l'enfer
2007 - Le papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise
2003 - S21, la machine de mort khmère rouge
Daniel Lambo is a filmmaker from Belgium. He started his career as a writer for theater, television and cinema. As a director, Lambo shifted his attention towards social themes. His renewed approach to filmmaking—both intuitive and socially engaged—inspired him to start his own production company, Lambo Films.
2016 - De Figurant
2013 - Los Flamencos
2012 - Dry Branches of Iran
When Tomatoes Met Wagner
Marianna Economou studied anthropology, photojournalism and film production in London. Since 2000, she has directed and produced documentary series and independent films, in co-production with European broadcasters such as the BBC, ARTE and YLE.
Cold Case Hammarskjöld
Mads Brügger is a Danish journalist, television host, author and filmmaker. He has written several books, worked for magazines and newspapers, produced award-winning radio programs, and hosted the critically-acclaimed, late-night television show, The 11th Hour, as well as the daily news program, Deadline.