France
Alain Guiraudie

Alain Guiraudie

After writing a few unpublished novels, Alain Guiraudie directed his first short LES HÉROS SONT IMMORTELS in 1990, followed by TOUT DROIT JUSQU’ AU MATIN (1994) and LA FORCE DES CHOSES (1997). In 2000 the critics discovered his unique sensitivity, somewhere between the modern western and the philosophical tale with his film DU SOLEIL POUR LES GUEUX. His following film CE VIEUX RÊVE QUI BOUGE (2001), marking his will to still portray the working class, premiered at the Director's Fortnight in Cannes and was awarded the prestigious Jean Vigo Prize in 2001.

Alain Guiraudie
Bertrand Mandico

Bertrand Mandico

Bertrand Mandico, author-director, has cultivated a unique aesthetic and a flare for dark humour that juxtaposes macabre elements and burlesque. He has enriched his cinematic studies with various still format publications, photography, collage and drawings. Bertrand has also worked on promoting forgotten or under-appreciated filmmakers (he programmed a Walerian Borowczyk retrospective in Warsaw).
His audiovisual creations have been awarded various prizes. Bertrand Mandico is presently developing several feature length films.

Bertrand Mandico
Jonathan Nossiter

Jonathan Nossiter

Prize winning film director Jonathan Nossiter has directed six feature films. The most recent NATURAL RESISTANCE was first shown at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival in two different sections (Panorama and Culinary Cinema). A meditation on rebellion in agriculture and culture, it was first released theatrically in Italy and in France and distribution will follow in 2015 in the UK, US and elsewhere.
MONDOVINO, a human comedy set in the wine world, was nominated for the Palme D’Or in Cannes in 2004 (one of only three documentaries ever nominated in the history of the festival) and was released in over 40 countries. A 10 part series derived from the feature, which he also directed and produced, had its world premiere at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 2006.

Jonathan Nossiter