War On Screen - Festival International des cinémas de guerre

The International Jury

PRESIDENT

HIAM ABBASs

Arab Israeli actress and director Hiam Abbass leads an international career that has seen her filming alongside a range of directors, including both French (Cédric Klapish, Patrice Chéreau, Nicolas Saada), American (Steven Spielberg, Julian Schnabel) and British (Ridley Scott, Peter Kosminsky). She is also to be found working alongside Israeli (Amos Gitai) and Palestinian directors (Hany Abu-Assad). In 2012, after making two short films, she director her first feature film: Inheritance. That same year, she was on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival alongside Nanni Moretti.

 

CLIFF MARTINEZ

Considered to be one of the most important composers for US cinema of recent years, Cliff Martinez first became known as a member of the rock group Red Hot Chili Peppers and was drummer on their first two albums. Since leaving the group in 1986, he has composed for Steven Soderbergh (for whom he has penned the original music for every film), Robert Redford, James Cox and French directors Xavier Giannoli and Nicolas Saada. His recent work for Nicolas Winding Refn’s films Drive and Only God Forgives has brought him renewed success.

 

sylvain estibal

Journalist, Sylvain Estibal works for Agence France Presse (AFP). He has covered a number of areas, mainly in Latin America where he was born. As a writer inspired by the desert, his novel Le Dernier Vol de Lancaster was adapted for film by Karim Dridi in 2009, starring leading actress and actor Marion Cotillard and Guillaume Canet. When Pigs Have Wings, his first directing role, won him the César award for Best Debut in 2012.


RÉMY OURDAN

Deputy editor-in-chief on Le Monde, since 1992, Rémy Ourdan has covered the main conflicts over the last two decades, notably in the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East and Irak. His reports have earned him the Prix Bayeux prize for war correspondence on numerous occasions. In 2012, he founded and began directing WARM Foundation, dedicated to the study of contemporary conflicts and bringing together around one hundred journalists, filmmakers, researchers and photographers.
 

iVAN GUyOT

Senior editor for Canal+ Cinéma, Yvan Guyot is behind the move to open the channel’s programming up to a greater diversity of films. Hence, since 2010, at the helm of the Séance Nouveau Genre programme, he introduces viewers to works taking a fresh look at the norms of genres such as western, whodunit, thriller, sci-fi etc, all with a decidedly modern touch. Always on the lookout for new film discoveries, he is always up to the minute on the latest trends in world cinema. 

 

THE AWARDS

JURY’S GRAND PRIX
SPECIAL MENTION OF THE JURY
BEST DIRECTOR’S AWARD
AUDIENCE PRIZE
CINÉ+ AWARD (TV broadcast 10 months after theatre release)

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